Kristen Connell

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Kristen Connell

Managing Director and Partner

Kristen Connell brings a wealth of experience to the table as a seasoned media professional. With a background in journalism and a decade in the Press Gallery at Parliament House, she’s interviewed CEOs, Ministers, and union officials, giving her an insider’s perspective on the media landscape.

As a political press officer for a Federal Senator, Kristen delved into speechwriting, public relations, and media liaison, providing media advice during election campaigns. She’s spent almost a decade in roles that encompass public relations, media management, strategic planning, workshop facilitation, lobbying, policy development, and project management for prominent national organisations and government departments.

Kristen’s extensive background in media relations makes her a trusted advisor for organisations looking to enhance their media presence, convey positive key messages, and manage their public image, especially in times of intense scrutiny.

As a Partner at Talkforce Media and Communications Strategists, Kristen offers media and communication training, develops and executes media strategies to boost clients’ public profiles, crafts marketing plans, prepares successful submissions, and leads strategic planning workshops. Kristen holds a BA in Journalism and tertiary qualifications in business management, making her a versatile and valuable asset to any team or organisation seeking media excellence.

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