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Mark McDonald (Birkdale Media)


Mark McDonald is the CEO and Chief Coach of Birkdale Media, a boutique coaching and training company specializing in public speaking, communications and media training for professionals, entrepreneurs, and students.

This follows a thirty-year career in international broadcast journalism with the BBC and U.S. Public Broadcasting organizations. Born in Liverpool, U.K., he moved to New York in 1995, and to Washington D.C. in 2001.

He is an Adjunct Professor of Journalism at Georgetown and American  Universities in Washington, D.C., and an instructor at the Olsher Lifelong Learning Institute.

Mark is a recipient of both the Edward R. Murrow and DuPont Columbia awards for investigative journalism.  

Birkdale Media takes a mindful and holistic approach to training, working with individuals and groups to boost confidence in public settings, to encourage clients to advocate their professional and personal passions and missions effectively.  

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