Mimi Goss, PhD

President, Mimi Goss Communications
Mimi Goss, president, Mimi Goss Communications, Inc., is a communications consultant, media trainer, and author teaching at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and the Extension School. She is the author of What Is Your One Sentence?: How to Be Heard in the Age of Short Attention Spans (Penguin Random House). She received the Joanne Fussa Distinguished Teaching Award in 2015 from the Harvard Extension School. Goss trains leaders in government, business, labor, nonprofits, and the media nationally and internationally. She has worked extensively with the US State Department. She trained government officials and journalists in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Moldova, Malawi, Botswana, Swaziland, Togo, Niger, Mauritius, and Madagascar on responsibilities in a free press. In Rwanda, she trained African women leaders in negotiations, civil society, and media relations. Through a private client, she consulted to parliamentary and mayoral candidates in Morocco. Goss has been a commentator on Fox and PBS television, radio, and a guest speaker at Harvard Memorial Church. She has written for Boston Magazine, Management Review, The Boston Globe, and Le Nouvel Afrique Asie. Her clients include Johnson & Johnson, Merck/MSD, the City of Albuquerque, and Massachusetts Association for the Blind (MAB). She has taught at Harvard Kennedy School since 1989. She teaches the National Security Fellows, and the Edward S. Mason Fellows from developing and newly industrialized nations, and taught courses in the arts of communication and nationalism and film. She has lectured at Boston University, the University of Maine, Boston College, and Northeastern University. She has a PhD in film, psychology, and culture, and an MS in journalism from Boston University. She earned her BA from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.


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