Clare O’Connor is the president and founder of Full Picture Public Affairs Inc. She is an experienced communications specialist, trainer and coach, and a recipient of a Halifax-Cornwallis Canadian Progress Club Women of Excellence Award in Communications and Public Affairs. She is also a recipient of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada Chair’s Award for outstanding contribution to the organization nationally.
As a former Vice President of Corporate Communications, Clare has extensive experience working with companies seeking to communicate complex services more effectively. Clare provides training and coaching on a variety of topics including: strategic communications, issues management, developing policy and procedures, enhancing employee performance, customer communication, determining priorities, creating efficient e-file folder structure, the bottom-line value of vision and mission statements, communicating in challenging circumstances, and strategic social media. Clare provides training one-on-one and with small and large groups. She has taught through the Saint Mary’s University Professional and Executive Education Program in Halifax, Nova Scotia and in Nunavut, Iqaluit. She also provides training through the Self Employment Benefits Program and works with individual businesses and not-for-profit organizations.
As a professional writer, Clare has written for numerous publications including the Nova Scotia Business Journal, Boom, Atlantic Books Today, Atlantic Business Magazine, OptiMYz, Meet Nova Scotia, Business Voice, Progress, and the Mi’kmaq Maliseet Nations News. Clare also co-wrote the book Celebrity Court Cases: Trials of the rich and famous. She is a member of the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. More information can be found by visiting www.fullpicture.ca