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Daddy + Me: The Influence of My Father on My Leadership

I was born in the 70s, raised in the 80s, in high school and college in the 90s. I am a product of blue collar, middle class parents who prioritized family dinners, church on Sundays, experiences over possessions and hard work. Summers were spent outside (always, outside) playing with neighbors, swimming in the pool, barbequing...

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Why Relationships with Co-Workers Matter

Last week, the Choice team and our spouses gathered together at Sinking Creek Farm to celebrate our 5th anniversary as a company. We sat around a large farm table, much like families do to celebrate holidays or special events. Except we weren’t pretending to be a big family - we are a family. I listened...

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Influence but Not Control: 4 Ways to Troubleshoot PR Issues

After nearly a decade in the communications and public relations industry, I continue to learn new things every day (and every hour, on particularly challenging days). That’s one thing I truly adore about my job. We are continually pivoting with industry changes, troubleshooting issues, and thinking strategically and creatively. The fast pace is refreshing, and...

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Our Summer Current Obsessions

The temperatures are rising here in Tennessee, school days are dwindling down, and summer will be here before we know it! As a mom to 3 young girls, we are counting down the days until school is out, so we can celebrate our favorite time of year!During the summer months, we are way more relaxed...

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How To Write an Email That Gets Opened

So many people we work with (or want to work with) are juggling five million things. I’m emailing business owners who are also juggling newborns. Or, I’m asking someone to coffee who literally doesn’t have time to finish their to-do list before leaving the office each day. As a momma who time blocks nearly every...

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The Value Found in Starting Internships Early

When I first started school, my advisors consistently talked about a brilliant girl who, throughout her time in undergrad, had completed nearly 12 internships. Yes, truly that many. She became known to me as “Internship Girl,” and subconsciously, I think this became my personal denotation of success.Now, for a little more backstory, I was raised...

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