Hello, I’m Stuart Chittenden
I am a British expatriate that has called Omaha, Nebraska home for over a decade now. I believe that conversation helps us to live better and well, as individuals, families, and communities.
Driven by that belief, I founded Squishtalks to design and deliver conversation programs for corporate and non-profit organizations, for public and community purposes. Corporate clients have included a variety of small to Fortune 500 companies. Non-profit and community partners have included foundations, civic organizations and those working towards social harmony.
I was formerly a partner at the Omaha-based branding consultancy, david day associates, where I consulted on brand strategy with local and national clients, helping them understand why they exist, what their purpose is, and how they should engage their stakeholders.
In the Omaha community, I have been a Big Brother through Big Brothers Big Sisters and served on the Omaha Public Library Board of Trustees. I curently serve on the board for the social justice nonprofit, Nebraska Appleseed.
My latest large-scale community project was a couple of 830 mile long conversations, implemented with the sponsorship and support of the non-profit Omaha Creative Institute and a substantial grant awarded by Humanities Nebraska. a couple of 830 mile long conversations was an endeavor honoring a long line of oral traditions. In an RV, I adventured for four weeks along the side roads and among the small towns of the state to talk with Nebraskans. Traveling through conversations, discovering the lives, cultures and stories of people I met, the project was a long hello to Nebraska.
As an amateur poet, my work has been published in The Antigonish Review, the Blue Moon Literary & Art Review, Euphony Journal and the Tulane Review. My two books are in process…