The O'Keefe Group LLC

INSPIRING COMPANIES TO BETTER ENGAGE THEIR EMPLOYEES.

ABOUT US

It’s here. A new initiative. It may be to transform a business unit, spin off a division, roll out a new technology, announce a new wellness offering or high deductible plan, change a process or change a behavior. You need to get your managers and employees on board and fast.

The O’Keefe Group, LLC provides employee communication consulting on workplace change initiatives, employee benefits and wellness and human resources issues – from strategy and planning to project management and writing.

OUR SERVICES

We specialize in communicating to employees so they understand your messages and take the actions you need.

Our flexible consulting services include:

  • Strategic communication planning, project management and execution
  • Employee communication coaching and consulting
  • Focus group planning, execution and reporting
  • Human Resources policies and employee handbooks
  • Print and Web content for managers and employees including:
    • Communication Toolkits (manager and leader)
    • Presentations, interactive flip books, videos, webcasts
    • Healthcare communications and employee benefit materials
    • Summary Plan Descriptions
    • Talent and performance management communications

OUR TEAM

Teryl O’Keefe Taglieri
Founder & Communication Strategist

Teryl is a communication consultant, writer and coach. She works with clients on communication and human resources issues related to workplace change, organizational restructuring and employee benefits. A communication strategist, Teryl has proven experience in executing complex communication campaigns, including strategy and planning, focus groups, editorial development and project management.

 

Before establishing her own consultancy in 2002, Teryl was a senior communication consultant with Aon Hewitt, where she worked with Fortune 500 companies to develop and implement communication campaigns targeting employees, managers and senior executives.

 

Teryl is a member and past board member for The Exchange, an International Association of Strategic Communicators and president for the WestFair chapter of International Association of Business Communicators from 2005- 2007. She has also served as a special expertise panel member for the Society of Human Resources Management.

Oonagh Power
Head of Editorial Services & Senior Communication Consultant

For more than two decades, Oonagh has worked with corporate and agency clients to create communication that eases understanding, engages employees, and promotes action. From editorial and project management to editing and proofreading, she offers her clients a breadth of communication expertise. Recent projects include developing and executing an enterprise-wide training program, creating and updating complex annual benefits enrollment materials for over 90,000 employees and developing a series of employee and client enewsletters.

 

A former consultant with Aon Hewitt, Oonagh developed a diverse client base as an independent contractor before joining The O’Keefe Group, LLC. She is a graduate of Fairfield University.

Thomas Taglieri
Business Strategist & Senior Communication Consultant

A benefit communication specialist and expert in health care regulatory compliance, Tom has spent over 20 years in employee benefits working for some of the largest providers of benefits in the U.S. Recognized for strong project management skills and technical proficiency, he has expertise with medical, dental, disability, long-term care and expatriate plans, as well as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

 

Prior to working with The O’Keefe Group LLC, Tom was a Senior Consultant with MetLife. There, he was accountable for compliance and the overall accuracy of group benefits plans. Fostering successful relationships with state examiners and government agencies, Tom managed multiple regulatory deliverables with lines of business, internal product partners and senior management.

Danielle Foley
Senior Change Communication Consultant

A seasoned communicator, Danielle joined The O’Keefe Group, LLC with over 15 years of experience in communication, project management, and change management consulting.

An experienced project manager for complex HR communication projects as well as an accomplished writer and editor, Danielle has a keen ability to distill complex benefits and information technology topics into user-friendly, understandable terms.

 

After receiving her MBA from The College of William and Mary, Danielle joined PriceWaterhouseCooper’s Strategic Communication Practice, assisting clients with communication and change management for large-scale IT implementations. She then moved to Aon Hewitt and served as a senior communication consultant for over eight years.

Laura Singer
Senior Communication Consultant, Writer & Editor

Laura Singer has extensive experience using communication to connect with stakeholders, maximize engagement, strengthen brands and drive results. In recent years, her focus has been on helping employees and organizations work successfully through ongoing, rapid change.

 

Laura has held corporate positions at US Surgical, where she was Director of Corporate Communication, and Diageo, where she led communication and change management for the IT function. Previously, she held marketing roles in the health care field and communication roles at Harvard Medical School.

Tammy Kleinman
Change Communication Consultant & Writer

Tammy Kleinman has 20 years of experience crafting communication that make complex ideas accessible for employees at all levels of the organization. Her work helps leaders cut through the clutter of a constantly shifting business landscape in order to change employee behaviors and achieve business goals.

 

Tammy develops communication strategies that address enterprise-wide changes. She also helps her clients integrate new media channels into their traditional communication activities. Her clients have included Johnson & Johnson, Cadbury, Xerox, Verizon Communication, The Hartford Financial Services Inc., Ernst & Young, LLP, The Pepsi Bottling Group and General Electric. Prior to her consulting work, Tammy held roles in corporate communication and development in the health care and financial sectors.

