Definition of success: I believe that success is two fold: building a career you can be proud of and having the freedom and independence to choose your own path.
First job: waitress at Walgreens lunch counter
Work philosophy: Do not micro manage but choose talented and pleasant people and then foster an environment where they can shine.
Currently occupied with (business/job related activities): Landing new business in the 'Silicon Beach' tech scene in surrounding West L.A.
Recent successes: Winning the 2016 Bulldog Gold Award for Best PR Boutique. Opening a NY office of my company in Feb, 2017.
How do you stay motivated: I know I am only as good as my last accomplishment.
Guiding principle: Be nice. Nice people DO win.
Goal yet to be achieved: Publish a novel.
Best decision: Start my own company.
Worst decision: At times I have hired candidates who did not fit the bill, and I was too slow to let them go.
Definition of leadership: Being a woman who inspires my staff.
Biggest missed opportunity: Can't think of many.
Best mentor: My friend Elizabeth who is a writer, a working mom, a great mom, and still plays on a soccer team in her late 60s
One word that best describes you: enthusiastic
Like best about job: The creative people whose amazing work I get to promote.
Like least about job: Sitting on my duff at a desk. You have to do this in jobs that require a lot of writing!
Interests: skiing, hiking, traveling, enjoying the vibrant cultural landscape of the city where I live.
Pet peeve: pretentious people.
Most important lesson learned: I got fired from my second PR job for having too many ideas. I learned that it's important to wait for the right time to share a good idea, so that it will be heard and well received.
Most respected competitor: PMK Public Relations
Greatest fear: Having regrets
Idea of perfect happiness: Living in the city AND the mountains; having interesting work AND lots of outdoors play.
Greatest strength: Being articulate.
Characteristic most admired: Diligence, loyalty
Characteristic least admired: Paranoia
First choice for a new career: Novelist
Current state of mind: Excited for the future
Exercise of choice: Long walks on the beach (cliche, I know, but I get good talks in this way with female friends.)
Question you want answered: Why are women still fighting for equality?
Most influential book read: A Room of One's Own
Most ecstatic moment: My wedding
Favorite word: persnickety
Favorite quote: "You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you get what you need." - Mick Jagger
Countries you would like to visit: Japan, Brazil, Australia, Sweden, Costa Rica, Ireland
Favorite airline: Jet Blue
Favorite hotel (brand): Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide
Favorite restaurant: Cafe Del Rey, Marina Del Rey
Favorite car (brand): Tesla