about colleen wainwright

Colleen Wainwright by Josh Ross Creative
Colleen Wainwright is a writerspeaker-consultant who started calling herself “the communicatrix” when she hit three hyphens.

She spent 10 years as an award-winning TV copywriter crafting ads for brands like Wheaties, Gatorade and Jell-O, and another 10 acting in them for cash money. Since deciding she’d blow her brains out if she had to sit through one more meeting about which way the bears danced around the cereal box, she has spent most of her time teaching other creative souls how to talk about what they do in a way that wins them attention, work and satisfaction and the rest of it horsing around on the Internet.

In 2011, Colleen used herself as a guinea pig for her own theories on social media and attention, raising over $50,000 in 50 days for WriteGirl, a local Los Angeles nonprofit benefitting high school girls. She has enjoyed a new attitude—and delightfully carefree hairstyle—ever since.

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Photo by Josh Ross.