Narayan (nuh-rye’-uhn) is a Sanskrit word that describes the sacred and restorative qualities of water. Water is crucial to life on Earth, creating both immeasurable joy and profound conflict across the planet.The power of water in all its forms, with all its societal impacts, is what inspires and necessitates the work of Narayan Strategy.
Narayan Strategy helps its clients connect to the right people at the right time, creating impact and exceeding goals. We specialize in making complex topics clear to diverse audiences – whether it is science, technology, the global environment or aerospace, or related to expansion abroad or government procurement and budgets. Our business is to help you advance your interests across cultures, across governments and across party lines.
We specialize in working with executives and their staffs to exceed their goals. Here are a few example areas where we work:
expert advocate, effective communicator, translator of science and technology jargon, seasoned advisor to global executives, policy wonk, environmental satellite aficionado, international diplomacy and development expert, partnership builder, avid negotiator, committed to expanding global climate understanding
“Yep, it’s rocket science, and we can help your grandmother understand it, all in a short elevator ride.”
“There are a lot of people in the world who start things, but Renée’s strength is being a finisher. Add to this the fact that she is loyal and genuine and you have a very powerful combination.”
“Renée is an exceptional person, professional colleague, and she is an incredible advocate for people and the planet.”
“Renée is one of the best people I have had the pleasure to work with in my career. She has keen strategic ability to see emerging issues over the horizon and the persistence and imagination to address the issue through solid planning and implementation.”
“Renée really showed her leadership in working on NOAA’S environmental satellite programs, becoming an expert in satellite procurement and interagency relations during an exceptionally challenging and complicated time for the programs. She was relied upon for her counsel and partnership building skills by the most senior officials in NOAA and the Department of Commerce”
“Renée’s existing strong relationships in East Africa, particularly with key regional NGOs, paired with her strong cultural knowledge, added great value to the success of our efforts to build cooperation there.”
“Renée is very good at developing and executing communications strategies, particularly when they involve politically sensitive issues and cross-cultural contexts.”
“Renée’s advice to NOAA leadership on relations with the aerospace industry was valued because we knew it was underpinned with her trusted relationships paired with a strong historical knowledge of environmental satellite programs.”
“In my leadership role, I have consistently relied on Renée for her invaluable advice and counsel and her ability to follow through on commitments.”
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Why the name? In many countries around the world, water must be obtained from communal water pumps and then carried back to people’s homes and businesses. This is often a time-consuming and physically intensive role, mostly completed by women. These communal water pumps become key centers within the community, where people exchange the news of the day and connect with their neighbors.
The Water Pump is the blog published by Narayan Strategy that will provide occasional updates on the firm and news from the science, technology, environment and aerospace sectors.
Narayan Strategy looks forward to meeting you at the 94th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) in Atlanta, GA on 2-6 February 2014. We have a strong track record of helping businesses advance their reputation at AMS and other scientific and executive conferences – effectively reaching their government,…
The story of Narayan Strategy started many years ago as a series of ideas (don’t they always?). But they mixed and congealed in September 2013 when I started this firm, building on the inspiration of nearly 20 years of experience in science agencies in the government and the private sector.…