Sense & Sensitivity by Harriette Cole
Type: Text Feature
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There's a new voice offering sound, supportive advice, and it comes from Harriette Cole. The best-selling author and entrepreneur provides advice six times each week in her Q&A column Sense & Sensitivity. Cole gives modern advice for contemporary problems ranging from questions about etiquette, to relationship issues, to tough topics like depression and abuse. Her empathetic, sincere advice is also well researched, incorporating information and resources for readers seeking additional help.
Harriette Cole's compassionate voice draws on her varied experience. After a successful career as a runway model, Cole was lifestyle editor and fashion director at Essence Magazine. She wrote the best-selling bible for African-American brides, "Jumping the Broom: The African-American Wedding Planner" (Henry Holt, 1993), as well as "How to Be: A Guide to Contemporary Living for African-Americans" (Simon & Schuster, 2000), "Choosing Truth: Living an Authentic Life" (Simon & Schuster, 2003) and "Vows : The African-American Couples' Guide to Designing a Sacred Ceremony" (Simon & Schuster, 2004). She also wrote "Coming Together" (Hyperion 2003), a family book about creating activities between the generations.
Cole has appeared on many national television and radio programs and in several major magazines and newspapers. She is a contributor to the "Today" show. As president and creative director of Harriette Cole Media Inc., the life coaching, style and literary production company she formed in 1995, Cole coaches recording artists as they develop their careers. She has worked with such notable musicians as Alicia Keys and Mary J. Blige. She also provides leadership and media training to advertising executives, corporate leaders and students. A Phi Beta Kappa alumna of Howard University, Cole is originally from Baltimore, and now makes her home in Harlem, New York City.