I don’t mean to darken your day, but I have some important news to share. Starting very soon, I’ll no longer be employed by Kaldi’s Coffee. Sad face emoji.
I had been hired to be Marketing Director of both Kaldi’s Coffee and a sister company, Honolulu Coffee (they have common ownership). Since my hire, needs of the two companies have changed, so my job is going away. I am grateful to have had the chance to work with some talented people, and to learn so much about something as wonderful as coffee. And it should be noted that, for now, I’m still employed there – Kaldi’s is giving me a chance to find something new and land on my feet. Simultaneously, over the past month, they allowed me to work on the release of my book without worrying about finding a way to pay our bills. I think that speaks highly of them.
It’s unfortunate things didn’t turn out the way I had hoped. Looking at it another way, this is an exciting time, as I’m officially a free agent. I’ve never looked for a job in this manner; my employment searches have always been private. This search needs to be public, as I want to give myself the best opportunity to find something great.
Here’s what I’m looking for: a marketing/communications job in St. Louis with a nonprofit organization, marketing agency, or a small-to-medium-sized company with a great team of people. My “particular set of skills” include: marketing, communication, PR, raising visibility and awareness of brands and causes, writing, improving workplace morale, and social media strategy. As many of you know, I used to be a CPA, so I also have knowledge of finance (and its impact on marketing, and vice versa).
I’m a passionate, motivational, award-winning storyteller who enjoys teaching, strategizing, and thinking about the big picture. As evidenced by my book Happywork, I’m a team player who’s not afraid of change (and if you’ve read this far, yes I enjoy long walks on the beach).
Please spread the word about my availability as you see fit, and keep your eyes and ears open for me. Life goes on, if you let it. Time to find the next great challenge! Lend a hand, if you can – thank you!