Author Archives: Rena Kilgannon

downsizing your home
New Surroundings

Thinking About Downsizing Your Home?

Have you considered downsizing your home lately? My husband and I have reached a stage in our lives where we wonder if we need to move out of our four-bedroom, three-story home into something smaller, more efficient, and less costly to maintain. We have lived in our home for more… Read More
  • Rena Kilgannon |
  • January 30, 2018
mindfulness and meditation

The Benefits of Mindfulness and Meditation

Switching to a slower, more gentle gear in my fitness regime is new to me. I was always a jogger and reached levels of calm (runner’s high) through my running routines. In my 30s and 40s, I ran for exercise – from 3-4 miles a few times a week to… Read More
  • Rena Kilgannon |
  • December 15, 2017
Cruise Ship

Why Cruising Is The Best Choice Of Travel For Prime Women

I love to cruise! I have been on cruises all over the world, and it is one of my preferred methods of travel. Ocean cruises, river cruises – if it’s a cruise, it has my name all over it. And now that I'm fully in my "prime", I love them… Read More
  • Rena Kilgannon |
  • November 2, 2015

Networking Among Key Challenges For The Female CEO

Recently, I helped initiate a female leaders program at a national advertising trade association. I sent them a letter shortly after I published my book asking them to support the female leaders who comprise a significant part of their membership. Like me, these women run small to mid-size ad agencies… Read More
  • Rena Kilgannon |
  • June 28, 2015

Are Your Ready to Sell Your Business?

I received a phone call from a colleague wanting to pick my brain about selling her business. I sold my company a couple of years ago and she was interested in learning how I did it. She was in the middle of negotiating the sale of her business. When we… Read More
  • Rena Kilgannon |
  • March 26, 2015

What Happens To Your Business When Your Health Fails?

As we age, we feel it in aches and pains throughout our bodies. Sometimes they are a result of being physically active –injuries that involve knees, hips, shoulders, etc. Other times, it has nothing to do with activity. More likely, your body starts to turn on itself – autoimmune diseases,… Read More
  • Rena Kilgannon |
  • February 2, 2015

Want to start 2015 with a new personal trainer?

Try working with women your age. Not too long ago, I had dinner with a good friend who looked more vibrant than I’ve seen her look in years. “What are you doing?” I asked. “You look healthier, happier, and younger.” “I’m working out on a regular basis with a new… Read More
  • Rena Kilgannon |
  • December 30, 2014

The Retiring Entrepreneur

By the title of this article, you might jump to the conclusion that I am writing about entering retirement after my 25+-year career as an entrepreneur. Or, that I am a shy and introverted. Okay, both and neither are true. I am 59 years old and I sold my business… Read More
  • Rena Kilgannon |
  • November 9, 2014
Confidence Code

It’s a Confidence Game

Confidence is an elusive attribute. We all feel we have it – or had it – at some point in our careers. But, as we age, some of us have less of it. Why? The authors of The Confidence Code, What Every Woman Should Know, believe it is tied to… Read More
  • Rena Kilgannon |
  • October 29, 2014
Abstract Businesswoman walks Tightrope with Confidence.

Getting the Price That You Deserve

I was doing research on the topic of women and negotiation – inspired by my fellow female entrepreneurs – when I came across the topic of making pricing concessions to parties who are seen as powerful. In a 2011, in Microsoft Business interview with Deborah Kolb, co-author of Her Place… Read More
  • Rena Kilgannon |
  • September 24, 2014

About Rena Kilgannon

Rena Kilgannon

Rena Kilgannon runs Kilgannon Group, LLC, a small business and marketing consulting firm. She ran an advertising agency in Atlanta, Georgia for 25 years before selling her firm in 2012. Her book, "What’s the Worst That Could Happen™", is available on Amazon or her website. Check out her LinkedIn.