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MY POINT OF VIEW

4.29.21 | Don't Underestimate the Value of Mentorship

Consultant Adriel McMahan writes about how mentors guided her journey from life as a college student to entering the business world, with mentoring tips she learned along the way.

4.06.21 | Helping Others Through Your Personal Narrative

If you are scratching your head wondering what I mean by “personal narrative,” you likely are not alone. Most of us get swept up by life’s frantic pace without taking the time to consider how sharing our triumphs and struggles might help others cope.

11.23.20 | Giving Thanks for the Good In Our Lives

2020 has been a challenging year for the world. However, even amid challenge, there is comfort in reflecting on what makes us grateful. As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, some of the JWA team shared how they have remained positive this year.

8.6.20 | Reflections on My Summer Internship Experience

The opportunity to work as an intern in the healthcare communications industry during a global pandemic has been a life-changing experience.  

7.30.20 | When Life Tries to Take Away Your Lemons:

Making Lemonade Out of a Global Pandemic

Leaders in communication and public relations across the nation traveled to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, for a meeting and also spend time sharing their knowledge with students. Lucky me, I got to be one of those students and Jeff happened to be leading the discussion on the topic I was covering: mentorship.

7.2.20 | On This Independence Day, Let's Declare Our Dependence on One Another

Driven by Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, the Covid-19 pandemic, economic depression and other issues, as a country we are living through an unprecedented time of social upheaval that is transforming how we relate to one another and how we understand our roles as individuals and citizens in our communities and beyond.

7.22.20 | Our "Rural" Quarantine

COVID-19 has struck our country in a profound way. We’ve seen economic crises. Mental health issues. Death. It has transformed our personal and professional relationships—the smile, hug, and handshake disappeared behind masks, screens, and the now ubiquitous “six feet.” But transformation calls us to grow.

7.2.20 | On This Independence Day, Let's Declare Our Dependence on One Another

Driven by Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, the Covid-19 pandemic, economic depression and other issues, as a country we are living through an unprecedented time of social upheaval that is transforming how we relate to one another and how we understand our roles as individuals and citizens in our communities and beyond.

3.03.20 | Humble Beginnings: Jeff Winton

When I first met Jeff Winton and heard about his industry experience as well as his zeal for life and helping others, I could instantly tell he was someone I wanted to befriend. What I didn’t know was how incredible his story is.

12.24.19 | Boyhood Memories of Christmas Eve

Growing up on my family’s multi-generational dairy farm in the snow belt of Western New York near Lake Erie was a special place during Christmastime.

7.18.19 | My Reflections on Pride Month

Why diversity and inclusion mean more than a hashtag.