Read additional testimonials about Dorie Clark's speaking engagements.
"I have enjoyed working with Dorie as our business has grown and expanded over the last number of years. Dorie has helped lead us through strategy development and execution of our plan. The result has been significant to our bottom line and has left us well positioned for the future. We have enjoyed this journey with her and look forward continuing to work together."
- Paul Lonergan, President, Congress Wealth Management LLC
"Launching a new research institute, in the context of an established academic department with a strong history of research and clinical work, was a branding challenge that outstripped our internal capability and available time. Dorie helped us lay out a branding strategy for our new Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology that supported our existing institution and department. We are executing it now, and all stakeholders think it is great! Another key value was Dorie’s media training for junior people in the organization. We now have a stable of confident junior technical experts that respond to media enquiries, so the world can see the depth of our team and the executives have more time for other things."
- Andrew Kasarskis, Ph.D., Vice Chairman, Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences and Co-Director, Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
"Dorie Clark is absolutely brilliant. She’s insightful, smart, and collaborative and she adds tremendous value to the strategy and marketing of our organization."
- Christine Sullivan, CEO, Enterprise Center at Salem State University
“Dorie worked with our whole team with a sensitive ear to many different perspectives. She did a beautiful job of integrating our ideas and developing a compelling marketing strategy for our product.”
- Piali De, CEO, Senscio Systems
"My campaign benefited tremendously from Dorie Clark’s communications acumen, relationships with the press, and instinctual grasp of quick-moving political developments. She is a respected strategic thinker, a proven press liaison, and someone who can drive positive media coverage. I recommend her services highly."
- Robert Reich, former U.S. Labor Secretary
"Dorie has been very helpful in getting me to focus on what's really important for my kind of marketing, to challenge my thinking around what works and what doesn't, and to focus the right words to the right audience."
- Phillip Djwa, Founder and President, Agentic Digital Media
Stand for Children staffers Leslie Nicholson (MA State Director), Deborah Brown (MA Policy Director), and Rachel Kriete (MA Director of Communications)
“I’ve worked with Dorie for over three years. Her deep understanding of media relations and communications strategy has benefited our organization tremendously. She is able to quickly grasp complex ideas and distill them into a compelling and clear message.”
- Andrea Silbert, President, Eos Foundation
“Dorie Clark is a top-notch, innovative strategist who understands how media, politics, and business work. She played a major role in our campaign’s media success, taking us from the early days with limited name recognition to quickly winning substantial mainstream coverage and generating online momentum. Dorie is an expert at building brands and advancing policy initiatives.”
- Gov. Howard Dean, former Democratic National Committee Chair
Avi Green, Executive Director of MassVOTE
"Dorie has helped our coalition use communications to expand our reach and power. Her workshops have simultaneously moved us toward a sophisticated social media strategy while still providing hands-on help to those of us who are still pretty new to these tools. She is an entertaining presenter, full of great examples and ideas, and brings out the best in a group. She follows-up quickly and thoroughly so we can immediately put what's been learned into action. It's been a delight to work with her."
- Kristina Egan, Director, Transportation for Massachusetts
"Dorie Clark took our media outreach to the next level. She helped us capitalize on a political victory in the press, and developed compelling marketing materials that will influence legislators and donors. Dorie Clark is expert at moving issues forward and leveraging the power of earned media."
- Meg Ansara, former Chief Operating Officer, Stand for Children
"Change does not come quickly or easily to government agencies. The National Park Service has a proud tradition and a confident approach. Two years ago, Dorie Clark led a discussion on communications and new media for the Rivers & Trails program which led to a fundamental change in our thinking. She engaged our staff and convinced even the most seasoned staff that our approach needed updating. A follow-up plan was drafted and she helped us with its implementation on a national scale. Today our national leaders still talk about how important and decisive Dorie's workshop was in redirecting our approach to broadening our constituency."
- Steve Golden, Boston Program Leader, National Park Service, Rivers & Trails Program
"One of Dorie Clark’s primary strengths in her work as a communications consultant to the National Park Service is that she is an extremely careful listener, which leads naturally, almost inevitably, to recommendations for solutions that really work. She has helped to change the way we do business, changes that continue to have a measurable impact on the national level programs within NPS."
- Charles Tracy, Massachusetts Director, National Park Service, Rivers & Trails Program
"I have worked with a number of consultants over the years. What distinguished Dorie Clark was the care and thoughtfulness with which she worked to really understand our union, our members and our goals for the project. Dorie was incredibly attentive to our needs as a client - available, detail-oriented and focused. Dorie's upfront investment in understanding our program and personal commitment enabled her to create high-quality communication pieces that were extremely effective in the field."
