Truthfully, I miss my love affair with Portland. The small businesses, landmarks, cornerstones of commerce, parks, and other treasured places that provide comfort in knowing they have held history, value, purpose, and meaning in our town. For a few reasons I don’t commute as often as I used to and because of that I have…

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Pause for a moment, and let’s ponder something together: When you Google your business, what shows up? What does it say about you?  Here’s the straight truth: These days, your online brand precedes you. Whether you know it, ignore it, like it, or not… people ARE going to find you online, so how you show…

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#EntrepreneurLife is always interesting and this week has been nothing short of it. Ever had one of those weeks where everything seems to be stacking against you? Well, in those weeks I turn my focus upward and inward, get outside to marvel at nature, and try to rest my thoughts. Because days like the one…

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Admittedly, I am drawn to offices. There’s something about being productive, working on your craft, and being good at what you do that calls to me. We are all given talents and skills which we can build and hone. And when we do, we find purpose and fulfillment putting our hands to that work. But…

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Lewis and Clark: visionaries, adventurers, pioneers. They were all-or-nothing discoverers. They were ‘go till we find it’, strong, fearless, and brave ‘until we can’t go any further’ types – & they made it. Be like them. Discover. Keep going. You are strong, brave, and fearless. Never give up! #beapioneer #lewisandclark

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It is not a requirement that one travel through trials to be appreciative of the gifts in their life, but it is more likely they will reach that conclusion if they have survived the fire. #appreciation #tbt

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Let’s all collectively take a deep breath as we welcome 2021 and reflect on enduring the rollercoaster that was 2020. As we plan for (hopefully) brighter moments this calendar year, we cannot afford to understate the importance of positivity amidst uncertainty. Adapting and overcoming has become a way of life in our current cultural and…

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Today I had the privilege of speaking at the Young Architect Winter Series virtual conference and it was AWESOME! The topic: “Your Online Presence Precedes You: Simple Ways to Show Up & Look Good Online” Attendance: 108 Duration: 70 minutes Best Parts: Sharing insight with Michael Riscica’s community of Young Architects, being warmly introduced, seeing…

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This week I traveled with my client and friend, Vicki Norris and her amazing family, to Austin, Texas and then on to Waco. Vicki had an organizing makeover to tackle and film for the winner of a contest organized by a global company and it was a huge success! It is truly delightful traveling with…

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Using pictures and graphics to accurately represent your brand image Your brand is the “face” of your business. It reflects your company culture, values, mission, and purpose. Let’s assume you’ve already taken your company’s brand image seriously by identifying your target market and crafting your brand to speak to them. That’s the first step, and…

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