Meet Rana


Welcome to my blog!

Hey, I’m Rana Campbell and I am the founder of , a site that is dedicated to helping you SHINE in your professional (and personal) life! I promise to help you learn ways that you can build your personal brand and really show the world how great you are. I invite you to join the SHINER community by signing up for my weekly tips that will inspire you to start living a more purposeful life : (Click here if you’re interested).

So who am I? Let me tell you a little about me. 

I am a 2013 graduate of  Princeton University, where I majored in Sociology. Since I was a small child growing up in Orange, New Jersey, I’ve always had a passion for storytelling. In grammar school, I used to write my own stories, plays, and poems. In high school, I discovered my love for theater, art, and dance. In college, I did them all! Writing and sharing the stories of the “world” as is, has always been a passion of mine.

At the same time, I’ve always loved business. As a kid, I was quite the “serial entrepreneur.” I’ve had stints as a girl band manager, cookie deliverer,  music producer, and  business card maker. If you can name it, I probably tried making a business from it. This love for building businesses, cultivating ideas, and making other people around me successful is what makes me who I am. I like helping others SHINE and becoming a better version of themselves. That’s what I hope you find on my site. A place for inspiration, a place where you can discover a better essence of your self, whether it be for your personal or professional life.

Besides that little tidbit, I own my own marketing consultancy. Need help with coming up with the messaging for your next idea? Not sure how to execute for your next brand campaign? I’m the girl you need to talk to. I help my clients do branding better. I also write.  You can check out my work on Blavity, The Huffington Post, Princeton Alumni Weekly,  HelloGiggles, StyleBlazer,  Madame Noire, XO Jane, Clutch Magazine, Hype Hair, Blinging Beauty, Today’s Black Woman Style Report, and Black Fitness Today..and more. I’ve even been on FOX talking about the causes I’m passionate about. PS- I have a day job! I currently work as a Marketing Coordinator for an e-commerce fulfillment company. So yeah, marketing, branding, and business is really what I live, sleep, live, and breathe.

On January 1, 2016 – I launched the Dreams In Drive podcast – which is for creative and lifestyle entrepreneurs who want to learn how to take their entrepreneurial dreams out of PARK and into DRIVE. I wanted to create a destination for other creatives like me who want to hear how others in their industry were able to fight doubt and execute! To learn more about the podcast, click here. The podcast is currently streamed on iTunes, Soundcloud, Stitcher, GooglePlay, and Tunein.

I am really passionate about prison reform and inner-city community building. Fun facts about me:  I LOVE fashion and fitness. My favorite color is Turquoise. I’m always on the lookout for new inspirations so feel free to email me anytime at

Don’t forget to find me  on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, and LinkedIn.

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