We benefited from Jennifer's work to strengthen the organization because she brought an unusual combination of immediate perception and long-term vision to the analysis. She has an innate sense of both strategy and tactics.
International environmental nonprofit
I highly recommend Cardea Communications for strategic communications counsel, professional coaching and organizational development work. Cardea is a great value.
Director, Corporate Communications
Working with Melissa was a turning point for our company. She challenged us to figure out what was most important to us, and then commit to plans, projects, and deadlines. Our company’s sales and profits have since doubled, and we are light years ahead of where we would have been otherwise. We’ve spent millions on capital improvements over the years, but the money we spent with Melissa created the largest impact on getting us to where we are today.
The HomerWood Corporation
The challenge facing our organization was developing a message that would not only capture the attention of our constituents, but also get them involved in our work. Cardea Communications led our board and staff through a process that culminated with the creation of a "repetitive persuasive message." We now put this tool to work in every communications device we have, including our website, newsletter, and fundraising appeals. We know it works because we are now hearing it repeated back to us by our volunteers, members, and partners. In short, Cardea's professionals have made us more effective.
President, Nonprofit land trust
“Working with Tracy is fulfilling and at the same time, never easy. She possesses the ability to drive underneath the safe, standard answers given when people and organizations are asked "why"…What she understands is that no amount of technology or process re-engineering will truly impact the bottom line without a change to the underlying human assets that give your organization its culture, behaviors, and motivational values."
“Jennifer is a talented professional. She combines a high level of skills – writing, tactical planning and execution, coordination across groups, graphic design, etc. – with very solid strategic thinking. She also meets deadlines and manages her costs. Jennifer is a complete professional. She knows her business. She is straightforward and precise in her recommendations. She is delightful to work with and executes her work with excellent results. Equally important, Jennifer is also a person of high integrity and strong values.
Senior Vice President, Delta Air Lines
“I would also like to congratulate Cardea Communications on the insight they were able to gain in such a short period of time. It required years of association for me to arrive at a level of understanding that they have achieved in a few months.”
Advisory Council Member
As a consultant project manager, Jennifer Comeau was a great business partner. She was always an advocate for the business and never drove consultant-centric decisions. Jennifer genuinely cared about the success of our projects
and the tremendous value they brought to our business.”
Director, Customer Services
Fortune 500 Company
Mick approached the project with a perfect mix of creativity and insight. We all agreed that the retreat was our best and most effective ever and Mick was the main reason for that.
St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association
Cardea Communications lead an organizational-wide project that involved all of our member organizations, our Board and staff. From strategy to implementation, Cardea delivered for us. Jennifer kept the Cardea team on track, developed important relationships with key stakeholder and partner groups and successfully managed a lot of balls in the air. Cardea Communications exemplified the highest professional standards as project designers, developers, implementers, and managers for this multi-year, organizational transformation. The deliverables were measurable, on-time and implementable. The Participation Project has had lasting impact on our organization and our member groups.
Assistant Director, Accreditation