Discovery. Clarity. Impact.

Making the most of communications for organizations and humans.

Your mission, your story, your people, your customers—all ready to gain from clear, compelling communications. Whether you need a complete communications strategy, a detailed transition plan, strong new content, or a fast rewrite of a tactical memo, I can help you make the most of the opportunity. As an experienced leader in corporate communications, including two decades at Intel, I can help you discover new possibilities in your situation, gain clarity about your challenges, and then communicate with the impact you need.

“Mike Green is one of the best people I ever worked with at Intel. I'll read anything he writes.”

Christine Dotts, marketing and communications executive Michael Green Communications LLC May 1, 2018

Who I am

Michael Green

With decades of experience in all forms of business communications, from media and analyst relations to employee communications, I’ll help you make the most of the communications opportunities you face—because there are always opportunities. I’ve held many different leadership roles in companies big and small, including two decades with Intel. Sometimes I’ve gotten it very right—and sometimes less so. Those learnings will benefit you.

Listening is where I begin. I work to understand people, organizations and the situations they face. Then I’ll plan, develop, and execute the communications you need—from comprehensive strategies to tactical one-page rewrites.

By listening for insights, synthesizing what I learn, and then advocating for my clients through communications, I help organizations and people redefine and deliver their best work.

How I can help

For organizations, leaders, communicators and any humans who want to make the most of their communications opportunities and challenges, I can help determine what’s needed and then deliver it. Drawing on decades of work, in organizations large and small, I use communications to discover insights that matter, to clarify your message, and to deliver the impact you want—whether it’s outside in your marketplace or inside with your employees. In my experience the most frequent needs are in organizational transitions, leader communications, and content development.

Organizational Transitions

When we face big changes, we learn things we didn’t know before, such as what’s working and what’s not—and where we really want to go. The resulting insights can be powerful—when they’re channeled through clear and compelling communications. From comprehensive transition communications strategies to quick rewrites of executive memos, I can help you make the most of your transition whether you’ve invited it or it’s been “invited” upon you.

Leader Communications

What does every employee need to thrive? She wants to believe in the organization’s purpose, belong to a team of people helping one another soar, and matter to the organization and its success. Leader communications are essential to creating that environment of “believe/belong/matter.” A smart combination of policies, programs, leader communications and employee dialogue can get you there. I’m prepared to help.

Content Development

Intelligent content brings you closer to your audiences and keeps you close. For customers outside or employees inside, the stories you tell will help them understand why you’re the best choice—as a product and service provider, as an employer, as a community. I can help you tell it right, to help your audiences understand you and to show them you understand them. Clear messaging in compelling forms—let’s explore what’s possible.

Ready to get started? Contact me today.

Latest Blog Posts

For internal communicators, a gift—and an invitation to deliver

Are you an internal communications professional who aspires to do great things for your company and its employees? Then wrap your hands around the wonderful gift that is “The Next Level: The Business Value of Good Internal Communication”—and wrap your head around its insights and recommendations. It’s a great opportunity: Study the report, assess your situation, inject … Read More > “For internal communicators, a gift—and an invitation to deliver”

Leadership: The letter Serena Williams should write

Here is a letter that I wish Serena Williams, as a leader, would write to the tennis world. Naomi Osaka beat me in the US Open finals with her shots and her poise, and I’m looking forward to watching her evolve as a champion—even as I do some more growing myself. Since the final, many … Read More > “Leadership: The letter Serena Williams should write”

Intel at 50: The magic of extreme expectations

One of my favorite memories of Intel is a bumper sticker that read, “My Dad is a ‘successful/equal’ at Intel”—a joking April Fool’s Day reference to the most typical rating given at that time in the company’s yearly performance reviews. That common rating said, in essence, that you were successfully doing what was expected of you … Read More > “Intel at 50: The magic of extreme expectations”

Recruiting for what’s hard—and teaching the rest

A plumbing company’s billboard in Roanoke, Va., gave me a powerful reminder of just what the right message can do in recruiting. It would have stopped me in my tracks if I hadn’t been driving at 50 mph. But that didn’t matter, because the message was unforgettable. It read: “Have humility, drive, & communications skills? … Read More > “Recruiting for what’s hard—and teaching the rest”

I was shocked by this survey question. My wife wasn’t.

It was a quiet exchange with thunderous effect—and I hope I’ll never forget it. A few years ago a letter in a magazine caught my eye because I’d read the article it referred to, on the history of women running for president in the United States. On reading the letter, I was so unsettled that … Read More > “I was shocked by this survey question. My wife wasn’t.”

In any transformation, a question: How to get buy-in—and thrive?

It’s a question every business transformation offers (or presses upon) every leader: How can we help our employees buy into the plan—and then thrive? Whether the transformation is inspired by strength or compelled by vulnerability, the core answer is the same for every employee: she wants to believe in the organization’s purpose, belong to a team of people helping … Read More > “In any transformation, a question: How to get buy-in—and thrive?”

Renee James and Ampere: Engaging in a New World

Andy and Napoleon would be proud. When Ampere Computing emerged from its quiet (and private) gestation, with Renee James as its chairman and CEO, I couldn’t help but smile. The boldness of the venture is striking. The stealth of the preparation was impressive. And the implications for computing and leadership are intriguing. It’s bold to … Read More > “Renee James and Ampere: Engaging in a New World”

Helping employees believe, belong, and matter

I wasn’t expecting to care so much. When I got the call from Intel’s head of HR in 2006, asking me to come help with employee communications during the major corporate restructuring that was under way, I had been with the company for 11 years, working in external communications roles. I had spent my time … Read More > “Helping employees believe, belong, and matter”

2018 planning: Use barbells to get clearer faster

The New Year offers a sense of potential, and if we’re smart we’ll grab that offer with both hands. Never decline an invitation to see fresh possibilities. With us humans, though, fresh possibilities can become brown bananas. I’ve been thinking about an approach to capturing and keeping that sense of potential in our professional and … Read More > “2018 planning: Use barbells to get clearer faster”

The hidden potential of year-end messages

As we approach the end of 2017, when leaders are pondering (or should be pondering) their year-end messages to their teams, let’s not miss an opportunity: the deep potential and power that’s waiting to be harnessed in those communications. It’s easy (and no crime) to quickly write a brief note of thanks and email it … Read More > “The hidden potential of year-end messages”