Years ago people used to tell Sherry Knight she should run her own consulting business, helping executives and leaders find their voice in the written word. That was 16 years ago, about the same time Knight decided to take a buy out from her job as head of communications at Ameritech and open Knight Writers.
The Saline-based business now employs three people and a few independent contractors after hiring another over the last year. Knight's team focuses on helping leaders improve their communication skills to become better leaders.
"Much of what I do is help leaders take what is in their head and their hearts and open that up," Knight
says. "Great leaders are great communicators and we help them be that."
Knight has been helping a lot of people. She says Knight Writers hasn't has a down year in any of its 16 years, recession or no recession. The last two years have been especially kind, proving to be record years for growth. So much so that Knight has become quite selective in who she takes on as a client, sometimes turning away good work.
"At this point I am receiving one call per week from new clients," Knight says. "I am having to tell people I am booked because there is so much work."
Source: Sherry Knight, president of Knight Writers
Writer: Jon Zemke
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