My name is Neil Chudgar. I help people communicate.

My work helps people and organizations speak truthfully and compassionately about ideas that are hard to talk about — technically complex, politically divisive or emotionally fraught.

Health care and health policy are particular areas of professional focus these days. But my work has been helpful to clients in fields from journalism and software development to manufacturing and digital commerce. 

Previously, I was a teacher and scholar of English literature, specializing in early modern cultures. I received my doctorate from the University of Chicago, where I taught in the Master of Arts Program in the Humanities and in the College. 

I came to Minnesota to serve on the English faculty at Macalester College in Saint Paul, where I taught courses about literature, philosophy, and ecological thought.

Most days you can find me working alongside a few dozen friendly co-workers at CoCo, our beautiful shared office on the old trading floor of the Minneapolis Grain Exchange. I go home to Northeast Minneapolis, where I live with with Vera, a black cat; Mel, an orange cat; and my husband Paddy, a calico man.