059 | When Working for Yourself ISN’T Your Dream with Publicist Katherine McDermott

Hey friends!

Welcome to episode 059 of the Candidly Speaking podcast!

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In This Episode:

    • Publicist, Influencer Strategists, and Public Relations pro Katherine McDermott (@katherinesmcdermott) to the show.
    • Katherine tells us about what she was like as a child
    • how her #3 enneagram manifested itself in achieving academically in school
    • her initial plan in college to become a marine biologist
    • then switching gears to public relations.
    • She opens up about struggling to transition from college to real life in her first job post-grad,
    • deciding to quit her corporate job and grow her blog
    • scoring a job being the director of marketing for HGTV’s Property Brothers
    • then starting her own business and working for herself.
    • Katherine gets candid and honest about how miserable she was working for herself, despite her success in it
    • getting a call from her former boss and gleefully jumping back into her corporate job.
    • Katherine shares what she learned from running her own businesses
    • what she’d do differently if she ever gave it a go again
    • her advice for those interested in working in PR, and those thinking about working for themselves.
    • We end the show running through some random fire questions.

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