Anne Lampert
Communications Consultant & Writer

Anne Lampert is a writer and strategist specializing in B2B communications with a current focus on employee engagement.  She has assisted clients in communicating complex messages and supported strategic outreach to internal stakeholders as part of enterprise campaigns. She has written on such diverse topics as IT risk, artificial intelligence, performance improvement, robotic process automation, digital tax and regulatory compliance.

 

She worked for more than a decade in the technology and professional services practice of Makovsky & Company.  She managed visibility programs for clients including IBM, Grant Thornton and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Ms. Lampert began her business communications career as a writer at PricewaterhouseCoopers (then Coopers & Lybrand) in the firm’s IT audit division.

Michael Reiter
Communication Consultant & Writer

Michael Reiter has 25 years of corporate communications experience, developing and managing campaigns for employees, retirees, managers and senior executives. From 2007-2016 he led global communications for IBM’s compensation and benefits. He directed the introduction of a new health plan for IBM’s Medicare-eligible retirees and new employee benefits as a result of The Affordable Care Act. He also managed the launch of an internal recruiting program and wrote senior executive letters for a retiree pension increase.

 

Previously, Michael was managing editor of the corporate intranet, where he was responsible for editorial strategy. He started at IBM in personal computer media relations, then provided executive communications support for a business unit and later moved onto manage development of a new intranet publishing platform.

 

Before joining IBM, he was a reporter and editor for three daily newspapers for 14 years.

Kellie O’Keefe
Marketing/Social Media intern

Kellie O’Keefe is currently a student at West Chester University in Pennsylvania, majoring in Communications, with a double minor in Business and Media Cultures. She recently launched her own freelance Social Media Marketing business, designing and launching the social media campaigns of two businesses.

    I hired The O’Keefe Group to consult with my organization [Director, IBM] and we never looked back. They have become part of our team – – 
they care about our work, our mission, our strategy and our clients.

    Head of Disability Inclusion
    Global Financial Services Company

    I’ve worked with the O’Keefe Group on our complex health benefits enrollment since 2007 and found them to professional in every sense of the word—focused, well organized and dependable. She brings a valued outside perspective.

    Senior Manager
    Workforce Communications - Fortune 50 Information Technology Solutions Company

    The O’Keefe Group provides communications solutions at the most strategic level to the execution phase. Their deep communications expertise, knowledge of industry trends and best practices combined with her friendly, yet decisive demeanor make her a pleasure to work with.

    Executive Director
    Global HR Communications - Global manufacturer and marketer of prestige beauty products

    In the many years I’ve worked with The O’Keefe Group, they have never failed to provide knowledgeable, practical advice and persuasive, high-quality communication materials. They integrate seamlessly with our extended team — including workforce, media communication professionals and HR experts. Her communication expertise and creative thinking have contributed to the success of many sensitive and complex projects.

    Manager
    Corporate Issues Communications - Fortune 50 Information Technology Solutions Company

    I’ve worked with The O’Keefe Group for a number of years and highly recommend them. Over the past two years they have supported me in writing and designing resources and collateral for performance management, development and diversity & inclusion. They are my go-to when I need communications support.

    Senior Director- Talent, Development and Performance
    Human Resources - Global Pharmaceutical Company

OUR WORK

WE EXPLAIN COMPLICATED THINGS

to improve the employee experience.

We distill complex, technical information into clear, 
concise messages. One of our passions is writing 
about employee benefits and compliance issues. 
We know how to say it clearly, so your employees 
get it. And you get results.

  • Strategic Communication Planning
  • Annual Enrollment, Wellness and 
Financial Literacy
  • Presentations and Toolkits
  • Summary Plan Descriptions. (Yes, it’s 
true, we even love SPDs)

WE LISTEN REALLY WELL

so we can tell the right story.

Listening to you helps us identify your needs. 
Listening to your employees uncovers important insights and lets them know you value their ideas. Good listening allows us to come up with action plans that empower your employees and engage your workforce.

  • Employee Surveys (for targeted workforce populations)
  • Employee Focus Groups
  • Communication Action Plans

WE CRAFT MESSAGES, SO CHANGE HAPPENS

and your employees get moving in the right direction.

Through customized communication strategy and 
design, we help you get buy-in for new programs, policies and initiatives. We develop engagement and communication plans that align the organization, including leaders and employees

  • Strategic Communication Planning
  • Comprehensive Communication Campaigns
  • Manager & Leader Toolkits

WE GET CREATIVE

to engage your workforce.

Words matter, but so does choosing the right communication solution. We connect with your employees, grabbing their attention through original design solutions and custom campaigns. We can get your message noticed and motivate your employees to act.

  • Digital Communication Campaigns
  • Videos
  • Infographics
  • High impact emails
Years In Business
Client Meetings
cups of coffee
late night pizzas