For a while now I’ve been contemplating some major, life-altering decisions — mainly revolving around my desire to live closer to my family in Ohio and wanting to do more to help nonprofits and small businesses improve their communication. Recently, I listened to a webinar about PR and social media, led by the brilliant Peter Shankman. During the call, Peter said:
“The only way to silence the voice of self-doubt is to cross the start line.”
Those 15 simple words resonated with me. Sometimes you just need to take a leap of faith. So, here I go.
In December, I will be moving to Columbus, Ohio and officially launching Geben Communication. We’ll focus on telling a story … communicating the right message to the right audience … influencing public perception. Connecting … communicating. Just as important, it’s about using a platform for good. Working with emerging brands and established small businesses. Helping nonprofits (my real passion). With Geben, I’ll combine my seven-plus years of fast-paced agency experience and depth of knowledge with quick turnaround and customized service.
But, that’s not all. I will continue to work with Costa DeVault, my current employer, on a variety of projects. It’s been a privilege to work for this incredible agency for the past four-plus years, and I am thrilled to continue the relationship. I’ve been fortunate to work for amazing bosses and alongside talented co-workers. I am so thankful that they, too, understand the importance of family.
The Geben website is in the works and will soon include more details. In the meantime, if you need marketing communications plans, media relations strategies, social media consulting or education, bylined articles, web content or collateral development, I’d love to talk with you. Email me at heather [at] gebencommunication.com, or let’s connect on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.
While part of me is sad to leave Florida, especially our friends who accepted us as part of their own families, I am excited to start this new chapter of my life … to meet incredible people … and to help organizations that I believe in grow stronger.
To steal a line from The West Wing, “Game on.”