Your Thought Partner
Expertly crafted stories are more than just words; they're the heartbeat of community engagement and social impact.
I'm an external communications consultant and thought partner specializing in storytelling. I work with senior leaders in social finance organizations to develop a content vision and strategy that connects to, captivates, and converts your most important stakeholders to critical supporters and partners.
A Journey of Excellence Since 1997
With a history of helping clients achieve their communications goals, I create data-backed, well-researched, expert-driven external communications plans that convey your organization's impact.
My background as an award-winning finance journalist and external communications consultant have shaped my specialization in content strategy and organizational storytelling.
"I develop content that helps your social finance organization gain attention, ensuring your message resonates, not just reverberates."
My external communications consulting emphasizes strategic content development addressing the unique challenges and opportunities in the social finance sector. I craft solutions that drive community engagement and convey your social impact.
I offer storytelling strategy that aligns seamlessly with your content vision. It reflects the values and goals of organizations committed to making a meaningful impact in underserved communities.
Global Client Experience
I've offered solutions to English-speaking clients globally, collaborating with respected financial brands. They include Allianz - Global Investors, RBC Wealth Management, Northern Trust FlexShares, American Express, The Mortgage Reports, and others.
Those experiences and my doctoral research have driven my commitment to offer my exceptional external communications solutions to established organizations in the U.S. social finance and impact sectors focused on democratizing access to capital, especially for home buying and business startups.
√ Well-Established Social Finance CDFIs (specifically loan funds)
√ Sustainable Banks and Socially Responsible Banks
√ Select Wealth Management Firms and Private Banks*
√ Profit-Driven Financial Institutions Targeting Underserved Small Businesses and Homeowners
(*Those that authentically practice wealth management for social impact and help their clients invest accordingly.)
My approach is not prescriptive; it's collaborative. Together, we'll explore your specific needs, develop strategies that align with your vision, and create narratives that resonate with your target audiences.
My Solutions for Social Impact Communications
To help your organization convey its social impact, I offer:
√ Compliance-Focused External Communications Strategy
√ Strategic Content Development
√ Expert People-First, EEAT/YMYL Social Finance Storytelling
√ Thought Leadership Content for Senior Executives
√ Data-Driven Industry Insights and Analysis
√ Branding Positioning and Repositioning
√ Reputation Development and Restoration
√ Customized Story-based Messaging and Content Strategy Training
My collaborative approach to external communications helps you tell stories that keep your organization not just visible, but influential.
I create content experiences that align with the values and interests of your core community partners, offering a unique narrative approach that addresses today’s complex financial landscape.
Let's Collaborate on Your Communications Needs
Even if you don’t see an offering here, please share your communications needs with me. As a thought partner who understands the nuances of social finance and sustainable banking, I'm committed to collaborating with you to achieve your external communications goals.
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