I am a strategic communications coach and consultant. Leaders ​trust me to help them communicate more powerfully with ​stakeholders, customers, employees and the media. My special ​talent is being able to synthesize the best qualities about people, ​programs and products into compelling prose.

I have more than 30 years’ experience as a communications ​consultant and coach. I am a former Reuters’ correspondent and ​the former co-owner of a pan-European public relations agency.

My clients are mainly top leaders in academia, start-ups and non-​profits who are working to make the world a better place.

Learn more about my professional background on LinkedIn.



Enhance your ability to persuade and lead. One-​on-one engagements for senior leaders in ​academia, business and non-profit management.

strategic comms

Messaging, positioning and branding for ​leaders and organizations.


Retained publicist and PR consultant for ​leaders.

Training workshops

Media training, presentation training, personal ​branding workshops, interview training, and ​persuasive communications.


Executive speeches and presentations, press ​releases and other c​ontent.

PUBLIC speaking

Keynotes on personal branding and allyship.


Nice story. Now show me the data.

When I saw the coffee mug, I bought it right away. Not because it's celebrating ​the rigor of data over the emotional pull of stories, but because I agree with the ​order – story first, then data. (read more)

What do you want to be known for?

It's sometimes hard to be as generous about yourself as you are with others. But ​in personal branding, I recommend you do just that. (read more)

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New Year, new chance to shine

The new year is a great time to take stock of your personal brand and make a ​renewed effort to ensure you are consistently communicating your value. (read ​more)

Are you persuading or just presenting?

We are so used to presenting with PowerPoint (or Slides), the idea of making a ​speech without slides scares the bejesus out of us. We might feel it’s expected ​and makes it look like we took the situation seriously. (read more)

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What others say

“What I love about you is that I give you a kernel and you plant a whole field.”

“Huge and heartfelt thanks for the workshops. They were transformative. I only wish I had had this resource earlier in my career.”

“I made MD! Thank you for your coaching and support. I know it was critical in getting me over the line.”

“I landed the board seat. Thank you for all of your support.”

“I am still using your advice and templates to improve my pitches.”

“It was an enriching experience and I came away with a deeper understanding of how to communicate my skills.”

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+1 469-396-204​8

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