first of all, apologies for the mass mailing and the public posts – truly a distasteful way to communicate, but when I set out to decide who I wanted to notify, it turned out to be a humongous list of several hundred people, so this was the most efficient way to relay the news; at the same time, apologies to the many others I have forgotten simply because my address book is not as up-to-date as it should.
After – God, it scares me when I think about it – yes, after about 18 years it has come for me the time to part ways with the company that was Image Time, then Brodeur Image Time, then Pleon, then Ketchum Pleon.
In those 18 years there have been many things I loved, many moments of joy, many smart people I met and have learned from. Of course, there were also a couple of moments I’d rather forget, but hey, it’s life! Someone may say I gotta be crazy to start it all over again at 56, but I have a huge head start, i.e. all of you, the people with whom I have worked at various stages of my career: some of you have known me for even longer than those 18 years, some others I just met, but most – I hope – think positively of my capabilities and skills.
I will continue to work on some current Ketchum client engagements, but in general my professional activity will take a more strategic consulting turn, I will increase my public speaking schedule and pursue some of the things I have left behind for lack of time. In short, being the lazy sod I am, I will not do anything I don’t absolutely love. So I welcome your inquiries, but you are warned !
This is big change for me, and of course one that reflects a lot of thinking which cannot be captured in an email – feel free to reach out to have a broadband discussion (i.e. a chat in front of a beer)
And yes, it’s my birthday!