IS TO INSPIRE INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS TO COMMUNICATE MORE POSITIVELY AT WORK AND AT HOME.
My primary passion is to teach and to foster learning. I have been teaching since I was 21 years old as a graduate assistant at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Since then, I have taught thousands of students in a variety of courses. From teaching introductory courses to the field of human communication, exploring the details of interpersonal communication and health care, and taking students abroad to countries such France and Costa Rica, my goal is to cultivate in students the ability to communicate positively and to learn more deeply across the lifespan.
With my mission in mind, I deliver impactful and memorable keynotes, training, and programs to inspire people to communicate more positively at work and at home. I believe, as my mentor taught me, that “the spoken word, spoken honorably and well, can make a difference that no other form of communication can equal.” Whether it is one hour or a whole day, I use the time with my audience to connect with each person, create a learning experience, and help everyone communicate better.
My teaching and speaking all stem from my daily work as a writer. As a researcher, I have published in leading national and international journals in the field of communication, including its most prestigious journal, Communication Monographs. In 2016, I earned the Faculty Excellence Award in Research and Creative Endeavors from the College of Social Sciences and Communication at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.