TEAM

Clarity is the go-to, global communications training firm, with coaches in New York, San Francisco, Singapore and Los Angeles.

WE ARE A TEAM
A group of seasoned journalists who have dedicated our careers to the art of communication. The extensive knowledge and keen insights we have amassed from our award-winning work are at the heart of every coaching session.
WE ARE PRACTITIONERS
We are practitioners - not theorists. We believe the best way to teach is to keep doing. So as coaches, we are frequently out there ourselves, making speeches, conducting interviews and sitting in the hot seat.
WE ARE LISTENERS
No skill is more important to us than our ability to listen. Thoroughly understanding your needs and challenges is vital to helping you achieve your goals for the training session.

MEET THE TEAM

Bill McGowan | Clarity Media Group

Bill McGowan

Founder and CEO
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Mariko Takahashi | Clarity Media Group

Mariko Takahashi

Managing Director
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Melissa Hellen | Clarity Media Group

Melissa Hellen

Executive Director - Client Relations
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Marisa Thomas | Clarity Media Group

Marisa Thomas

Global Communications Specialist
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Bill Cassara | Clarity Media Group

Bill Cassara

Communications Specialist
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Jennifer Fukui | Clarity Media Group

Jennifer Fukui

Communications Specialist
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Jodi Applegate | Clarity Media Group

Jodi Applegate

Communications Specialist
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Chelsea Lobue | Clarity Media Group

Chelsea Lobue

Director of Training Services
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David Puente | Clarity Media Group

David Puente

Communications Specialist
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Juliana Silva | Clarity Media Group

Juliana Silva

Communications Specialist
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Ken Fuhr | Clarity Media Group

Ken Fuhr

Communications Specialist
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Jim Paymar | Clarity Media Group

Jim Paymar

Communications Specialist
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Donna Cornachio | Clarity Media Group

Donna Cornachio

Communications Specialist
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John Johnston | Clarity Media Group

John Johnston

Communications Specialist
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Cecilia Ma Zecha | Clarity Media Group

Cecilia Ma Zecha

Asia Pacific Bureau Chief
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Happy with both faculty quality and support servic...
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