Lisa Duchene is a business-environment writer and owner of Polished Oak Communications in central Pennsylvania.
Professional consulting and communications services. Let’s roll up our sleeves to find the best ways to tell your story and reach your customers. Services include: Developing and executing strategy across media, writing press releases, web site copy and white papers, editing, coaching writers, managing special communications projects. My areas of experience: entrepreneurship, environment-business, eco-labeling, food…
Badasses are kind, gracious, loving people who are also wicked strong, fierce and fearless.
They go for it. They protect those dear. They rise for those who can’t — but never at someone else’s expense.
They do what needs to be done—sometimes with a roar and sometimes so quietly you hardly notice them. They are brave and bold. They speak their truth.
They are not bullies, nor are they nasty.
I’ve thought a lot lately about these qualities. The people who embody them are my role models.
For more than two decades, I’ve reported and written stories about the marine environment, starting as a cub reporter on the coast of Maine. I covered sustainability, responsible purchasing, and food safety as senior editor of SeaFood Business magazine. Here is a selection of my freelance stories for Smithsonian’s Zoogoer, the quarterly publication for Friends of the National Zoo, and the Global Aquaculture Advocate online publication.