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Kara Holm

Recovering Founder | Writer | Business Strategist | Advancement Leader | Connector 

Thanks for stopping by. I enjoy meeting new people and connecting with old friends.

 

By day I am a not-so-mild-mannered university administrator and very occasional marketing and business planning consultant. My alter-ego is a writer, pursuing an MFA in creative non-fiction at the University of King’s College in Halifax. I am writing an instructive memoir about my experience as a founder (2016 - 2020) outside of the Silicon Valley bubble, tentatively called Upstarts: Founders, Failure, and the Start-Up Paradox

I have been involved with marketing and business planning since the mid-1990s. I have a particular interest in customer loyalty, engagement and experience. .

Between 2015 and 2018 I published articles in Canadian Gaming Business Magazine. My now very occasional blog demonstrates my lateral approach to common business issues related to loyalty and engagement. I have led the research and writing of white papers for the Canadian casino industry and created a publication called “The Insider’s Guide to the Business of Canadian Casinos”, both through a consulting collective. Finally, I have and continue to ghost-write copy that appears in newsletters and other formats.

To contact me please write to hello@karaholm.com or connect with me on LinkedIn

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