Storytelling On Things That Matter

Kara Kavensky

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A born storyteller, Kara loves sharing inspiring stories. She has written thousands of personal interest stories, op-eds, and features on fascinating people to local and national magazines and news outlets.

In addition to storytelling and public relations, she consults on strategic storytelling concepts to humanize businesses, which facilitates amazing results.

Kara’s debut memoir, Finding Joy, is a love story. During an interview for a cover story with a WWII veteran, she is sent along a journey to find his long lost love.

Listen to podcast episodes of Finding Joy with Kara and her newest podcast series, Record Scratch with Kara!

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Public Relations


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Strategic Communications


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Finding Joy

A memoir. It’s a love story, but it doesn’t start out that way.


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