David Puente is an Emmy-winning journalist who has anchored and produced hundreds of interviews at ABC News and CNN, and prepped renowned journalists such as Anderson Cooper and Barbara Walters for speaking engagements and their own primetime interviews. At Clarity, he has coached Fortune 100 CEO’s, start-up founders, venture capitalists, best-selling authors, Olympic athletes, Hollywood actors, and legendary fashion icons. After two decades in the communications business, he is an expert at teaching clients how to become more polished and memorable storytellers whether they’re speaking to the media or addressing a live audience.
His clients include American Express, L’Oréal, Tinder, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Elevance Health, Northwood Investors, Compass Real Estate, The Rockefeller Foundation, Kellogg’s, Warner Bros. Discovery, The Container Store, The Wall Street Journal, and many more.
David Puente has become a leading voice and expert on executive presence at the corporate level. He has coached veteran CEOs and CFOs for earnings calls and investor pitches, and he has trained business leaders from virtually every industry to master the executive presence formula. David helps his clients become more persuasive storytellers using language that is simple, concise, and jargon-free.
David is also an experienced talk radio commentator, public speaker, and moderator of events. He conducts trainings in English and Spanish, is fluent in French, and studies Arabic. In his spare time, David is a Board Member of Treatment Action Group, a research and policy think tank committed to racial, gender, and LGBTQ+ equity.
"What can be more anxiety-inducing than public speaking? Perhaps a training session for public speaking? But David at Clarity makes it enjoyable, relaxing and productive at the same time. It’s hard to imagine unless one has experienced it first-hand, which I highly recommend. David is incredibly sympathetic, insightful, and thoughtful in his work with clients. He’s able to pinpoint key issues and make them easy to understand and improve upon, so that one can experience many small successes in these workshops and have lots of helpful tips to walk away with for the long journey that is better communication. I would always work with David again."
Joceline, Droit Fintech
"Can’t say enough good things about David Puente. Every executive that he trains is grateful for his insight, professionalism, and most importantly, results. He inspires confidence, fine tunes messaging, and knows exactly how to pinpoint the key areas that each person needs to focus on. I’ve worked with him for years and would recommend him to anyone.”
Justine Sacco, Match Group
"We used Clarity group for our business for a combination of media training and presentation training, running a one day workshop with a mix of group training and one to one coaching. Our expectations so exceeded in terms out the output and overall experience, that we have since brought them back in for more presentation coaching. I’d highly recommend David in the team- he is a true professional and an excellent teacher."
Isobel Sita-Lumsden, Verizon Media (UK)
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