We do what we love.
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.
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:
Design in Common
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago*
Garnet 3 Consulting
Healthcare Service Corporation (HCSC)*
Hornell Partners, Inc.
Kirkland & Ellis*
Per Sé Group
Rebecca Wear Robinson | Jabari of the Water
Regional Transportation Authority*
Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Society of Actuaries*
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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Twitter & Instagram
Summoning the courage to try this on paper. Still far more comfortable with digital canvas. #intention #moments… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1086756759220469762
The drawing that might become a painting ... a test run on the iPad. I like but don’t love the direction. Maybe it… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1085760141646024704
Local #HR peeps: Join me at #AltogetherHR on March 14. The day is packed with great content, including mine! Repres… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1084807693171412993
A drawing that might become a painting. Fun fact: when switching from iPad to actual paper, one loses the ability t… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1084642769287684096
Taking time today meant taking a nap ... and *finally* making intention bracelets. Jim’s says “take time,” and mine… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1084310557992382464