“Women Leaders: Secrets to Success” with Kim Hale from Kim Hale Public Relations

Each week on “Jax Leaders: Secrets to Success”, our host, Jessica Franzini, talks to Leaders from around the Jacksonville area about their secrets to success. This week, Jessica spoke to Kim Hale from Kim Hale Public Relations.

Kim Hale is a public relations specialist who unconventionally created her own career path after ten years working in various facets of the entertainment industry ranging from Talent Agent to Social Media Manager. A former professional dancer, Kim has discovered a new purpose “behind the scenes” guiding and supporting artists at every stage of their career.

To learn more, visit https://www.kimhalepr.com.

What do you feel are your key personal factors for your success?: Authenticity, passion and love.

What is the biggest mistake you would tell your younger self to avoid?: I would tell myself to stop looking outside for validation. It already resides with you.

Do you have a mentor and do you feel it is important to have one?: Yes, I have multiple mentors related to different professional fields. I do feel it is important to have a mentor as a resource although ultimately I believe your journey is up to you to navigate.

Is there a book you can recommend that would be valuable to read for a woman starting out in business?: The book I would recommend for any woman is How Starbucks Saved My Life by Michael Gates Gill. This book isn’t what you may think. It is a powerful riches-to-rags true story of an advertising executive who had it all, then lost it all—and was finally redeemed by his new job, and his twenty-eight-year-old boss, at Starbucks. I have turned to this book and reread it multiple times during my journey as it is a powerful reminder that true happiness and fulfillment comes from within.

How do you achieve balance between your professional life and personal life?: My intention is to always do what I love, with people I love, for people love. I heard former Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) President Shari Salata share this one and it has resonated with me ever since. I believe in living one life, so, for me, a balance between my professional and personal life exists automatically. I know that may sound crazy to some but when you truly love everything you are doing there is no separation between the two.