It's not an oxymoron ...

 ... it's creative business communication.

Let's move!

Spencer Grace moves people and projects in creative directions.



Spencer Grace

We do what we love.



Crafting messages that compel people to think, believe, and act.



Moving projects and people in positive directions.



Telling stories with impact, brevity, and humor.

Writing & Visioning

First and foremost, we write. Spencer Grace writes and edits messages for all media, adapting voice, style, and format to suit the need. (Haiku, anyone?) And our communications catch eyes. We put the right words with right images in the right format to captivate your audience.

Advising & Supporting

We guide evolutions and revolutions. Moving beyond your comfort zone to a new message, technology, market, or way of working? Blending ingenuity with rich change management experience, Spencer Grace brings practicality and innovation to initiatives of all sorts.

Instructing & Coaching

We teach communication. One-on-one, we guide people to write better, succeed in new roles, publish big ideas, and produce killer resumés. For groups, we’re part of StoryStudio Chicago’s Words for Work program, where even reluctant communicators learn to tell actionable business stories with confidence.

Expect results.

Tell Your Story

Just as a novel invites readers to turn pages, a persuasive story can move people in your business direction. Even if you’re not sure what your story is, Spencer Grace will help you discover it, and then help you tell your tale.

Attract Attention

Raise the visibility of your product or service—or even yourself. Whether you need a website, share-worthy blog posts, printed materials, content to publish on social media, or a kick-ass resumé, Spencer Grace will help you find and share the words.

Engage Employees

Whether business results are trending up or down, the most effective people are informed and involved. Spencer Grace communications provide the context and content people need to engage in even challenging changes.

Define Your Brand

From the start-up that needs a name, logo, and tagline to the mature company whose future depends on a reinvented identity, Spencer Grace helps articulate and express each brand’s personality and promise.

Advance Your Mission

For both internal and external audiences, we craft messages that compel people to think, believe, and act in ways that advance your mission.

Convert Leads to Sales

Spencer Grace helps business developers, entrepreneurs, and business innovators plan and prepare proposals, pitches, and presentations that get to “yes” with customers, investors, and internal approvers.

Meet the corporate poet.

Beth Nyland achieves business results through creative approaches to communication. She counsels clients to raise the quality of their messages, applying innovative problem-solving skills to make change for individuals and organizations of all sizes. As “corporate poet,” she refuses bland and boring. Instead, she guides individuals and organizations to string words into stories that motivate people to think, believe, and take action. That’s how business gets done.


As a creative communicator, leader, advisor, and teacher, Beth has extensive experience in writing and editing; marketing and internal communications; branding and business development; and consulting, teaching, coaching, and mentoring.

She creates winning results by:

  • Reaching and involving people so they believe, understand, and do what’s needed for an organization to succeed.
  • Establishing trust as advisor and coach to executives, communicators, and cross-functional colleagues.
  • Informing and inspiring people as easily from the stage as on the page.
  • Formulating intelligent strategies based on solid understanding of reality.
  • Guiding leaders to deliver the right messages at the right time via the right channels.
  • Investing in building relationships and establishing networks of clients, colleagues, partners, and vendors who get results.
  • Achieving fast, effective results through smart use of funds, skills, and technology.

Beth’s career includes both agency and corporate experience. In addition to running Spencer Grace, she is lead instructor for Words for Work at StoryStudio Chicago.

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We make clients happy.

  • [Beth is] the whole package—fantastic writer, strategic, forward-thinking, and fun! I’d work with her again in a heartbeat.
  • Beth has a unique ability to make the complex seem very simple.
  • Working with Beth was a true joy. Her spirit and work ethic are second to none.
  • Beth is an energetic and effective communicator! She’s great to work with and brings many innovative ideas to make financial presentations interesting. It was a pleasure to work with Beth.
  • It was a great pleasure to work with Beth. She is a very talented professional who not only delivers great support on communications but also offers sound insight and advice on broader organizational and business issues.
  • [Beth Nyland] has a keen sense for navigating executive alignment and creating solutions that resonate with the target audience.

A few of our clients:

Beam Suntory*
Catholic Extension*
Cheryl Levin-Folio
Design in Common
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago*
Garnet 3 Consulting
Goodwill Industries
Harman Industries
Healthcare Service Corporation (HCSC)*
herronpalmer, LLC
Hoffmaster Electric
Hornell Partners, Inc.
John Deere
Kirkland & Ellis*
Leo Burnett*
Literacy DuPage
McDermott Will & Emery*
Miriam Wrobel
MYR Group*
Nutter Consulting
PepsiCo, Inc
Per Sé Group
Rebecca Wear Robinson | Jabari of the Water
Regional Transportation Authority*
Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Society of Actuaries*
Spinnaker DME
Sprig Studio
Studio Three 17
TKFay Consulting LLC
Unilever & Unilever Food Solutions
Vachio Solutions Group
* Spencer Grace serves these clients in partnership
with StoryStudio | Words for Work.

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