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Tess Crowder

Bringing energy, warmth and zeal, Tess can inspire change in your team that will yield a lasting effect in the workplace.  You CAN have a team that will bring productive energy to sustain and grow their insight into themselves, each other and the organization.


Fun, engaging, interesting and energizing, your team will not simply attend a training with Tess. Her dynamic and enriching interactive approach will facilitate learning, growing, evaluating, and most importantly, retaining new thoughts and ideas.


These workshops will keep your team inspired and motivated despite the stresses of upcoming change, projects, events, and deadlines.

Meet Tess Crowder


Founder of CAI, 3rd degree black belt, and mother of three boys, Tess understands what it takes to lead, inspire, motivate, and sustain that creative energy for the long haul.  


Certified True Colors Facilitator

Registered Professional Reporter (RPR)

Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR)

Certified Realtime Captioner (CRC)

Certified Trainer in the American Taekwondo Association

Certificate in Non-Profit Management

Certified in Mental Health First Aid


President & Founder - Dynamic Communication Strategies, LLC

President & Founder -  Realtime Communication Services, Inc.

President & Executive Director & Founder - Communication Access, Inc.

Past President of the Board - Hearing Loss Association of Florida

Past Vice President of the Board - Clearwater Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association

Past Vice President of the Board - Suncoast Chapter of the Association of Late-Deafened Adults

Board Member - Blossom Montessori School for the Deaf

Former Radio Talk Show Host of Tess Talk!  WTIS 1110 AM/101.5 FM


In addition to True Colors workshops and trainings, Tess also conducts seminars instructing other CART Providers and Captioners on sensitivity issues and basic conversational signing.  She has presented workshops about CART services for local, state, and national organizations.  Tess has been providing CART services for the Deaf, Late Deaf, and Hard-of-Hearing communities since 1995, traveling across the country and overseas in all types of settings for many local, state, national, and international organizations.  She is the founder and President of a new non-profit organization, “Communication Access, Inc.” which provides services for people with hearing loss. 

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