Founder | Principal
Drawing on 15+ years experience as a communications strategist, trainer, event producer, and content creator, Shai Korman customizes services for clients to help them build meaningful connections with their audiences and achieve personal, professional, and business goals. Shai specializes in working with a diverse range of people and industries to help them connect with their stakeholders. Shai excels at designing, facilitating, hosting, and producing cutting-edge virtual and in-person events, podcasts, trainings, strategy sprints, workshops, and gatherings that engage and inspire.
Shai holds a Certificate in Executive Facilitation from Georgetown University, a Masters of Arts in International Affairs from the George Washington University, and a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University.
In 2005, Shai received the Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) and began more than a decade as one of the U.S. Department of State’s most groundbreaking national security and foreign policy communicators, nominated twice for the Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Public Diplomacy. As the State Department’s director of international media engagement, Shai developed and oversaw the expansion of the U.S. government’s communication with foreign audiences, including global media hub branch offices in Brussels, Dubai, Johannesburg, London, Manila, and Miami.
In 2018, Shai was inducted into the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation's ROI Community as part of a cohort of 150 top innovators, entrepreneurs, and changemakers from around the world.
Shai is the co-creator and co-host of the popular Friday Night Movie podcast and co-writer and percussionist for What Does It Eat, a band known for its quirky and heartfelt songs about everything from parenthood to television.
Shai lives in Arlington, VA with his wife and two daughters.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Planning, execution, design, hosting, and staffing for virtual and in-person events, including conferences, podcasts, live music performances, interactive programming, panel discussions, and lifecycle events (e.g., weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, and other celebrations) built on thousands of hours of experience leading discussions, moderating events, and producing podcasts.
My brief time with Shai has changed the trajectory of my professional life. The insights and clarity that he brings to interview strategies, public speaking and even team meetings has not only improved productivity, but has made me into a far more confident public speaker. Our company is thriving and I owe him a great deal of gratitude for it.