When Was The Last Time You Checked On Your Mentor

In bragging about my mentor, I am always eager to tell people that Suzzette Turnbull is the owner of Uncommon Marketing, an established social media marketing & training firm that brings 20 plus years of business and industry authority. Most recently Turnbull was recognized with the Entrepreneurial Excellence Award and named one of the 100 Most Successful Women in Business. She is a transformational leader and highly sought-after voice of social media marketing and business acumen. […]



As we approach the second half of 2019, we are realizing many of us are heavily engulfed in “busy” season. We are busy in our professional lives making moves and securing the bag, but we are spread thin in our own lives. I raise the age-old question: what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his trousers? Like a squirrel storing nuts for the winter, we too must be aware of our needs during an energy drought and prepare for that time during the harvest. Life is greater when you save your energy, save your money and save yourself. […]


The Mixer Is Your Golf Course FAM SO Let’s Make A Deal

    In the world of social media, we often forget that developing authentic and in person relationships are a must. In order to advance your cause, you must meet and connect with people that believe in your mission, product or service. In accordance with that notion, lately, I have been hosting a marketing series to help businesses, brands, influencers, and nonprofit organization leaders improve their current marketing strategies. […]


3 Things You Need To Know About Marketing

Marketing is the elusive magic that all business and brands must have in order to attract their target market. However, marketing can be difficult for some to understand and seemingly costly. As a result, it becomes necessary to market ourselves as much as our brand because on all levels, but especially the local levels, people do business with people they know, like and trust. […]


Nipsey Hussle’s Death and the Movie US reminded US it’s Time to Spring Clean

As the saying gose, April showers bring May flowers, but I am hopeful that March’s confusion will bring clarity in April or the seasons to come. With Michael Jackson, Nipsey Hussle and Jordan Peele making headlines for good, bad and the different, I am left wondering: What is the purpose of it all? Coming to terms with the need to simplify and declutter, over the weekend, I sprang out of bed early in the morning and began tossing old stuff, organizing important stuff and reflecting on impactful stuff. The community outreach, the influencer engagement and the everyday grind all became just stuff, i.e., pictures, papers, and doohickeys alike. But what is the point of all this stuff? It’s amazing how reflective spring cleaning can be, and here is what I discovered: […]