Currently, I am consulting in strategy Public Relation matters and busy as a speech coach. My notable recent clients is a dean of a Big Ten law school, a County Official, a head of a major non-profit organization, and a group of community organizers.
My First Real Job
First real world job was writing for a weekly newspaper.
As communications director, I worked on 30 of 34 successful political campaigns for the US Senate, Governor, and Congress. I won the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Publicity Club of Chicago and appeared as part of the Greatest Generation of PR at the Yale Club in New York. I was also the first President of the Illinois Arts Alliance, staving off cuts in arts funding.
What Drives Your Professional Career
My professional career has always been driven by ideas that can be implemented and watching them rises and fall, but rising is better. Knowing that the implementation of my ideas will make a difference whether in a product, corporation reputation, election, or just doing good for the commonweal drives my professional career.
Advice To Students
Read everything you can get your hands on. Know what is going on in the world around you. Don't just regurgitate what you hear, think for yourself, and write,write,write.