A tribute to the presidency of Barack Obama. Twelve White House staffers, administration officials, and campaign aides provide up close and personal reflections of working with the President and the First Lady. It’s our way of saying thank you to the First Family, and Godspeed in the next chapter in their lives.
On Part 2 of our conversation, Melanie Newman talks about her work in crisis communications at the White House and at the Justice Department. On the Breakdown, I analyze the benefits of leaning into difficult challenges at work and offer advice on how to win the confidence of your manager.
Real life can be stranger than fiction. And in Washington, DC, working in crisis communications often provides a front row seat to moments which rival the drama on Scandal. This week’s Guest Mentor on Protégé Podcast, Melanie R. Newman – former communications advisor to a Member of Congress, the HUD Secretary, the White House Budget Director, and the Attorney General – has been a witness to history. Check out how this FAMU-educated communications expert provides calm during political storms. But please don’t call her Olivia Pope…she’s better. Click below to listen!
It’s a special Election Edition of Protégé Podcast! What can we learn from the careers of Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump? We analyze pivotal moments in each of their careers and glean insights applicable to our own career journeys. Find out the single test Michelle Obama used to determine whether public service was the right fit for her, and other key principles from the fascinating careers of these political figures.