Posts tagged "Social Causes"

Being Present, and Saying Yes

The past couple of weeks have been some of the most intense, yet incredibly rewarding of my life. Mainly because of people I’ve met and experiences I’ve had out in the world.

In the online world of blogging, check-ins, status updates, tweeting, liking, sharing, posting, etc., it’s easy to forget that real relationships can be formed by putting our phones and laptops down and sitting face to face with people or bonding in groups.

Some people balance these two worlds well, but I struggle with this at times, and my silence here over the past couple of weeks proves to me that I have a lot of work to do in this area. Read more…

Kids of the Gulf – Be The Change

Last Spring when the BP Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, like many others I felt an immense sense of loss. Loss of life. Loss of habitat. And to some degree, a loss of faith in humanity.

I recall a friend of mine showing me photos on his iPhone just a few days after the explosion.  He was in town for his birthday and although I knew he worked on an oil rig, I didn’t know just how close to home this hit him.  He was on the rig right next to the Deepwater Horizon, and he was showing me photos of the unfolding disaster he had taken with his phone as the inferno raged a short distance across the water.

My heart ached.  And ached.  And ached some more. Read more…

Online Story Telling For Change

I tell a lot of stories here. Some are personal, some are about my experiences at events, conferences, retreats, etc., and sometimes I share the stories of others. The common theme is that I use this space to share things that I think are interesting with you.

Luckily, I have friends who remind me that every once in a while it’s ok to talk about the work side of things, too. I consult clients all the time on using their blogs to get their message out and help them achieve their organizations’ goals, so it’s probably a good idea for me to take my own advice every once in a while.

I’m excited to announce that in 2 weeks, I’m co-presenting a 4-week workshop on Online Story Telling for Change here in Atlanta. Read more…

Celebrating and a New Offering

Today is a big day for me and my business as I officially launch my newly designed website/blog. This coincides with some other shifts in my business focus that have also been in the works for several months. Here’s the short version:

I provide digital marketing and social media strategy for businesses and mindful organizations that want to make the world a better place.

I help navigate the waters of the web and social media, and provide relatable, easy-to-follow, and timely strategic advice that allow these businesses and organizations to grow without fretting over their online marketing efforts.

My continued emphasis is on working with clients that have elements of social good, sustainability, and environmental stewardship as core parts of their businesses. I have found that working with individuals and businesses that have this type of sensibility is much more rewarding for me.

To celebrate the new website launching, I wanted to take this a step further and introduce a new initiative. An Hour A Week For Social Good is my way of providing additional support to entrepreneurs and socially conscious companies that are seeking to have a meaningful impact in the world and in the communities in which they operate. Read more…