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LFS Introduces… Lindsey, a Communications Director

Give us a brief summary of who you are and what you are doing…

My name is Lindsey Nobles. I live in Nashville, TN and work as the Director of Communications for Thomas Nelson. Originally from Dallas, TX, I landed in Nashville via Birmingham via Dallas via Boulder. I have an adorable collie mix named Molly. Seriously, she might be the cutest dog on the planet.

For those of us that don’t know, what does Thomas Nelson do as a company?

Thomas Nelson is the world’s largest Christian publisher and the 7th largest trade publisher in the United States. Some of my favorite books that we have published are Ron Hall & Denver Moore’s Same Kind of Different as Me, Rich Stearn’s The Hole in Our Gospel, and Donald Miller’s Blue Like Jazz and A Million Miles in a Thousand Years.

How did you get into working for Thomas Nelson?

I began at Thomas Nelson 2 and half years ago. And getting this job was totally a “God thing.” I had interviewed, been offered, and turned down at Thomas Nelson about a year before. And then after some things that had kept me in Birmingham fell apart, I reached out to the person who had offered me a job a year before. I was like, “You are probably going to think I am certifiable but I have been thinking of moving to Nashville and would love to work for Thomas Nelson…” Long story, shorter, after a series of interviews with Michael Hyatt, I got the job.

Where do you see God working in your role at Thomas Nelson?

Working at Thomas Nelson and for Michael Hyatt has been a tremendous opportunity. God is at work in me. I can feel it, like I’ve never felt it before. Sometimes I take for granted how amazing it is to be able to share publicly my personal journey, and in particular my faith.

What is your favourite thing about your role?

Without sounding like a total brown-noser, my favourite (spelled the British way because that seems much more cool) thing about my job is being able to work with Michael Hyatt. He is constantly inspiring and stretching me.

What is the most challenging thing about your role?

The most challenging thing about my role is also something I like about it. It is that my role really doesn’t have a lot of definition around it. A do a lot of this and a little of that.

Who do you have supporting you? How do they support you?

I don’t have any direct reports but I do work with a lot of people both internally and externally that support me – IT folks, programmers, designers, etc.

What piece of advice would you give to anyone who is thinking of entering into a similar career path to you?

I never woke up and thought, “I want to be in Corporate Communications” or even “I want to work for a Christian publisher.” My advice would be to figure out what you enjoy and be great at it. Don’t get comfortable; try to be exceptional at what you do.

If people wanted to pray for you, what would you like them to talk to God about on your behalf?

Pray that I would keep the faith and that I would continue to trust in God’s plan for me.

Thank you so much for sharing with us Lindsey! It is so clear that God is using you in Nashville and it’s so inspiring to see. Praying for your continued faith and trust in God with your life.

You can connect with Lindsey through her blog I’m Just Saying at www.lindseynobles.com


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