I love to help people figure out what's stopping them from being successful, no matter how they define success. The truth is that if you can share your story, you will improve your chances of success.

Experience

  • Owner: Keynote Speaker, Storyteller, Freelance Writing, Workshop Presenter & Facilitator, Musician

    at Elkins Consulting

    August 1999 - at Present

    Montana

    We tell stories for a variety of reasons, to connect, to persuade, to entertain. I help people learn to tell their stories effectively. When you learn to tell your story, you'll see improvement in your job interviews, sales, and communication with your community. I provide workshops, group sessions and one-to-one coaching. I love to provide communication workshops and training using storytelling to provide context. Improving your employee's communication through storytelling helps them develop the tools they need to deal with difficult customers and to help them make good decisions related to service. I'm a natural teacher and love to share through LinkedIn Publishing, public speaking engagements, workshops, and meeting facilitation for small and large groups. I present on a variety of topics and thrive on engaging an audience from the moment I step in front of it.

Education

  • FEMA ICS - PIO Training

    at FEMA

    2013 - 2015 (2 years) Montana

  • MBA, Management & Strategy

    at Western Governor's University

    2010 - 2011 (1 year)

  • BS, Business - Human Resources

    at Colorado State University, Fort Collins

    1988 - 1993 (5 years) Colorado

Services offered

  • Workshop Facilitation

    I offer storytelling through communication workshops with large and small groups, to:
    •Enhance internal, professional relationships through improved communication.
    •Encourage active listening and a compassionate approach to customers.
    •Improve social relationships inside and outside work, which will reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness. Developing the potential of community connections will improve overall health & happiness.

  • Coaching

    Using storytelling as a foundation, I help people identify obstacles to success, and offer strategies to overcome those obstacles. When you can tell your story, your relationships improve.

  • Freelance Writing

    With more than 100 samples of my writing available on LinkedIn, the blog page of my website, and through a variety of work experience, you'll see I write with genuine interest in helping people.

  • Keynote Speaking

    Hire me to bring your conference to life! I can speak on a variety of topics; my favorite is to share tips and strategies for storytelling. Telling stories is the life-blood of communication and relationship building. I'm an energetic, compelling speaker with solid, practical strategies for improving how you perceive yourself and how others perceive you.

    If you want your participants to leave the conference with practical advice and clear strategies for improvement, I'm your keynote speaker!

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