Not everyone can set and achieve one goal to another tirelessly all their life since childhood. That goes to show that today’s guest is indeed one of a kind. With me today is Founder and President of Loughlin/Michaels Group PR, Donna Loughlin, to talk about her journey from being shy to being the class president and taking on school paper leadership roles, and winning the title of “Most Likely to Succeed.” We also talk about her long career as a journalist, typing 150 words per minute her way up the ranks until finally starting her firm PR with five dollars and half a tank of gas.
Donna Loughlin is the Founder of LMGPR and known for her work with futurists and innovators. Donna excels in the realm of storytelling and uses those skills to propel new companies into the mainstream. Inspired every day by the forward-thinkers, she works with, Donna has a deep fascination with advancements in AI, automotive, consumer electronics, and more. She is also the host of BeforeItHappened, a leading narrative podcast featuring visionaries and the moments, events, and realizations that inspired them to change our lives for the better.
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Listen to her podcast, Before It Happened: https://www.beforeithappened.com/
[3:17] How’d it happen for Donna?
[9:14] The Valley as a fertile soil of ideas
[11:58] The land of heart’s delight
[13:33] Her penny books
[17:27] How she describes using smells when writing
[23:09] On personal experience
[28:03] When she decided what she wanted to do
[36:36] PR and Marketing
[41:38] Her magic weapon
[44:21] Her thoughts on journalism and reporting now compared to before
[49:28] What made her start her firm?
[57:43] On doing racing and getting out of her comfort zone
Check the accompanying blog post of this episode at: https://mikemalatesta.com/podcast/donna-loughlin-five-dollars-and-half-a-tank-of-gas-239/
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