clarify your message.
simplify your life.

I have been helping people communicate for decades. And I want to help you, by listening to what you want to say and helping you say it better.

This usually means saying less. But that’s good. Short and simple brings clarity and focus to our messages. And to our lives.

If you can write or speak clearly, your life will become simpler. This seems like a bold claim, but just the process of speaking and writing helps you understand what’s important and necessary.

Communication doesn’t always do that, of course. In a world filled with language that is vague or violent, even well-meaning people get caught up in lazy and potentially harmful communication practices. But, language can and should sharpen your vision and effort.

While there is a place for psychological profiles and metrics, what you likely need is someone to help you speak or write more clearly, by listening to you and helping you listen to others.

After that, everything is simpler.




I’m available for
  • consulting and coaching, with individuals or organizations.
  • mentoring writers and speakers.
  • training or speaking, face-to-face or online.
  • selective UX or writing projects.



LEt’s talk




Clarity helps you focus on what’s most important.  Sometimes you don’t need a new planner or productivity tool. You need a clear statement of what matters.


A clear and simple message promotes trust, inspiring confidence, and motivating others. This makes your life simpler, as people join you with enthusiasm and understanding. 


Expressing your vision clearly takes work. Much of that work is intentional listening, the most neglected communication skill.  You may need to learn and practice.

Learn More

Your heart for us propelled me into being a journalism adviser for almost 10 years of my 17-year teaching career…and I’m so thankful!


former student

Wally Metts hears and listens. He shows his care for people without saying a word; but when he speaks, it’s with wisdom and insight.


Dr. Mike Longinow

professor of journalism 





I can help.