About Highland Communication Works

In a nutshell

Highland Communication Works is an independent boutique consultancy that provides public relations services, with a focus on communication strategy, writing/storytelling, messaging, and workshops and training. Founded in 2004, Highland Communication Works is based in Denver, Colorado. 

At the heart of good PR

At the heart of good public relations is storytelling. Not just the stories of what organizations do and how they do it, but why they do it, what their impact is and who is part of their success.

Highland Communication Works exists to help clients tell their story — starting with strategy. I begin with a strategy that identifies things like goals and objectives, target audiences and desired outcomes, as well as existing assets and gaps. Then, I select appropriate tactics to match the strategy: Will the program require community outreach and media relations? Web tools and social media outreach? Videos? Whichever tactics are used, they all circle back to storytelling – sharing the what, how, why and who to inform, inspire and engage others in the work and the mission.

For clients who wish to build up their own communication capacity, I offer workshops. My workshops equip participants with training and tools to strengthen their communication programs and enable them to share the impacts of their work more effectively among audiences they wish to reach. 

    Why Highland Communication Works?

    Experienced

    Having delivered communication programs on the client side, the agency side and the consulting side, from high-tech companies to grassroots nonprofits, I have a depth of experience that enables me to both develop strategy and implement tactics. And I am eager to help clients with both!

    Collaborative

    I work closely with clients to understand and 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 – which I believe is central to any successful communication project.

    Scalable

    I am happy to serve as a short- or long-term staff extension, filling the role of a client's communication function, or simply providing an extra set of arms and legs to support an existing team. I often partner with 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 help drive the mission forward. 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.