Media training experts: Leisa Goddard & Clare Christensen
Adoni Media’s media trainers use their expertise gained from decades working in the media to help prepare clients for interviews.
Our Founder and Managing Director Leisa Goddard and Communications Manager Clare Christensen have proudly trained dozens of clients together, including military chiefs, charity leaders, the heads of major franchise networks, CEOs, actors, and educators.
Here is a little insight into their experience, and why they work so well as a team (hint – Adoni isn’t the first time they’ve worked together!).
Leisa is one of Australia’s most experienced journalists, having worked across newspapers, and predominantly TV, for more than 30 years. She is an award-winning and Logie-nominated reporter who brings her expertise and insights to every media training session. Leisa has worked on top-rating programs across all three of Australia’s commercial television networks, including Seven, Nine and Ten news, Sunrise, The Morning Show, and The Project. She has also been a senior reporter on A Current Affair and Today Tonight.
Among her reporting highlights are her time as Network Ten’s U.S. Bureau Chief in which she covered Presidential inaugurations, the Oscars, mass shooting events and cyclones; her reporting under Taliban attack as a war correspondent in Afghanistan; and covering the Bali Bombing trials in Indonesia.
Leisa is best placed to help clients succeed in media presentations and shape their key messages to be delivered in a way that assists journalists, increasing the likelihood of media coverage. Leisa has been a regular media contributor across multiple programs on Sky News Australia for the past three years and can share her personal tips on what’s required for clients looking to become commentators and thought leaders.
Clare began her career in the fast-moving world of radio as a reporter, newsreader, and producer at Sydney’s 2SM and 2GB radio stations. During media training, Clare uses her experience to offer insights into how radio journalists record and edit answers, and the different requirements of news and programs. This is something she is particularly familiar with from her time working in radio, and in her role as a spokesperson for Queensland’s RACQ.
Clare’s TV career began at 9 News in Sydney as a producer, writing news stories for the Today Show, Qantas, and the 3pm, 4.30pm and 6pm bulletins. She then moved to Brisbane to become a producer for A Current Affair, where she met Leisa. Sitting opposite each other for years, the two worked on countless stories together, covering everything from scams to consumer advice pieces to political exposes.
While Leisa was the one to chase “the bad guys” down the street, it was Clare who found where they’d be and had the research ready for Leisa to ask the tough questions. By bringing their combined experience of working on one of the most feared (and popular) nightly current affairs programs, Leisa and Clare can adequately prepare their media training clients for any type of interview.
To find out how Leisa and Clare can use their experience to help prepare you for your next media opportunity, reach out to us today.