courtney essary

relationships | communication | creativity

Colorado-based communications specialist and creative thinker with a knack for relationship management. 

I work with clients in the creative, nonprofit and wellness spaces. I love to help individuals and organizations tell their stories, connect with customers and solve complex problems

About Me

I have a B.A. in French and Business from Vanderbilt University. My French is still existent, though rusty, but c'est la vie! I received a Masters in Public Affairs is from the University of Colorado. My thesis explored how factors like maternal mortality, women's health, micro-finance investment, access to education and technology interact to impact developing economies (spoiler alert: when women do better, everyone does better!). 

I have waited tables, worked as a finance assistant and a bond analyst, run political campaigns, sold things and done fundraising. This variety of experience has instilled in me the drive, empathy, organization and humility that I believe make me excellent at what I do today. 

Curiosity and education are inherent to my way of life and in recent years, I have earned a certificate in Social Media Marketing from Meta, become a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance and gotten certified as Health & Wellness Coach through Dr. Sears Wellness Institute. I have also taken classes at the Lighthouse Writers' Group and Second City to keep myself inspired and thinking creatively. 

I've got three kids, two dogs and one husband. When I'm not chasing someone or some dream, you'll likely find me outside enjoying the fresh air or nestled in bed with a book.