Purposeful Communications

A strategic communications consultancy with Canadian roots and a global reach. Chandler is a leader in purposeful communications, supporting individuals and organizations to articulate their messages, amplify their distinctiveness, and respond to rapidly evolving issues and emerging crises with transparency, accuracy, and speed.


Principal and Founder Kate Chandler is an award-winning communications leader who has worked with top-tier educational institutions, government entities, and private sector clients in Canada, the Middle East, and beyond. Passionate about shaping compelling narratives and helping individuals and organizations proactively share their stories or respond in real-time to emerging issues and crisis situations, Kate takes a bold, strategic approach to communications and has the track record to prove it. Kate is currently based on Vancouver Island, Canada, where she lives with her husband and dogs.

What we do

We offer strategic advice and guidance on the most challenging reputational issues and help individuals and businesses cut through the noise with messages that matter. We respectfully acknowledge that we offer these services on the traditional and unceded territory of the Quw’utsun peoples and are honoured to live, work, and learn here.

Strategic Communications Planning

Whether you are looking to expand your client base or reach an audience about a new product or special event, an effective communications plan is needed to help you achieve your goals and get results. Crafting a clear, measurable communications plan will help you to clarify your goals, define your key messages, and reach your target audience. Once we build the plan, we help you implement it.

Content Development

We create great content that helps you connect with your audiences, from drafting a press release that journalists will actually read, developing a clean, sharp internal newsletter, generating shareable social media copy, and more.

  • Media materials
  • Speech writing
  • Internal communications
  • Social media and website content
  • Newsletters
  • Executive messages
Crisis Communications and Issues Management

Are you ready for a crisis? From health to public opinion to social justice, we help you navigate uncertainty with transparency, accuracy, and speed. We offer strategic advice and support including key message development, critical Q&As, and spokesperson preparation to help you and your organization respond and recover from an unexpected or emergency situation.

  • Strategic planning
  • Key message development
  • Media training and preparation
  • Media relations and coordination
Coaching and Capability Building

We help you grow your team in the right way and ensure you have the necessary skills and capabilities in place. We audit existing structures and processes, recommend improvements, and optimize your communications program. Our bespoke workshops prepare executive teams to communicate with ease and confidence to diverse audiences in a variety of settings.

  • Coaching and bespoke workshops
  • Team and leadership development
  • In-house consulting and temporary support
Community Relations

Building strong, lasting relationships in the community is an essential part of civic responsibility. We can make sure you are engaging with the right representatives, effectively addressing community questions or concerns, and fostering greater understanding and support for your project or development.

Executive Positioning and Personal Branding

We work with leaders to define your authentic personal brand, identify and prepare you for targeted engagement opportunities, and position you as an expert in your field, generating increased visibility and building influence and reputation. Our one-on-one and executive team workshops sharpen your communications skills and enable you to project your unique leadership presence.

Chandler Communications provides our firm with strategic communications support, including preparation for media interviews. From the outset, her communications experience and proficiency with media was abundantly clear. She provides practical real-world advice and helps us to put it into practice. Working with Kate, I feel totally prepared to engage with the media and deliver my message. ”
Managing Partner, Hammerco Lawyers LLP
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