Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to introduce you to my seriously insane and deliciously crazy friend, Laura Petrolino.
She is the founder of Flying Pig Consulting where she handles consulting, brand development, and digital media for organizations big and small, specializing in flying pigs and dogs (I just made that up, but she does have lots of pictures with dogs from a previous job).
If the name of her company is any indication, you now know why I call her crazy. But even she admits she’s crazy, recently writing in a blog post about her “well-known and slightly comical ADD.”
Some of you may already recognize her name. If you like our Facebook page, you’ll recognize her as a recent “fan of the week” winner. She had fun with it the entire week, making all of us look forward to logging in each day. At the end of the week, she gave a speech and handed her crown to the following week’s winner.
On her personal page, she posts random things that just make you laugh out loud.
Not only is she hilarious and a ton of fun to follow, she has crazy things happen to her out there in the single world (which makes me think I should resurrect my “What is Going On?” book I started when I was dating).
Earlier this week, she had a guy hand her his number written on a condom while she was working out. Seriously, what is going on? Who does that?
But she’s not all fun and games. She’s wicked smart. She graduated from Vanderbilt University with a political science degree. Even though she went on to work for the National Republican Senatorial Committee, we try not to hold that against her.
She’s one of the good guys in this crazy industry we call public relations. If you’re not a communicator, don’t worry. Her sense of humor, wit, and energy will prove you have many other things in common.
There are lots of places you can find her: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, the Call a Biz Hero podcast, and her blog (one of my favorites is, “Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten“).
Introduce yourself in the comments here, follow her, and you’ll soon see what I mean by deliciously crazy.