What We Do

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Athena, also known as Athene, goddess of wisdom, war, and strategy, is known in legend for leading the heroes of old to succeed. Specifically, the owl-eyed goddess would instill courage and wisdom in the hearts of men, provide guidance to heroes when at their crossroads, and help lead armies to victory.

Athene Strategies, LLC is a strategic and crisis communication consulting firm that helps leaders and organizations communicate more effectively with their stakeholders in a variety of circumstances. Harnessing best practices, communication principles, a strategic mindset and experience in helping organizations across sectors communicate effectively, we help our clients realize and achieve their goals.

Specifically, Athene Strategies specializes:

  1. Strategic Communication – We help organizations communicate more effectively with their stakeholders. Whether it is creating a strategic communication plan for the organization, developing a communication framework for a high stakes event or campaign, drafting recommendations on how to utilize social media and other communication tools effectively, or helping to implement communication plans, Athene Strategies helps organizations achieve their goals.
  2. Crisis Communication – We help organizations prepare for, respond to, and effectively communicate during times of crisis. Athene Strategies helps organizations navigate and respond to crisis situations to end crises quickly and effectively, mitigate or prevent a loss of trust and confidence, maintain or rebuild competitive advantage, and get back to business-as-usual.
  3. Leadership Communication Coaching – We help leaders and emerging leaders find their voice to communicate effectively in their positions of leadership. Athene Strategies offers individual coaching sessions to prepare leaders to communicate effectively for high-stakes engagements and develop stronger communication skills on the whole.

Based in New York City, Athene Strategies works with small- to large-size organizations on a national and international scale. We work with organizations across multiple sectors, but our roots are in helping small organizations, non-profits, NGOs, INGOs, social action campaigns and educational institutions.


“And as this tumult swayed him, as he slid
the big blade slowly from the sheath, Athena
came to him from the sky. The white-armed goddess,
Hera, sent her, being fond of both,
concerned for both men. And Athena, stepping
behind him, visible to no one
except Achilles, gripped his red-gold hair.

Startled, he made a half turn, and he knew her
upon the instant for Athena: terribly
her grey eyes blazed at him. And speaking softly
but rapidly aside to her he said:
‘What now, O daughter of the god of heaven
who bears the storm cloud, why are you here?
To see the wolfishness of Agamemnon?

Well, I give you my word: this time, and soon,
he pays for his behavior with his blood.’

The grey-eyed goddess Athena said to him:
‘It was to check this killing rage I came
from heaven, if you will listen. Hera sent me,
being fond of you both, concerned for you both.
Enough: break off this combat, stay your
hand upon the sword hilt. Let him have a lashing
with words, instead: tell him how things will be.
Here is my promise, and it will be kept:
winnings three times as rich, in due season,
you shall have in requital for his arrogance.
But hold your hand. Obey.’”


--Book I, The Illiad Homer