Creative Resilience Coach + Author + Professional Speaker + Quilter + President, Chicago Modern Quilt Guild + Lover of all things orange+pink.
A full-time writer for more than 30 years, I currently teach people how to tap into their inner creativity, grow it as a resource, and use it to boost resilience and joy. My work is based on a lifetime of creative expression as well as 16 years of professional patient advocacy through my ChronicBabe project.
Since August 2002, I’ve run my own independent communications consulting firm, Orange Grove Media, LLC. And in June 2005 I founded ChronicBabe.com, a website to help young women craft incredible lives in spite of health limitations. (I like making big things!)
I offer many ways to learn with me, including social media, in-person workshops, webinars, digital courses, books (e- and print), a blog, and more.
Currently, I serve as Vice President of Chicago Modern Quilt Guild.
I’m looking to connect with people who will teach me about the complex business of running robust social media presences; building a public speaking career; and flexing my self-promotion muscles. Collaboration excites me, and I’d love to create custom educational materials and events for clients.
And of course, I’m eager to help colleagues in any way I can.
Specialties: Creativity, copy writing and editing, health and medical writing, social media strategy, strategic communications consulting, reporting, public speaking, media relations, blogging, association and non-profit organizing, networking, crafting, quilting, sewing.
|Art and Craft Specialties||
Collage, Embroidery, Jewelry, Paper Craft, Quilt-Making: Hand Sewing and Quilting, Quilting-Making: Piecing, Sewing: Bags and Other, Sewing: Garments
Community Building, Consulting, Editing: Copy, Event Planning, Fundraising, Group Facilitation, Lectures, Marketing, Membership Sites, Newsletters, Social Media Management, Teaching: Online, Video: Scripting and Performing, Webinars, Writing: Journalism