NAME
Bill McGowan
TITLE
Founder and CEO
LOCATION
New York

Bill McGowan, Founder and CEO of Clarity Media Group, is a two-time Emmy Award-winning journalist who has produced and reported for ABC News 20/20; CBS News 48 Hours, Dow Jones Television and MSNBC. In front of the camera, he has anchored hundreds of hours of news and information programming and has conducted thousands of interviews with newsmakers, CEO's, celebrities, doctors, book authors, attorneys, and professional athletes. Bill now uses that experience to coach clients on how to exude more confidence and command on television and in front of an audience. Those he has trained include Eli Manning, Sheryl Sandberg, Jack Welch, Mary J. Blige, Karlie Kloss, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the CEOs of Facebook, Airbnb, Snapchat, Coach, Spotify, Calvin Klein, Lyft, Sesame Workshop, Whole Foods, etc. He gets clients ready by sharing his insights into the distinctive styles and tactics of different interviewers. Bill reveals to clients the questions most likely to be asked, and then helps them formulate the most compelling quotes, sound bites and storytelling to incorporate into their responses. Providing sound strategies for handling crisis situations is also a resource he has developed at Clarity Media Group. Bill is also an expert in public speaking and has prepared numerous clients for TED Talks, Matrix Awards acceptance speeches, major university commencement addresses and corporate shareholder meetings, transforming from proficient to polished their public speaking abilities. As part of his coaching, he helps clients find their authentic narrative and then teaches the necessary skills to enable them to deliver it with passion and persuasiveness. He is also the author of “Pitch Perfect: How to Say it Right the First Time, Every Time” published by Harper Collins in 2014.

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- Tom Spaven
Thank you!
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- Erich Schwartzel , The Wall Street Journal
Clarity Media cuts through the nois...
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- Jen Pitts , Communications Executive
100% Worth the Investment
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- Mr. Valasek , Moda Operandi
Stellar advice and guidance!
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- Drew Hogan , Author
Always a Highlight of the Year
Five years ago, I arrived at The Wall Street Journal with very little on-stage interviewing and host...
- Joanna Stern , The Wall Street Journal
Best in the Business
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- Carol Oscarson , Dimensional
Top-notch counsel & training
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- Kate Kosior , Peakon
Clarity Media Group
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- Natalie Miyake , Sequoia Capital
The best in the business
The best in the business, Bill and his team helped me enormously.
- Sheelah Kolhatkar , The New Yorker
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- Alex Norstrom , Spotify
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- Josh Steinberger , Tipping Point
The best in the business.
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A trusted expert & valuable resourc...
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- Malorie Lucich , Pinterest
It's all about clarity.
I worked with Bill for media training. He knows how to listen and, as the name implies, I learned h...
- Susan Jaffe , M.D.
High-Impact Partners
I have worked with Bill and his talented team in preparation for a range of media and speaking oppor...
- Emily Garbaccio , Communications Executive
Bill McGowan's coaching instilled m...
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They make us better
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Bill McGowan is an excellent traine...
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- Lee Hawkins , Wall Street Journal
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- Editor Kim , WSJ
Always a pleasure to work with Clar...
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- Tom Hinton , London Stock Exchange
Best in Class Experience
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- Megan Salt , DSRC
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The Communications Specialists
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- Maire Griffin , Communications Executive
Fantastic Speech Coaching
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We've been working with Bill for a…
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- Vojtech Horna , Index Ventures
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Bird
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Impeccable service, every time
Clarity Media has never let me down in ten years of working with them. Bill and his team are consumm...
- Angela Watts , PR Consultant
Game changer
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- Wayne Kabak , WSK Management, LLC.
High Impact Media and Presentation…
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Fantastic team who puts in a…
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- Amanda Schumacher , Communications & Brand Strategist
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- Lisa Green
Clarity Media Group Review
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- Linda Schupack , AMC Networks
Pitch perfect master
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- Luca Mignini , Food Industry Executive
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- Daniel Lurie
Highly recommended!
Bill and his team are excellent media trainers. I’ve used them many times to train authors—from fir...
- Jennifer Robinson , Publishing House
We have used Clarity Media Group fo...
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- Roberta Osborne , Asset Management Firm
Bill McGowan was invaluable in…
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- Patricia Chadwick , Author
Bill improved my speaking effective...
Bill improved my speaking effectiveness more in 4 hours than I'd improved working on my own in 4 yea...
- Angela Duckworth , GRIT
Bill is amazing
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- Sophie Adelman , Whitehat
Best in the business!
Bill McGowan and Clarity Media Group is my go to for all my media training needs.They are knowledgea...
- Shara Alexander , Harlequin
Best in the Game
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- Anthony Sanzio , Campbell Soup Company
Clarity Media helps our executives…
Clarity Media helps our executives prepare for their biggest communication moments. Working with a v...
- Jason Ghassemi , Cerberus
A World Class Company
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- Chri Addeo , ION Media
We have been working with Bill McGo...
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- Tina McNulty , Expa
Bill McGowan is an excellent…
Bill McGowan is an excellent communications strategist. Thank you for the opportunity to work with y...
- Jackie Lyles
Bill McGowan’s training was wise an...
Bill McGowan deftly and wisely prepared me with practical, important skills to utilize during my med...
- Richie Jackson
Best in the industry!
I have known Bill McGowan for almost two decades and he and his team are the best media trainers aro...
- Zsoka McDonald
Best in the business, hands down
I've been doing media trainings with Bill for the last eight years to prepare for an annual awards s...
- Susan Spencer