|Michael Sheehan has been training corporate CEOs, policy makers and political leaders for more than twenty-five years. One of America's leading communications trainers and strategists, his expertise embraces every format and every forum whether media interview, major speech or high-stakes Q&A. His ability to help people communicate at the highest possible level was dubbed by New York Magazine as "the Sheehan effect."
He prepares CEOs, CFOs and senior executives to step into and withstand the media/public affairs spotlight. Nationally known for his skill in message development and spokesperson training, he has been called upon to help in critical business situations such as IPOs, shareholder meetings, media interviews, government/regulatory hearings, hostile takeovers and much more.
His client list includes major corporations (J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Nike, Lockheed Martin, Siemens, Aetna); trade associations (American Bar Association, America's Health Insurance Plans, Investment Company Institute); foundations and public interest groups (Planned Parenthood, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, American Cancer Society); and the federal government (Centers for Disease Control, US Postal Service, Environmental Protection Agency).
Responding to increasing demand for his services, Michael has been called to work in London, Frankfurt, Paris, Hong Kong, Mexico City, Geneva, Brussels, Copenhagen, Singapore, Seoul and Vienna.
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Michael has coached more Presidents, Vice Presidents, First Ladies, Cabinet Secretaries, Governors, Mayors and Members of Congress than anyone else in the country. Since 1988, he has been called upon to coach every Presidential and Vice-Presidential debate as well as the principal speakers at the Democratic National Conventions. For the Obama and Clinton administrations alike, he has coached Inaugural Addresses, States of the Union, prime time addresses, and press conferences.
Even media channels retain Michael's services. Four different national publications have retained him to prepare their journalists for television interviews and commentary. He's been brought in to help coach best-selling authors, Hollywood stars, professional athletes and others for the widest possible range of interviews and speeches.
Profiled in national newspapers and publications from National Review to Fast Company, Michael has been featured twice in Harvard Business Review. He has appeared on all the major networks and cable news channels. Michael regularly guest lectures at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and Northwestern University, as well as Yale, where he is currently a lecturer. He has received the Individual Achievement award from the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association. Michael earned his BSFS from Georgetown University and his MFA from the Yale School of Drama.