As I progressed my career from a journalist to a communications professional in some of Europe and North America’s largest corporations, I learned how valuable my specialty could be to a business. Working with three industry associations, also demonstrated communications skills were a competitive advantage. And from a personal perspective I can pinpoint one key internal presentation that helped me advance my career.
Communications in business is more than just about the written word. It’s also about emotions and values. Great business leaders understand how these elements combine to inform, persuade and motivate people.
During a 35-year corporate career I shared my passion for communications by helping leaders at all levels when they faced the media, hesitant communities, or demanding politicians and regulators. At times it was advocating for a project, both within and outside the organization, at others it was in the storm of a serious crisis.
Now I use my coaching skills to help executives at all levels become better communicators – from team leaders to C-suite executives and across a range of industry sectors.
Family, history and literature are my away-from-work interests.