Habits: Sharon Linhart, Managing partner, Linhart Public Relations

Sharon Linhart, Managing partner for Linhart Public Relations discusses her morning ritual.


Sharon Linhart, Managing partner, Linhart Public Relations

Morning ritual

Exercise, breakfast, read newspapers, check e-mails, drive (or take the light rail) to our downtown Denver office or an early meeting.

Required reading

Denver Post, The Wall Street Journal, <dialogue (Linhart PR blog), Fortune, Forbes, Fast Company, PRWeek.

First PR job

Bank marketing.

Proudest career achievement

Celebrating Linhart PR's 15th anniversary in 2011. It's been a privilege to help our firm grow profitably every year by doing great work for our clients and creating opportunities for our talented people. We're looking forward to commemorating our anniversary this year by celebrating our team – the primary reason for our success.

Most regrettable career moment

Rejecting a Bolder Boulder race director job offer – it would have been a fun gig.

Best career advice you've ever given

Do what you love and the money will follow.

Person to call in a crisis and why

Paul Raab, one of my business partners and a crisis communications savant. I'd also pick Carrie Clemens, our CFO and partner who keeps us in the black. Both of them have superb instincts, great compassion, courage, and wisdom.

Favorite city to travel to for business and why

Boulder, CO. Several Linhart PR clients, such as Rudi's Organic Bakery, Crocs, and WhiteWave, are based in or around there. During the short drive from Denver, you can admire the flatiron rock formations and Colorado's Rocky Mountains.   

The most distinct aspect of your personal office

I have a very cool stone Buddha head that gives my office a Zen feel. I appreciate Asian décor and believe in decorating according to Feng Shui principles.

Mentor and why

Many mentors have graced my career, including my dear father John Haley, who died last year after losing a battle with Alzheimer's disease. He taught me a lot about entrepreneurship, partnership, and perseverance.

Ideal job, if not in PR

I love animals, so I would probably have been a veterinarian if I could only have mastered chemistry.

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