I help people and organizations initiate change, expand their influence, and grow towards who and where they want to be.
Here are why and how.
Belief is persuasive.
You can tell the difference between someone selling for a paycheck and someone who deeply believes that what they have or know will make your life better. I only work with clients who I believe offer something that makes people’s lives better and I help define, craft, and deliver their message.
Grow people and stories.
Just as people, communities, and organizations are living things, so the stories they tell are living. The problem is that everyone wants to be a story-teller but few people want to do the hard work of cultivating. It is the difference between Miracle Gro and organic; between a factory farm and a local farmer. I believe people, communities, and organizations need to be cultivated like a garden for the good of both the people and their story.
Forethought and response matter.
Crisis is a part of of life. The same principle about belief applies to defending as it does to advocating; you will defend something you believe in differently than you will something that is just a product. In the same way that public safety officers practice and have procedures for different crisis scenarios, so it is that forethought and response make all the difference when crisis comes.
A relationship, not a contract.
The best results happen over time. A hired gun can advocate and defend but it is the addition of cultivation and time that makes a trusted ally. I like to win but, even more so, I like helping my clients and their stories grow and flourish.
Here is a portion of the organizations I've had the pleasure of working with or for. Some I was employed by, others I had direct involvement with through clients.
- Media Relations Training
- Communications Strategy
- Self-Awareness & Team Dynamics
- Crisis Communications
- 1-on-1 Coaching