The Willard Team

  Who We Are

   Michael and Olga Willard bring international expertise in strategic public relations and marketing, executive training, coaching, and political campaign execution to issues that impact your business, whether in the US, Europe or elsewhere.  
    The Willard team has advised and worked with four European prime ministers, numerous political candidates and CEOs in Europe and the US, the former leader of the United States Senate, Robert C. Byrd, and the primary critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the anti-corruption fighter Alexei Navalny.

    The Willard team has worked at the CEO level with multi-national clients around the world, including Kraft, Nestle, Danone, Philip Morris, Astellas, Eli Lilly, Royal Dutch Shell, British Petroleum, Telenor (Norway), Lafarge, Unilever, Systems Capital Management,  Monsanto and many others.

    Michael Willard is the author of six books on marketing, public relations and career advice and five novels. He is the co-chairperson, with Olga, of the Willard Round Table, a nearly 20 year institution in Eastern Europe which brings together CEOs, government officials and the media for focused discussions on current issues. 

      A former managing director for the worldwide public relations company Burson-Marsteller in Eastern Europe, he is a former journalist and magazine publisher. He has owned, with Olga, communications companies in Kyiv, Moscow and Istanbul for the last twenty years. They are currently establishing an agency in Central Florida, and also a presence in Washington,DC.  
    Olga Willard is a highly sought after coach in media,  crisis and public speaking training. She has served as CEO of Willard in Kyiv, Moscow and Istanbul for six years and is a partner in Willard Global Strategies.