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An Arrest, a Judge, and a Young Woman Embracing Her Second Chance

An Arrest, a Judge, and a Young Woman Embracing Her Second Chance

Second chances come to those who embrace the opportunity to walk a different path, to lead a productive life, to rewind their bruised brand.  Meet Gabrielle Petty, the young woman who was put up for adoption shortly after she was born and her mother was sentenced to prison. Falling into the trap of desperation which led to bad decisions, Perry…

Rewinding by Paying It Forward: Chance the Rapper Repeats Charitable Deeds

Rewinding by Paying It Forward: Chance the Rapper Repeats Charitable Deeds

Chicago’s very own Chance the Rapper continued to pay it forward while celebrating his 29th birthday last weekend. Bypassing parties and gifts, Chance instead headlined a meal give-away on the city’s South Side. The record producer, singer and rapper posted an Instagram video that showcased the give-away at the Discover Customer Care Center and featured a Chance-mascot dancer.  At least…

Black Professionals and the Lack of Executive Sponsorship: Why & What Can Be Done?

Black Professionals and the Lack of Executive Sponsorship: Why & What Can Be Done?

Executive sponsorship is one of the most influential factors in the career advancement of high-potential employees. Without a doubt, one key to moving from middle management to the executive level in any organization is sponsorship. Yet, despite rallying cries over the disproportionately low number of Black professionals breaking through the glass ceiling, few have access to this critical resource. 🔥…

Laying Off Without Letting Go

Laying Off Without Letting Go

“I’m freaking out.” Those were reportedly the words spoken by a former Peloton employee shortly before she was one of thousands of employees laid off in February by the exercise equipment company. In 2021, hundreds of thousands of employees were laid off from companies throughout the U.S. Companies that eliminate positions often do so because they need to reallocate those…

Koalas and Chocolates Help Guide Australia’s Brand to a Smooth Landing

Koalas and Chocolates Help Guide Australia’s Brand to a Smooth Landing

There are numerous positive takeaways from the way Australia reopened its borders to fully vaccinated travelers following a two-year closure due to COVID-19. Australia was a brand hit when it welcomed travelers back with koala toys and the country’s signature Tim Tams chocolate cookies. This comes after the country imposed some of the world’s strictest COVID rules in an effort…

5 Tips to Rewind Your Brand in 2022

5 Tips to Rewind Your Brand in 2022

This how-to blog is focused on helping professionals and business owners rewind and define their personal or business brand during challenging and uncertain times. Follow the below 5 tips to help your brand stand out and breakthrough. During the past year, millions of workers left their job. Thousands were laid from numerous companies, including Ford, Expedia, General Mills, and Nokia.…