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Kate Curtis

Communications Specialist

President and Founder of Communication Tactics, Kate brings her unique experience and skillset to individuals and organizations who desire to up their game across presentation delivery, media engagement and crisis communication management. Her continued success stems from her belief that communications training is not about “fixing” people, but rather educating, counseling, and building on their core strengths.

Kate launched Grounded in Strength© from her desire to help women increase their power and influence at work.  Her latest program, Performance Mindset, is her first year-long executive intensive, designed to help achieve leadership goals.

Kate’s career in broadcasting started over 30 years ago at National Public Radio in Washington, D.C., and ABC and CBS affiliates. Kate used her extensive experience in broadcast journalism to co-create MasterCom, the pioneering training division of James A. Fyock & Associates PR agency. During her tenure, clients included Fortune 500 executives and management teams where she consulted on high-level negotiations, PR crises and litigation hearings.

Originally from Cambridge, Massachusetts, Kate currently resides in Seattle, Washington with her husband and two children. She can often be found swimming in Lake Washington or Puget Sound and recently swam the English Channel as part of Puget Sound Swimmers, benefiting The Washington Environmental Council.

 

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10 Days in Dover

10 Days in Dover

Call me a romantic, but I think 10 days is just enough time to fall in love.  

I love Dover… but the truth is, we got off on the wrong foot.

I arrived with a suitcase full of bikinis and fleece jackets, ready to swim the English Channel (Yes, an odd combination, but it was summer along the British coast.)  

I was part of a team that included Trent Grimsey, a tall and handsome Australian who holds the current world record for the fastest Channel swim at 6 hours and 55 minutes.  To say the team was full of bravado and big dreams would have been an understatement. 

But Dover did not roll out the red carpet. Storms at sea threatened to cancel all plans.

“No boats going out today.” Our pilot shrugged. “Or tomorrow.”

He took his hands out of his pockets and gestured towards town.

“Entertain yourself.”

He might as well have told the whole team to go bugger off.

Dejected, we did as we were told. My teammates and I had 10 days in Dover to wait for the weather to turn, so we entertained ourselves the best way we knew how: Through food, laughter and adventure.

 

 

10 Days in Dover

Reflections on Life, Food and Channel Swimming
Short Stories with Recipes
a book by Kate Curtis, coming soon.

Investing In Others

We firmly believe that businesses should give back to the community in which they operate.

Our philosophy is simple:  When individuals succeed, the community benefits.

I am committed to providing pro-bono and reduced-rate services for individuals who are giving back to their community through good work. If you’re a non-profit or an individual looking to strengthen your communication skills, I want to hear from you!

Money should never be an obstacle to building confidence and contributing your voice to a worthy cause.

How I Give Back

THE GIFT OF EDUCATION

Every year, Communication Tactics donates a percentage of all revenue to fund an endowed scholarship in Communication Studies. We are proud to announce that in July of 2012, Communication Tactics established the Dr. John Lee Jellicorse Endowed Scholarship in Media Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

PROTECTING THE WORLD'S OCEANS

Committed to protecting the waters I swim in, Communication Tactics is donating a percentage of all revenue to protect the world’s most vulnerable oceans.

I am proud to announce the launch of PatronoftheSound.org, a site dedicated to highlighting the beauty of the Puget Sound region and raising awareness of how we can give back, both locally and on a broader level to combat global climate change.

SAVING LIVES AT SEA

The sea can be a dangerous place.

I have committed 50% of all royalties from my next book, 10 Days in Dover, to support the lifesaving efforts of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

How I Give Back

THE GIFT OF EDUCATION

Every year, Communication Tactics donates a percentage of all revenue to fund an endowed scholarship in Communication Studies. We are proud to announce that in July of 2012, Communication Tactics established the Dr. John Lee Jellicorse Endowed Scholarship in Media Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

PROTECTING THE WORLD'S OCEANS

Committed to protecting the waters I swim in, Communication Tactics is donating a percentage of all revenue to protect the world’s most vulnerable oceans.

This summer, I am proud to announce the launch of PatronoftheSound.org, a site dedicated to highlighting the beauty of the Puget Sound region and raising awareness of how we can give back, both locally and on a broader level to combat global climate change.

SAVING LIVES AT SEA

The sea can be a dangerous place.

I have committed 50% of all royalties from my next book, 10 Days in Dover, to support the lifesaving efforts of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.