About Us


Pamela “P.S.” Perkins, Founder, CEO, COO Behavioral Communication Specialist

Specializing in “Transformative” and Professional Communication Services, P.S. Perkins understands, relates and shares the art and science of Human Communication like no other practitioner in her field! Combining 30 years of specialized education, teaching, creating and applying the field of effective communication practices, the Human Communication Institute provides the best in communication skill development for personal, social and professional accomplishment.

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What Makes the HCI Vision so Groundbreaking?

We focus on the individual’s desire to GROW and TRANSFORM bringing their individual best for the collective good.

  P.S. Perkins, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of the Human Communication Institute, is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill’s and NYU’s Schools of Communication, is a noted expert in the field of Human Communication and the Communication Arts. As a Motivational Speaker, Human Communication Specialist, Behavioral Communication Trainer, Curriculum Developer, and Communication Artist, P.S. offers discussions/facilitations, workshops, and modules on a myriad of Human Communication topics including: Leading with Influential Communication; Generation Z Voices: Home, Community, Workforce; Family and Interpersonal Relationship Health, Generational Language Legacy/Epigenetics, Intercultural Communication: Building Bridges with Divergent Thinking; Creating Bridges Through Acknowledging, Sharing and Respecting Our Stories; Civic Communication and Community Policing; Cross-Cultural Communication and Public Health Concerns; and Edutaining Through the Communication Arts. P.S. is a published author of Human Communication practices as well as creative fiction, poetry, and prose. Her digitized excerpt from the Amazon Kindle #1 Bestseller, 30 Days to Success Guide and Planner: Conversations About Communication: InWORD OutWORD, 2022, offers a process for understanding the inside-out function thoughts/words/emotions play in the materialization of an individuals and collective lives. (HCI/PWT).  77 Best Ways to Communicate in 7 Steps, 2022, provides clearly adaptable practices to effectively use within the variety of communication settings we all experience daily. Utilizes the Communication Staircase Model.

P.S. writing includes a variety of genres from published white papers, to short stories to poetry. Most recently published, Poems From The Green, 2023 Collection, Poets on the Green Line, and consistent bi-annual contributor short story and poetry, to Reflections Magazine, PGCC, 2017 – present, MD.

Her seminal book The Art and Science of Communication: Effective Communication in the Workplace, Wiley Publishers, 2008, introduces her widely acclaimed Communication Staircase Model™ and its effectiveness advancing positive change within the Communication Climate.

Recent Human Communication Institute client list includes Prince George’s Community College, Keynote, DEIB and Mindfulness training; University of the District of Columbia, Facilitator, training Specialist and UDC Artist Collective Founder; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication Training; Poets on the Green Line, Facilitation and Curriculum Developer; and HumanitiesDC, Facilitation and Program advisor, among others.

P. S.’s current research includes focusing on Behavioral Communication Mindfulness and Responsiveness; Environmental Communication/Epigenetics; Generational Language Legacy and the vital need to support Human Communication Studies to create healthier communication climates in personal, social and professional settings.

One of her favorite sayings is:“Be true to your word and it will be true to you!” as she says “and that’s my WORD!”

Colleen Bent

MSIT, Web Developer

Colleen Bent’s love of technology is different from most other IT professionals. Her passion lies not simply with technology itself, but with using technology to help individuals and organizations fulfill their missions, goals, and potential. Years of working for top companies have equipped her with excellent soft skills (project management, team player, information sharing, and communications). She advised and guided a number of smaller companies into IT “readiness.” One former client observed, “Colleen has a unique ability to understand the perspective of the non-technical user and empathize with end users.”

Her core values include spiritual growth, creativity, excellence, and integrity.

Timothy Daniels Knight

Professional Certified Scrum Master and Project Management Leader

Professional certified Scrum Master and Project Management Leader with extensive experience in communications and virtual media. Managed large-scale implementations from beginning to end. Communicate effectively between business and technical areas to ensure that projects are completed on time, on budget, and according to specifications. Meet customer and user needs while balancing business requirements, budgetary concerns, and logistical considerations. Timothy’s specialization includes extensive internal and external messaging within the Healthcare Industry.

BS, MSM, Assitant Chief of Police (Retired)

Rodney Parks is a former Assistant Chief of Police with the Metropolitan Police Department. He retired in 2013, after thirty-one years in law enforcement and serving numerous operational, investigative and programmatic units of the Department. He served as Assistant Chief of the Metropolitan Transit Police and interim Assistant Director of the Medstar Washington Hospital Center Security. He has led numerous projects to analyze and improve law enforcement operations and performance.

Mr. Parks currently works as an adjunct professor with Penn State Public Safety & justice Institute, University of the District of Columbia and instructor with the BenchMark Professional Seminar Company. Mr. Parks has serves as Academic Director for the Georgetown Forensic Institute Summer Camp and Summer Discovery Program for middle and high school students. His law enforcement career includes assignments in patrol, traffic, disciplinary unit, training academy, homicide branch lieutenant and commander, commander of criminal investigations and assistant chief of professional responsibility. Mr. Parks has Bachelors and Master’s degree in Management from the Johns Hopkins University.

Professional Image Consultant

Bonnie Dickson is a live and virtual business photographer that believes in the concept of first impressions. She empowers entrepreneurs, and small business owners to have a strong digital visual first impression. Bonnie does that through the use of professional customized photography and image polishing.

From the initial consultation right through to the image delivery, Bonnie provides business owners with a friendly, supportive, and empowering photographic experience.

What makes Bonnie different than other photographers, is her extensive background as a digital artist for movies. The digital image skills she learned and honed regarding image editing, have provided Bonnie with the ability to polish an image while maintaining its authenticity, you will look like you after an image has been edited! Plus Bonnie provides a friendly & comfortable photography experience that is customized for your business. I encourage you to connect with her directly.

Bonnie’s services include:

  • Existing Image Polishing
  • Headshot Marketing Formatting
  • Social Media Formatting
  • Product Photography
  • Business Portrait Headshot Webinar
  • 1:1 Virtual Photography Lesson

Performance Coach & Business Consultant @ Life Changing Conversations LLC

Wallstreet Jones is a performance coach and business consultant who helps aspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders of all sorts develop a sharper focus on the outputs that matter to achieve consistent, successful results. Drawing on almost 20 years of experience as a practical innovator with a background in strategic project management — and supported by a life long study of language, motivation, and productivity patterns — Wallstreet has gained a thorough understanding of the way people really work (rather than how they think they work). Instead of providing the right answer to the adaptive challenges we all face, he helps reshape people’s perception of the problem, and thus the potential solutions. Because today‘s problems are complex and require collaboration, Wallstreet believes the most valuable resource at our disposal is communication. His tools come together in the synergy of conversation, highlighting what is essential and what is at stake, because every conversation has the potential to change lives. He currently lives in Washington, DC with his wife and 3 kids and he enjoys hiking in Great Falls National Park.

“Wealth is not what we acquire, it’s what we demonstrate. It can never be found outside unless it is first found within.” — WSJones