Who We Are
After graduating from Texas A&M and spending over 25 years educating, training, and communicating in a variety of “classrooms” including public education, professional development, and community education, Julie Hardegree examined and evaluated strategies and techniques that produce successful communication experiences. As an experienced educator, Julie’s presentations are quite different from a traditional training -- each provides a unique, individualized, engaging session customized by using industry-specific examples and scenarios to more effectively connect participants and information. As a communications specialist, Julie models easy-to-implement strategies and techniques for immediate use in the workplace and then offers continued support through emails, blogs, and shared information after the presentation. From classrooms to conferences, Julie’s presentations review, remind, and elevate the relevance of basic communication techniques that are many times forgotten, and participants walk away prepared to be more effective communicators both professionally and personally.
Karen brings a wide array of business experience to etc Strategies. After graduating from Oklahoma State University, she has held varied positions from buying Natural Gas to Student Administrator for a church, with several stops in between.
The common thread in all of these positions is a strong organizational background - she will tell you that her perfect world would be to live within the confines of an Excel spreadsheet! Karen also has extensive graphics, website and social media experience and is excited to bring these skills to etc Strategies.