Similar to nursing rounds, in PR you are ‘on call’ and continually assessing for, monitoring and addressing situations — positive or negative.

As a part of my series about the things you need to know to excel in the modern PR industry, I had the pleasure of interviewing Susan J. Farese. Susan J. Farese, MSN, RN, a native of New Jersey, is the owner/president of SJF Communications, San Diego, CA which provides communications services including Public Relations, Publicity, Marketing, Websites, Social Media, Writing, Public Speaking, Photography, Filmmaking, Mentoring/Coaching and Legal Nurse Consulting services.

Ms. Farese has diversified experience in health…


Go outside for a daily walk in nature. Did you know that being outside, feeling the sun on your skin and fresh air in your lungs helps your body feel better?

As a part of my series about “How To Learn To Finally Love Yourself” I had the pleasure to interview, Natalia Love Angelou. Natalia Love Angelou is known as “the Love Amplifier” because she amplifies love in all areas of life. She is a Holistic Healer, Certified Hypnotherapist, Inspirational Speaker and Metaphysical Minister. She helps women transform their mindsets, so they can live their dream lives with more confidence…


Commit to self-care. Selfcare is not selfishness. It’s necessary. Men tend to have an easier time with this than women do. This might include making time for rest, play, creativity, hobbies, interests, therapy, exercise, meditation, and doing absolutely nothing. And it’s vital to your wellbeing and success.

As a part of my series about the things you need to know to excel in the modern PR industry, I had the pleasure of interviewing Tracy Teuscher, founder and president of The Buzz Maker!®, an award-winning public relations, consulting, and branding firm.

Teuscher founded The Buzz Maker! in 2005 as a single…


Understanding and loving yourself is the foundation to experiencing peace and happiness in your life. It’s that simple.

As a part of my series about “How To Learn To Finally Love Yourself” I had the pleasure to interview Margot Zaher. Margot uses her twenty-five-plus years of coaching and psychotherapeutic experience to help women transform stagnant marriages and long-term relationships into healthy ones by breaking free of toxic patterns, shifting fear into confidence, and reclaiming their voice and power. Margot, who holds a master’s in psychology, is a certified professional coach, hypnotherapist, psychotherapist, and EMDR facilitator. She’s the author of the…


Every market has its own style, so you have to be dialed in with your customers to ultimately offer something that your customers want to buy.

As part of our series about the 5 things you need to succeed in the fashion industry, I had the pleasure of interviewing Courtney Robinson. She is the owner of Winnie Couture Nashville. Passionate about fashion from a young age, Courtney’s desire to get involved in the industry led her to pursue a career in fashion in addition to her career in healthcare. Courtney resides in Atlanta with her husband and daughter. …


You need to be constantly keeping up with what your competitors are doing. Make sure they’re not implementing new products and services that are relevant in your industry before you do. I personally refuse to be outworked by my competitors — I even go as far as driving past one of my main, local competitors every day to and from work. If their lights are on when I go to work, I make sure to leave earlier the next morning. …


Achieving time alone even in short increments improves understanding of ourselves and what we desire for ourselves. It also allows us to see our main focus and if what we are attracting into our lives is good or bad. For those who believe in the law of attraction, that time alone boosts our focus to put energy into more of what we do want in life. If we want relationships to improve it makes sense that during our time alone we figure ourselves out. Once that happens relationships can improve overall personally or professionally.

As a part of my series…


As part of my interview series, I had the pleasure of interviewing psychotherapist, entrepreneur.com, and online educator Angela Ficken , LICSW. She is a full-time psychotherapist in private practice. Her office is located in Boston, MA. She specializes in OCD, eating disorders, and anxiety-related concerns.

She started her career at McLean Hospital, which is one of the top-ranking psychiatric hospitals in the country, and affiliated with Harvard University. She was the head social worker on an inpatient unit that focuses on anxiety and depression. During her time at McLean, she trained in exposure therapy and became certified in CBT and…


Find a small group of trusted allies — your heart and brain trust. It’s a good idea to have a mix of people who are in your profession and those who aren’t so you can get diverse perspectives. These allies should be smart, empathetic, trustworthy, and always have their back.

As a part of my series about the things you need to know to excel in the modern PR industry, I had the pleasure of interviewing Sacha Cohen.


Be consistent. Whenever you tell someone that you’re going to do something, follow through and do it! Your reputation is everything, and you want to be seen as reliable. People are way more willing to share your information in a referral or help you out with something when they know that you’re reliable.

As a part of my series about the things you need to know to excel in the modern PR industry, I had the pleasure of interviewing Jennifer Berson. Jen is the President and Founder of Jeneration PR, a public relations & social media marketing firm specializing in…

Kristin Marquet

Publicist and author based in New York City. Founder and Creative Director of FemFounder.co and Marquet-Media.com.

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