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Celebrating Sixteen Years as an Agency of One

ShareTweet I’m reprising a post from the anniversary of The Barber Group two years ago. I’ve updated the “years” and added another picture but the spirit of this post is definitely still one I celebrate. In the past two years, I’ve moved back to the Pacific Northwest where it’s wonderful to be closer to family […]

The Power of One

ShareTweet As a public relations professional practicing independently of a corporation or large agency it can be challenging to define myself. But that positioning is also critical to getting the work I enjoy most. Since I’ve been in a business development phase recently, I’m paying even closer attention. Freelancers are amazing and unquestionably have a […]

Reflections on Life’s Journeys

ShareTweet June 1 is a milestone for me. It’s the day, 14 years ago I opened the door to The Barber Group. But the journey really didn’t start there. 40 years ago this month I graduated from high school having spent two years working on the school newspaper and learning a true love for writing. […]

Quick tips to making smart giving choices

ShareTweet This week’s news regarding the Susan G. Komen Foundation and Planned Parenthood sent shock waves around the world. Regardless of where you stand on the issue, this has been an important lesson in the power of social media and individuals to affect a decision. This has affected me, and many of my friends and […]

Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practise to deceive!

ShareTweet This phrase from Sir Walter Scott (Scottish author & novelist, 1771 – 1832) has been coming to mind a lot lately as we learn of communicators practicing in deceiving manners. It’s very frustrating for the thousands of professionals who practice with ethical standards and commitment. It doesn’t seem that hard to me to observe the […]

Do You Really Deserve that Seat at the Table?

ShareTweet I was in a meeting recently with a group of seasoned professional communicators. As seems to regularly happen, someone was lamenting the fact they don’t have a seat at the decision making table within their organization. Through the course of the conversation I began to wonder if we bring this on ourselves? Do we […]