About RJ Foster – Wordsmith
The Scientist Turned Storyteller
Once upon a time, I was a science geek. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and took an R&D job with a food ingredient company where my first boss made an amazing discovery. I could speak “science” and “sales.” I possessed an innate ability to connect with people and explain things in a way that was engaging, informative, and enjoyable. I spent the following 15ish years communicating: writing promotional and technical materials from the office, and preparing and delivering technical presentations to a wide range of domestic and international audiences.
Disenchanted with the corporate realm, I established Wordsmithing by Foster to help people tell their stories – to shape and share a message that fosters a genuine connection with their audience. Since then, I’ve been fortunate to write for every media platform and provide presentation coaching for individuals and groups ranging from early entrepreneurs to seasoned professionals, family businesses to Fortune 500 companies.
I love what I do because it’s as enlightening and empowering for my clients and myself. There is no other feeling like helping people find the words to share what’s in their hearts and minds, and the confidence to share it in a way that makes listeners want to know more.
My greatest joy comes from spending time with my family. My wife, my daughters, and my dog are the love, strength, and inspiration that fill my life and fuel my passion for helping others shape and share their stories and find their success.
I’d welcome the chance to help you tell your story. After all, I’m a Wordsmith – shaping words into works of art!