Mimi Tennyson Goss, Ph.D. is a communications consultant, media trainer and author of What Is Your One Sentence?: How to Be Heard in the Age of Short Attention Spans. She teaches at Harvard University′s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
With 20 years of experience, she trains leaders nationally and internationally. Her clients and students include heads of state, diplomats, politicians, military officials, corporate executives, union leaders, non-profit chiefs and journalists. Dr. Goss has written for CNBC, Boston Magazine, The Boston Globe, Le Nouvel Afrique Asie and the American Management Association. A former reporter, she has been a commentator on The O′Reilly Factor and Greater Boston with Emily Rooney, and a guest speaker at Harvard′s Memorial Church.
Dr. Goss conducts trainings, with the U.S. State Department, in Central Asia, Africa and Europe. She trained journalists and government officials in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Moldova, Malawi, Botswana, Swaziland, Togo, Niger, Mauritius and Madagascar on responsibilities in a free press. In Rwanda, she worked with Women as Partners for Peace in Africa training women leaders in negotiations, civil society, and media relations. In Morocco, she consulted to parliamentary and mayoral candidates.
Goss has taught communications and conducted media training since 1989 at Harvard′s Kennedy School of Government. An Executive Education lecturer, she teaches the National Security Fellows, the Edward S. Mason Fellows from newly-industrialized and emerging nations, and a variety of executive education participants. She taught the courses, “The Arts of Communications” and “Nationalism and National Identity: An Exploration through Film.” Goss also taught film and media at the University of Maine, and was a journalism lecturer at Boston College and Boston University.
She received her Ph.D. in film, psychology and culture, and M.S. in journalism from Boston University, and her B.A. from Concordia University in Montréal, Québec, Canada. She also studied at the Friedrich Schiller Universität in Germany. She speaks French and German.
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