On the MEnu: Personal Branding by Account Coordinator, Tim Bates

“Be kind, be self-aware and above all else, be you!”

Last Wednesday, I kicked off #teamME’s inaugural “On the MEnu” lunch and learn by serving up the importance of personal branding.

I define strong personal brands as someone’s authentic and genuine image or reputation. Strong personal brands are not about popularity, boasting or being arrogant. Many people view personal branding as vanity and self-serving but that’s not the case. It’s about intentionally letting your brand shine and being vulnerable. By doing so here are the tradeoffs you’ll experience:

  • Better client and work relationships
  • Added value to your network and communities
  • Increased self-awareness
  • More meaningful interactions
  • Established credibility
  • More confidence

For more, check out my presentation here: On the MEnu: Personal Branding


“Character is who you are when no one is watching.”

– Legendary Head Coach, John Wooden

“Your personal brand is who you are when everyone is watching.”

– Tim Bates … maybe