When the stakes are high



When the stakes are high, your communication performance is a game changer or a deal breaker. For more than 20 years, public companies, professional services firms and leading business owners have turned to me for strategic, corporate and crisis communications. Clients rely on me to bring their stories to life through sophisticated counsel, business problem solving, imaginative programming and high quality writing and presentation development. I drive client stories through a deep professional network in finance, media, technology, civic and business organizations.

Contact bess@bessgallanisinc.com or 312.659.7572.

Communication is a process, not an event.  Strategy is content-led, issues-based and digitally-enabled. An industry leader in reputation management, program design, management and execution. Expertise in strategic, financial and investor news management, critical market and performance related communications, tier-1 financial media placement, media relationship management, social media generation and management and media training. High caliber speechwriter and presentation development that translates sophisticated financial performance, business strategy and business applications into a clearly articulated point of view and brand-building through thought leadership.


An award-winning executive communications coach, she offers media training, presentation skills training and leadership communications coaching. 
 Clients include IPO teams, public company CEO/CFO investor presentation teams, start-up founders, TEDx speakers, portfolio managers, and financial advisors for investor presentations, capital raising presentations, IPOs, and media interviews with the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes, Business Week, CNBC, Nightly Business Report and CNN.


An advocate of the corporate brand/stakeholder model, her presentation to the University of Chicago Booth School of Business alumni roundtable, “Selling Your Brand to Wall Street,” has received more than 10,500 page views on Slideshare.


She draws from a deep background as a business journalist, PR agency partner, corporate communicator and private consultant and serving a wide range of businesses, from start-ups to Fortune 500. She was the Vice President of Corporate Communications at Classified Ventures, the largest digital media company in Chicago with Fortune 500 company ownership; an equity partner with The Financial Relations Board (NYSE: IPG), one of the largest investor relations and financial public relations agency in the country, where she was Director of National Media Relations.  She began her career as a business journalist, working as a staff reporter for Advertising Age, Forbes and Crain’s Chicago Business.



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