About

Hi, I am Chared and I envision a more inclusive world through communication that creates understanding, builds bridges & breaks barriers.

I am a communication professional with nearly 25 years experience in journalism, marketing communication and corporate communication.

Experience

A TV journalist turned in-house communication specialist, I have a broad spectrum of skillset to offer to drive communication programs from PR to storytelling, graphic design and online media, branding, strategy, internal communication, and leadership advice.

My experience in very varied fields (news and media, life sciences and healthcare, innovation and technology, European-funded projects, food systems and sustainable development, diversity, equity and inclusion) makes me versatile, flexible and comfortable with complex themes.

Strengths

I am often called a powerful brainstormer, offering fresh insights and useful advise even on topics that are new to me. You’ll find me at my best in situations that call for autonomy, creativity and optimism. My learning mindset keeps me relevant, resilient and up-to-date with the ever-changing communication landscape.

Inclusion & belonging

Fluent in English, Dutch and Filipino, I thrive in diverse and inclusive environments. A staunch advocate of diversity & inclusion, I am a Lean In Netherlands Circle Leader, “50 Ways to Fight Bias” Facilitator and serve on the CIPR Diversity & Inclusion Network. To contribute to practice, I am conducting my own research on workplace belonging from March – October 2021.

Serious about driving inclusion & belonging forward, I am building Good Comms on the vision that a more inclusive world is possible with communication that creates understanding, builds bridges & breaks barriers.

Personal note

I am passionate about learning, continuous improvement (kaizen) and contributing to positive social impact. If I could name a superpower, that would be my learning mindset. This keeps me relevant, resilient and on top of the dynamic communication landscape. I bask in the challenge of steep learning curves, find change exciting and easily navigate a new normal.

I am easily fascinated by foreign words, exquisite typography and new technology. Curiosity is my superpower, ultralight travel my sport and creating mnemonics my go-to mental yoga.

Curiosity is my superpower.

When not building Good Comms, you’ll find me decluttering, checking out the latest sci-fi films or experimenting with a new cupcake recipe. #

Contact me

So, that’s me in not so much of a nutshell. Tell me about yourself. What brought you here? Keep in touch.