How do you feel after making a short presentation, talking on the radio or TV, or in front of a live audience of some size? This short session prepares you for more coaching if needed, and to think about this task in a different way, producing better results, a batter reputation, and a better you.
Born and educated in Scotland, I had a career first as an air traffic controller, then as head of mortgage finance company in Scotland, with additional national duties including relationship management with 'C' level executives at partner companies. I moved to the U.S. in 1993 to participate in a Federal housing finance/energy efficiency program.
I am an experienced exec with expertise in PR, relationship management, marketing, finance, training, client retention, new business development, management and networking. Persuasive communicator w/ world-class presentation/negotiation skills.
Developed national PR and media, creating 150 million impressions for start-up, Internet real estate firm.
Conducted TV, radio and print in markets across the U.S.
Presented at local, regional, national and international conferences..
Established working relationships with Federal agencies, utilities and mortgage organizations. Trained and managed 400 independent contractor service providers and hundreds of loan officers.
Created the first company of its kind in the emerging industry of residential energy efficiency measurement and improvement financing. Transactions impacted more then 150,000 homes.
Executive team member for first centralized lending operation in the U.K., responsible for marketing, PR and business development. Grew business to $1.5billion annual lending within three years.
Management – solid background in overall management and operations planning, executing PR, marketing and business development plans. Hands-on manager with highly developed negotiation skills and experience cultivating strategic business partnerships.
Marketing/PR - Equally strong in the written and spoken word, having conducted dozens of TV, radio and press interviews and presented in front of audiences large and small. Proven ability to recognize and capitalize on market trends, with broad knowledge of marketing disciplines, branding, promotional planning, event planning, advertising.
Team Building – Decisive team leader w/ extensive experience in hiring, developing talent and creating effective programs.
Specialties: PR, relationship management, business organization, corporate spokesperson