The Huffington Post: Women in Business Q&A: Madison Cork, President and Founder, Cork Communications

I am very excited and honored to be featured by Laura Dunn in her column Women in BusinessRead More »

How has your life experience made you the leader you are today?
I am able to laugh about it now, but attending 18 schools from kindergarten on was a huge challenge in my young life. My Mother had to overcome her own struggles and moving from place to place was part of that adventure. It was very difficult to say goodbye to relationships over and over again and figure out where I fit in constantly changing social dynamics. But, I am able to be grateful for those experiences today. It made me a great communicator, more comfortable in my own skin and in a wide range of circumstances, and bestowed a knowledge in me – I have the ability to choose who I want to be! I have the resiliency… Read More »

How has your previous employment experience aided your tenure at Cork Communications?
I remember very clearly helping a friend, who was struggling with funding for her non-profit work, on a donor pitch. Like most presentations, it was clear, had a point, and plenty of data to back up “the ask”. But it was boring. I was honest with her and gave her some ideas on sharing photographs of the children she was helping, allowing their stories to do the work for her, and create the emotional impact that drives a listener to action. The presentation became phenomenal, was a huge success, and I realized I had the ability to translate the influence and effectiveness of storytelling into a success tool in the business community. As an artist I was taught to bring the story to life, give it depth and breath, and then allow it take the audience on a journey that reshaped how they perceived a situation… Read More »