Maritza Schafer – Communications and Organizational Consulting


I verbalize visions and create the strategies to implement them.

I do this from the place of courage where all transformation is born, so that your communications can have the impact you want on your audience, yourself, and the world.

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What I Do

Communications are the foundation of success. Let me help you succeed.

Organizational Consulting

Identifying how to improve your organization to achieve the impact you seek is one of the most challenging tasks leaders face. And leading an organization, or even just a team, through a period of change can be extremely challenging. Having been at the helm of several organizational restructures, I have the experience to support you in navigating the complexities of transformation.

By developing a clear plan and identifying the actions to implement it, together we can work with your team to ensure you are poised to achieve the impact you strive for. Word to the wise: this process will require your own willingness to adapt and change, and a commitment to honest and transparent communications. 

Communications Strategies

Defining what you communicate and how you connect with people are at the heart of what I help you do.  I have expertise on a myriad of communications media, but my true excellence is in developing a comprehensive approach, designed specifically for each individual client to find their own and best way to make a difference.

Whether your relationships are with clients, customers, colleagues or constituents, we will keep an open heart and sharp mind to develop a customized strategy for your particular needs.

Public Speaking and Media Training

Addressing an audience in person, or even over skype, requires confidence, clarity and poise.  Public speaking can be a challenging skill to develop, but it is a key part of successful communications. It is also an important piece of media relations: interacting with members of the media in person or over the phone is easier with a solid foundation in public speaking.

I can deliver training and workshops to hone your public speaking skills and understand how to communicate with the media. Telling your story in a compelling way requires attention to both content and form, and I can help you perfect both.

Writing and Content Production

Writing is the heartbeat of communications. I can take your great ideas and raw information and weave them into a powerful written narrative. Once your story has been created, you will need the vehicle carry your communications strategy into the world. I can help you develop online videos, webpages, blogs, and reports  as part of a comprehensive plan that will reinforce your message and brand.

Producing these materials requires designers, programmers, photographers, writers, editors, and printers; I will direct a team of professionals to produce high impact pieces that will convey your story in a clear and moving manner.

Branding and Messaging

I will help you discover the image you want to present to the world, how to talk about what you do in a way that people can understand, and develop the language and messages to convey it consistently and clearly.

Together, we will create the messages that powerfully convey your brand identity and position yourself to deliver them effectively, reaching and influencing the people who will most benefit from it.

Workshops and Communications Training

I conduct workshops and trainings for large organizations and small teams and tailor them to each group's needs. From half a day introductory workshops on communications skills, to week long trainings on strategy, messaging and campaigning, my goal is to offer you and your colleagues access to innovative thinking, trustworthy tools and practical experience to improve your communications.

The topics of these trainings and workshops are too numerous to list, as they get developed specifically for each client's needs. Leading workshops is one of the most satisfactory aspects of my work, because I can support many people at once and ensure a team of colleagues or partners have a common foundation, shared language and ways of working together that will continue to serve them long after the workshop is over. 


I work with a handful of coaching clients in improving their communications and presentations skills, as well as offering guidance and advise on their professional challenges and career opportunities. This one-on-one time allows me to provide extremely personalized guidance on organizational challenges, and help develop with my clients the exact support they need to take their visions and organizations to the next level of impact.