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One thing I know about my own journey and coaching some of the most bada$$ female founders is that deep down we’re afraid to outshine others.

We shrink. We dim our light. We get quiet. We hide.

Today I challenge you to stand up and let yourself be fully seen!⁣

Next week, I’ll be reconnecting with some of my favorite LOMies at our Love Over Metrics Retreat at 1440 Multiversity. We’ll spend time connecting to our big visions, creating strategic game plans to fully show-up, and do it in community with amazing women by our sides.

The company you keep and the company you build says a lot about you, which is why I love my most recent conversation on the Lead with Love podcast today.

Photo credit: Brandilyn Davidson

If you’ve ever felt you’ve come from a world of work where you’re a woman fighting for a seat at the table, then this episode of the Lead with Love podcast is for you. We explore what it means to leave the boys club and redefine work on our terms as female leaders.

In today’s conversation, I get cozy with Martha Shaughnessy, the founder of The Key PR, and she’s also the San Francisco Communications Lead of the Women’s March.

Over the span of her 20 years in communications, working with huge tech brands, startups and nonprofits, Martha has cemented her position as a trusted go-to among journalists.

Stand Up and Take Up Space

I always want to be the kind of leader who will lay myself down in the dirt to protect my team.


In 2017, she founded The Key PR with a mission to serve high-impact, low-BS communications services to clients. Headquartered in San Francisco, the team has doubled in size over the last year, and creates media, messaging and content programs for game changing companies in financial tech, transportation, and consumer brands like Lending Club, Swell Investing, Skip Scooters, and Shopkick.

What you'll hear (and don't want to miss!):

  • Her escape plan to leave her former corporate position and the shifts she had to make in order to transition to being an entrepreneur
  • Martha’s collaboration with the Women’s March in San Francisco and how the opportunity presented itself, and came together
  • The way Martha turned her shortcomings into her strengths as a team leader and why she views the company as a single team that wins and loses together
  • What have been the key ingredients for building a company culture that people want to be a part of
  • The ladder that Martha has built for equal pay and how Key PR is created a money-savvy group of employees
  • The most valuable marketing Martha says she has done since starting the company

FIND full show notes here:

Check out the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music (or wherever you listen to podcasts). As you’re listening, take a screenshot, share your favorite takeaway and tag me on Instagram and Facebook with #leadwithlovepodcast.

I’ve had the opportunity to partner with Martha and The Key along with La’Kita Williams at CoCreate Work in bringing The Key PR’s company mission, purpose, values and vision to life. If you’re a purpose-driven company who is looking to scale your business and grow your team while leading with love, fill out an application at

Warm hugs,

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