Which is why I was a history major when I went back to university. I think the best stories are found in history. There are just so many examples of overcoming enormous obstacles, defying the odds, and persevering through sheer will. After spending years working in factories and warehouses, on construction sites and assembly lines, I discovered how much I enjoyed research and writing. Diving into books, reports, archival material, and online sources was like discovering a whole new world!
Now I help people and businesses tell their stories. And I love it! I love hearing about what makes people tick, what drives them, what’s important to them and what they care about. I’m constantly amazed at just how unique and compelling their stories are. And I have so much respect for creative, innovative people that – no matter their calling – take a professional approach to being the best they can be at what they do.
I’m driven by a desire to learn, and to prove to myself that I’m capable of doing more; that I can make a difference. My clients have to feel like they’re getting incredible value and service, that I’m listening to them, and capturing what’s important to them.
The greatest compliment I’ve had from a client? “WOW! How did you manage to capture my feminine and enthusiastic tone?”
My best piece of social media advice? Be yourself, don’t overthink it, and don’t get overwhelmed by all the “experts” with all their helpful “social media tips you just have to do!” Start with a simple strategy and go from there.
Act or accept.