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Mike Copeland
Mayor of Olathe

“We understand the importance of delivering a strong message, so Olatheans can truly feel informed about what is going on in their city, and be equipped to tell us what they need. I knew Eric would push us out of our comfort zone, and help us convey our story better than ever before.”


Martin Mini
Chief Marketing Officer

“Eric has served as an essential and effective extension of our in-house marketing team for over 15 years. From messaging strategy to speaker coaching and change communications, Eric ensures we always maximize the impact of KCADC’s brand, and the KC region's good news.”

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Joel Goldberg
Keynote Speaker

"What an excellent experience working with Eric. There are so many ways Eric helps clients. For me it was being able to tap into his creative brain to put the finishing touch on a big keynote speech. Eric has a unique ability to dig deeper, see and hear things in a different way. I liked my content and message going into our sessions and walked out with an even greater and more polished product. In baseball terms, I took a lead into the 9th inning and brought on my closer, Eric Morgenstern, to seal the win. Thanks for the help!"

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Eileen Weir

“When the City announced its strategic plan, getting a clear, concise, believable message to the community was key. Eric helped us focus our delivery of the plan, establish the 'Independence for All' brand, and coach me in preparing and presenting the State of the City address. His expertise has been incredibly instructional in moving us from planning to execution and adoption of the plan by the entire community.”

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Erik Bergrud
Associate VP for External Relations

“I can't say enough about Eric and Morningstar Communications. 'Clarify. Connect. Change.' is more than a slogan. They deliver tangible results. The lessons we learned from our collaborations will serve us for years to come.”

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Bill Berkley
President and CEO

"Eric and Morningstar Communications help us to better understand our customers, which allows us to align our strengths with our customers’ needs.”

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Wendy Blackburn
Executive Vice President

“We have grown significantly while working with Eric and Morningstar Communications. Based on that growth, we identified a need for many of our associates to benefit from Eric's customized presentation coaching. I’ve seen our team gain confidence and increase their skill level in a variety of settings. Morningstar Communications has been valuable to us and helped us in many ways.”

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David Spizman
Vice President

“We help our member hospitals by analyzing, clarifying and collaborating around complex topics. Eric has taught our team to deliver our messages more effectively and with more value-added impact. His relatable and intuitive approaches are easy to absorb and execute."

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Faruk Capan

“Morningstar Communications has been our agency partner for many years. During that time they helped us refine our agency position. As we expanded our senior leadership team, we were in need of guidance to ensure everyone delivered consistent messaging. Eric provides valuable counsel on strategy and has been with us every step of the way.”

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Karen Loggia
Director of Marketing

“Morningstar Communications is more than our communications partner, they are an extension of our team. Together we've worked on strategy through Future Visioning and customer personas, and created website copy, newsletters and collateral content. Working with Tension for more than10 years, Morningstar Communications knows our business and our people. I can always count on Eric to help me drive a project from start to finish, thinking through both strategy and execution.”

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Phil Jacobs
Senior VP – CMO

“During the past 10 years, Morningstar Communications has worked closely with a variety of teams at SCI to impact our corporate strategy, corporate communications and customer insights. Eric facilitated strategy sessions with senior corporate executives that led to our current business strategy. Any time we are in need of a business sherpa, we call on Morningstar Communications.”

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Frank Byrne
Executive Director

“Morningstar Communications was a superb partner as we launched the Symphony’s Masterpiece Endowment Campaign. Eric worked hard to ensure that our voice and our priorities were foremost. At the same time, his expertise and experience helped us achieve an even better, more compelling, and more successful launch event than we could have done on our own. I trust Eric and Morningstar Communications, and give them my highest recommendation for competence and professionalism. ”


Pam Whiting
Vice President of Communications & Media Relations

“Eric consistently has a seat at our table when the KC Chamber has big picture conversations about brand and positioning.”