It’s hard to believe, but this is the 100th “Circle of Fellows.” To celebrate, we opted to try something new. (Don’t worry, we’ll return to our panel discussion format in March.) We asked our Fellows to contribute their best insights and/or advice in a short video or as text. We got more than we could fit in a single episode! The first batch are in this 100th episode, with the rest set for debut in episode 101, scheduled for February 15 at noon ET.
Sharing their thoughts in this episode are Priya Bates, Lee Hornick, Jennifer Wah, Martha Muzychka, Dave Orman, Mary Ann McCauley, Rajeev Kumar, Brenda Siler, Barbara Gibson, Stephanie Griffiths, Alice Brink, Ned Lundquist, Neil Griffiths, Suzanne Salvo, Ian Hawkins, Jim Lukaszewski, John Finney, Cindy Schmieg, Amanda Hamilton-Attwell, Zora Artis, Mark Schumann, Robin McCasland, Les Potter, and Barbara Puffer. It’s a remarkable collection of learning from some of the best organizational communicators in the world.
About your moderators:
Brad Whitworth, ABC, SCMP, IABC Fellow, is a pre-eminent thought leader, lecturer, and author in organizational communication. He has led global internal and executive communication programs at HP, Cisco, Hitachi, PeopleSoft, AAA, and MicroFocus. He holds an MBA from Santa Clara University and undergraduate degrees in journalism and speech from the University of Missouri. Brad lives in California wine country and is growing Pinot Noir on his property. A former broadcaster, Brad has made more than 300 presentations to executives, communicators, and university classes around the world. Brad is a past board chairman of the International Association of Business Communicators and a Fellow of the association. He is one of the authors of The IABC Handbook of Organizational Communication and the new IABC Guide for Practical Business Communication: A Global Standard Primer. He chaired the Global Communication Certification Counsel in 2021.
Shel Holtz, SCMP, ABC, IABC Fellow, is senior director of communication at Webcor, a California commercial general contractor and builder headquartered in San Francisco. Shel joined Webcor after 21 years as an independent consultant helping large organizations weave new technologies into their communication strategies and tactics. He also consulted on internal communications, crisis communication, leadership communication, and more. Before starting Holtz Communication + Technology in 1996, Shel had led communication departments at two Fortune 500 companies and spent five years working for human resources consulting firms. The author or co-author of six communication-themed books, Shel and his co-host, Neville Hobson, have presented the “For Immediate Release” podcast since January 2005, making it the first and longest-running communication-focused podcast.