Logos Consulting Group and Logos Institute for Crisis Management & Executive Leadership hosted a celebration on Wednesday, April 3, to honor Kristin Johnson, the newest author in the firm. Kristin co-authored “How to Succeed in a PR Agency: Real Talk to Grow Your Career & Become Indispensable” with Shalon Roth and the book was released by global publisher Routledge in January.
More than 50 guests came to celebrate Kristin and her accomplishment of having her first book published. The guests were a mix of NYU faculty and former students from the course Kristin has taught for five years on public relations consulting, which helped inspire the book; former colleagues from her years as a PR industry pro at Edelman, TogoRun, and BioSector2; current colleagues from FairFrame, a startup she advises; as well as personal friends, many of them fellow alumni of her alma mater the University of Wisconsin.
A highlight of the evening was when Logos president Helio Fred Garcia, who has been a mentor to Kristin for 14 years, led a toast in her honor, and opened the floor to guests to share the impact Kristin has had on their lives as a teacher, friend, colleague, and mentor.
Kristin then took the floor to express her gratitude for the celebration and all who came to show support, as well as share a special announcement: she is working on a forthcoming book, yet to be titled, on how to make smart life decisions when entering a new chapter of life. From navigating what comes after college or retirement, to how to get back into the work force after time away, she has a tested roadmap to help people find their “next”…whatever that next step may be for each reader. The announcement was met with many nodding heads and great anticipation.
In addition to teasing Kristin’s next book, Helio Fred Garcia teased the next Logos Institute Press title, “Five Frequencies: Leadership Signals that Turn Culture into Competitive Advantage” by Jeff Grimshaw, Tanya Mann, Lynne Viscio, and Jennfer Landis. The book will be published in May.