The Stasko Agency
Lu Stasko is a marketing and public relations expert who specializes in helping entrepreneurs get the maximum attention they need to achieve success. Since forming The Stasko Agency in 1998, Lu has helped dozens of entrepreneurs launch companies and gain traction in markets as diverse as technology, media, and hospitality. Her deep relationships with the media and the community allow her to easily connect clients to key audiences and resources.
Throughout her career, Lu has managed PR campaigns for developers, retailers, non-profits, government agencies, restaurants, associations and marketing firms. She often works with clients starting on the ground floor, helping them establish brand recognition in the market and then guiding them through expansions and further growth. She helped build Little Man Ice Cream’s reputation as a must-see attraction in Denver’s Lower Highland neighborhood and put Root Down on the map as one of the city’s first sustainable restaurants. She also introduced developer Southern Land Company to the Colorado market and helped the company effectively navigate and address community concerns. The start-up companies she’s worked with have landed on Inc. 500’s Fastest Growing Companies list and garnered investment and in some cases, buyers, because of the credibility they’ve built in their industries through earned media.
Lu gained her marketing and PR experience working in business development for Zenchiku (USA) Inc., a Japanese beef export company. She also served as a promotional coordinator for the Tabor Center during its grand opening year. She holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Metropolitan State University of Denver.
A resident of the Highland area since 1996, Lu is an active community member and helped found the Lower Highland Merchants Group. She is a former board member of Highland United Neighbors Inc. (HUNI) and is a chief fundraiser for such popular events as the neighborhood’s annual 4th of July parade. In 2007, Lu received the Vincent O’Flaherty Award for significant contribution and commitment to the Highland Neighborhood.
Lu has also provided pro-bono public relations and publicity support to many non-profit organizations including Augie’s Quest, the Cherubim Foundation, Seeds of Hope, Tara Wellness Group, and Denver Active 20 – 30 Children’s Foundation.
When she’s not working, Lu enjoys organizing family gatherings and spending time in Colorado’s mountains.
U Empath You
Local Author’s Story of Living as an Empath Featured in #1 Amazon International Bestselling Book
The new inspirational book, U Empath You marks Lu Stasko’s debut as a published author. This powerful new anthology book by Powerful You! Publishing ($22US), ISBN 978-1-7356579-9-8) is a collection of stories by individuals from various backgrounds and experiences.
Lu Stasko shares the story of “Inner GPS.” . It provides readers with hope, encouragement, insights, lessons to start listening to your own Inner GPS. For the past 25 years, Lu has run The Stasko Agency, a publicity and PR company, and has launched many of her campaigns using her Inner GPS, or “knowing.”
This book contains stories of nineteen empathic entrepreneurs, practitioners, and coaches who have shifted their lives by ‘getting real’ with themselves and making conscious shifts to live into their gifts as an empath. Although each of their lives and stories is different, the common thread is a focused mindset, open heart, and a willingness to make shifts and be flexible on their path.
All stories are intended to assist and provide hope, direction, and inspiration for individuals who wish to make changes in their own lives to feel more aligned, empowered, confident, and peaceful. The transformation these authors have experienced does not mean that things are always easy for them now; instead, they have found a way to live with more awareness and wisdom in each moment.
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