The Ripple Effect

Communication is a part of everything you do. Make it deliberate. Actively influence the outcome you are seeking.

Meet Our Principal


Karen is known as one of Washington, D.C’s most connected women. From the Speaker’s Office on Capitol Hill to the offices of leading non-profits, trade associations and corporations, Karen brings knowledgeable counsel, winning strategy and solid experience to bear for her clients.

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Executive Leadership

Ripple is known for cutting-edge yet practical and strategic advice, counsel and support – to leaders who need to seize opportunity, manage change or navigate crisis. 

Strategic Communications

You’re doing a lot of stuff. But is it the right stuff? Ripple helps develop a strategic communications plan to advance your organizational goals – the right audiences, the right messages, at the right time.

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Non-Profit Organization Management

Non-profit organizations have unique requirements. Most social change is not measured by a P&L statement. Ripple helps non-profit organizations get clarity around vision, mission, strategies and tactics to have the greatest possible impact.

Board Development

At any stage of organizational maturity, the right Board of Directors focused on the right activities is a considerable factor in success or failure.  Ripple helps organizational leaders create focused and deliberate Board development and management strategies.

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