Speaking Skills for Women - San Francisco Media Training

Speaking Skills for Women

Background for Susan Harrow San Francisco Media Coach + Publicity Expert.

Top 10 media coaches in the San Francisco Bay Area. ~ Huffington Post

For the past 34 years, Susan Harrow, a top media coach, has run Harrow Communications Inc., a San Francisco media training and marketing firm whose clients range from CEOs to soccer moms, reality TV contestants to rock stars.

Susan specializes in media coaching, and creating marketing strategies for Fortune 500 CEOs, start-ups, world-renowned speakers, best-selling authors and successful entrepreneurs whose work has passion, spark and heart.

She has also worked with chefs who have competed on the Food Network’s The Next Iron Chef, award-winning documentary film producers, leaders in banning racism, maverick publishers and people in unusual occupations such as The Ganja Guru, a Jesuit priest, an actor in the movie “The Secret”, and an Ayurvedic chef. See client list here. Her clients reside in San Francisco to Singapore where she keeps connected via Zoom.

Future Clients.

Susan’s criteria for working with clients in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Houston, Miami, Washington, D.C., the UK and worldwide is that they are either socially conscious, irascibly contentious, or incredibly fun.

She adores food, fashion, fitness, tech and B-corps, innovators and renaissance souls who are solving the world's most pressing problems.

Her greatest wish at this moment is to have some wild-minded clients in these channels who relish innovation, style and sustainable green living that support the evolution of people and the planet.

Media Coaching.

Susan has media coached people in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond who have appeared on CBS' 60 Minutes, Oprah, Good Morning America, The Today Show, Fox News, Bill O'Reilly, The Food Network, Extra!, New Attitudes, E! The Entertainment Channel, Bloomberg Radio Network, Net Cafe, The Lifetime Channel, Howard Stern, CNN, C-SPAN, PBS and many other national and syndicated shows. They have been featured on Larry King Live, Maury Povich, National Public Radio's All Things Considered, Good Morning America and CBS This Morning. More info on media coaching.

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Marketing and Publicity.

Susan has promoted her clients through national publications, podcasts, panels, and radio and television shows throughout the United States. Her clients have been reviewed and interviewed in TIME, WIRED, USA Today, People magazine, O Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Inc., The New York Times, Forbes, Inc., and many women's magazines including Vogue, Bazaar, Self, Mademoiselle, Vanity Fair, Redbook and Seventeen. More marketing and publicity info.

Corporate Training and Work.

In addition to running her own media training and marketing firm for the past thirty-four years in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley, Susan consulted for the corporate giant Pacific Bell Directory/The Yellow Pages/SBC/AT&T, throughout California. As a professionally-trained Targeted Selection Interviewer (TSI), a behavior based technique that is a standard in the Human Resources industry, Susan interviewed over 1,500 people, for positions within Pacific Bell Directory. For her work she won an award for exceptional achievement for outstanding service in recognition of her exemplary performance.

As a certified assessor she has analyzed the body language, vocabulary and selling skills of thousands of people, to determine if they are qualified sales people, She assessed applicants for everything from account collections through senior management [C-suite]. Susan also helped develop original assessments, then assisted in training mid- and upper-level managers on these processes. This experience has given her the knowledge and skill base necessary to become a skilled media trainer.

Susan Harrow


Let's just see if we ignite together.


Susan has spoken to The National Speakers Association of Northern California (NSA/NC), The California Gift Show, The American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), The Authors Guild, The San Francisco Writer's Conference, The First San Francisco Writing-for-Change Conference, Bulldog Reporter's PR University, The San Francisco Bay Area Book Festival, Women's Business Alliance, The Northern California Book and Marketing Association (NCBPMA), Taking the Leap—school for visual artists and writers, and taught regularly for The Learning Annex of San Francisco. More info on Susan's marketing keynote speaking and workshops.


Susan has taught both tennis (she was a tennis pro for ten years at nationally recognized resorts) and high school English (at Mission High in San Francisco) using the principles of active participation as a way to learn things quickly and easily. She now runs an online media training course for people who want to be seen, heard, respected and beloved in their professional and personal lives.


Susan writes for the Huffington Post and Psychology Today about topics concerning "The body" and how we move through the world in our business and personal lives.

Her best-selling book, Sell Yourself Without Selling Your Soul®: A Woman's Guide to Promoting Herself, Her Business, Her Product or Her Cause with Integrity & Spirit was published by HarperCollins.

Susan's own non-fiction work has been featured in such varied publications as Bride's, Complete Woman, The San Francisco Examiner, Advertising Age, The San Francisco Business Times, Bay Area Business Woman, SOMA, and Sharing Ideas. She has been profiled in Salon Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle and USA Today online.


Susan has been interviewed, quoted, featured or profiled in: The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, Inc.com, CNN, Advertising Age, Woman's Day, Ladies' Home Journal, Women's Wear Daily, Entrepreneur, Salon Magazine, Pink, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Orlando Sentinel, and Investor's Business Daily, and on NPR, national/syndicated TV and radio including the CNBC special, The Oprah Effect.



From her experience media coaching and developing marketing and publicity plans, Susan understands what it takes to make a person, product, company and brand successful. She is committed to helping you do whatever it takes to sell yourself without selling your soul.

She looks forward to assisting you and your company with your presentation, media, marketing and publicity goals in the near future.

Best wishes for your continued success.

To read Susan's personal "Wild Bio" go here.

To promote your business, book, product, service, or cause or to request a free 15 minute consult for media coaching and/or marketing and publicity plan consultations, please go here.

Susan Harrow


Let's just see if we ignite together.