What Makes Us Influential?

Originally written and posted on shonaliburke.com I returned last night tired, but energized from a four-day Dress for Success “Success Summit” attended by 100 women leaders globally. As I contemplated this post Shonali asked me to write on the topic of “influence” it occurred to me that the hugely gratifying Success Summit was a perfect illustration…Read More

How Do We Achieve #BalanceforBetter?

Originally written and posted on commpro.biz This year’s theme of International Women’s Day is #BalanceforBetter, which is a call to action for creating a gender-balanced world. So, how do we turn a slogan into a call to action for all, including women and men? I believe it starts with creating strong leaders – both women and…Read More

Strategic Planning for Our One Very Brief and Precious Life

Originally written and posted on shonaliburke.com We are often more strategic in business than in our personal life. At work we wouldn’t think of beginning any important assignment without first carefully determining and articulating the goals and objectives. Only when we have a clear understanding of the desired results, what success looks like, the timeframe for…Read More

Industry Professionals Share How They are Living Their Purpose and Spreading Joy on the Planet

Originally written and posted on dssimon.com Joyful Celebration of Patrice Tanaka’s Birthday Industry elite shared how they bring joy at the event hosted at the D S Simon Media office and sponsored by CommPRO and The C-Suite Network. With the help of friends, Patrice Tanaka celebrates her birthday and shares her vision for her latest endeavor,…Read More

Spector Lives Her Purpose By Using PR as a Force for Good

Originally written and posted on commpro.biz Patrice Tanaka, Founder & Chief Joy Officer of Joyful Planet LLC, interviews people who are actively living their purpose and leveraging their greatest talent, expertise and passion to help create a more joyful planet. This interview spotlights Shelley Spector, President of Spector Corporate Communications. PT: Shelley, what I love and…Read More