I help people and organizations connect, communicate, change, and grow.
I'm a communicator, consultant, and coach, and sometimes all three at once. I've spent my entire career so far helping organizations communicate with key audiences, whether they're inside or outside an organization. Often, especially in a corporate setting with employees as the primary audience, communication is needed to drive organizational change.
Change. It's a word that evokes excitement or fear, depending on your perspective. Perhaps the Buddha said it best, "everything is impermanent."
While many of us have a hard time with change, change is how we grow. I'm not sure anyone truly wants to stay the same, even those who proclaim it.
I work with people and organizations to help them successfully create, drive, manage, and survive change. And ideally, thrive through change, gaining more of what they want and less of what they don't.
How? Through both nature and nurture, I've learned to ask thoughtful questions and listen with all my senses. I also use research, strategy, and planning to ensure I can make a significant difference in any work I undertake. I also create, cultivate, curate, and edit content.
When you need to connect with people or connect some dots, listen better or find the right words, professionally or personally, I can help. Discover how we can work together by following the links below.
Why gulls, you ask... I love Jonathan Livingston Seagull. This modern-day fable by Richard Bach delightfully illustrates the journey, the hardship, and ultimately the joy a young seagull finds as he breaks away from societal norms and expectations to follow his passion and honor his dreams. It's a story of love, learning, commitment, and forgiveness. "Don’t believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding. Find out what you already know and you will see the way to fly.” And second, third and more, they're long-lived, resourceful, inquisitive, and intelligent birds.
Photos (c) Laura K McLeod