About

I’m a no-nonsense award-winning professional radio news reporter, PR entrepreneur, online editor and speaker with 30 years of experience.

I broke into the fiercely competitive news world at the ripe age of 12. I brought the news to people (via my stingray bicycle) with an afternoon paper route in my hometown of Edison, New Jersey.

In 1980, I enrolled at Quinnipiac College in Hamden, Connecticut. I was hoping to write for Rolling Stone magazine. Then I found the campus radio station.

Armed with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communication, I began my career as a broadcast news reporter, on-air anchor and news director in the New Jersey/New York media market.

I’ve interviewed everyone from homeless people to presidents. I also had the privilege of serving as Deputy Director of NJ Governor Christie Whitman’s Office of Radio and Television and have worked as public relations director for a statewide nonprofit, The Arc of New Jersey.

In 2000, I opened a media relations and PR consulting firm.

I’ve won a bunch of broadcasting awards along the way and have been honored by the Edison (NJ) Chamber of Commerce as “Entrepreneur of the Year.” Also, I am a certified practitioner in Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP).

My latest accomplishment: Being named one of the ‘Top 75 Badass Women on Twitter.’

On the personal side, I’ve been married (to the same man) for 27 years. We have a grown daughter and son. We live in San Antonio, Texas and get back to the Jersey shore whenever possible.

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What I do:

I work with women entrepreneurs who want a step-by-step process to overcome self-doubt and build a business that increases their visibility, credibility and revenue.

I teach women entrepreneurs how to:

  • Gain unshakeable confidence to self-promote and publicize their business
  • Identify an ideal audience
  • Build an online presence with timely, relevant and compelling content
  • Position themselves as an authority and trusted resource in their field

If you’re the best-kept secret, it’s time to destroy your doubts and let the cat out of the bag!

Communication Coaching, Training and Presentation Topics:  

  • Motivation, success and Attitude Adjustment 101
  • PR, storytelling and content marketing strategies
  • Media interview prep and crisis communication
  • 21st-century business and sales communication
  • Verbal and nonverbal communication and NLP (Reading body language)
  • Internal communication and conflict resolution
  • Leadership, Emotional Intelligence and Interpersonal communication
  • Public speaking

For one-on-one and small group communication consulting:

How speaking and writing can grow your business to a six-figure income!

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Women Entrepreneurs, Clients and Groups I’ve Worked With:   

  • Carol Kivler Communications
  • Ardith Rademacher and Associates
  • Project Eve
  • Consultants 2 Go
  • Women Unlimited
  • Sophie Shor and Roman Jewelers
  • Patricia Wilson and Brand Cottage
  • Commercial Real Estate Women- San Antonio
  • Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Texas
  • Georgian Court University Women in Leadership Development (WILD)
  • Caryn Kopp Consulting
  • National Association of Professional Mortgage Women
  • We Lead SA
  • Women’s Council of Realtors-San Antonio
  • University Health Systems
  • Garden State Chiropractic Society
  • San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (SACADA)

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