We’ve lived through some tough times in recent years. Too many lives have been lost to the pandemic. And we are still dealing with the persistence of COVID, even if it’s less lethal and we have tools to fight it. I did get COVID. I was grateful that it was mild in its impact and I recovered fully. It reminded me once again of how lucky I have been: in my journey through life; in my family and friends. I have had great mentors and have learned a few things through more than three decades in corporate and agency life, promoting transparency, ethics and clarity in how corporate entities speak to their audiences. I bring those lessons to bear when I advise clients on how to communicate with credibility, integrity and purpose. How to avoid the perils of communications without substance; how to stay away from the ickiness of PR and “spin” while building their brand or moving the issues they care about forward. Interacting with the media, providing effective testimony, figuring out the best way to present information to interested parties, effective writing and speaking, understanding the broader cultural and community context in which advocating for issues takes place. That’s what my professional consulting practice, Dawn Morais LLC is all about. Welcome.