Leadership + Hangovers

I'm sure I have mentioned before that I also own a boutique branding + marketing company. And I write on that blog as well. Over there I use one of my other multiple personalities that is a more traditional, professional tone. But we still have a shit ton of fun. We're marketers. How could we not?

Last week over at B&A I wrote about my trip to a leadership conference with a massive hangover and 3 hours of sleep. You just have to read it. Check it out here.

Here is an excerpt:

In April the CAMA sent me to a leadership conference all about the AMA to help me with all these concerns and the self-doubt that I'm having [about my new executive role]. It was an amazing conference that made my head spin with so many great people and so much information about AMA and leadreship skills that I can use, not only with AMA, but in my business. I'm totally pumped and exhausted at the same time. My whirlwind trip to the conference really began the weekend before when I flew to San Francisco to visit a girlfriend from high school and drank Sonoma dry, only to come home for a few days, do a speaking gig, catch up on some work, attend Coco's wedding (on my brithday) and board a plane at 6am with a massive hangover the next morning. Did I mention there was a wedding on my birthday? Hence the hangover.

I get to Chicago after 3 hours of sleep and 9 asprins and our first session is at 9am with Kevin Eikenberry, who is the keynote speaker for the weekend. Kevin gave a fun and informative presentation on championing change. He then proceeded to make me famous for the weekend by drawing my name out of hat (not really a hat but close enough) and giving me his four books. That's right... four! I was known as the book girl the rest of the weekend. I guess that was my reward for actually paying attention with a massive hangover.