THE MAIN CHARACTER
Owner, columbus imPRessions
Michele began her career in marketing and PR at a radio station more than 30 years ago. Since then, her experience has included work in advertising and branding, corporate communications, and nonprofit organizations.
A mission-focused, seasoned leader and relationship manager, Michele is both creative and analytical, in the for profit and non-profit industries with strong marketing, communication, and development skills. Accomplished in strategic planning, marketing, public relations and social media marketing, as well as fundraising, corporate sponsorships, account management and cause-related marketing campaigns. Career experience in client, donor and community cultivation, stewardship, and engagement. Years of experience successfully working in a remote environment. A results-driven, goal-oriented, leader with a proven track record for exceeding performance targets balanced with a growth mindset that comes from a place of compassion and collaboration.
Prior to Starting her own business, Michele was the Director of Brand Marketing & Development at a large nonprofit organization for six years, where she directed the development, implementation and integration of all strategies, activities and goals relating to marketing, brand, development programs, communication and public relations for a tri-state area. In April 2008, Michele combined her experiences to form her own marketing and communication company, columbus imPRessions, where she handles all things marketing, messaging and social media. Since then she has assisted an array of clients from nonprofit organizations, start-ups and small businesses, as well as mid-sized to large traditional and digital media companies. After the sale of her largest client and internal changes in others, there was a plot twist and Michele decided to go back into the non-profit sector in 2016 while keeping columbus imPRessions open for project based work. Or what she affectionally calls, her new chapter.
In today's remote world, what started in Columbus, Ohio can now be managed and successfully accomplished anywhere! I can assist wherever you are.
Currently Michele is assisting with branding, messaging and marketing on a per project and consulting basis. Do you need to write a new chapter?
In the prime of her life, Michele focuses on making the best of every moment. She is living life to the fullest through traveling the world, learning new things, and finding adventure in the ordinary.
“Over the years, the pages in my book have changed drastically with a variety of different characters, locations and plot twists. It definitely has been a thriller! In this time of my life my story is only becoming more interesting!
I’m enthusiastic about branding, fascinated with social networking, and passionate about making a difference for the greater good. Sometimes life can deal some tough blows, but I try to look for the lesson and strive to live with a positive outlook. Living for creative expression, indulging in laughter every chance I get, and getting out in nature definitely helps. I also love to travel and have a severe case of the Wanderlust bug! If I could make one wish, it would be to drink red wine in a piazza in Italy."
Guess what? When you put your mind to something anything is possible. In the Fall of 2019, Michele did just that. Not only did she enjoy red wine in a piazza in Rome. She enjoyed limoncello on the Amalfi Coast too. Now she can't wait to get back!
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Gadabout Gal Michele
Having the prime of my life experiencing the globe.