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Living a Life With Intention, Reflection, and Focus

April 9, 2020

  In 2017, after 20 years of navigating a carefully planned career, I faced a personal crisis that turned my life upside down. I quickly found myself in a world where strategy, planning, and order Read More

Why Every Meeting Needs an Agenda

March 4, 2020

  If you’ve ever led a volunteer board or committee meeting, you know that not everybody agrees with everything all of the time. But there are definitely some commonalities: We’re all volunteers; we’re all willing Read More

The Future Looks Bright

January 9, 2020

It’s time to get the sunglasses out because the future looks bright and life is about to go full speed. Or, has it already? If you’re like me, this year has kicked off with a Read More

Becoming a Better Leader

October 7, 2019

  A few weeks ago, I had an interesting conversation with a new colleague when we met for the first time. As we discussed my role as the vice president of business planning, he asked Read More

SMPS Advances: September 2019

September 24, 2019

To provide transparency and expand member engagement, SMPS HQ provides an executive summary of the board of directors’ discussions and decisions following each regular meeting. The eight-member board of directors meets in person at least Read More

SMPS Announces the 2019-2020 Board of Directors

September 4, 2019

Alexandria, VA (September 4, 2019) – The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) is pleased to announce its 2019-2020 board of directors. The new board took office on September 1, 2019. “This year, I am Read More

The Awesome Power of Teamwork

July 8, 2019

  “No one can whistle a symphony. It takes an orchestra to play it.” – H.E. Luccock “Band members have a special bond. A great band is more than just some people working together. It’s Read More

What’s Your Story?

May 3, 2019

At the most recent President’s Leadership Symposium, I had the pleasure of sitting down with a few presidents-elect (PEs we call them). One of the best takeaways that still rings in my ears was the Read More

SMPS Advances: April 2019

April 25, 2019

To provide transparency and expand member engagement, SMPS HQ provides an executive summary of the board of directors’ discussions and decisions following each regular meeting. The eight-member board of directors meets in person at least Read More

Let the Magic of April Transform Your Future

April 5, 2019

April is my birth month. While I grew up frequently deflecting jokes about being late for April Fools’ Day, I also fell in love with the month’s magic. It was all about cake and ice Read More