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Branding Superstar Kait LeDonne Makes the Case for Bravery Through Vulnerability

Kait LeDonne has personally taught me a whole lot in the last year about living braver.  "Sharing content about my day is always a little brave/vulnerable for me," Kait told Graymake, "as I feel like it's self-promotional. However, I know it's content my audience enjoys so I try to get over myself and just post." … Continue reading Branding Superstar Kait LeDonne Makes the Case for Bravery Through Vulnerability

GRIEF HAS TAUGHT ME ABOUT CHANGE; CHANGE TAUGHT ME ABOUT BELONGING

Grief work and change work have become inextricably intertwined for me over the last three years.  My father died December 16, 2016. I would have walked the stage to collect my diploma in organization development five days later: December 21. I have used my knowledge of change work to process my grief and to work … Continue reading GRIEF HAS TAUGHT ME ABOUT CHANGE; CHANGE TAUGHT ME ABOUT BELONGING

Pro Golfer Joanna Coe Isn’t Afraid of a Little Competition—and You Shouldn’t Be Either, She Says

Joanna Coe is, hands down, one of the most competitive people I know.  She is also one of the most dedicated, generous and easy-going humans I have the pleasure of calling a friend.  Joanna works incredibly hard, but also knows when to leave it on the field and have fun with her large but fiercely … Continue reading Pro Golfer Joanna Coe Isn’t Afraid of a Little Competition—and You Shouldn’t Be Either, She Says

Ally Vitale of Bar Method Talks Perseverance, Patience and Why Cliches are (Usually) True

"Good things take time." This month at Graymake, we are exploring the idea of patience. When thinking about who to interview for our CEO spotlight, we knew Ally Vitale—wearer of many hats: mom, business owner and fitness trainer—might be able to shed some light on the importance of enduring difficulties, meeting goals regardless of the … Continue reading Ally Vitale of Bar Method Talks Perseverance, Patience and Why Cliches are (Usually) True

Interview: Zainab Chaudry Makes the Case for Faith, Activism and Acceptance in the Workplace

Here at Graymake, we talk a lot about bringing our full selves to work. But what about our religious identities? Our faiths? Our belief systems? Is there room for them in the business world? We decided to pick the brain of an expert: Zainab Chaudry, civil rights advocate and activist, and the Maryland outreach director … Continue reading Interview: Zainab Chaudry Makes the Case for Faith, Activism and Acceptance in the Workplace

Technically Speaking, I Still Prefer Face-to-Face: How I’m (Still) Working Through my Complicated Relationship with Technology

When I went to college, I was the only kid on my floor who hadn’t connected with my roommate ahead of time. I felt some sense of panic. The girls down the hall had coordinated matching bedding. Was this what you did at private school? I was already behind.  Nothing new for me.  My parents … Continue reading Technically Speaking, I Still Prefer Face-to-Face: How I’m (Still) Working Through my Complicated Relationship with Technology

Interview: Photographer Mary Gardella on Finding Her Niche, Learning to Say No, and Drowning Out Her Naysayers

Mary is so easy to connect with. She is curious and genuinely wants others to succeed as much as herself.  One of the many traits I admire of Mary's is her passion for women. She wants to help them feel powerful. How does she accomplish this? By allowing her clients and friends to simply be … Continue reading Interview: Photographer Mary Gardella on Finding Her Niche, Learning to Say No, and Drowning Out Her Naysayers

Alan Tsao Talks Luxury Branding, How to Build a Loyal Customer Base, and the Importance of Indulging your own Curiosity

Alan Tsao has been an innovative yet grounded person as long as I have known him, (which is longer than I can remember). Unwavering, never without a smile and there for you in a pinch, Alan is someone you can dream with or go to for solid advice. I have always envied that he knew … Continue reading Alan Tsao Talks Luxury Branding, How to Build a Loyal Customer Base, and the Importance of Indulging your own Curiosity