Photographs by David Gottschalk
“Elise is pure energy. I want to bottle it up and sell it. My first encounter was at Wal-Mart, and I was her client. I was amazed by her energy and passion for her clients and her agency. It was contagious and so sincere. Every time she would leave the building, we would say,‘I want some of what she is having!’ You couple that energy and passion with her drive for excellence, and you have a winning combination.” — Sarah Clark, president, Mitchell Communications about Elise Smith Mitchell
Sunday, January 1, 2017
Elise Mitchell is a striking blonde, tall and willowy, and five minutes into a conversation with her, it's obvious that the poised PR executive and founder and CEO of Mitchell Communications would be as adept at designing, organizing and marketing a fashion show as she would be walking the runway.
Full name : Elise Patricia Smith Mitchell
Date and place of birth: October 15, 1961, Evanston, Illinois
Family: Husband: Raye, Children: Mackenzie, Jackson
My greatest fear is losing my self-respect
When no one is looking, I still do the right thing
One word to sum me up: Resilient
I’m at my best when I am surrounded by people I love
I know I’ve helped someone when they have achieved their goals
If I’ve learned one thing in life, it’s never give up
I wish I knew more about the rest of my journey
My most humbling experience was learning how to give all the good stuff away (delegating to and empowering those you lead so they can lead without you)
A really good piece of advice I received was be the most enthusiastic person you know
Take anything, but don’t take my laptop
My greatest strength is my faith in God
I’m most comfortable with people who aren’t negative
My pet peeve is wasted talent
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