Communication & Media Training Experience
Trustworthy, candid, and fluent in media and high-stakes communications, Dina Napoli works behind the scenes of some of today’s greatest visionaries. Dina specializes in high stakes and strategic communication and creates custom training and coaching programs that help clients sharpen their communications or influence others in positions of power.
With 14 years as a strategic communications consultant for Fortune 500 companies and high-profile individuals, plus 18 years of experience as a television news anchor, reporter, and producer, Dina is an unparalleled partner for executives looking to sharpen their public speaking and media relations skills. She has trained thousands of senior leaders and C-level executives at Microsoft, Amazon, Expedia, Loreal, Nike, Nintendo, and more. Clients profoundly benefit from Dina’s rare combination of skills and first-hand experience spanning media and corporate communications, including:
- 14 years as a strategic communications consultant
- Television anchor and reporter
- Corporate spokesperson
- Communications Director for a biotechnology startup
- Roles in feature films
- High-profile, international stage events
- Keynote speaker and presenter
- Film and video productions
- Proud member of the Screen Actors Guild & AFTRA
- Certified in Apollo Root Cause Analysis Training
And for all of Dina’s accolades, you won’t hear her boasting. She knows that making noise isn’t necessary when your clients are successful. Clients hire Dina again and again because she brings a customized approach with real life scenarios for each client that brings their gifts to the surface. She is known for being prepared and delivering honest feedback with respect. She possesses insights that only her rich experience could provide and has a genuine desire to see her clients thrive in the spotlight and beyond.
You won’t find a more dedicated or experienced partner for media coaching and executive presentation training.
Here’s what some of her clients have to say:
“It’s all about impact and landing your message successfully, and she teaches each spokesperson how to convey thought leadership in a very powerful, intelligent, and approachable manner. Dina is thoughtful, knows her business, and has a true desire to do things right. I will continue to hire her again and again.”
~ Monica Drake, Principal Security Operations Manager at Microsoft
“A quick note to say thanks again for your positive, impactful coaching. It has made a big, big difference for me, and not just regarding giving a speech (which in and of itself has been huge). Your insights have really helped me link the opportunity to give a talk — and to me ‘being me’ — to being better able to share my unique gifts in service to others. This is a blessing.”
~ Leigh Morgan, former Chief Operating Officer of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
“Her expertise in media consulting is unparalleled and her depth of experience allows her to give actionable insights that an industry outsider would never think of.”
~ Eric Nebeker, Senior Analyst at Raytheon
“Dina has the unique ability to quickly understand the communication needs of complex topics and how to strategize them into a customized training approach that is strategic, engaging and very effective. “
~ Egbert Schroer, Worldwide Managing Director, Process Manufacturing & Resources Industry at Microsoft
“Dina customized her style so as to establish and develop a trust relationship with each executive so she could relate to them. Dina was extremely adept at fostering these relationships quickly, in only a limited time window, to allow her to deliver very candid feedback that landed in an incredibly constructive and respectful way.”
~ Brad McKeich, Head of Strategy & Planning, Global Customer Fulfillment Solutions at Amazon
Media and Communication Awards
Dina’s work earned her three Emmy nominations and numerous awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the National Press Photographers’ Association and other industry groups. She was also voted “Baltimore’s Best Anchor” while working at the NBC television affiliate in Baltimore, Maryland.
Keynote Speaker, “Communications Savvy: from MIT to Everyday Excellence”, MIT Spring Empowerment Conference, 2011.
Was a keynote speaker and led a communications workshop for a conference that aims “to provide resources for, and promote discussion of, issues relevant to the life choices of graduate women.”
Best of Baltimore Award, “Best TV Morning News”, Baltimore Magazine..
Featured for the second time as one of the “Best in Baltimore” and awarded the as “Best TV Morning News: “Who would you rather have breakfast with a) Dina Napoli, or b) anyone else? Same here. That’s why we need the morning news on WBAL-TV Channel 11, 5 to 7 a.m., where the direct and personable pro and her appealing cohorts serve up headlines and weather in an easily digestible format.”
Best of Baltimore Award, “Best Television Anchor”, Baltimore Magazine.
Received award as one of the best “Best of Baltimore” for best television anchor. “Morning news is a strange animal, but Dina Napoli of WBAL-TV has tamed it. One minute she’s chatting with the chopper traffic reporter, the next she’s reciting names of viewers celebrating birthdays. And then, bam, she’s delivering the overnight news developments in a clear and credible way. Is this the most versatile talking head in town? Could be. She certainly seems like one of the smartest.”
Publications and Recognition
- Nominee, The Emmy Awards
- Feature article, Baltimore Magazine
- Feature article, Style Magazine
How Can Dina Help You?
- High Stakes Communication
- Media & Spokesperson Coaching
- Scenario Based Training
- Customized Training & Coaching
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