Bridget Brown

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
United States
Bridget Brown
Bridget K. Brown is a public speaking, storytelling coach, instructional designer and master facilitator who specializes in making the complex clear and coaching the right story out of people. She is an expert in science communication, especially in the area of technology, data and cyber security. Bridget has worked for three different Fortune 500 companies including Monsanto and a small beer company called, Anheuser-Busch. She has trained at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, is a former Adjunct Instructor in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Washington University in St Louis where she taught Public Speaking, and has coached three TEDx talks. She combines her background as an actress, and writer, with over 18 year as a corporate trainer by using elements of improvisation and storytelling, making her workshops a lot of fun. She is the owner of StoryMatters, LLC a clarity company which provides communications training that focus on coaching powerful stories which create organizational connection and uncovering hidden stories which create bias and disconnection.

Geographic experience

North America, United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Australia & NZ, South-East Asia

Languages

English

Experience as a coach (formal/Informal)

16 years

Experience as a facilitator

20 years

UFacilitator stage

Co-Lead

Bridget would be good at projects that involve coaching ineffective communication and storytelling.

Sector(s)

Healthcare, Education, Skill development and employability, Gender equity, self-help groups, women-led businesses, Race equity, Technology, Communication, Public Speaking, Storytelling, Cyber Security, Working with scientists and those in technology.

Strengths

  • Methodologies creatively used: scenario planning (for e-learning), Open Space Technology aka Open Space aka unconference, UX design, Applied Improvisation, ADDIE, SAM (similar to Agile), Gamification, some elements of Liberating Structures and of SWOT
  • Storytelling and public speaking, corporate storytelling, Communication & Leadership Skills Training, including interpersonal communication, values, and tough conversations
  • Unconscious Bias/Diversity Gender Bias Communication Facilitation
  • Sales & Funding Presentation Training
  • Science & Information Tech Communication Training
  • Instructional Design Security Awareness
  • Converting in-person workshops to an engaging virtual session
  • Team Building
  • Train The Trainer (TTT)
  • Going deep in the coaching process (beyond just skill-building), behavior change

Areas of development and learning

  • Design thinking
  • Six hats
  • Art of Hosting
  • Creating a structured facilitation plan for different types of projects

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