Charting a Course in Consulting: Meet Michelle Harden

Charting a Course in Consulting: Meet Michelle Harden

January Consultant of the Month   After 20+ years commuting into New York City for a variety of advertising agency roles, Michelle Harden pondered a better life. In a pivotal moment, she got laid off, and an old friend introduced her to EM and Adobe, where she’s enjoyed orchestrating sales events for the last two … Continue reading Charting a Course in Consulting: Meet Michelle Harden

Digital Marketer On The Rise: Meet Chris Stone

Digital Marketer On The Rise: Meet Chris Stone

December Consultant of the Month   As a first year consultant, Chris Stone found success by building relationships with the zeal of a full timer while maintaining the objectivity of a consultant. He bills himself as a “Swiss Army knife marketer,” specializing in digital demand generation. A California native, now residing in San Francisco’s Duboce … Continue reading Digital Marketer On The Rise: Meet Chris Stone

Why We’re Getting More Intentional about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Why We’re Getting More Intentional about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

About a decade ago I was brought in by the president of what was then the largest online gambling company in the UK to do some market research. Specifically, he wanted to understand the opportunity in a nascent category he thought they should enter: Fantasy sports. He had a hunch it was going to be … Continue reading Why We’re Getting More Intentional about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Fashioning a Successful Marketing Career: Meet Melissa Lin

Fashioning a Successful Marketing Career: Meet Melissa Lin

November Consultant of the Month   As a Cal grad living in the Bay Area, Melissa Lin knew technology was where she wanted to be, and came back to it after trying out stints in fashion and home furnishings. Now, she’s consistently tapped for consulting projects at Intuit, but leaves time to blog about sewing … Continue reading Fashioning a Successful Marketing Career: Meet Melissa Lin

How to Sustain Your Energy to Avoid or Recover from Burnout

How to Sustain Your Energy to Avoid or Recover from Burnout

Five years ago, I was burned out. I was exhausted and overwhelmed by a high-stress, fast-paced marketing job at a tech startup with two very young kids at home. I also had the beginnings of what I would eventually find out is an autoimmune condition. I had migraines most weeks and would crawl into bed … Continue reading How to Sustain Your Energy to Avoid or Recover from Burnout

Lawyer Turned Marketer and Book Author: Meet Christiane Hile

Lawyer Turned Marketer and Book Author: Meet Christiane Hile

October Consultant of the Month   Hailing from Vancouver, Canada, Christiane Hile (aka CHile) left a successful career as a litigation attorney and transitioned to the US and tech startups. As she was jumping into consulting, her husband was diagnosed with cancer and soon passed away. Based on her personal experiences, she authored a book … Continue reading Lawyer Turned Marketer and Book Author: Meet Christiane Hile

Driving Positive Social Impact: Meet Kelly Saturno

Driving Positive Social Impact: Meet Kelly Saturno

September Consultant of the Month   With extensive experience in leadership roles for nonprofit organizations, Kelly Saturno wants to make an even greater impact in the world. Using her consulting role in Facebook’s community partnerships group as a springboard, she plans to launch a new phase in her career to reach more people and improve … Continue reading Driving Positive Social Impact: Meet Kelly Saturno

Launching Products and Chasing Storms: Meet Jim Conley

Launching Products and Chasing Storms: Meet Jim Conley

August Consultant of the Month   Can you be successful as an independent consultant with just one client? The conventional wisdom says no, but Jim Conley has never put much stock in conventional wisdom. From the day he graduated high school, he’s followed his own path, teaching himself whatever he needed to know. By developing … Continue reading Launching Products and Chasing Storms: Meet Jim Conley

Side Hustles: How One Consultant Blends Marketing, Horses, and Community

Side Hustles: How One Consultant Blends Marketing, Horses, and Community

Marla Kertzman loves marketing and PR almost as much as she loves horses. For many years, she worked for marketing and communications agencies serving technology and life sciences companies. But, as she rose through the ranks, she found herself pitching new business and mentoring teammates more than doing the work she loved. She was also … Continue reading Side Hustles: How One Consultant Blends Marketing, Horses, and Community

Bringing Brands to Life: Meet Kristine Duffy

Bringing Brands to Life: Meet Kristine Duffy

July Consultant of the Month   Kristine Duffy has deep experience in CPG, working with brands at Nestlé, Dreyer’s, and Del Monte. She has a special interest in pet food marketing. She made the leap to consulting when faced with balancing the demands of being a mom and working full time, and has found success … Continue reading Bringing Brands to Life: Meet Kristine Duffy