Author | Connection Coach | Voiceover & Video Content

Creative Communication and Connection.

As an author/speaker, advice columnist (Salary.com, Eyes on News, Cabernet Coaches), voiceover/on-camera talent and contributing writer, Heather Dugan fuses highly relevant content and a unique writing voice with poised, professional vocal and video performance.

She is a one-stop voiceover and video resource with her own home studio. 20+ years of experience provides clients with excellent worry-free audio ASAP. Services include: writing/editing, interviews, voiceover & video recording, production of eLearning, whiteboard presentations, corporate & website videos, radio/TV spots, IVR and more.

Deeply concerned about the societal trend toward relational disconnection, the quick fixes employed to fill this void and the longterm impact on future generations, Heather is the author of Date Like a Grownup: Anecdotes, Admissions of Guilt & Advice Between Friends, which examines the impact of loneliness and social obsolescence on men and women in their second single lives:

“Dugan says, “Loneliness makes fools of us all,” but she presents her readers with practical advice, encouragement and a toolkit for moving past the loneliness and foolishness toward a relationship built for the future. As a manual, “Date Like A Grownup” is well-organized, entertaining, provoking, engaging and–importantly–motivational…  She wraps all of this in her unique brand of humor–which both makes her point and reduces the tension inherent in midlife dating ‘desperation.” 

Her book targets root causes for misery-perpetuating choices and provides punctuating proof that looking for love from a place of isolation is as unwise as grocery shopping on an empty stomach. Other books include Stuffing Sandwiches Down My Shirt and Pickup in Aisle Twelve. Her current project explores the counter-balancing weight of face-to-face friendship during times of transition.

An advice columnist (Salary.com, Eyes On News, Cabernet Coaches) and contributing writer, her favored topics include: life launching; connection; divorce, dating and relationships; navigating grief and healthcare patient responsibility, as well as work/family issues. Turning challenges into opportunities for achievement enabled this divorced single mom to effect positive transformation and find value in even life’s darkest places. Committed to active enablement, Heather advocates meaningful connection and proactive decision-making—helping others to tap into their own unique talents and self-launch via her articles, videos, speaking engagements and one-on-one coaching.

Founder of Cabernet Coaches, a social connection group that encourages and enables women to build bigger relational foundations, Heather is dedicated to high impact, face-to-face friendship as a means of change.

She is a speaker and discussion facilitator:  “Wisdom & Wine” events (geared to adult singles) include “How to Avoid Dead-End Dating,” “Getting From Lonely to Loved” and “From Big Idea to Book.” More info at Cabernet Coaches.com.

Heather’s unique fusion of creativity and communication began with original backyard plays, scribbled travel journals and her dad’s old Brownie camera. After graduating from Indiana University she landed a sales job in local radio augmented by a brief public relations stint as “Miss Columbus” during which she perfected her parade wave.” Pinch-voicing” the unremarkable part of WOMAN for a last minute station spot led to steady audio and on-camera work, and eventually, a home studio in which she now records projects for an international client list. Disclaimer: While a regular on radio and TV commercials, she may best be known as an annoying phone voice telling callers they’ve misdialed.

Her vigorous writing career launched from the pivotal realization that extreme—and even devastating—challenges are, in fact, great fertilizer and excellent writing material.

Passionately curious, Heather is both a dedicated traveler and lifelong learner. She resides in Central Ohio with her children and a wayward chocolate lab, is slightly addicted to the outdoors and would never let her passport expire.


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