Experience matters Determining the health of your organization depends on understanding communication vital signs. Mike Doble brings decades of experience in leadership communication, crisis and media readiness. He uses medical analogies to measure vital signs, diagnose problems and offer prescriptions that build strong organizations. Know more    Experience matters Determining the health of your organization depends on understanding communication vital signs. Mike Doble brings decades of experience in leadership communication, crisis and media readiness. He uses medical analogies to measure vital signs, diagnose problems and offer prescriptions that build strong organizations. Know more   

Leadership Communication

Whether you are leading ten or ten thousand, having strong communication vital signs enables a leader to build an engaged, empowered and resilient workforce that makes a bottom line, dollars and cents difference to your organization.

Crisis Planning, Exercises & Response

Every organization has vulnerabilities and risks that can threaten their future. Preparing for the most likely and worst-case scenarios is the difference between chaotic or disciplined response to crises.

Media Readiness

Getting the most out of your media engagements means being ready. Measuring key vital signs and developing simple skills will let you stop playing defense and play offense on your terms.

Michael F. Doble
APR, CFCP, MBA

Principal, Doble Consulting, LLC

Mike Doble is not a medical doctor! But he does use medical analogies to illustrate productive and derailing communications behaviors. His diagnoses and prescriptions help leaders avoid or heal the destructive and invasive communications maladies leaders face in organizations large and small.

 

Mike has over 40 years of leadership and communications experience. He began his career as an Army officer with multiple command and staff assignments culminating in being public affairs advisor to the Vice Chief, and then Chief of Staff of the Army, the two top four-star officers in the Army.

Following his Army retirement as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1996, he counseled a broad portfolio of corporate and government clients at Fleishman-Hillard, including service in the Executive Office of the President of the United States, where he was the agency onsite coordinator for the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign. His clients also included a chemical company, a food processing company, a railroad and an auto manufacturer. He was also a media trainer and a member of the fly-away crisis team for the Washington, DC, office.

 

He also directed communications for a category leading Dotcom startup, taught at George Mason University, co-authored a chapter in a strategic communication textbook, and for 18 years held multiple senior leadership development and communications roles in a Fortune 200 company.

Current Blog

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Mike’s novel “On the Hot Seat”, published in July 2020, is a satirical view of the how-to and how-not-to of public relations.