About Highland Communication Works

Linda immediately became an extension of the core company team.
From facilitation of an initial company-wide messaging exercise, through detailed execution of our first media outreach, Linda has been professional, patient in her coaching of me and my colleagues, worked through every detail, and supported us flawlessly.
— Joe Thurgood, Hera Systems

Founded in 2004, my Denver-based boutique consultancy, Highland Communication Works, provides strategic public relations and marketing services to organizations working to advance environmental conservation, social and economic justice, and community development initiatives. 

I build comprehensive communication programs from scratch and implement strategies that reflect, and often drive, an organization's strategic objectives. All of my work is designed to elevate and support the work of my clients – whether I implement programs directly, or provide the tools, resources and training clients need to propel their own work forward or build capacity.

Some clients may need help bringing clarity to their communication path or honing in on specific areas that need support and attention. Other clients may lack the resources to hire an in-house communication director,  but still need to fill that gap to meet their objectives. I am available to help in many capacities, including serving as a short- or long-term staff extension.

    Why highland communication works?

    Experienced

    I have worked in the communication field for 26 years – on the client side, the agency side and the consulting side. I have the skills and tools needed to create programs that align with organizational goals.

    Impact-driven

    Whether pushing out an awareness campaign, engaging a community, designing a capacity-building initiative or producing a video, my strategies are centered on making a difference for clients and the audiences and constituencies they wish to reach.

    Collaborative

    I work closely with others to understand and help clarify needs, desires and timelines. Skilled at guiding people and groups in a deep discovery process, I take into consideration many variables, with particular sensitivity to individual and group needs – a requirement for any successful communication project.

    Scalable

    I am happy to serve as the core of a client's communication function, creating and managing comprehensive programs tailored to meet strategic goals. I can also provide an extra set of arms and legs to support an existing internal team. I often collaborate with partners and colleagues to meet growing project needs.

    Easy to work with

    People enjoy working with me. I have a reputation for nurturing relationships by closely collaborating with team members and “rolling up my sleeves” to deeply understand the mission. Here are some words clients have used to describe my work and work style: Professional. High-quality. Trustworthy. Reliable. Thoughtful. Focused. Strategic. And, my favorite: No drama!

    I invite you to check out the testimonials page for a few client remarks.