Emily Soccorsy

As owner and CEO of Root + River, a brand strategy team, Emily uses her talents to help leaders uncover the foundations of their brand: message, audience, differentiators, and overall brand strategy. Working with national and international clients, Emily loves to challenge dogmatic thinking, translate emotion to words and encourage leaders to go inward.

A former journalist and publisher, she is the co-author of the book, Rooting Up: Essays on Modern Branding, the author of the newsletter Thought Cookie and the author of over 100 LinkedIn articles on brand, marketing, leadership, and communication. A popular keynote speaker and presenter, she has been featured on dozens of podcasts including Coaching for
, On Brand, Creative Warrior, Ponderings from the Perch, Reclaiming Ourselves, and more.

Emily holds a master’s degree in nonfiction writing from Arizona State University, (go Devils!). She has a background in human behavioral research and neurological studies and uses her intuitive wisdom and sketch art in her speaking and facilitating. Most importantly, she’s the mom of two daughters (and a 130-pound Great Pyrenees named Archie) and partner to her husband of over 20 years.