Asia Pacific Bureau Chief
Marisa Thomas is Clarity's Asia Pacific Bureau Chief, having launched our first APAC regional office in Singapore in 2012. As a media and presentation trainer, Marisa has worked with executives in finance, law, business, tech and beauty. Her clients include Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, Facebook, Airbnb, Lyft, Cisco, Tech Crunch, Shell, Saatchi & Saatchi, International New York Times, NBC Universal and Estée Lauder Companies.
As an award-winning journalist from Canada's top-ranked nightly newscast, Marisa has interviewed Canadian Prime Ministers as well as many of Canada's most influential business leaders, celebrities and professional athletes. She has covered landmark legal cases, the Olympic games, natural disasters and criminal gang wars.
She has also interviewed the Dalai Lama and former Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Over the course of 12 years, Marisa presented more than 2,800 news stories and understands how to convey complex data and information in a concise, approachable and engaging way. Marisa worked as a corporate and securities paralegal before becoming a journalist and communications coach.
Her goal is to make sure our clients look and feel more comfortable communicating, either to a journalist or in front of colleagues or clients. This means helping people see how they project their image and message – teaching them simple ways to communicate what they want to say in a way the audience finds engaging. Marisa makes sure clients are well prepared for their big opportunity, whether it's a media appearance, a presentation, discussion or speech.