Professional Speaker. Author. Consultant.


Elaine was a very good subject master expert and provided a lot of take home value while introducing an often neglected topic with fresh ideas.”
Brad Geduldig, Sr. Director of Sales, CINTAS Corp.

I thought [your webinar] was great! Great content, audience was engaged, nice interaction with the moderator and the use of polls. You were a wonderful addition to our Book Club program!”
Jenny Watkins, Terryberry

Elaine is a maven of nonprofit marketing! I’ve hired her at least 5 times – student feedback – EXCELLENT, knows her stuff!”
Bonnie Wright, St. Luke’s Health Initiative

Excellent job! Really appreciate the insight around internal and external customers!”
Jami Marcantonio, Category Manager, Molson Coors Brewing Co

Elaine’s energy is contagious! She made us feel at ease and encouraged active participation. There was great substance in the materials to be used in the everyday situation.”
Ruth Harrell, Development Director, Vital Link

Elaine has amazing ideas about marketing and branding. We’ve also had her as a speaker at an association conference. She is an excellent speaker that keeps the audience engaged.”
Karolyn Kiburz, President, Meetings & Concierges Source LLC

Elaine’s enthusiastic presentation style kept us engaged and entertained. She spelled out many, many opportunities right in front of us to remind us of how we all like to be treated. This is how we can keep our supporters!! Continued supporter commitment.”
Torrie Taj, COO, A New Leaf

I attended Elaine’s presentation on how to create a powerful powerpoint presentation and learned more in an hour than I had learned in the last several years through my own efforts. Not only that, she is very generous with her time — you can tell she really cares that you understand and receive value. I recommend her to anyone wishing to skip the do-it-yourself, trial and error phase and get it done!”
Andrea Beaulieu, Andrea Beaulieu Creates, LLC

Elaine is a tremendous presenter; she is articulate with a great sense of humor. Her work in the nonprofit and marketing/communication worlds supports credibility so she can describe real life experiences to support her teaching points in workshops. Elaine is a perfectionist; she researches projects and always produces a quality product. Elaine is a first class professional.”
Hazel Richards, Fund Development Program Director, Banner Alzheimer’s Institute

Elaine’s presentation drew a much larger crowd than we originally anticipated, which is a testament to the interest in identifying and communicating your personal brand. She was well organized, great about communication, friendly, and flexible. Thank you to Elaine for being a part of our annual conference!”
Bill Elliott, Executive Director, Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association

The ‘Nonprofit Guide to Customer Service’ is far superior to any comparable seminar on this subject. Elaine was excellent; down-to-earth and extremely knowledgeable. I now have many great ideas to take back to my nonprofit agency. I highly recommend it!”
Michael Robinson, VP Human Resources, Orange County Adult Achievement Center

This last January I saw you speak at the PPAI Expo [Las Vegas]. Following your presentation, I came up to you to tell you how great your presentation was. As I now review my notes, it is again apparent you provided the best presentation at the Expo.”
Danny Michel, Promotional Consultant, Branding Pros

I have to say that this was, by far, the very best Customer Service training that I have ever had. I truly learned so much. I will be keeping my notes from this class handy at my desk to reference and memorize.”
Annette Toms, Homeownership Center Aide, NHSPHOENIX

Your presentation [on personal branding] added value… Great delivery and your passion was noticeable thoughout your presentation.”
John Dmochowsky, CAFM, Sr. Sales Fleet Manager, Mondelez International

Great job and very nice interactive sessions focused on customer service. Thank you for asking for feedback and providing staff open opportunities to share ideas and strategies.”
Ronelia Gruber, Resident Programs Manager, Rockford Housing Authority

For people starting their own businesses, marketing is vital to success, yet is often one of the trickiest parts… Your presentation clearly defined branding’s role in marketing and provided a much deeper understanding of the concept for attendees. Furthermore, you gave both examples and tools that attendees could learn from and begin to implement that same day. Throughout the hour, participants were taking notes furiously, trying to capture every nugget you offered. I got lots of positive feedback on both the material and your enthusiastic teaching style.”
Sonia Singh, Self-Employment Loan Fund

Let me say once again how much the entire board enjoyed your presentation and how invaluable your ideas and material were to all of us. Thank you again for tailoring your remarks to where we are and not to where we should be. As a consequence, you have given us a sound pathway to get us where we should be. Everyone appreciated not only ‘the goods’ but your style, candor and personality as well. You were terrific.”
Dee Mitten, Executive Director, Waste Not