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Our Expert Trainers

Geoffrey Stackhouse, Managing Director

An MBA-trained former management consultant with more than 25 years’ experience in journalism, Geoffrey has a unique perspective on how to engage strategically and effectively with the media. His disciplined and proven approach has helped hundreds of senior executives improve their media performance.

Geoffrey began his career in banking, before moving to technical analysis and then to the media. He has worked on both sides of the microphone and written for publications such as BRW and the Sydney Morning Herald. He is in demand across Australia and the region, helping leading organisations protect and promote their reputations. Read more...

Sharon Leifer, Broadcast Specialist

Having spent 14 of her 20-year career as a senior broadcast journalist at BBC News, Sharon brings to Clarity a wealth of experience in a fast-paced, competitive news environment. In Australia she has worked for Sky News and a range of independent production companies.

Her understanding of how journalists operate and her analysis of story lines, interview performances and potential pitfalls is swift and insightful. As Clarity’s specialist broadcast trainer, Sharon will help hone your spokespeople’s TV and radio messaging. Read more...

Bernard O'Riordan, Financial Services Specialist

Bernard O’Riordan’s heavy duty journalism career, spanning more than 20 years in international business media, gives him the insights, confidence and credibility to equip participants to handle even the toughest media interview. He has reported Australian Associated Press (AAP), The Australian Financial Review, London’s Evening Standard, and the Guardian and Observer newspapers.

Bernard has a natural news sense and intimate understanding of how newsrooms work and what motivates journalists. so he helps you take complex, abstract and technical subjects and maks them interesting and relevant to any audience.

Bernard has been working with Clarity since 2004. He specialises in financial and professional services clients including Macquarie Bank, UBS, Westpac, Freehills, Ernst & Young and many others. As well as being an accredited Clarity trainer, Bernard has internationally recognised qualifications in Adult Learning, including the most up to date workplace training qualification - TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.