Today’s post is day two of my participation in the WOW blog book tour for author Karen Brown Tyson’s latest work, Time to Refresh: A 21- Day Devotional to Renew Your Mind After being Laid Off, Fired, or Sidelined.
In this post, I will featuring an interview with Ms. Brown Tyson. In it Ms. Tyson discusses her transition from working for Fortune 500 companies to writing and the lay-off that was responsible. She also discusses her and how she became a born again Christian.
Once again, make Ms. Brown Tyson feel welcome and feel free to comment all you like and ask as many questions as you want.
Here’s the interview:
1. After 25 years working for Fortune 500 companies, you suddenly found yourself laid off. Can you go into a little more detail about the lay-off and how you came up with the idea for your present company, Constant Communicators?
The lay-off came as a surprise. One minute I was working on ten different projects and the next minute I’m being told that my services were no longer needed. But having been laid off previously, I knew that’s how layoffs go. Rather than dwell in anger and shock, I immediately thanked God and my supervisors for the time I worked at the company. I knew right then that if God allowed this to happen, then He obviously had something else planned for me. I was excited about the future.
I immediately started praying and asking God to show me what He wanted me to do next. Through prayer I realized I have so much experience to offer in the areas of corporate communication, writing, and public relations. I created Constant Communicators to help people get their message across to customers and employees.
2. Your biography contains details about your faith. Can you give us a short testimony about your conversion to Christ??
I grew up in two houses. I lived with my grandparents during the week because my father wanted my brother and me to go to a good school. On the weekends, I lived with my parents. I did this for ten years. I saw my grandparents not only attend church regularly, but they served in ministry. My father did not believe in going to church. When I was 10, father died. On the day of his funeral, I told my mother I wanted two things – one was to live with her full time and the other was to go to church. We started to go to church weekly, and I loved it. When I was 16, I gave my life to Christ.
3. What target does your company serve??
Constant Communicators aims to teach solopreneurs, entrepreneurs, and aspiring authorpreneurs how to communicate, write and create content to drive engagement with customers.
4. You use this space to give yourself a shameless plug.
In addition to running my own business, I am the author of, Time to Refresh: A 21-Day Devotional to Review Your Mind After Being Laid Off, Fired or Sidelined. The book highlights my journey through the Bible following my job layoff. I wrote the book using journaling to This explore the mindset issues I faced while sitting on the sidelines of life. Your readers can buy the book on Amazon or Barnes&Noble.
About the Author:
For the past 25 years, Karen Brown Tyson worked for Fortune 500 companies in the fast food, pharmaceutical, and telecommunication industries. Today, Karen is the founder of Constant Communicators, a lifestyle business that helps people improve their business writing skills. Time to Refresh: A 21-Day Devotional to Renew Your Mind After Being Laid Off, Fired or Sidelined was released in August 2018. Karen lives in North Carolina with her husband and son.
You can find Karen at –
Personal Website – http://www.karenbrowntyson.com
Here are the rest of the dates for the remainder of the tour.
–Blog Tour Dates:
December 8th @ A Storybook World
Visit Deirdra’s blog where you can read Karen Brown Tyson’s blog post about fearless writing.
December 9th @ Reducing Overload
Stop by Peggy’s blog to read author Karen Brown Tyson’s post about journaling and stress management.
December 13th @ Memoir Writer’s Journey
Visit Kathleen’s blog where you can read Karen Brown Tyson’s blog post about fearless writing.
December 13th @ M.C. Walker’s Blog
Visit M.C. Walker’s blog where she interviews author Karen Brown Tyson about her and her book Time to Refresh.
December 14th @ Strength 4 Spouses
Visit Wendi’s blog where you can read Karen Brown Tyson’s blog post about having faith during difficult times.
December 15th @ Jessica’s Reading Room
Visit Jessica’s blog where you can read her thoughts on Karen Brown Tyson’s book Time to Refresh.
December 16th @ 12 Books
Visit Louise’s blog where she shares her opinion on Karen Brown Tyson’s book Time to Refresh.
December 18th @ Look to the Western Sky
Visit Margo’s blog where you can read Karen Brown Tyson’s blog post about parenting.
December 20th @ Strength 4 Spouses
Visit Wendi’s blog again where you can read her opinion about Karen Brown Tyson’s book Time to Refresh.
December 20th @ The Faerie Review
Visit Lily Shadowlyn’s blog where you can read Karen Brown Tyson’s blog post about journaling.
December 21st @ The World of My Imagination
Visit Nicole’s blog where she shares her thoughts about Karen Brown Tyson’s book Time to Refresh.
December 23rd @ Look to the Western Sky
Be sure to stop by Margo’s blog again where you find out what she had to say about Karen Brown Tyson’s book Time to Refresh.
December 23rd @ Coffee with Lacey
Visit Lacey’s blog where you can read Karen Brown Tyson’s blog post about journaling.
December 24th @ Coffee with Lacey
Stop by Lacey’s blog again where she reviews Karen Brown Tyson’s book Time to Refresh.
December 27th @ The Frugalista Mom
Be sure to visit Rozelyn’s blog again where you can read Karen Brown Tyson’s blog post about change management.
Feel free to visit the other blogs for the remainder of this tour.
Enjoy the interview.