Who We Are

About Us: Let’s Get Acquainted

Thought Leader Zone, founded by Constance S. Ward in 2011, is a dynamic partner network of marketing, communications and PR professionals, as well as accomplished business strategy experts. The consultancy serves a global clientele from its United States and Switzerland offices.

Constance S. Ward, Founder

Constance S. Ward, founder of Thought Leader Zone, has international communications experience working for large and small multi-national companies that include Black & Veatch, GE Insurance Solutions and Zurich Financial Services.

Connie Ward

Connie Ward

She also has previous experience in strategic marketing as global head of competitive intelligence for Roche Pharmaceuticals in Switzerland. As a management consultant specializing in marketing and communications, she worked in the pharmaceutical, financial services, re/insurance, chemical and oil industries.

A former journalist, she has conducted marketing and opinion research for Radio Free Europe in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe and has written for Time magazine, The Times and the Sunday Times of London, among other U.S. and international publications.

As one of the first recipients of a Fulbright Fellowship to teach in Bulgaria before the Iron Curtain fell, she witnessed history in the making with a front-row seat on the bleachers of reform. While living in Bulgaria, she later worked as an educational consultant for the Open Society Fund, a George Soros foundation.

She received her Masters degree in rhetorical theory from the University of Missouri in Columbia and spent several years teaching in high school, community colleges and the English department at the University of Missouri in Kansas City.

Experience and expertise in a wide variety communications practices and industries working with clients in services, manufacturing, non-profits and the public sector, from fast-growing start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

  • Consultant
  • Communications leader
  • Strategic marketing specialist
  • Competitive intelligence professional
  • Journalist
  • Educator

Industry Experience

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Non-Profit
  • Water Engineering
  • Re/insurance
  • Financial Services
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Media
  • Education

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