Mimi Goss, PhD

President, Mimi Goss Communications
Mimi Goss, president, Mimi Goss Communications, Inc., is a communications consultant, media trainer, and author teaching in Harvard Kennedy School's Edward S. Mason Fellows Program and at the Harvard 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 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 PBS television, FOX-TV, NPR, and other radio stations, and a guest speaker at Harvard Memorial Church. She has written for CNBC, Boston Magazine, The Boston Globe, and Le Nouvel Afrique Asie. Her clients include Johnson & Johnson, Merck/MSD, the city of Albuquerque, and the Massachusetts Association for the Blind (MAB). At the Harvard Kennedy School, she taught the National Security Fellows and 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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