The guru of Services Drafts Joanna Bender Effective communication is all about listening. The most successful projects and promotions, regardless of medium, start with meeting clients where they are -- listening deeply to what they value and what they need to accomplish. It's only through connecting as human beings first that the best outcomes are reached and surpassed. My background is in journalism and communications and horticulture; I have over 25 years of experience in many fields, including nonprofits, small business, and higher education, and currently work as an independent marketing consultant and business coach. One of my greatest skills is holding large amounts of complex information and determining if, how and where to use it without sacrificing original intent or voice. This allows me to hold the vision of what my clients want and help them organize and determine what's important in the moment, all at the same time. I am quick on the turnaround, even without a tight deadline, have a good sense of humor, and am calm in tough situations, which makes projects easier to bear for everyone involved. As a business coach, I build teams and manage projects, so those are added bonuses if you choose to work with me. And I understand what it's like to take a major detour in your life or work and how that enriches you.I encourage you to contact me to see if we're a good fit -- let me listen to you and where you are and we can start from there. Work Terms Email is the best way to reach me; I am available for Skype calls when we're working together. I am glad to consider negotiating rates, fixed or hourly, for different types of projects. I send portfolio pieces on request.