People sometimes ask me: “What do you think you're doing?” And I think to myself, “Well, they've got one thing right. It's all about thinking.” Because, what I do is help clients think differently about what they want to show and tell the world – what message they want to send, what point they want to make, or what brand they want to boost. Often I bring together a few thoughtful people with special expertise to think things through. Or I invite seminal thinkers to share their ideas at events for other thinking people who are interested in new ways of looking at work and life. I also help people present their own ideas better. Or I put their thoughts into words they can share in speeches, or in print or online. Or I direct other writers to do that, or even manage the hunt for an entire communications team. I've done all these things for many clients over the years, including several who have kindly offered to say a few words about me. So, if I seem to offer what you're looking for, I think the best idea would be to get in contact to see if we're both thinking along the same lines.
Industry Expertise (4)
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Social Media Marketing
2011 Royal Canadian Geographical Society
2013 Queen Elizabeth Silver Jubilee Medal
Courage to Come Back Award -- 2006 Awardee (professional)
CAMH -- Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Princeton University: B.A., English Literature 1972
- Toronto Public Library Foundation : Governor's Council member
- St. Lawrence Centre : Chair Marketing Committee of the Board
Media Appearances (4)
Canada Needs More Meaningful Consultation on Physician-Assisted Death
The Huffington Post online
Last month, Ottawa's expert panel on PAD -- physician-assisted death -- launched its website so that we could provide our views, not on if it should be legal (the Supreme Court decided that in February), but how it should happen...
When it comes to Pan Am Games, there’s bound to be an overkill of rules
Toronto Star online
At the finish line of this year’s Boston Marathon stood a large sign that read: “Absolutely no weapons allowed.” Really? Bostonians had to be told that? But at least they had tragic reality as a backdrop. Here in Toronto, the “Conditions of Entry to a Venue” at the Pan Am Games are as bizarre and Martian as the security and driving regulations that are making the 2.6 million of us who live here feel like slightly illegal aliens who don’t quite get the language...
The misplaced optimism of gender diversity targets
The Globe and Mail online
So how’s the Ontario Security Commission’s new “comply or explain” policy doing in nudging our public companies to put more women on their boards? Well, if the first six months offer any clue, it will take 68 more years before boards will reach gender parity – longer than anyone reading this piece will be alive...
Walking is the New Driving
The Huffington Post online
Walking never got any respect: it was slow, unsexy and boring. Only losers walked. But today, walking is what the cool kids do, whether they're staving off Alzheimers and depression, losing weight or gaining creativity. In fact, over 4.5 million people have watched Toronto doctor Mike Evans' online video: 23 ½ Hours: "What's the single best thing we can do for our health?...