In fourth grade, I announced to my family my intention to be a writer.
In a family of attorneys, that’s like saying you want to tap dance on Broadway. A sure road to a steady diet of Top Ramen.
Little did my family anticipate how my writing skills and knack for talking to anyone and anything would take me to California as a public relations and communications specialist – messaging and positioning for category creators and writing keynotes, handling media, and at times, being on camera as a spokesperson.
Honing these skills came through working with entertainment, news and technology innovators like Apple, CNN, K&B Builders, Discovery Channel, and numerous start-ups that were acquired or went the IPO route.
The speaker coaching came in unexpectedly.
During a corporate stint, where the PR team was put through speaker training, I received a tap on the shoulder that would be a life-changer. “Would I like to be a trainer?” My “yes” turned into a life calling to bring out the most authentic best in every person and support them in a developing purpose-driven story.
My aha moment: great delivery starts with great content. It’s why my work has attracted innovative disruptors and category pioneers.
But life isn’t all work and no play.
I continue to craft my skills as a storyteller - writing and producing screenplays and fiction, creating mosaics in my barn art studio, and enjoying nature with my ginormous rescue pups on 10-acres of woodland in the heart NC.