After college I started working for an advertising agency making…wait for it…$18,000 a year (jealous?). Working 12-14 hour days was such a blast (can you say sarcasm) and with all of the extra time I had on my hands I decided to host a radio show with my friend Sara. The name? Free for All with Kate and Sara. Check out how professional we got with our cd and logo (here you go)…hmmm…I still can’t figure out why we never got a call from a radio station to join their team. Oh, and the best part was that we were aired on a college campus (and no, we weren’t in college anymore) on Saturday mornings at 10am…you know, when all of the college students were…sleeping. I’m pretty confident that our entire audience included my parents (thanks, mom and dad) and my boyfriend (who is no longer my boyfriend…which had nothing to do with the radio show).
After about a year of working like a maniac and of course living with my parents (did I mention I was making $18,000), I gave up on my dream of becoming a savvy advertising exec and went off to find a new job. I ended up at the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce. Not going to lie…I had no idea what the heck a chamber was, but I did know that they were hiring and according to my dad I would make some really great contacts (dad was right again). The chamber was an amazing place for me. It helped me become the person I am today and I am grateful for that experience.
Since then I’ve started businesses, projects and new initiatives. I’ve created new programs, walked down the runway in fashion shows, spoke at huge conferences (and some not so huge), I’ve been on an infomercial and done voiceover work. I’ve facilitated marketing courses, mentored girls and sat on boards for various foundations. I’ve volunteered for tons of different organizations and met some really great people. I’ve gone to seminars, met amazing business leaders, entrepreneurs, musicians and truly some of the coolest people ever. Some of them I still talk to and others I have no idea what they are doing now (chances are I could find them on Facebook, but, well, I’m not a stalker). 🙂
I have a passion for helping entrepreneurs grow a successful business. I love all things marketing and working with others on their crazy business ideas. I love watching people take big risks and go way out of their comfort zone. I love helping people realize that what they want to do is possible and that there is a reason they are so passionate about pursuing it.
We’ve all got a story. We’ve all got our bumps in the road, huge successes, and experiences that make us who we are meant to be.
I know that all of the challenges we go through…the situations we are in…the unknown…are all happening for a reason. I know that, I do, but I still can’t help but feel like I want to just “figure it all out”.
There’s always something to do, new people to meet, experiences to have. Do you ever feel like you’ve got it “all figured out”? Comment below…we’d all love to hear what you have to say! 🙂