What is your story? Or in other words, what made you your awesome self you are today?
From the age of 11, I had a passion for becoming a sportswriter when there were no women sportswriters. But I manifested my dream through hard work, intention, and commitment—at the Detroit Free Press, LA Times, and Washington Post before I was 22. From there, I moved into sports PR, owning one of the leading agencies in America for 18 years. But I was “called” to write two books on Conscious Creation (the second was the best-spiritual-book-of-the-year at the International New Age Trade Show), and I realized that my heart was no longer in mainstream PR. It was in serving the messengers of the world—people who were improving someone’s life, business, or the planet. That became my new commitment. By giving more people more visibility to promote their mission, message, and methodologies, we would be changing the world together… and that’s what I do now. I help people get on stages, podcasts, radio shows, virtual summits, and virtual networking, so they bring prosperity, health, peace, joy, and success to others… to help raise the boat for all…
What message do you promote?
I am an expert on how to get booked for any of these platforms: on stages, podcasts, radio shows, virtual summits, and virtual networking, so I often speak on related topics.
In what capacity do you LEAD UP in your community?
I am frequently teaching the skills mentioned above on podcasts, webinars, masterminds, stages, and virtual stages. I am a member of many different communities where I am an active contributor…most recently helping the Evolutionary Business Council to build a Book Launch Portal for our membership. I’m also launching a Facebook Group (in mid/late Sept) called Changemaker Collaboration Circle, designed to introduce leaders, authors, entrepreneurs, and coaches to cross-promote or utilize each other’s services. There will be 30 threads a week to enable people to promote what they do.
In business and/or in life, share a struggle you overcame that other women can relate to
I had my PR agency collapse after 18 years when three large clients all declared bankruptcy in the same month. I got back on my feet and was able to rebuild, and serve clients for another eight years before changing focus to individual leaders, as we serve today.
What is the most rewarding aspect of what you do?
I love it when we do a radio/podcast tour for a Conscious Media Relations client and generate 35-70 interviews! Or when our SpeakerTunity Regional Speaker Lead Directories enable people to book 20-30 speaking gigs in their markets easily without doing any research—and they come back singing our praises for helping them. Or when I walk into a conference or get on a virtual meeting, and people pipe up and say, “I’m one of your subscription clients, and I love SpeakerTunity!”
How do you SHOW UP?
I am in service to today’s leaders, experts, authors, coaches, and entrepreneurs. I try to bring my expertise to them in ways that provide value and help them move forward. I also try to come from a place of compassion, love, warmth, and welcome.
If you could give one piece of advice for women who are entering the workforce or launching their own business what would that be?
Be courageous… don't give in to fear! And the second is to follow the Universe’s bread crumbs…there is always guidance if you listen for it...It’s how we’ve built and grown our businesses—by following what the market and the Universe is guiding us to do. People will tell you what they need, or you can see where the opportunity is… stay open to it.
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