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Client Testimonials

“With many thanks, Bill. I really enjoyed and learned from our time together.”

— Al Gore, Nobel Laureate, Former Vice President and Presidential Candidate

“Thank you for the intense and enjoyable afternoon working on my media skills! I had a good time and learned a lot.You can be sure I’ll get back to you.”

— J. Willard Marriott Jr., CEO, The Marriott Corporation

“Everything you have done for me was very special–most special was meeting you! Thanks for your help. You are the best!”

— Lillian Vernon, CEO, The Lillian Vernon Corporation

“Our strategic plan presentation went off without a hitch due to your invaluable tutelage. How is it that you can take a bunch of amateurs and within hours have us presenting like pros? You are magic.”

— Patti Cohen, Vice President, Corporate Communications, The Donna Karan Company

“Thanks for all your help and encouragement in all my media appearances. You are the best!”

— Barbara Corcoran, CEO The Corcoran Group and “Today Show” Contributor

“Many thanks for the training. It really helped.”

— Gary Heavin, Founder, CEO of Curves

“Because Bill's sessions are far more challenging than any of the hundreds of media interviews I've done, I exit his office confident that I can handle any curveball with intelligence and grace. Bill is shrewd, savvy, funny, kind, and amazing at what he does. I leave his sessions feeling like a smarter person than I was when I went in — and I always have a good time, too.”

— Alexandra Robbins, New York Times bestselling author
of The Overachievers, Pledged, and other books

“I thought you were amazing the first time we worked together in preparation for the debut of The Sneaky Chef on the “Today Show,” but you were even better the second time around! I felt so much more confident after our session. You are a real pro, and I appreciate how much you helped to make my first book an instant bestseller.”

— Missy Chase Lapine, author of The Sneaky Chef

“Thanks for sharing your expertise and your help. I really believe in the Parkhurst Method!”

— Alan E. Kazdin, Ph.D, Director of the Yale Parenting Center and
author of The Kazdin Method For Parenting The Defiant Child

“I am well beyond just grateful for the time and guidance you gave me. You are a brilliant, insightful and generous teacher, and as soon as I did my first interview, I realized how much I had learned from your stellar coaching.”

— Gregory Levey, former speechwriter for the Israeli Prime Minister's Office, and author of Shut Up, I'm Talking: And Other Diplomacy Lessons I Learned in the Israeli Government

“Thanks for all the help and a rollicking good time!”

— Bruce Berkowitz, Research Fellow at the Hoover Institute and Stanford University and author of The New Face of War: How War Will Be Fought In The Twentieth Century

“Thanks so much for your help. You are a tough task master!”

— Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, author of Hurricane

“The students were so enthusiastic about their instruction and especially pleased about the quality of the information they received. The press was equally positive in their coverage. I hope we can work together again soon.”

— Andree Aleon Brooks, President, the Women’s Campaign School at Yale University

“Thanks to your patience, skill and guidance, I was able to overcome my fear of public speaking. You were right. It really can be fun!”

— Peggy D. Garfunkel, Senior Vice President, MBIA Insurance Corporation

Industry Leaders, Athletes & Innovators

Industry Leaders, Athletes & Innovators we've worked with include:

Peter Drucker; Michael Dell; J. Willard Marriott; Barbara Corcoran; Scott Adams; Anthony Robbins; Faith Popcorn; Louis V. Gerstner; James Champy; Michael Hammer; Maria Bartiromo; Noel Tichy; Ken Blanchard; Harvey Mackay; Jim Collins; Spencer Johnson; Don Shula; Isiah Thomas; Lou Holtz; Guy Kawasaki; Ric Edelman; Jim “Catfish” Hunter; Graig Nettles; Rusty Staub; Bill Parcells; Keith Hernandez; Bill Russell; Jackie Lyden, National Public Radio; Leonard Lopate, New York Public Radio; Rick Burns, Film Maker; Stanley Karnow, Vietnam Documentary Historian

Legendary Authors

Legendary Authors we've worked with include:

2008 Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman; Stephen King; Tom Wolfe; Toni Morrison; Saul Bellow; Philip Roth; President Jimmy Carter; President Gerald Ford; Salman Rushdie; Jhumpa Lahiri; Garrison Keillor; Jeffrey Eugenides; Newt Gingrich; Studs Terkel; Thomas “Tip” O’Neill; Ed Koch; Susan Faludi; Erica Jong; Amy Bloom; Mary Higgins Clark; Susan Brownmiller; Colin Powell; Hedrick Smith; Mimi Sheraton; Isaac Asimov; James Michener; Peggy Noonan; Danielle Steel; Paul Theroux; Ed McBain; Elmore Leonard; Andrew Tobias; Ron Chernow; Mary Catherine Bateman; Jonathan Safran Foer; David Shipler; Natalie Angier; T. Corraghessan Boyle; Dith Pran; Maya Angelou; Sidney Poitier; Rubin “Hurricane” Carter; Sylvester Stallone; Frank Herbert; Michael Crichton; Mary Gordon; Alexandra Robbins; Kitty Dukakis; John Irving; Nancy Friday; Harold Robbins; MFK Fisher; Carolyn Parkhurst; Peter Straub; Robert Stone; Dean Koontz; John Barth; Harold Bloom; Sue Monk Kidd; Ron Hansen; Joseph Finder; Cynthia Ozick; Louise Erdrich; Penelope Lively; Amy Tan; Robert Ludlum; Judith Rossner; Charles Osgood; Sara Peretsky; Alex Haley; Anita Shreve; Eric V. Lustbader; Sue Grafton; William Golding; Dan Rather; Dave Barry

Organizations — Corporate and Non-Profit

Organizations we've worked with include:

Kraft Foods; Mennen; IBM; Keyspan Energy; Novartis Pharmaceuticals; Roche Diagnostics; Amgen; Bristol-Myers Squibb; GlaxoSmithKline; Johnson & Johnson; Merck & Co, Inc.; Pfizer Inc.; Campbells; HealthPoint Capital Investments; Citigroup; The Federal Reserve Bank of New York; KPMG; Kimberly Clark; MetLife; Pearson Education; Standard & Poor’s; UBS; WestLB; Barclays Capital; J P Morgan Chase; Bank of America; Merrill Lynch; AXA Equitable; Smith Barney; MetLife Investments; Fannie Mae; Google; VMWare; Landor Associates; Lucky Advertising; DraftFCB ProHealth; LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae LLP; Morgan, Lewis & Bochkius, LLP; Duff & Phelps; Paramount; NY Mets; TimeOut NY; Esquire; Time Magazine; Newsweek; Washington Post; Arch Chemicals; LGBT Center NY; UNICEF; MBIA Insurance


Publishers we've worked with include:

Simon & Schuster; G.P. Putnam Publishing; McGraw-Hill; Random House; Doubleday; Dell Publishing; Broadway Books; Penguin USA; Houghton Mifflin; Little, Brown; Warner Books; Bantam Publishing; E.P. Dutton; HarperCollins; Viking Publishing; DK Publishing; Fodor's; HarperBusiness; Pocket Books; Berkeley Publishing Company; Villard Books; Ballantine Books; New American Library; Workman Publishing; The Free Press; Farrar, Straus & Giroux; Hyperion Publishing; TV Books; Plume Books; William Morrow Publishing; Avon Books

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