Strategies designed to ensure you're a step ahead...




A Step Ahead has worked with some of our nation's most recognizable brands and institutions since its inception in 1986.


Magellan's relationship with A Step Ahead goes back several years.  Cheryl is a trusted member of our team, delivering strategic counsel that consistently meets our communication and business needs."

​         -- Bob Arthur, president, Magellan Corporation



A  Step Ahead Can ...

  • Provide counsel during a crisis -  we are available 24/7.


  • Develop and assist implementing communications strategies and tactics to meet your organization's goals.


  • Identify vulnerabilities that may threaten your organization's reputation.


  • Develop training programs to facilitate effective communications during presentations and with the media.


  • Serve as project manager for special events and conferences.


  • Facilitate your strategic planning process and board retreats.


  • Create an effective business plan and counsel on business strategy.

Engage A Step Ahead before major critical business decisions are made. 

A Step Ahead Public Relations, now A Step Ahead PR Consulting and Coaching, was established in 1986 in Los Angeles and specializes in corporate and nonprofit strategic communications, public relations, crisis communications, media and presentation training, media relations strategy, business planning and strategy, executive coaching, and special event and conference planning.

The consulting practice offers innovative public relations and communications strategies for corporations and nonprofits looking to cultivate relationships and tell their story to specific target audiences. Each communications plan is drawn from fresh ideas, especially designed for the client. A Step Ahead has affiliations throughout the world and is structured creatively and professionally to meet client challenges and opportunities.

A Step Ahead has worked with of some of our nation's leading brands (partial listing): Allstate, Loyola University, Anheuser-Busch, Magellan Corporation, Burrell Communications, McCain Foods USA, Coca-Cola USA, McDonald's, Eastman Kodak Company, Nissan North America, Home Box Office (HBO), Sears, Jewish Federation Council of Los Angeles, University of California at Berkeley, Los Angeles Urban League, Kaiser Permanente, Lockheed.



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