6 Signs of a Toxic Professional Relationship

Every so often we must face the telltale signs that a business relationship in our lives is toxic. This is more than just a difference in personality or communication styles. Professional relationships can move from "Well, you're not quite my cup of tea but we can find common ground in working toward the same goal." … Continue reading 6 Signs of a Toxic Professional Relationship

When to Make Waves vs. When to Go with the Flow

Life presents us with a myriad of choices every day. This ranges from the minor and mundane (what will you eat for breakfast?) to ones that stand to significantly and permanently impact important aspects of life (how will you manage conflict in a relationship?). To carefully weigh every decision is not only exhausting but impossible. … Continue reading When to Make Waves vs. When to Go with the Flow

Unique Benefits of Choosing Solo Entrepreneurship

My senior year of college at Penn State University, I chose to complete my capstone Public Relations project - one that entire semester was centered on - by myself. While other students formed groups to divide and conquer the hefty task list, I was the first and only person to ask my professor if I … Continue reading Unique Benefits of Choosing Solo Entrepreneurship

The Power of Public Relations: How does earned media really work?

At 8-years-old my son experienced his first press event to celebrate the more than 8,000 COVID-19 vaccinations the CATE mobile unit disseminated across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Public Relations. By definition, this term and the entire industry can be many different things. Often it's lumped into the large category of communications and outreach, spilling into … Continue reading The Power of Public Relations: How does earned media really work?

Life’s Meaning vs. Purpose: Giving Away Your Gift

Have you ever struggled with the question of whether what you're doing in life matters? Is how you're spending your hours moving you forward or making a difference? Have you ever felt the weight of worry or discontentment on your shoulders as you compare your accomplishments against others you see on social media or in … Continue reading Life’s Meaning vs. Purpose: Giving Away Your Gift

Habits For A Happier Life At Home

Building and maintaining good habits can provide our lives with a positive framework, but these habits don’t simply happen by chance. It’s pretty easy to fall into bad habits that impede life around the house. A happy routine can support a happy mood, so if we stick to positive routines around our homes, we stand … Continue reading Habits For A Happier Life At Home

Integrity: The Single Most Important Quality in Business & Life

When asked, "What is the most important quality you want to find in another person?" You may first consider the context. Is this someone you're doing business with, working for, married to, or following under their leadership? It would appear that depending upon your relationship with a person, your view of their most important quality … Continue reading Integrity: The Single Most Important Quality in Business & Life

How to Properly Market Your Brand on Instagram (Guest Contribution from Jennifer Hahn Masterson)

The following post comes to us from Jennifer Hahn Masterson, an experienced content strategist with a focus on business communication. Learn from Jennifer's best advice on how to properly market your brand on Instagram. Thanks to the modern era that we’re living in, and the technology that’s evolving day by day, we have an opportunity … Continue reading How to Properly Market Your Brand on Instagram (Guest Contribution from Jennifer Hahn Masterson)

How to Be Your Own Best Executive Assistant

For many small business owners and entrepreneurs, it's fun to romanticize the idea of having an executive assistant who makes your personal and professional life seamless, comfortable, and organized. You know, like what you see in Hollywood movies where the CEO has someone who brings their preferred morning beverage to the office without having to … Continue reading How to Be Your Own Best Executive Assistant

Should I outsource my social media management?

It's a question I get asked often by clients and professional contacts. Should I outsource my social media management? Is it better to keep this in-house, or is it safe to have a firm or consultant take over? My answer, as it is with most things related to communications and public relations, is that it … Continue reading Should I outsource my social media management?