I am a speechwriter, executive communications pro and public speaking coach. I have earned national recognition for my clients via awards, industry presentations, and publications in The Washington Post, NPR and more.
I also prepare speeches—more than 200 in some years—which are delivered all over the world on some of the biggest stages. If you're presenting a keynote, commencement address or wedding toast and you don't know where to start—or if you know what you want to say but don't have the time to write it down—let me help. My approach is personal, my work is professional, and you'll receive a product that's authentically you. I have extensive experience working with Fortune CEOs, A-list celebrities, doctors and nonprofit leaders.
I got started in the communications field while working on my family’s Kansas farm, where my strategic communications approach helped grow 6 tomato plants into a thriving local agritourism business. I am a former college-level public speaking instructor, and I spent several years working in education nonprofits in Washington, D.C.
Today, my award-winning work helps clients move every kind of audience.
Based in the Midwest, I travel globally.
Custom speeches, toasts, event scripts and keynote presentations.
After an initial conversation, I will turn your ideas into a speech that turns heads. I'll also help you turn that speech into an op-ed, blog, social media post, video script, and letter so you can extend your audience after the event—and extend your investment in good speechwriting.
I have coached hundreds of professionals during my career, in group and in one-on-one settings. My signature group session has helped fundraising and sales teams focus their pitches and make first impressions count. In addition, I have earned a reputation as a trusted advisor on communications matters both personal and professional, often under confidential terms. I'm well-grounded in classical rhetoric, and I know how to help you move any audience, Millennial to Boomer, big or small.
Raise executive profile
What do clients, customers and employees see when they Google your name? Working directly with you, or with the leader you represent, I identify priorities, develop messaging, and produce pieces (like op-eds and blogs) that increase executive visibility. Proactive placements put you in control of your story.