After a long, productive and engaging career working for major financial services and biopharma companies, I decided to strike out on my own over a decade ago. I’ve always loved the challenge of a new situation so it was a perfectly natural thing to do.


I formed my firm, Elysian Communications, to help companies and leaders navigate successfully through complex change including mergers and acquisitions, cultural evolutions, corporate narrative development and the positioning of leaders to be thoughtful stewards of change. I loved my work and I loved working with my clients.


Then an opportunity came along I could not resist – to become a leadership coach. After a thorough, multi-month training program, I began to support senior and emerging leaders who wanted to address the issues preventing them from peak performance. Working with professionals who want to evolve, who want to challenge themselves and their career trajectories is enriching. In support of my clients, I obtained my certification as an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) from the International Coaching Federation (ICF), the largest professional coaching body in the world. In addition, I co-facilitate a coach training program that helps new coaches develop their skills and learn the true art of coaching. Over the years I’ve helped scores of people discover how to manage change with confidence and grace.


Public speaking is another path I could not resist. Never afraid to be in front of a room full of people, I understood the responsibility and joy of bringing new insight and perspective to others. Evolving this love into a speaking platform that explores life’s most challenging professional and personal transitions is another enriching facet of my work.


My goal is to bring new thinking to the challenge of staying engaged in the world and support people and organizations experiencing periods of change and transition. It’s simply what I love to do.


  • Head shots: Caroline Sinno Photography
  • SPEAK photos: Suzanne D'Amico from Inspired by CJA Photography
  • Home page video: Stephen Ko, SKO Films