Chad D'Entremont, former Research & Policy Director, Early Education for All Campaign/Strategies for Children
“Dorie played an important role in the establishment of the new program I was developing. She did not hesitate to ask hard questions and listen to and interpret complex answers."
- Holly Parker, Director of Sustainable Transportation Systems, Yale University
"Dorie Clark has helped to shape our agenda, communicating a sophisticated and complex issue in ways that are straightforward and powerful. She is a master strategist - quick and efficient - and she has been able to understand the issues we care about and embrace them as a true advocate for our agenda. I continue to engage Dorie in new initiatives and offer my unqualified endorsement of her work."
- Susan Freedman, former President, Teachers21
"The John F. Kennedy and Frederick Law Olmsted National Park sites both have used the public outreach strategies developed with Clark Strategic Communications and have found these strategies to be highly effective in reaching our various publics."
- James C. O'Connell, Project Manager, National Park Service
Christine Ellersick, former New England Regional Program Manager, Roots & Shoots, Jane Goodall Institute
"In the midst of a very challenging campaign, Dorie stepped in and delivered. She was able to help our team step back, look at the big picture, and come up with a concrete action plan that fit our campaign's needs. Dorie's skills and expertise working with the media were invaluable, and helped deliver us a victory on election day."
- Massachusetts State Representative Carl Sciortino
"We hired Dorie to help us with a marketing plan for our non-profit transportation agency. She created a solid, actionable plan in a few short weeks. I was impressed with Dorie’s ability to focus on achievable goals while also encouraging creative strides in our overall strategy. Her business acumen is enhanced by her friendliness and enthusiasm. She was able to work with staff at all levels to coax out the best ideas for our plan."
- Reed Cochran, Executive Director, SCM Community Transportation
“Dorie Clark facilitated a retreat for our school committee members and school administration that was exciting, hopeful, helpful and useful. She helped us put together a "road map" that eventually became the strategic plan we have been using since 2009 to guide our $43 million dollar school budget. Her listening ability is fine-tuned, her analysis was spot-on, and she kept us on track. Our school committee members still refer back to this retreat as a turning point for our group. Dorie is simply amazing and we are having her back for our next retreat.”
- Sally Cragin, School Committee Member, Fitchburg, MA
Jimmy Tingle, comedian, formerly of 60 Minutes II
"The political organization I used to work for hired Dorie's communications consulting services. Her creative approach always kept us at least one step ahead. We were a young organization that needed Dorie to be a steady guide to navigate the rough-and-tumble Boston media. Thanks, Dorie!"
- Frank Woodruff, former Finance Director, Sam Yoon for Boston City Council
"Working with Dorie on a strategic plan was a breath of fresh air. She understood the uniqueness of our organization and was immediately able to offer concrete solutions to help us move forward. Dorie offers a level of experience, wisdom and work ethic that others don't match, and all the while, she is a joy to be around. I have never worked with another consultant as knowledgeable and efficient as Dorie, and over the years I have worked with many whom I consider to be good at what they do. I just think that Dorie is exceptional.”
- Maureen Dalton, Board President, Parents Helping Parents
"I engaged Dorie to help me refocus my marketing activities after attending her marketing presentation to the Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce. I was struck by her ability to ask the right questions to immediately get to the salient points of my business and what I needed to move it forward. She was able to describe and demonstrate better ways to explain complicated hearing technology so that consumers understand the benefits and are motivated to purchase. I have seen an immediate increase in referrals and sales."
- Dr. Joan McCormack, Atlantic Hearing Care, Inc.
"Dorie Clark is a master at looking at a communication project and focusing your attention on its essential elements. She was quick, direct and helped us to pay attention to simple ways to be effective."
- Massachusetts State Representative Alice Wolf
"Dorie Clark kept everyone motivated and focused during our strategy session. Her down-to-earth, energetic manner made everyone in our group feel comfortable and excited to contribute."
- David Levy, former Executive Director, Housing Corporation of Arlington
"Dorie helped me find my direction as a business owner. I was on the verge of naming my company something that was completely unrelated to my mission of environmental responsiblity. In just a few hours, Dorie was able to guide me and gently encourage me to keep my mind open to other possibilities. I highly recommend Dorie and her team."
- Kevin Ghiozzi, Owner, Big Blue Plumbing & Heating, Inc.