Evolution of Ola

Autism and Me!

FollowShare It was Mother’s Day 1991, when I received a handmade Mother’s Day card and a check with a note that would change the direction of my career. The greeting card read, “Happy Mother’s Day from the staff of Jackson Communications,” later changed to OWN: Onyx Woman Network. My unofficial employees consisted of my husband […]

Public Relations: The Business of Branding!

FollowShare   So you want a career in public relations, or in today’s world we could call it “Branding?” I started my PR career volunteering for a small community organization. I studied marketing in college, and I found my PR class to be the most fulfilling. Yes, I did say “class” because I was only […]

Fear Don’t Live Here Anymore!

FollowShare Tell “Fear” that you won’t need any company today. No, you are not going to play hostess to their desires. Tell “FEAR” your lease is up and you can no longer reside in my head, so you better get to steppin’ Open the door and send “FEAR” on his way. Tell “FEAR” good-bye and […]

Take Time Out!

FollowShare I had a 12-hour day. You know the type of day when you leave before the sun comes out and don’t return until well after sunset? I left my work life and personal responsibilities to be of service to the community and fulfill my personal commitment to give back. The end of the day […]

7 Signs of Change

FollowShare   1. You don’t do the same things you used to do 2. You think differently than you used to 3. You act differently than you used to 4. You feel differently than you used to 5.  You let go of things that you used to hold on to 6. You see positive changes that are […]

Is Time on Your Side?

FollowShare I can’t think of too many things more valuable than time. We don’t own it. You can’t go back and get it; and boy does it move quickly. We can’t put it on layaway and it waits for no one. It is the one thing that we wish we had more of, but the […]

Hat Affair – Ola’s Talking Hats!

FollowShare There is something about hats that can really top off the most basic attire, or your dressiest ensemble. They come in all styles, sizes and textures.  Like with any  item in your wardrobe; the hat is the accessory that completes the look. They say that shoes make the outfit; but it is the that […]

Ola’s Getting All Brand “NEW”

FollowShare   I’m not wasting any time waiting for the new year to make resolutions. For a healthy life you need a healthy lifestyle. There are no secrets. The same rules apply to anything you want to accomplish. You just do it. You hang in there and stay focused. You make a plan, assess your progress […]

It’s all in Your Mind

FollowShare  It is almost the end of the year, and soon, some of you will be preparing  to resolve to change your life in one way or another. Don’t  return to the same bad habits that got you to the point of desiring change in the first place. I discovered years ago that the answer […]

My Son Has Autism…Now What!

FollowShare It was Mother’s Day 1991, when I received a handmade Mother’s Day card and a check with a note that would change the direction of my career. The greeting card read, “Happy Mother’s Day from the staff of Jackson Communications,” later changed to OWN: Onyx Woman Network. My unofficial employees consisted of my husband […]

Your Stylish Ways: Mascara War

FollowShare Am I the only one sick and tired of purchasing mascara and not seeing much difference between any of them? No more believing all of the hype…I’m done! I just have to accept the fact that I am eyelash-challenged. I had more mascara than I even realized.  The ones that really work are the pair […]

Just say, “NO”

FollowShare  Life can get overwhelming when you become somebody’s, “Yes” person. Don’t feel guilty when you have to tell someone that you cannot help them, or you can’t respond favorably to their request. People are quick to identify you as the “Go-to-girl” Remember we teach people how to treat us. People are more apt to […]