UPDATE #2: Yes, well: the full-time gig has not materialized yet–shy little suckers, or maybe it’s just me being choosy–so I’m consulting. I have actual clients and projects (fancy that). So if you’re looking for: strategic communications advice, meeting design and facilitation, writing and editing, contact me. I’m still casting an occasional line in the water when it comes to full-time gigs but I am keeping busy if the right one doesn’t appear.
UPDATE: I set up this website to kick-start my consulting career into being and now I’m fairly certain I’m going to search out a full-time gig. No offense to the many wonderful consultants I’ve worked with and count as friends; turns out that when it comes to working, I’m a serial monogamist. For more on the background, you can read this blog post.
I’m going to leave this website up because it’s been fun to blog on it, and feel free to contact me for any professional queries. If I can’t help you as a consultant, I may know someone who can.
My name is Minna Jung, pronounce the “J” (my last name is Korean, not German). Most of my career has been spent working for amazing organizations as a communications professional—all dimensions of public interest communications, big and small. I have led initiatives in branding and message research and development. I have developed and managed advocacy campaigns, digital strategies, website builds, internal communications, organizational blogs, and marketing plans. I’ve written quite a few speeches and talking points and opinion editorials and position papers, and served as both an executive and an executive staffer for high-profile events and meetings. I’ve designed and facilitated numerous types of workshops and training sessions.
I lead with the above snapshot because I understand that people are not always sure what they want when they are seeking out consulting help, so I thought it might be useful to list some of the types of projects I’ve led. I also get that what people really want to know—or should really want to know—are the things about me that are pretty much essential to how I approach any project or task or problem to be solved. Things like: I really do relish tackling big, complex challenges like climate change and healthcare reform and improving educational opportunities and communities and figuring out how to engage as many people as possible to act on these issues. I like cutting through a lot of noise, confusion, and faffing about, so people can coalesce around clear, achievable goals and feel like they’re making progress. I celebrate impact, big and small. I think and behave like a strategist, an advocate, a writer, a facilitator, a coach, and a designer of people’s experiences. Occasionally, I behave like an aunt, a life coach, a personal shopper, and a herding dog.
This is my website for my new chapter as an independent consultant. I love belonging to and working for organizations, and now want to search out great people and projects as partners and clients. My goal is to focus on meeting design and facilitation, writing and editing, and organizational development. I want to help people clarify what they’re trying to say on behalf of their organization or cause, and I also want to help people connect and listen to what others are saying. I have zero regrets and much gratitude about my organizational experience; in fact, I fervently believe that the organizations where I’ve worked gave me the learning and the experience to shift into this chapter, and I have fond and admiring feelings for each and every one of them for what they’re continuing to do to improve the lives of people everywhere.