Are your Employee Communications
delivering the results you need?

Looking for Employee Communications that measurably
improve alignment, engagement
and culture?

We deliver the training, consulting and coaching your team needs to navigate
the tricky terrain of Employee Communications.

Think of us as your
Sherpas for Employee Communications

(except for setting up your tent on a mountain and cooking mongoose meat in sub-zero weather)

Workshops

Communications to Go

Corporate Storytelling

Wednesday January 13, 12:30 to 2:00 PM (EDT)

Corporate storytelling plays a critical role in strengthening the emotional bond between organizations and their employees. That’s why corporate storytelling is used as a key management tool to increase employee engagement and productivity across functions, teams, projects, and geographies.

Learn how to craft and tell stories that inspire, engage and align employees (and other key stakeholders).

Hands-On Learning

Employee Change Communications that Work

Part One – Date TBD; Part Two – Date TBD

Organizations are in a constant state of change. So, you’d think we’d be pretty good at it by now, but the truth is more than 80 percent of change initiatives are doomed, and lousy communication is often the culprit.

Whether you’re dealing with a post-pandemic workplace or adoption of new technologies and policies, this workshop will help you communicate all kinds of change with confidence. The result: higher levels of success, productivity and trust. **This course gives you 6 HRPA-approved CPD credits.**

Communications to Go

Worst Company Ever: How to Deal with Online Reviews

December 3, 2020 12:30 to 2:00 PM (EDT)

Whether it’s nasty, neutral or nice, when employees and former employees leave reviews on sites such as Glassdoor or Indeed, they are also giving your organization a gift (even if it doesn’t really feel like it).

Learn how to respond to online comments and harness the gift of feedback to strengthen your brand as a great employer.

Communications to Go

!mpact Measurement

Wednesday December 9, 12:30-2:00 PM (EDT)

Measuring the impact of employee communications is no longer an option. It is the key to demonstrating the importance of the Employee Communications function to skeptical supervisors.

Proving the impact of your employee communications also sets you on a path to getting a well-deserved place at the decision-making table. But, even if that’s not your ultimate goal, showing the positive impact of your employee communication means you are more likely to keep or increase your budget.

Communications Professionals


Are you juggling newsletters, intranet content, executive road shows
and the crisis-du-jour? We’ve been there. Done that.
Got the crappy travel mug to prove it.

Our workshops help you build the skills to be recognized as
the strategic powerhouse you really are.

HR Professionals


An engaged workforce and an awesome culture requires great communications.
Whether you’re on your own or you work with a communications team,
we can help you be more strategic and more effective.

Our workshops arm you with the insights, best practices and skills
you need to enable your leaders, inspire your employees and add strategic value.

Executives


Translating your vision into actionable, consistent messages
is tough. Let us help you lead and inspire with authentic communications that get results.

Our executive workshops help your leadership team work with advanced tools such as framing, narratives and storytelling to build the alignment you need to drive results. Whether you are leading through times of change, transforming the culture or looking to have greater impact, we can help. Drop us a line to learn more about our customized leadership communications workshops.

What people say about working with us

“Thanks for a fun day filled with practical learning! The workshop gave me the tools and knowledge I need to make a significant impact at my work.”

“Loved the ‘in the trenches’ stories and practical tips we could apply to our company right away.”

“Kudos and thanks for a great day! Plenty of opportunities to network in addition to relevant workshop exercises.”

“Elizabeth and Andrew make a great pair – they’re both passionate about the subject matter. The workshop is instructive and dynamic.”

Organizations we’ve worked with

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Who we are

Andrew Brown

Communications Practitioner. Author.
Helping you see the forest for the trees, out-of-position pine cones and squirrels with a bad attitude.

For over 25 years, Andrew Brown has been an ‘organization junkie‘ – helping companies harness communications to adapt to rapidly changing circumstances. He has inspired teams of communication professionals while leading internal (and external) communications for complex multinational organizations. He has also served with agencies optimizing communications for top tier clients. As such, Andrew has honed the skills from his Master’s in Managing Organizational Change across industries, including: Accounting, Architecture, Associations, Banking, Construction, Engineering, Facilities Management, Hospitality, Insurance, Legal Services, IaaS, Loyalty Marketing, Municipal Government, Outdoor Advertising, Real Estate, Recruitment, Reinsurance, Software Development and SaaS.

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Andrew’s methods on how managers and executives can tap into communications to achieve business goals have been widely published, including in: Canadian Business, The Financial Post, Profit and Software Business Growth. He is the author of the ‘Do or Die Communications’ series for Arlene Dickinson’s blog, the ‘C-Suite Communications Toolkit’ blog series and the ‘Build Business Through Strong Relationships’ book series.

Beatles not Stones. Bagel not croissant. Hiking not hammock.
According to Elizabeth, Andrew is that guy who orders too much dim sum.

Communicator, teacher, writer, consultant.
I help you say what you mean and get on with your day.

Elizabeth started out as a journalist but soon learned the hours were better in corporate communications. She has since worked in the insurance, technology, advertising, telecommunications, cannabis and financial services sectors in a variety of senior communications, brand and marketing roles. Prior to the Academy of Business Communications, she was head of brand and communications at ADP Canada. She has a Master’s degree in Professional Communications, with a research focus on executive communication. She writes a syndicated blog, speaks at conferences and is a part-time professor at Centennial College

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Over the past 20 years she has worked with companies including Rogers, Shoppers Drug Mart, TELUS, The Beer Store, Constellation Software, Bank of Montreal, and Aon to help them tell their stories and engage their employees and customers in meaningful conversations. When she isn’t doing all of this, Elizabeth is negotiating with her children, refereeing soccer, cooking, or golfing very badly. She secretly wants to be a figure skater.

Brubeck not Bieber. Whiskey not beer. Soccer not football.
According to Andrew, Elizabeth is perpetually curious and genuinely fun despite being right far too often.

Elizabeth Williams

Our promise

The journey to authentic, awesome and aligned communications is exhilarating. But it’s scary too. That’s because, regardless of the strategies, tactics or tools, communicating for your organization is personal – and means harnessing a range of difficult emotions. So that your journey is always safe, here is our promise to you:

We focus on what matters to you.

After all, only you know the dynamics unique to your organization.

You are not expected to have all the answers or be perfect.

That’s right it’s okay to be fallible.

We provide you with practical tools and guidance.

That’s because we want you to feel confident and empowered when developing and rolling out your communications.

You will be welcomed into a community of communications professionals.

That’s because we want you to be supported with ongoing learning to ensure your continued success – even well after you’ve completed our workshops.

We will always ‘tell it like it is’.

That’s because to guide you safely we must be honest. And, like all good guides, we only succeed if you arrive at your destination safely.

You will have fun as we learn from one another.

That’s because we are passionate about guiding professionals to develop and roll out authentic, awesome and aligned communications.

Free resources for your communications journey

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