About the Author

MIMI GOSS, Ph.D., is the president of Mimi Goss Communications, Inc., a company that specializes in showing people how to identify and best communicate their messages. She teaches at Harvard University. Her clients and students include heads of state and government, diplomats, politicians, military officials, corporate executives, union leaders, non-profit heads and journalists.

A former journalist, Dr. Goss has written for Boston Magazine, the American Management Association, The Boston Globe and Le Nouvel Afrique Asie. She has been a commentator on PBS, NPR, Fox-TV, and a guest speaker at Harvard′s Memorial Church.

With the U.S. State Department, she conducted trainings in Central Asia, Africa, and Europe. 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.