Smart. Passionate. Ingenious.

Your high-stakes communications challenges require superior expertise, exceptional commitment to success and inventive strategies bolstered by experience. You need creative insights and results. You don’t have time for beginners or nonsense.

Kathy Schaeffer Consulting, LLC specializes in issues-oriented communications. Principal Kathy Schaeffer is a recognized expert communicator who helps clients – associations, nonprofits and corporations – win in the court of public opinion. No other communications professional has more experience advising Illinois health systems on major strategic initiatives such as mergers, acquisitions, consolidations or new hospitals, including the Certificate of Need process.

Kathy founded Kathy Schaeffer Consulting, LLC (KSC) in 2017 after operating Chicago public relations firm Kathy Schaeffer and Associates, Inc. (KSA) for 22 years. At KSA, Kathy and her team advised clients in an array of public policy areas, including health care, economic development, tax policy, education and philanthropy. Now through consulting firm KSC, Kathy continues to provide communications counsel to CEOs and executive teams to help them translate public policy positions, build public awareness, mend reputations and navigate crises. She also coaches CEOs and other executives through media training and presentation training.

This video highlights some of the best work by Kathy and the KSA and team.