How Do We Achieve #BalanceforBetter?

Originally written and posted on 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 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 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 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

#11 MOST-READ in 2017: The Most Powerful Thing We Can Do to Unleash Greater Success and Joy in Life

Originally written and posted on Patrice Tanaka, Founder, Joyful Planet The most powerful thing I’ve ever done in my life, in terms of personal and professional development, was to discover my life’s purpose. When I shared it with my then-executive coach 15 years ago, it started me on an exciting and unexpected journey that continues…Read More