I’ve had the pleasure of working with some truly amazing people on innovative events and conferences, as well as in-house meetings, videos, press conferences, and interpersonal communications. I am committed to my clients’ ultimate success in dynamic presentations that not only inform, but inspire and entertain. I embrace company culture, theme and flavor of the event as well as the style and personality of each speaker.
Due to the proprietary nature of my clients’ work and my desire to protect their privacy, I offer here a quick glance at some of my most recent work. References on request.
The Hilton Anatole Hotel, Dallas, TX
I had fun with the whole Texas theme to create a two hour presentation utilizing country western line dancers and performers to interact with DoubleTree executives and departmental heads. I convinced the DoubleTree Global Head to ride a 1200 pound long horn steer in a video which I wrote and produced.
Embassy Suites introduced their new Global Head, so we mixed up the more formal presentations (for which I served as coach and writer) with a parody on the Dating Game. I interviewed and hired our external talent and directed the two hour program.
Anaheim Convention Center and Anaheim Hilton, Anaheim, CA
Embracing the “Inspire” theme I worked closely with the Global Head of Hilton Brand to design a high energy, interactive and entertaining session. I took the audience to a futuristic world of performing robots and Segways, trained to greet and interact guests. Two hours of presentations, that I produced, directed and coached were interspersed with practical demonstrations, music and entertainment.
Simultaneously, DoubleTree General Managers and Directors of Sales went “Back to the Future.” I wrote, produced and directed this themed event, worked with Dodd Technologies to design a full scale set, complete with an exploding clock. I wrote and directed a video parody for the Global Head and hired the authentic DeLorean car, that we utilized in the video and played a role in the live event.
Orlando Disney Resorts, Orlando, FL
In 2018 the Gary Sinese Foundation hosted a Christmas event for their newly added “Snowball Express." This program specifically provides support and assistance to children under 18, and their families, who have lost a parent while serving in the military. I hosted a workshop and had individual sessions with young people of various ages who are interested in speaking and serving as ambassadors for the organization.
It was such an honor to help guide two Boko Haram escapees who were telling their stories for the first time. Sponsored by Too Young to Wed my work began in 2018. It was all the more challenging, although gratifying, having to break past emotional barriers and communicate through interpreters. I worked with these young women for their presentations to the Senate, various Washington DC events and meetings, and an interview on PBS News Hour.
In 2019 Hauwa was flown to Vancouver where she spoke to an international audience for the 2019 Women Deliver Conference. Again, I coached her and the TYTW CEO for the interview style presentation and other media interviews.
Orlando Hilton, Orlando FL
For the Hilton Brand Session, I worked with other external creative agencies to recreate a Hilton lobby bar for our interactive experience. A trained mixologist with MarkeTeam, INC, demonstrated the showmanship behind signature cocktails. Waiters modeled uniform designs in the BETA phase, serving the cocktails and newly created shareable bites. Other entertainment breaks were interspersed with presentations and interviews with department heads. I enjoyed using my years in theater and television to write, produce and direct an intricate program involving many moving parts, animation, video, live speakers, and raffles.
Working closely with Audience Research and Development I designed an interactive event for the DoubleTree audience, utilizing Real Time Response. I interviewed, selected, and coached outstanding General Managers and Director of Sales across the US to present and interact with audience members, senior executives and brand level specialists. following the event I traveled to McLean, VA to give a detailed breakdown of the findings.
Orlando Hilton, Orlando FL
This 2019 event provided the perfect opportunity to celebrate Hilton’s 100 years of Hospitality, which I integrated into my creative partnerships with four brands: Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Hampton Inn by Hilton, and one of their newest brands, Tru by Hilton.
In interactive sessions with Owners from across the world. I created a platform for DoubleTree to unveil their new Made Market and release the news that the world famous DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie would be the first food item baked and eaten by astronauts on the international Space Station. With milk of course!
I headed a team of contracted creative and technical companies to construct a rocket lift off, complete with actors portraying astronauts; and the DoubleTree Made Market and a Hilton Lobby bar were constructed and utilized in the presentations I wrote, produced and directed for the two live, brand-centric programs for Owners. For Hampton and Tru I coached the Global Heads and other presenters, providing writing and editing to presentations.
My broadcast coaching career began with Talent Dynamics Dallas, TX serving as Talent Coach to news, weather, and sports anchors. In 2005 I moved to New York and formed C3 Coaching, Concepts and Consulting, where I began coaching individuals such as Carlos Watson and the BET network, where I served as coach and creative consultant on New York based news and musical entertainment shows.
In New York I expanded my business and began media training corporate executives and professionals at all levels. In addition I provide on set consultation and writing, and am able to engage with all media departments from sets and lighting to costuming, hair and make-up.
My years in front of the camera and live audiences (resume on request) serve me well as I customize the messages of bold authenticity and opening your presence to speaking engagements and group workshops. Clients include New York Law Department, Sales & Marketing Executives of Baton Rouge, Marble Collegiate Women’s Ministry, Women in Film, William Paterson University, Molloy College, and more.
At Hilton it has been my pleasure to also speak in training sessions to General Managers and Directors of Sales on the ideation of leadership, team building, and interpersonal communications.