Communications with depth
We live in a time where superficial, fast paced communications are dominating. There is no escaping this, but for real change to come about communications need to have depth.
I am a strategic communications advisor. I offer bespoke advice to clients on how to communicate with their audiences, specialising in the not-for-profit, global development & think tank sectors.
I am particularly interested in how we can listen better to others, move conversations on, resolve conflict & create new narratives.
I work with organisations, teams & individuals to help them to develop communications & engagement strategies. This includes exploring ways to collaborate with audiences, shape stories, define vision, goals & values, frame messaging & embed communications across all strategies.
I write and develop content for clients, as well as guides, blogs & articles on effective communications.
I also provide coaching &1:1 support.
I am an independent consultant & On Think Tanks Associate.
I have 15+ years global experience, working in countries such as Indonesia, Egypt, India, Ghana, Vietnam, Colombia, South Africa, Switzerland & the UK.
My clients have included government departments, private foundations, academic institutions, consultancies, civil society organisations, media companies & think tanks.
I previously set up & led the strategic communications unit at the UK think tank ODI. I have also worked for organisations such as the BBC & tve.
My languages are English, French, Spanish & Russian.
How can I help you?
I can support you to develop a new communications, story or audience strategy or review an existing one.
I can help you to think through how you can create stories, & how you frame your messaging.
I can advise on team management, internal communications & staffing.
I can assess & advise on how communication issues can be resolved.
Writing & Editorial
I write content for clients such as blogs, op-eds, articles, case studies, reports & speeches from scratch or work with existing text.
I provide senior editorial services including copy-editing.
Coaching & mentoring
I provide 1:1 or group mentoring & coaching.
Creating engagement strategies,
Writing for impact,
Presenting your ideas,
The art of framing & storytelling
How to learn from your communications
Publications, blogs & articles
I have written a range of blogs, guides, case studies & articles on how to communicate evidence & ideas for change.
Publishers include The Guardian, Oxfam's From Poverty to Power, the London School of Economics, On Think Tanks and ODI.
Past & current include:
Prindex (DFID/Omidyar Network)
“We hired Caroline to support us on the Bernard van Leer Foundation’s refreshed communications strategy. She provided us with thought-provoking & well-organised insights & recommendations. She’s a wonderful writer who knows her stuff when it comes to influencing policy change.
A pleasure to work with!”
Knowledge for Policy Director,
Bernard van Leer Foundation