Our principal, Cathleen Wolf, is an award-winning writer and communication strategist with 30 years of experience in corporate and consulting roles. She provides writing and consulting services to a broad range of clients in employee and marketing communication. She specializes in compensation and benefits communication, strategic planning, change management, communication audits and focus groups.
Cathleen has tackled communication challenges for more than 100 organizations including the Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Trust, Teamsters Benefit Trust, Boston Consulting Group, GE Aircraft Engines, Advanced Micro Devices, National Semiconductor, Wells Fargo Bank, American Licorice Company and others.
Before starting Communicate Write (more than 20 years ago), Cathleen was an employee communication manager at a worldwide bank in San Francisco. She was also communication practice leader at The Wyatt Company (now Willis Towers Watson) and the Alexander Consulting Group (now Aon Hewitt) in San Francisco and at Mercer in Cincinnati.
Cathleen is an accredited member of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), which places her in the top 10 percent of communicators worldwide. She recently served as the director of portfolio evaluation on IABC’s accreditation committee. She is an IABC-recommended speaker on their international site.
Cathleen earned IABC Gold Quill awards (for a year-long communication measurement process at Advanced Micro Devices and for benefits communication at The Gap). She also received Silver Quill Awards of Excellence (in the writing and social responsibility categories) for work on behalf of San Diego Social Venture Partners.
Since 2010, she authored the communication chapter of John Garner’s Health Insurance Answer Book. In 2018, the 12th edition was printed by Aspen Publishers.
Born in Michigan, Cathleen taught English and creative writing at the University of Michigan where she earned an M.A.and Ph.D. candidacy in English.