So you think a degree in the arts is worthless? What it teaches you about communication, project management, and taking criticism is priceless. You know what else it got me? Resourcefulness, a love of problem solving, a birds-eye view of the discipline of life. It cemented my life-long passion for learning, uplifted my natural curiosity, enhanced my joy even in the face of challenge.
True, I’m no expert with an advanced degree in expertise, yet experts come to me when they need to tell their stories. They come to me when they are dealing with complex information that needs order, summarizing, and presentation. You know why? Because I love a challenge. My curiosity means that I can make connections that others miss.
I’ve helped academics, business leaders, and activists communicate their stories.
And I can help you.
Do you need help telling your story?
Here’s how I can help:
- Proposal writing: including research and articulating project design in correspondence with donor requirements
- Finding and summarizing your core message, and making it more powerful and clear
- Training and coaching in storytelling
- Developing communications strategies
- Defining users
- Infographics and design
- Editing and writing
Hey! Design Samples!
Look! It’s a page with samples of my visual design work for your viewing pleasure. Go forth and enjoy!
Director and Curator at TEDxLondon, TEDxLondonWomen. Co-Host of Climate Curious Podcast
“Tori is a communications and storytelling expert! She is my go-to person at TEDxLondon whenever we need specialist support with our external comms – whether that be on social media, with our email list or helping tell stories from our events. She is creative, articulate and has a great attitude. I can’t wait to get to work with Tori again.”
Scientist, creator & writer, Science communicator, PhD
“It was fantastic to work with Tori. Her proactive approach to problem-solving, coaching on science communication, scriptwriting for digital assets and powerful personality won her the respect of the entire content team. Insightful, genuine and independent with a very positive attitude towards work. No matter how tense a meeting, Tori made sure everyone left with a smile. As a leader, Tori earns my recommendation.”
Communications for good
“Tori has been and continues to be an amazing colleague in every respect. Her collaborative nature, coupled with her acute awareness of different points of views and the cultural nuances accompanying international work, makes her an amazing leader and teammate. She is an outstanding writer and amazing designer whose skills range from creative to technical. Truly one of the best partners I’ve ever encountered.”
“With Tori’s many contributions to Mideast Youth, she helped us take huge and often controversial concepts and make them accessible to a wide range of audiences through video, design and content. Because of her background and experiences, she’s very culturally aware and understands what messages are provocative versus engaging. She has helped us achieve the latter without risking the power of the message. One of my favorite qualities about her is that she listens very well to feedback and criticism, taking it into serious consideration when making the next move and therefore helping us bypass enormous challenges when it comes to communicating our approach to what we do and why it works. Last but not least, Tori has been the best storyteller I know since the day I first connected with her – helping me improve my own storytelling abilities. Let’s not forget that she was the first one to put Mideast Youth’s story into words, a story which helped us get some serious commitments and grants from very prestigious organizations. Tori was the only person who told me that I needed to get rid of the statistics and start focusing on the human element of why we do what we do, and how we’re doing it. It’s about interaction, and that comes with the stories – that was the best lesson I’ve learned.”
Principal, True Blue Financial Coaching
“I’ve had the good fortune to know Tori as both a colleague and a service provider. Her enthusiasm, commitment and knowledge are second to none. I greatly value her input and refer to her deliverable regularly. I look forward to working with her again.”
Writer and editor
“As someone who does critical reviews of stories and novels from several cultures, her critiques are always precise, intelligent, sincere and articulate and she always keeps the author in mind. It never fazes her that it might be a culture or a genre that she is not familiar with. I’ve always got the impression she actually does a fair amount of homework before a critique. She also never presumes or judges a situation but always asks questions so she is sure that she understands the whole picture.”