Every Human Advancement or Reversal can be Understood through Communication
Walter Annenberg

Welcome, I’m Don! I’m a “pracademic” who teaches, researches, and consults on strategic and leadership communication, and always striving to help others level up in these areas. I’m a Professor at Baruch College, CUNY, an adjunct at Columbia and NYU, and the founder of Communication Upward, which provides workshops / coaching for professional development and expert facilitation for staff and team events. I’ve authored seven books, including Leadership Standpoints (Cambridge) and Improv for Democracy (SUNY), and received a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Southern California (Fight On!). I’m a tennis fanatic, Duolingo enthusiast, and a sometimes improv comedian around town. You can sign up for my email newsletter updates below!

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