Stand up. Stand out.

 Stand up. Stand out.

Stand up. Stand out.

Flamingo Strategies tells stories that connect business strategy to engagement.

Stories of impact and purpose. 

I serve education institutions, businesses, and marketing agencies in need of support. And I help individuals of all ages access their creativity, attract notice, and navigate education and career transition through the stories they tell.

The narrative arc

Language becomes story. And over time, stories become larger narratives that persuade, inspire and serve a higher cause. I write and provide strategy for:

  • Interviews, profiles, features
  • Leadership communications
  • Voice, tone and style guides
  • Messaging workshops
  • News platforms and blogs
  • Internal and external communications strategies
  • Crisis counsel and messaging
  • Social media strategy and content
  • Digital and print marketing materials
  • Community engagement audits and strategies
  • Coaching of writers and media relations teams

People are brands too

Flamingo Strategies helps clients of all ages develop a personal narrative, reinvent themselves for the next stage of life, navigate school and career transitions, and express their creativity in new ways.

I offer:

  • Personal branding seminars for middle- and high schoolers
  • 1:1 coaching for teens and recent college graduates
  • Transitional materials for mid- and late-career reinvention
  • Identity narratives
  • Resume and cover letter magic
  • LinkedIn profile development
  • Social media strategy
  • Writing support for any kind of personal project
  • Interview preparation
  • Blog creation
  • College essay support

Business development

I help agencies, startups, and not-for-profit agencies develop new business and cultivate partnerships.

  • RFP responses
  • Grant writing
  • Competitive research
  • New-business presentations
“The interview, conducted by Barbara Brooks, is one of the most engaging I’ve encountered...[It] manages to sound like a genuine, unscripted and thoughtful conversation about one writer’s understanding of how fiction gets made.”
— Sima Rabinowitz, reviewer