Before writing professionally, I spent many years in corporate headhunting. I love business. But headhunting, like any other industry, is full of empty jargon and other communicative bullshit.
At the pinstriped firm where I once worked, we “strategically executed critical leadership selection mandates,” perhaps because saying, “we help clients hire leaders,” seemed disproportionate to our considerable fees.
Like other workplaces, we explored our shifting paradigms from thirty thousand feet and took it offline before pivoting to a new normal. I say we because, though I’d love to tell you otherwise, I’ve been in the fray with a bandwidth here and a circle back there. (But never synergy. I have limits.)
So, when I encourage clients to communicate clearly and simply, I do so without a soapbox.
Words matter, and getting noticed and earning a positive response sometimes starts with choosing not to sound like everyone else. People rarely give a shit when they’ve heard it all before.
That’s why I’m here: To write for you in a human voice that is distinct and all your own, whether you want some edge or to keep things buttoned down.
So, welcome. I hope you’ll pop in occasionally and steal something useful. Please hit me up if you want to chat about writing something — maybe an investor or impact report, a website, job profile, blog post, proposal, or brand messaging — that someone will appreciate.