I work with clients to help them develop their most authentic voice, shape their narrative and identify new audiences.
One of my first jobs out of college was working for an invention program at MIT. Surrounded by the likes of Steve Wozniak, Ray Kurzweil and John Maeda, I fine-tuned my ability to translate complex ideas into bite-size pieces. These soon became building blocks for strong narratives.
I liked deconstructing language and rebuilding so much that I took some time off to attend the Harvard Graduate School of Design summer program. I spent three intense months conceptualizing words into three-dimensional designs.
I have found that the most effective way to communicate to media, customers and the general public, is to understand what you are building and why.
Fast forward to now. I have been running ELISE communications since 2007 with that same focus on leading thinkers and changemakers in the social innovation sector. I get to talk to interesting people, convert their ideas into meaningful content that resonates, and then implement a strategy that reaches and expands their target demographic. I help establish brands by creating new audiences and converting and challenging their thinking. And, that sticks.