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communication consultant Mark Kretschmar Who We Are

"I’m so glad the organizer brought in this speaker. He was engaging, entertaining and educational."

Toastmasters Leadership Institute

Conferences and Events

Hazelden-Betty Ford Lunch and Learn

IABC Convergence Summit (International Association of Business Communicators)

IEEE Twin Cities Special Workshop

Annual District Conference – Rotary District 5950

ASME Member Dinner (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)

SWE Conference (Society of Women Engineers)

TCHRA Spring Conference – Twin Cities Human Resource Association

VHEDC Breakfast - Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation

Ecumen Leadership Conference

UMCF Elevate Conference – University of Minnesota

Mark has worked with employees from these well-known brands:

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Organizations and individuals hire Mark because they realize all their great ideas, opportunities, and projects only come to life when they are effectively communicated to others - whether customers or team members.

Mark is an engineer turned communication expert and professor. His engineering-based understanding of "process" with his knowledge of current academic research on communication in every form, combined with over 10 years experience troubleshooting communication problems make him uniquely qualified to provide proven communication practices that remove the limits on your ideas and opportunities.

As a professional speaker, consultant, professor, and corporate communicator, he focuses on increasing employee engagement, working together better, and a personal crusade to end bad business presentations - a plague currently afflicting the business community.

His work in corporate/internal communications and marketing communications has won IABC Gold, Silver, and Bronze Quill awards as well as an MRA HR Excellence Award.

He is immediate past president of IABC Minnesota and currently sits on the board of the Association for Talent Development - Great Twin Cities Chapter.

Mark is a multiple award winner wtih Toastmasters at the Club, Area, and Division levels for both speaking and evaluating others.

Education and Accreditation

Mark holds a B.S. and M.A. in Communication Studies; he is also an Accredited Business Communicator (ABC) with the International Association of Business Communicators, and a PMC-III certified marketer with Pragmatic Marketing.

Before pursuing communication, Mark was a design engineer creating industrial instrumentation and metrology sensors for the packaging, semi-conductor, and other manufacturing markets. He speaks "engineer" very well.

Educator and Trainer

Mark is an adjunct professor in the Communication Studies departments at two local universities.

He is a trained and authorized user of the I-Skills Zone Communication System for Companies (www.i-skillszone.com), and a certified user/trainer of the Conflict Dynamics Profile from the Center for Conflict Dynamics at Eckerd College (www.conflictdynamics.org/).

Corporate Communicator

As an experienced corporate communication manager, Mark has created award-winning strategic communication plans for marketing and internal communication. His plans have increased market share from 40% to 90% in one year, increased employee engagement, and reduced quality problems by 50%. He also coaches executives and sales staff for important presentations.


Mark is known as:

A talented teacher, speaker and writer who understands the power of proper message design.
A communication strategist who targets larger organizational objectives with robust communication plans.
A careful listener whose analytical skills and creativity provide insights to the search for solutions.

"Mark’s work displays creative ideas driven by business goals. His work shows he is a strategic thinker using his solid understanding of business, industry and company to develop effective promotions. Mark’s results are enhanced by his excellent organizational and writing skills."

Cindy Schmeig, ABC, Communications Consultant (Capira Communications)

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