“5 things I wish someone told me before I became a CEO” with Tara Ackaway, CEO of Social Wise Communications

An Interview with Phil La Duke

Phil La Duke
Authority Magazine
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14 min readNov 18, 2019

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When you feel overwhelmed (because it’s going to happen no matter how much you love your job) step away for five minutes. Drop what you’re doing and take a deep breath. Walk around, come back, and revisit the task at hand. That couple of minutes will do wonders.

As a part of our series about powerful women, I had the pleasure of interviewing Tara Ackaway. Tara is the CEO and Founder of Social Wise Communications LLC. She is an Entertainment Publicist, Talent Manager, and Social Media Strategist. She assists small businesses, non-profit organizations, products, places, and people achieve “buzz” by developing and implementing innovative ideas to identify new customers and build loyalty among existing customers. Tara’s clients have been featured in media outlets including Sirius XM Radio, Fox, ABC, Bravo TV, Black Enterprise, The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Refinery29, Good Morning America, E! News and many more. Tara proudly holds a Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, in Communication from Monmouth University. She was

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Phil La Duke
Authority Magazine

Author of “I Know My Shoes Are Untied. Mind Your Own Business”, “Lone Gunman. Rewriting the Handbook on Workplace Violence Prevention”, and “Blood on my hands