In the past 15 years, executive communications has emerged as a discipline within corporate communications.

The executive communications role involves developing the communications platform, strategy, messaging and brand on behalf of an executive in support of his or her leadership, influence and results. 

Effective executive communications enables executives to get their ideas across to one of their most important audiences – their employees.

A company executive who masters the science of public speaking – to their employees and others – can become a more powerful, successful leader. 
Meet the Expert

About Alice

  • More than 20 years experience working in corporate communications, including 10 years with AT&T, 12 years with Cisco, and, most recently, as a consultant advising senior executives in high tech, from startups to Fortune 100 companies.
  • Areas of expertise include coaching senior leaders on brand and executive presence, communications strategy, strategic messaging, presentation development and public speaking.  
  • Experience in coaching and mentoring includes co-authoring a book with career advice for young women to be published Fall 2014.
  • With a Master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University, emphasizes simple, clear communications to achieve greater impact.


Principal • Alice Nagle Communications
Oct, 2012 — Present
  • Communications advisor to executives and senior business leaders.
  • Advisory services include: leadership brand and executive presence; communications strategy and planning; public speaking (content and delivery); messaging; and organizational communications.
  • Clients include C-level executives in high tech companies and Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.
Director of Communications • Cisco Systems
Apr, 2000 — Sep, 2012
  • Recruited to create and lead an advisory committee of the communications leaders for each of Cisco’s 10 business functions in order to unify communications across Cisco’s 75,000 employees.
  • Managed the “CXO” communications function with seven direct reports (including four directors), an extended team of 25, and a $2.25M budget.
  • Provided communications counsel to executive vice president leading Cisco’s global sales organization of 20,000 employees.
  • Set direction for communications strategy for the organization and managed global team. Reported directly to EVP and received “X” rating (top 10 percent of all employees) for seven consecutive years.
District Manager, Communications • AT&T
Apr, 1988 — Sep, 1998
  • Over a decade, held roles of increasing responsibility across all disciplines in corporate communications: executive coaching, media relations, employee communications, functional communications (Sales) and speech writing.


Northwestern University
MS, Journalism, 1985
University of California, Berkeley
BS, Psychology, 1984

Keynote Speeches

"Communicating with Executive Presence" delivered to female high tech audiences.


Communications coach to faculty and students at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business


Savvy: A Young Women's Guide to Career Success, book to be published Fall 2014.  

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