364 days and a no.

My first 364 days with Well Done Marketing were a whirlwind. Not only new to agency, I was new to my clients—their industries, names and faces, and scope of services. But when I landed this job, I committed to diving in. New clients, new industries, new experiences; I came ready to immerse myself in #agencylife and to learn as much as I could. And, I did just that. Continue reading

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

Hustle hard.

I enjoy being busy. Which may be the worst kept secret I’ve got—but I genuinely mean it. I’m often motivated by learning something new or diving into something I’m not quite sure how to do. So, when I accepted my role with Well Done Marketing [oh, by the way, I didn’t forget I owe you an update on that—coming soon!], I was immediately excited to work with a variety of clients across different industries. And while I envisioned my freelance work would dissipate during my first year in agency world, the universe had other plans… Continue reading

Meaningful mock interviews.

I’m just over my first ninety days in the agency world, and I’m loving almost every minute. The diversity in my clients and work that I’m doing ensure that no two days are ever the same. Take today for example, five coworkers and I got to host mock interviews for teenaged students participating in a summer workforce program. Little did I know, I’d be impacted just as much as one of the teens. Continue reading

Google Certification—necessary or nah?

So, before I go forward, I need to go back some. In April, I started as the public relations manager with Well Done Marketing. Needless to say, anyone following my blog would have had to have really been paying attention to catch that life update—so I promise I’ll deep dive on my company switch soon! But back to today’s topic. When I started with Well Done Marketing, one of my 90-day goals included getting Google Certified. In all honesty, I’d had interest in getting certified long before this goal was printed on paper, but I finally had a reason to follow through and get it done. *Insert nervous gulp here.* Continue reading

hcla class of 2018.

I’ve done pieces of life a little backwards. It started around 8 years old when I decided to sign up for dance class. Did I enroll in the class that would build my foundation as a dancer for years to come? No, I hated ballet. I started with jazz *insert jazz hands motion here* before continuing with hip-hop, tap, modern, and ballet—in that order. This backwards decision-making followed me into college, graduate school specifically. My graduate program included two required classes: communication theories and qualitative research methods. I took both classes in my last semester. Whoops! Did I mention I also became a mother at 17 years old? Luckily, these decisions worked out for me, but they each strayed from my original, forward-thinking plans. Now here’s the real question: how could a backward decision-maker ever call herself a leader? Continue reading

Fishers

4th inning.

If you’ve followed this blog since inception you already know a few things about me. I love flamingos, I’m a proud mom, I’m a workaholic – all undeniably true. But today I’d like to shed some light on my professional journey thus far.  So, let’s briefly rewind… Continue reading