Jonelle Hilleary

teacher-writer-communicator-entrepreneur-trainer in Washington, DC

Jonelle Hilleary

teacher-writer-communicator-entrepreneur-trainer in Washington, DC

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I influence positive changes by working with smart people who want to serve others & build a good life doing it.

I believe "Every human is a hero in a story..." This drives what I do to help others find their story, to become that hero.

I am... an encourager, a problem solver. My greatest joy is in words of affirmation, both giving and receiving.

After spending the first half of my career in the Houston oil sector, I changed course and opened my own international business in the former Soviet Union teaching marketable skills to young people and communication strategies to businesses just after independence. (Check out my stories at Life Lessons... What The World Taught Me - "").

That was a pivotal time both for me and the world- the internet, the digital age, discovering my passions to help others- all of that happened in those 10 years abroad from 1995-2005.

Returning to a very different America post-9/11, I combined these two worlds here in Washington DC as a consultant.

This multi-cultural perspective drives my focus in managing change and communication strategies-- it's about making a difference for people every day.

Today I work (way too much) in ways that help change the public sector approach to the intersection of culture, communications, change, and measuring impact.

  • Work
    • Director of Communications
  • Education
    • International Business Management