Professional Development & Consulting Services for

Public Speaking  •  Writing & Editing  • Civil Dialogue


Set new professional goals.  Communicate your best.  

Workshop Titles

  • Harnessing the Butterflies: Public Speaking with Clarity & Confidence (1 or 2 days) – see upcoming dates in Bar Harbor

  • The Public Speaker's Toolkit (2-3 hours)

  • Graceful Grammar & Punchy Punctuation: Better Everyday Writing (4.5 hours)

  • Everyday Editing (half-day)

  • Adventurous Communication Series: Short, Practical Sessions for Our Most Challenging Interpersonal Work

  • Communicating in College: Navigating the First Couple Years (2 hours)


About Kendra

Kendra Rand has been teaching public speaking, communication studies and media writing since 1999.  From the corners of Washington State, Wyoming, Montana, East Tennessee and now Downeast Maine, Kendra has reveled in her great fortune of studying and teaching communication.  She currently serves as an instructor for the University of Maine Department of Communication & Journalism.  With a teaching style that is equal parts Tough Coach and Enthusiastic Cheerleader, Kendra is ready to help you communicate your best: with generosity, clarity, and authenticity.  See a little more info below...  


Kendra is an amazing public speaking instructor. Working one on one with her gave me both the skills and confidence I needed to deliver a great presentation. 
— Davin O'Connell, PK MDI Presenter, 2016
Kendra brought a clear understanding of how to more effectively communicate through my speeches. She also brings a positive approach to evaluating my progress as a public speaker. She makes the tasks enjoyable and much more achievable.
— Jonathan Fulford, Candidate for US Congress
Our staff and management alike found Kendra’s material informative and at just the right level of detail to benefit the needs of our program. We very much appreciated Kendra’s engaging and dynamic teaching style.
— Mike Plaziak C.G., Maine State Drinking Water Program

A Little More Background

  • B.A. Communication, Western Washington University

  • M.A. Communication, University of Maine

  • Instructor of Communication and Media Writing: Western Washington University, University of Maine (present), Laramie County Community College, MSU Billings, Walters State Community College, College of the Atlantic

  • Reporter, Big Sky Briefs, Big Horn County, Montana

  • Continuing Education Course Developer and Instructor, Public Speaking for the Professional, Walters State Community College

  • Communications & Marketing Assistant, Schoodic Institute

  • University of Maine Diversity Leadership Institute, active alum

  • Regular partner-presenter for Maine Association of Nonprofits

  • Board of Directors & Outreach Committee Chair, Island Housing Trust, present