Posts authored by Michelle Garrett

Michelle Messenger Garrett is a public relations consultant, speaker and award-winning writer with more than 20 years of agency, corporate, startup and Silicon Valley experience.
Feb 06, 2018

Confessions of a self-employed mom

Does being a mom and working for oneself always go smoothly? No, but the trade-offs are worth it for those of us who love it.

Mar 29, 2017

Work-at-home parent? 6 ways to better manage interruptions

So, this happened the other day, going viral and making folks chuckle: [Toddler interrupts BBC interview](https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/10/world/europe/bbc-interview-toddler-interruption.html?_r=0) As…

May 26, 2016

How to be kind to yourself as a freelancer when times get tough

As a long-time consultant, I’ve learned a lot of lessons such as: Hire an accountant. Set up a designated office space, if you work at home. Working in your…

Sep 08, 2015

4 big benefits of joining professional organizations

This is a post from a member of the Freelancers Union community. If you’re interested in sharing your expertise, your story, or some advice you think will help a…

Jul 02, 2015

5 qualities of a solopreneur

This is a post from a member of the Freelancers Union community. If you’re interested in sharing your expertise, your story, or some advice you think will help a…