"Educating the Mind Without Educating the Heart is No Education At All!
The Caroline Doll, CEO of POSH PR®, was invited to speak at VCU on a panel for Fashion Merchandising, and shares why she loves educating and speaking!
I’ve always said that the second you start educating on a topic, is the second you become the expert in the topic. As soon as you place yourself in front of an audience of listening ears, those people are looking to learn from you. In their eyes, YOU are the expert.
This week, I was invited to be a guest on a panel for fashion merchandising at VCU, my old stomping grounds! I was in my old classroom auditorium, but facing a direction I had never sat before in that room. Sitting there, I couldn’t help but feel a rush of emotions as I remembered myself as a student. I knew EXACTLY what was going through their minds: excitement, doubt, inspiration, eagerness for for the future, fear of the future.
I love what I do. It doesn’t feel like a “job” to me. I feel as though I am living the life I was created to live 24/7, not just between the hours of 5:00pm - 9:00am. And that’s what I want to inspire others to find and pursue. My company’s name is POSH PR®, and yes, I am all about fashion infused branding. I can educate all day on the power of PR, growing your audience, creating a business that has no competition. But underneath all of this is a current of serving. To whomever I encounter, I want to serve them in whatever it is their hearts desire. When I was a student, I desired mentorship, guidance, direction. I had so much aspirational energy bursting at the seams I could barely sew straight! (#punny) What I needed was education beyond the classroom. Real-life experience from someone who’s living their dream. Affirmation that this desire I had was possible.
I absolutely talk PR particulars, but, as the quote goes, “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all!” Whether you’re in PR, or whether you’re someone who has a heart to live the life they’ve always dreamed of, I would LOVE to inspire and equip you with the vision you need to move into that fabulous future of yours!
If you'd like to learn more about my speaking opportunities, please email all inquires for The Caroline Doll speaking guide at firstname.lastname@example.org !