Who Am I?

Well, for starters, I am Kate Cardon Parish, a top-notch mom, writer, advocate, and deadline performer. Before children, I ascended in the corporate world as a communication maverick. I excelled at developing written and visual communication tools used to grow business at a credit union in Ann Arbor and then at a global offshore software development company. I loved this life. It afforded me opportunity to learn, meet talented and vibrant professionals, and to travel to many urban landscapes. My communication experience helped my husband build a small business.

Today, I am proud to annex work-at-home-mom to my resume. Additionally, I am a classroom volunteer and an advocate for Kids on the Go, a non-profit in metro Detroit that provides tuition-free physical, occupational and speech therapies during the summer to local children with special needs.

Two decades of success include diverse written, visual and marketing communication expertise. Skills include on- and offline publishing, copy writing, editing, publication design, proposal writing, sales presentations, project management, research and interviewing. Additionally, I am a master at negotiation, calming strategies, problem-solving, time management, multi-tasking, discipline, communication, and patience. My work ethic, commitment and passion are resilient; and I have unlimited energy and agility.


34 thoughts on “Who Am I?

    • Your posts are very interesting. Before children, I was a marketing communications specialist for an IT company that specialized in offshore outsourcing work to India. Some of the projects I worked on were completed using this model to save me time (not). While India is an English-speaking country, their meaning for a number of words is quite different from their meaning in the US. This difference in language actually slowed the time table for completing work because it took a while to make sure both sides (me/co-workers in India) understood each other. The reality of using a 24/7 model to complete work was quite different from what I had been brainwashed to promote 😉

  1. Hi Kate. It’s wonderful to meet a fellow Michigander . Thank you for commenting and following my blog. I am following you now as well. Looking forward to read more of your wonderful blog!

  2. Stelios says:

    Comment on your “My Thursday Morning Post and a Question Regarding Ageism”. Someone once said, “An excuse is a reason packed full of lies”, HAHaha. I think it was Rihanna!

  3. Stelios says:

    Your comments are closed on “Beautifully Said…”. A sure cure for Nasal congestion/Sinusitis is a nasal wash. Comprising of half a tumbler (125 ml) of warm water that has had half a teaspoon (2.5 ml) of table salt and another half a teaspoon (2.5 ml) of bicarbonate of soda added. Use either a nasal boat or do as I do – I use reusable nasal sprayer. Learnt this from an ENT.

    • Will keep this remedy in mind. Can’t believe how that sinus infection put me out of circulation for so long. With all the remedy suggestions I’ve discovered I should be good to go next time.

    • Thanks for the follow, Cathy! I am a proud Italian-Irish, suburbanite of Detroit who relives all the good times I had in the ’80s; including the wish for roller-skating magic like Olivia Newton-John’s in Xanadu!

        • Making new, good friends is one of the reasons I blog. That’s funny about the ’80s trend with the lyric posts I do on Fridays. I didn’t skate at the Bonaventure. But, I did at the Rochester Roller Rink. It was the place to be seen when I was in junior high. Prior to that I used my driveway and had a pair of those adjustable, cheap-o, metal clip-on skates.

          • Have you been to Leon & Lulu in Clawson? It’s a roller rink turned home store and they’ve kept a lot of the roller rink history – it’s so much fun to browse. I did a post on it not too far back.

          • Cathy – I have not been there. But, I think it’s great when businesses or people — who move into a historic building — strive to maintain all or part of the original structure. I will definitely make a point to stop by and read your posts.

  4. Sue says:

    Hi! My name is Sue, and I’m from SlimKicker, a fitness/diet app and website. I came across your blog today and it captured my interest!

    I’m contacting you b/c we’re about to release a fitness tracker (similar to FitBit) early next year, and are looking for bloggers who would be interested in receiving 1 for free to review when it is out (negative or positive).

    Would you be interested in doing this? You can email me at: sue (at) slimkicker (com) with ‘Review’ in the email heading if you are.

    A brief explanation of who we are, our website SlimKicker basically turns your fitness/diet goals into a level up game. The tracker will work with the website, and allow people to track calories burned and number of steps they walk automatically. The more they exercise, the more points they rack up! That’s basically how it will work.

    Anyway, hope to hear back either way…

    – Sue
    P.S. You can choose not to publish this comment as this is more of a private comment 🙂

  5. Hi Kate,

    My name is Mark.
    I noticed that you tweeted one of my favorite articles “13 Things to Remember If You Love A Person With Anxiety.”

    That is such a great post.

    I was hearing from my readers that they wanted something more in depth about getting positive thinking to work (even for pessimists) , so I went ahead and created this post: http://wp.me/p6bNAS-K

    If you have time I’d love for you to check it out, and if you like it, it would be awesome if you could share it or maybe leave a comment.

    Mark Rogers Ph.D (Behavioral neuroscience)

    Neurokarmaproject (.) com

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