Who am I?
I work with senior leadership to create communications strategies that bring business strategies to life. I write articles and proposals; manage websites, newsletters and social media; and conduct plain language and digital accessibility audits and coaching. I’ve interviewed doctors and nurses, writers and actors, artists and engineers, educators and bankers, and I’ve covered two NASA rocket launches, many international TV festivals, and an Internet of Things conference.
I founded and ran a website dedicated to the Canadian television industry for more than 10 years, and over the last 15 years I’ve worked as a multimedia coordinator at the Olympics, providing crucial games-time information to rights-holding broadcasters in Vancouver, London, Sochi, Rio, PyeongChang, Tokyo and Beijing. I’m currently specialising in internal communications with Cambridge University Press.
Diane is a strong communications professional that consistently delivers on well thought out strategies that meet the goal, are creative and can be implemented with ease. She is a writer that keeps you engaged and connects with your emotions. I often read her writing with a smile, a laugh, a tear or it has provoked me to think about something in a new way. My go to person for sure.
I’ve worked with Diane in a few ways over the years. She’s an excellent teammate, a solid professional mentor and coach for those more junior to her and she’s the kind of consultant you want to hire. She’s a sharp strategist who will listen, research and assess a project’s goals and background before getting too far into the tactical mud. She gets measurement, too, and she can also execute tactics, including a whole range of digital tools, on her own. She is also a lot of fun to be around and a genuinely good person.
Diane is a talented and skilled communicator. I’ve worked with her over the years on a number of health care-related strategic communications projects, and thoroughly enjoyed her open and creative collaboration style. That has led to some great results, including the production of an award-winning video. It is also worth mentioning that Diane is an all around lovely person to work with should she be on your project or team.