From government to…agency?

I’ve teased this post a few times. Like here. And here. And today, I’m finally stopping to share. In April, I left my role as the assistant director of public relations with the City of Fishers and assumed my role as the public relations manager with Well Done Marketing. And while I was thrilled for the next step in my career, many around me had one question—why would you leave a stable role in government to work at an agency? *And here we go…* Continue reading

Easing in.

So it’s been a little over a week since my first day in my new role (if you missed the news, catch up here), and it’s been such an amazing first few days! It’s not every day you get to return to a company that you not only loved working for, but also loved the people you were working alongside. Since my first day back in the building I’ve been flooded with congratulations, positivity and assistance as I work to get up to speed. But this transition into the promotions director role has been really enlightening for a few different reasons. While I anticipated switching industries and positions would have its challenges, I’ve already picked up on a few imperative skills that are helping make said switch as seamless as possible. So in this post I’d like to share some of my biggest lessons learned thus far. No matter the industry or the position you’re stepping into, I think these tips will be helpful for all! Continue reading

Drumroll please…

The last few weeks in between positions has been wonderful. I’ve gotten quite handy (see here for specifics), indulged in a Sex and the City marathon (because, why not catch up on the classics?!), and cherished some quality time with Science Kid Caiden and cuddly little Einstein. But next week, it’s back to work I go, and I’m so excited to officially share where I’m headed next… Continue reading

IKEA

Welcome to Fishers, IKEA!

This week our community celebrated one of the biggest stories to hit in 2015, the addition of the first Indianapolis-are IKEA store, in Fishers! And for an PR professional, it was a pinch yourself kind of moment! I mean, outside of the fact that Fishers has been home for me since I was in diapers, and is my workplace, it’s IKEA, and their ground breaking (as you’d imagine) did not disappoint.
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I never asked to be Superwoman.

If you’ve kept up with my posts so far, you’ve already gotten a sneak peek into the life I packed into my last 10 ish years. What started as a journey to support my son as a single parent has evolved into a lifestyle and a mindset that I constantly need to be pushing, dreaming and achieving. There’s nothing wrong with pushing, dreaming and achieving, but I’ve often felt exhausted, even struggled to find balance between all of the hats I wear and felt guilty when I’m not always focused on the next goal. When I stumbled upon an article by Tamisha Sanjnani, it articulated everything I’d been trying to say – I never asked to be Superwoman. Continue reading

Team Fishers – Empowering employees & creating advocates

Last November I was able to attend the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) International Conference in Atlanta. Stay tuned because there will be more to come on the 2016 International Conference (in Indy, you can register here!), and because I’m a networking queen I spent at least two hours at the networking fair. While there, I connected with a variety of organizations, many of which were in the industry of employee engagement. When I returned to Indy, I shared many of the lingering ideas with my boss, and while I was able to implement a great deal of what I learned, there was never a great opportunity to tackle employee engagement. Until now.  Continue reading