The only thing she loves more than the word "prominently" is a snappy blazer.
Kathleen is our VP of marketing at IMPACT, and I've had the pleasure of working with her for five years. (She also lives exactly two miles down the road from me, which is convenient when I want to get in some quality puppy time.)
In that time, she's not only been a colleague, she's also been a friend, a mentor, a challenging "sister," and more. However, I am not here to sing her praises today.
Instead, I have a grievance of which I need to unburden myself.
Whenever Kathleen and I have morning meetings together, I leave feeling like the laziest person alive.
By the time she hops onto our first meeting around 9:45 a.m., she's likely already taken her son to school, been to the gym, done an interview for the Inbound Success Podcast (which has never missed an episode), mocked up wireframes for an entire microsite, and potentially squeezed in a doctor's appointment.
Whereas I have likely done the following in the same timeframe:
Stared at the ceiling for 25 minutes, choosing to ponder the inevitable heat death of the universe, because getting up and taking a shower sounds like a lot of work.
Almost poked myself in the eye with my eyeliner. Twice.
I mention Kathleen’s go-getter morning routine as a preamble to the rest of this issue, in which I will openly brag about the amazing work of my IMPACT colleagues and let you know about upcoming events a few of them will be participating in or headlining.
My petty grievances notwithstanding, I do genuinely feel "hashtag blessed" to work with such a talented group of people -- Kathleen most definitely included. My fellow IMPACTers get me out of bed each day, keep my early-morning apocalyptic dread to a minimum, and inspire me to bring my A-game every day.
On the other hand, showering still sounds hard.
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