Cabernet Coach Connector | Author | Speaker | Writer & Columnist | Voiceover& Video Spokesperson
Heather Dugan, author of Date Like a Grownup: Anecdotes, Admissions of Guilt & Advice Between Friends, is a nationally published writer, columnist and speaker with a focus on creative communication and human connection. Death? Divorce? Dating? Turning challenges into opportunities for achievement enabled this divorced single mom to effect positive transformation and find value in even life’s darkest places. Helping others to tap into their talents and “launch” is now a primary passion, and Heather’s speaking, coaching and interview topics include life launching; connection; divorce, dating and relationships; navigating grief and healthcare patient responsibility, as well as work/family issues related to her advice column at Salary.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 audio for an international client list. While her voiceover and video career includes thousands of radio/TV spots, videos and narrations, she may best be known as an annoying phone voice telling callers they’ve misdialed.
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.
For demos of Heather’s voiceover and video work and other books/articles, please visit Heather Dugan Creative.
Many of Heather’s travel adventures can be found at Footsteps Travel Adventures.