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Jeffrey M
Writer #11597
Templeton, CA
Joined 4/23/2015
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Jeff has built several successful careers, in both the public and private sectors, on the strength of his written and verbal communication skills. His naturally empathetic approach to communicating with people helps ensure that he fully understands the objectives, both macro and micro, for any given project.

Jeff has covered the waterfront in terms of project scope and scale. At one end, he created a logo and a tagline that made its way into every guest room of a major global hotel chain. At the other, he assembled the curriculum and wrote the lesson plans for a two-year credit-bearing community college program that he also taught. In between, Jeff has written chapters for college text books, newsletters for corporations, speeches for senior executives, articles for both print and online magazines, and stories for his children and grand children.

Having worked in many countries, including long-term projects in Sweden, Bosnia & Herzegovina, and China, Jeff has had numerous opportunities to operate in a truly global environment where understanding and embracing other languages, cultures, and customs are critical components of a successful venture.

Jeff earned his bachelor's degree in English Literature from Notre Dame De Namur University, his master's degree in Instructional Technology from San Jose State University, and he completed his doctoral coursework in Public Administration at the University of La Verne in La Verne, California.

Jeff and his family reside in rural San Luis Obispo County on California's Central Coast.


Jeff has been trained as an instructional designer. He has also worked as a criminal investigator for the U.S. Air Force in Spain and in New Mexico. Coupled with significant corporate experience and years as a strategy consultant to both business and government, Jeff has become very adept at making complex issues easy to understand and turning ambiguous or abstract concepts into concrete explanations, tailored to the needs of a specific audience.


Jeff's range of interests is boundless and he commits to learning as much as he can in support of any engagement he undertakes. He was instrumental in crafting a three-year program to help the demining community in Bosnia & Herzegovina do a better job of collaborating at the strategic level in the effort to remove land mines from that country. On another project, he acquired the knowledge required to craft an agreement that would enable research faculty in the California State University System conduct scientific work with the global coalition of high altitude farming nations.


San Jose State University

Jeff focused his graduate studies on Instructional Design. He went through the UC Berkeley program on techniques of teaching and was granted a lifetime limited service teaching credential for the California Community College System in police science.


100 Projects Completed

Jeff has provided a wide range of services for government from the local to the international level. He has written many Requests for Proposal, Statements of Work, project plans, speeches for senior executives, courses, lesson plans, and multimedia presentations.

Jeff's work has involved collaborating with government employees at every level. He has helped develop new managers and has negotiated with ministerial level government executives.

In 2008, Jeff was retained by a city on California's central coast to help the mayor and city council develop a new vision, mission, and set of value drivers to help guide the city into the future. He facilitated a process that lasted more than a year and led to similar work with the city's police department, which retained him to help ensure their work aligned seamlessly with the new course and heading adopted by the city council.

Over the course of ten years, Jeff was consistently rated as one of the top training presenters for government agencies in California.

Jeff's work has been featured on television, radio, in print and online. His latest writing project was an article for a national (print) journal that is distributed to police departments and school districts throughout the country.


50 Projects Completed

Jeff has consulted for many businesses and government agencies. Projects have included developing strategic plans with a focus on execution and metrics for success, writing business plans, coaching executives, creating and implementing marketing campaigns, writing online and print articles and newsletters, creating and teaching courses, facilitating strategy work, developing multimedia presentations and more.


50 Projects Completed

Jeff has written speeches that he has delivered before a wide range of audiences on many different topics. He provided oral testimony before Senator Paul Simon's sub-committee on the 1994 reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. He delivered a forty-five minute keynote address to the 2,500 members of the Northeastern Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages at the Grand Hyatt New York and an hour-long speech on alignment, accountability, and attitude to more than 600 PhD researchers at Bell Laboratories.

Over the years, Jeff has applied his speech-writing skills to help many leaders in different domains communicate more effectively with their constituents, colleagues, and adversaries. He has written speeches for political officials, military leaders, and private sector executives.


12 Projects Completed

Jeff has written articles for newspapers, magazines, newsletters and a variety of online outlets. His work has ranged from a couple hundred to a couple thousand words and he is accomplished at delivering against tight deadlines.

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