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 (Penguin Random House). She teaches at Harvard University.
Goss trains leaders nationally and internationally. Her clients and students include heads of state and government, 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 PBS, NPR, Fox TV, and a guest speaker at Harvard′s Memorial Church.
Dr. Goss has conducted 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, Eswatini (formerly 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.
At Harvard, she teaches “The Art of Communication” at the Extension School and Summer School, and coaches speakers at the Harvard Business School and T.H. Chan School of Public Health. At the Kennedy School, she taught the National Security Fellows, the Edward S. Mason Fellows from transitional economies or developing or newly industrialized nations, executive education participants, and the courses, “Nationalism and National Identity: An Exploration through Film” and “The Arts of Communication.” 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.
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