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 evidence & ideas specialising in the not-for-profit, global development & think tank sectors.
I work with organisations, teams & individuals to help them to develop communications, advocacy & policy engagement strategies. This includes exploring ways to collaborate with audiences, shape narratives, define vision, goals & values, & embed communications across all strategies.
I write and develop content for clients, as well as guides, blogs & articles on effective communications.
I also facilitate workshops, talks & webinars on a range of practical communications skills, & provide coaching &1:1 support.
I am particularly interested in how insights from behavioural & political sciences can help us to change narratives, move conversations on and resolve conflict.
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, funders, private foundations, academic institutions, consultancies, NGOs, media organisations & 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?
Strategic advice & counsel
I can support you to develop a new communications, engagement or audience strategy or review an existing one.
I can help you to think through your narratives, & how you frame your messaging.
I advise on team management, internal communications & staffing.
I develop assessments & reviews to evaluate & inform organisational, programme & project design.
Training, coaching & mentoring
I facilitate & run workshops, talks & webinars.
I provide 1:1 or group mentoring & coaching.
Creating policy engagement strategies,
Writing for impact,
Presenting your ideas,
Developing talking points,
The art of framing & storytelling
Evaluating & learning from communications
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.
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:
The Australian Government (Australia)
Bernard van Leer Foundation (The Netherlands)
Centre for International Forestry Research (Indonesia)
DFID-ESRC Growth Research Programme (UK/Global)
Grand Challenges Canada (Canada)
3ie - International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (Mexico, Italy & India)
Knowledge Sector Initiative (Indonesia)
The Mastercard Foundation (Ghana, Uganda & Canada)
Mekong Economic Research Network (Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos)
NWO-WOTRO (Holland & Peru)
Open Society Foundations (USA, UK)
Prindex (DFID/Omidyar Network) (UK/USA)
Rodeemos el Diálogo (Colombia)
SAIIA (South Africa)
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (Serbia & Albania)
The World Health Organization (Switzerland)