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Terri Moss, Moss Communications

Moss Communications is a small, independent publishing house. It was originally founded by Terri Moss in 1993 as a boutique consulting firm specializing in employee communications, primarily open enrollment communications.

In 2007, Moss Communications expanded its mission to include publishing books that encourage fuller employee engagement and improving the quality of life in the work place. Moss Communications’ first publication, Healing with Heart, was honored with the American Journal of Nursing's 2008 Book of the Year in the Leadership and Management category. In 2010, Moss Communications released Prayer: A Relationship without Words.


Before moving into publishing, Terri spent the last 26 years as an employee and marketing communications consultant. She worked for several of the premier human resources consulting firms in the country, Hewitt Associates, Alexander & Alexander Consulting Group, and for a behavioral healthcare medical facility. She presently runs her own consulting firm and publishing house, Moss Communications.

Through her work and extensive experience as a hospital volunteer, she has developed a deep sensitivity to their particular challenges and the environment in which they work. Her inspiration to pursue the writing and publication of Healing With Heart comes from her deep commitment and appreciation for the importance of clear communication among employees and throughout an organization. Her next book, Prayer: A Relationship without Words, is the antidote and gift she wished she had during her own experiences of “dark nights of the soul” when prayer was most needed and yet most elusive.


Terri has long-held a mission and vision to create practical, everyday work tools to help employees achieve a renewed attitude for their work; one that is inspired and personally fulfilling.

Terri has been an avid and devoted meditator for 31 years. She lives with her husband, son and wonder-dog and Therapy Pet, Cody, in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Martin C. Helldorfer, Consultant

The primary author of Healing with Heart and the sole author of Prayer: A Relationship without Words, Martin C. Helldorfer, has the kind of education and work experience that not only qualified him to write these books, it inspired him.

For 30 years he was a Catholic monk, a life that gave him selfless discipline and the deep conviction that we are put on this earth to help others. When he re-emerged into the world, he studied psychology and put his knowledge to work in a private practice for over 20 years.

During that time, he was also the director of outpatient care and the resident psychologist at a prominent residential treatment center as well as a psychologist for Saint John Vianney Hospital in Philadelphia.

In September 2009, Martin retired from his position of Senior Vice President of Mission at Exempla Healthcare, where he guided the organization’s goal of fostering healing for everyone entrusted to its care. His experiences at Exempla fueled and formed the basis of his writing for Healing with Heart. Martin is available for consulting, speaking and conducting workshops. Go to Speaking & Workshops for a description of Martin's talks and contact Moss Communications to book a speaking engagement.

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