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From the “you can’t make this stuff up” files

Before I saw my first episode of the TV show Locked Up Abroad, my biggest fear had been a paper cut to the eyeball, or maybe waking up with a scorpion on my face. But Locked Up Abroad redefined fear for me. I know one doesn’t just get locked up in another country. You have to… More »

To my colleagues who voted for Trump, a respectful request

To my colleagues and friends who voted for Donald Trump, I know you had your reasons. Many of them I wholly understand. Yet today, I ask you to try to imagine why a Trump presidency could make people in communities of color, and LGBT people, feel really uncomfortable. I don’t mean “let down” because some candidate didn’t win… More »

A random moment with Kellyanne Conway

I once was on a project alongside Kellyanne Conway, Donald Trump’s campaign manager. She and I flew together to some random city for her to conduct a focus group. We were both in our 20s, and we talked about our ambitions. She wanted to start a think tank to focus on issues important to Generation X…. More »

We’re officially 10 years old!!!

It seems like just yesterday that I wrote up a business plan for a communications-strategy consulting practice that would be my very own. It would be something that would give me the opportunity to do great work, which I loved to do, but in a manner that was fairly unbound by the ways I’d experienced it to… More »

Launching a new venture focused on strategic planning and facilitation

I don’t have big, job change-level professional news very often. But later this week, I’m announcing the co-founding of an all-new consulting shop with my name on it. Over the past few years, increasingly, my primary gig Kinkennon Communications has been asked by prospective clients to step beyond the realm of communications and public affairs and… More »