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James Warda

"Content that Connects"

Location icon United States

As a Gold Quill Award-Winning Communication Leader with global experience across several Fortune 100 companies, I counsel leaders, direct complex cross-functional initiatives, build strong working relationships, develop and motivate teams, spearhead innovation, and lead large-scale change projects. My ability to drive connections, make the complex simple, improve and innovate, and create an emotional connection with audiences leads to greater trust, engagement, collaboration and performance.

In addition, I'm an author (“Where Are We Going So Fast?”), conference speaker, guest lecturer for DePaul University, and an adjunct professor for Loyola University of Chicago’s School of Communication and a member of their Dean's Communication Board of Advisors. My background also includes being a writer for the "Chicago Tribune" and Pioneer Press, podcaster and blogger for Chicago Tribune Media Group’s “ChicagoNow” platform.


Business Writing

Leader Article

James Warda has written multiple employee communications vehicles for Fortune 100 companies, including this magazine article to enhance leadership visibility.

Employee Magazine

James Warda has written multiple employee communications vehicles for Fortune 100 companies, including this magazine article.

Programs and Planning

Mergers and Acquisitions Checklist Guide

James Warda has developed guides, toolkits and templates for Fortune 100 companies, including this M&A guide to drive more consistency, reduce budget spend and capture new practices.

Major Program Rollout

James Warda has managed communication programs for major rollouts, including this introduction of a global Employee Share Plan to a North American Division.

Gold Quill Award-Winning Communications Program

James Warda has developed and supported communication strategies for multiple Fortune 100 companies, including this program that was awarded the prestigious Gold Quill Award from the International Association of Business Communicators.

Additional Writing

Chicago Tribune
Newspaper Column

James Warda has written for newspapers, magazines and other publications. His work includes this "Chicago Tribune" column.


James Warda's schedule for The 2018 Crisis Communications Conference

Loyola University of Chicago Adjunct Profession, School of Communications As a Gold Quill Award-Winning Communication Leader, James brings a comprehensive communication background with Fortune 100 companies, including Allstate, Baxter, Boeing and Walgreens. In his work, he focuses on achieving business results through an attention to people, both from a leadership and emotional perspective.

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