crafting a better story for healthcare solutions

Skills and Services

Constructs Solutions

…for biopharma and device companies that want a creative approach to putting a human face on a complex need.

Coaches Patients

…to tell their stories in the most purposeful way so their input is equally if not more valuable than data and stats.

Communicates Policy

…in plain language so that patients and those who care for them understand their impact on access to care and potential for good health.

Connects Leaders

… with ideas and pathways to achieve measurable improvements in the development of a care.

meet gwen

Part lawyer, part clinician, long time Washington-insider, Gwen is a seasoned thought leader and creative magnet who brings decades of expertise to the discussion with one aim in mind: ensuring patients are heard and their input is valued.

A storyteller at heart, Gwen helps biopharma companies and advocates tell a better story — one that captures the essence of what it means to improve or save a life.

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Gwen is a consummate professional, with a great mix of skills to execute on many different fronts. She moves easily from one area of expertise to another, be it writing, health policy or strategic planning. It was a great pleasure working with Gwen. When she gets a goal in her sights, she rarely misses. Above all else, her passion for the important things in life is extremely contagious.
Bob Stewart
Manager, FDA Programs at Abiomed
Gwen has a unique ability to navigate complex organizations -- understands the passion of advocates and helps them make their strongest case for support in many ways. She is candid, responsive and creative in her approaches to policy and philanthropy. It was a pleasure to work with Gwen when she was the "hub" for Planned Parenthood's relationship with Bayer. Her hands-on and "roll the sleeves up" approach to the work together made every interaction productive and meaningful.
Jennifer Stark
Senior Director, Corporate Strategy at Tara Health Foundation
It is with great enthusiasm that I recommend Gwen Mayes as a patient coach for speaking engagements and work with advocacy groups who engage with patients who are speaking in public. I was fortunate to work with Gwen in my very first speaking engagement. I was nervous and apprehensive to talk about my experience as a cardiac patient. Our stories are so very personal and at times so raw that we can be over whelmed about what we should and shouldn’t include in our speech. With her guidance, support and enthusiasm I was able to confidently sail through my speech. So much so that at the end I was sad it went so quickly! I have, absolutely no reservation in offering my highest recommendation of Gwen Mayes. She will exceed expectations every time and serve as a great asset to not only your speaking engagement but to your confidence as well.
Starr Mirza
Philanthroper, Heart Disease Patient Advocate

Ideas and Insights

WHAT LIVING WITH A CHRONIC ILLNESS TAUGHT ME ABOUT UNCERTAINTY
04.27.2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a level of uncertainty and fear unforeseen to date. Many of the questions being asked — how long will this last, will my life ever be the same, can I afford to live in my home, what does this mean — sound like the questions I faced early in my […]

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Maybe the Word You’re Looking for is “Motive”
03.24.2020

With news of COVID-19 all around us, there’s a pretty predictable rhythm to my days. When the anxiety rises from watching the news, I counter with online yoga and eating fruit. When panic grows from not being paid, I grab the wine bottle and phone a friend. I go up and down like a seesaw. […]

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