Here’s the thing. You may not realize it, but to come out you need to be a leader. You need to take leadership of your life and realize, coming out is simply a form of reinventing the you that you thought you were and taking a stand to stand out as who you’ve always been. In fact, it might just help if you saw yourself as a brand – like Coke, Apple, BMW. Brand you is about letting the world see all the beautiful attributes of why you are worth engaging with as a family member, friend, acquaintance, or rock star employee.
Bet you never looked at it that way, did you?
To help us carve out a cool brand you as you step out of the closet is branding expert, author, former presidential campaign spokeswoman and contributor to Harvard Business Review, Time, and Entrepreneur magazines – Dorie Clark. Dorie has found her own unqiue way to reinvent herself, stand out, and be a proud member of the LGBTQ community without it being the focus of who she is and the work she was placed on this planet to do.
- What role did a magazine subscription have in Dorie’s coming out journey?
- Times have changed – learn what band was still in the closet back when Dorie came out
- Developing a brand can really be overlapped with the coming out experience
- Hear why it’s so important to control your own story, and brand…
- Want to become bulletproof in the LGBT world?
Connect With Dorie
Dorie Clark is an Adjunct Professor of Business Administration at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and the author of Reinventing You and Stand Out, which was named the #1 Leadership Book of 2015 by Inc. magazine. A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, she is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, TIME, and Entrepreneur. Recognized as a “branding expert” by the Associated Press, Inc., and Fortune, Clark is a marketing strategy consultant and speaker for clients including Google, Microsoft, Yale University, Fidelity, and the World Bank. You can download her free 42-page Stand Out Self-Assessment Workbook and learn more at dorieclark.com.
TEDx talk – Finding Your Breakthrough Idea
Huffington Post – How LGBTQ Professionals Can Stand Out At Work