We had the good fortune of connecting with Kathy Meadows and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kathy, what do you attribute your success to?
Not being afraid to venture into uncharted waters, to try new things. Matter of fact, that’s the overriding job description for a successful writer, to be able to create things out of the ether that people actually want–whether that’s for my corporate marketing clients, the nonprofit I founded, or the creative writing projects I do on the side.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
As a marketing strategist and writer what makes me different is two main things: 1) my creative problem-solving is fueled by the cross-pollination of ideas and methods from the many industries I’ve worked in, both B2B and B2C–and 2) I originally came from the client’s side of the desk. Having managed marketing teams for large corporations and ad agencies allows me to truly ‘get’ their challenges and concerns. Most writers haven’t had the opportunity to gain that built-in executive-level perspective. What I’m most proud of is my work with the nonprofit I launched years ago, MISSION POSSIBLE KIDS. Getting kids involved in helping the community and creating the longest-running teen internship program in Collin County for high schoolers has been immensely fulfilling. What I’m most excited about is always the next project around the bend. There’s always more to dream up and accomplish!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
For me, it’s not a place. It’s about the people. The most interesting people to me are always the visionaries and the creative souls who look at the world, or at least their field, in a different way. It doesn’t matter what industry they come from–science, business, education or the arts–as long as you can hear the passion when they share their ideas and work. It’s all about the cross-pollination.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My creative streak and hard core work ethic come from my parents. Dad was a creative and very resourceful advertising guy. Mom allowed me time to pursue a myriad of creative hobbies as a kid as long as I made the grades, too. And they both had an entrepreneurial bent that I absorbed as well. For a large part of my adult life, I have to credit my husband, Larry, who has never batted an eye at all my creative pursuits.. He just says, “There she goes again.”