Okay, it’s actually only praise.


Kathleen is a brilliant storyteller, editor, and writing coach. I’ve had the pleasure of working with her as part of the Elixir Design team, through whom she helped shape the framework and execution of our brand messaging. Her perspective on the material allowed for a keen inquiry (process) that cued up clearer, more concise content.  She excels at bringing key truths  to light through insightful questions and intuitive observations.  On top of all this, she is a delightful collaborator – an excellent listener, and all-around gracious and kind human.  Writing can be a powerful tool for effecting change, and Kathleen’s professional practice deepens that possibility in the world.

Robyn Carliss
Development and Communications, Sustainable Conservation


I wanted to tell you how much I have enjoyed working with you. It is a feeling echoed by my colleagues.

Your (writing) provided a unique perspective on our efforts. You have done a great job of capturing the creativity and forward thinking of Helgi’s artistic vision for the Company and School. I also appreciate how well you have woven in the voices of the donors.

(Despite of wide array) of themes called for in the materials, your writing is engaging and flows very gracefully. I look very much forward to working with you on the next project.

Tom Flynn
Director of Development, San Francisco Ballet


Kathleen took great care of our desire to put forth the mission of Summer Search in a thoughtful, more powerful way. Her writing allowed our stakeholders to feel more connected to the work and continues to inspire others to get involved. I am grateful for the care and skill she brought us and highly recommend her for any organization trying to bring their uniqueness and message forth to others — either non profit or for profit.

Katherine Kennedy
Special Advisor to Board and Staff, Summer Search


Kathleen is a delight to partner with — she is smart, organized, warm and gets to the essence of what you are trying to communicate very quickly. She was instrumental in helping Summer Search develop our voice — one that is both authentic and inspiring. She continues to be an important touchstone and partner for our brand communications.

Liz Hurst
Vice President of Marketing, Summer Search


Kathleen Duich is a very fine writer, but many people are.  What sets her above all others is her ability to listen, to not be wedded to her own words but instead to masterfully work with the client until the written piece is a reflection of the client’s soul, until it exactly says what is needed to be said.  That quality is very difficult to find.  I hold Kathleen’s talent and work in the highest regard.

Helge Hellberg
Executive Director, Marin Organic


Kathleen’s talent and integrity are impressive. She  she developed themes and storylines that made her writing engaging and interesting.

It is a pleasure to work with her and I believe her capacity to see, to understand and to tell a skillfully engaging will be in service to any organization that works with her. She has my highest recommendation.

Emebet Bellingham
Co-Founder and President, The World Family


VolunteerMatch is a small, nonprofit software company that works with Fortune 500 companies and national nonprofits.  Kathleen not only provide an insightful outsider’s perspective, but also she synthesized multiple, often repetitious, ideas into phenomenal communication that does exactly what we had hoped: set up our clients for a very successful launch of our product within their organization.   Her writing is clear, her suggestions for layout and structure are intuitive and she quickly comprehended and integrated the language and nature of our business.   Kathleen did her homework, came prepared, and delivered on-time.   We look forward to working with Kathleen whenever we need a writer in the future. We’re in good hands..

Greg Price
Executive Officer, VolunteerMatch


I can’t recommend Kathleen enough for any writing project. She is fast, accurate and to the point. She has the rare ability to capture the essence of any written communication, and to turn that into a persuasive and memorable piece that subtly commands the reader to action.

Martin Sacks
President and CEO, Human Concepts


Kathleen Duich has made our marketing materials come alive and has been an absolute pleasure to work with – I would wholeheartedly recommend her for any writing assignment.   She “gets it”, has wonderful enthusiasm and really cares.   She is a true professional and we are very satisfied customers.

Brad Black
Founder, EO Products

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