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Kicking of #50SparkingWeeks

As I approach my 49th birthday and begin to wrap up my 40’s – I am looking even closer towards what my legacy will be. I wanted to do something special leading up to and to celebrate my 50th birthday. I mean, all birthdays are worth celebrating, but come on, half a century deserves something

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Giving Back Stressing You Out?

Fighting Charitable Giving Paralysis and Where to Start Partnering with a nonprofit and giving back isn’t just a suggested business practice anymore: it is something that today’s consumer has come to expect. Whether someone somewhere is getting a pair of shoes for each pair purchased (TOMS Shoes), the social conscious product you are selling is

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Slaying the writing monster

Fall – the weather is finally tempering itself, turning to its early Autumn crisp and clear air; clouds shading the hot sun more often than not. It’s my favorite season, and for students, it means that school is beginning to fit into the swing of things – though whether that is cause to cheer or

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Speed of Trust — the ONE thing!

I recently finished Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything by Stephen M.R. Covery. This book is packed with nuggets you can use in your personal and professional life, with lessons that apply to both one-on-one and team relationship building. It would take several blogs for me to tell you everything you need

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Nelson Joins Mount Mercy as Adjunct

 Epiphany, a Corridor public relations and marketing firm, announced today that Christa Nelson has joined Mount Mercy University as an Adjunct Instructor. She will be teaching Marketing Research this fall, a core requirement course in their Bachelor of Business and Marketing program. “It is no secret I am a big Mustang fan and fond of

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[PODCAST] How Mantras Create Traction in Business with Christa Nelson

“I was honored to speak with Marlo Higgins on her podcast. She is doing great things and inspiring professionals to reach higher and spark dreams. I would highly recommend you subscribe to her 22 motivational minutes, not just for my few minutes, but for all the great inspirational speakers she has as guests.” – Christa Nelson On this

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Editor Revlis Hansen joins Team Epiphany.

Marion, Iowa – Epiphany, a Corridor public relations and marketing firm, announced today they are growing their team with the addition of Revlis Hansen as a spark editor.  “You won’t spend very much time with Revlis before you see that they are very bright. I have had the pleasure of watching them grow up and

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Eleni Huerter brings a “Zen Spark” to Team Epiphany.

Marion, Iowa – Epiphany, a Corridor public relations and marketing firm, announced today they are growing their team with the addition of Eleni Huerter as a marketing and social media assistant.  “Eleni is a ray of sunshine and passionate about helping people. And that makes her a wonderful asset to our team.” Says Owner Christa

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Because — Cause Marketing

I subscribe to many publications, podcasts and have challenged myself to finish a book a month. I believe learning is a lifelong journey. When you stop learning you stop innovating. I am not an expert by any means in cause marketing or strategic marketing for nonprofits, but I have seen what strategic marketing can do

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A case for co-working

When my firm was looking at relocating from First Avenue in Cedar Rapids to Marion, we looked at several commercial spaces. As a business owner and contributor to my local ecosystem, I really love the concept of working where you live and avoiding long commutes. We are pretty spoiled here in the Creative Corridor when

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