Our clients

Corporate clients have included: Abbott, Allston Trading, Amoco Corporation, Leo Burnett USA, Canon USA, the Center for High Performance, DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar, Egon Zehnder International, Evanston Hospital, GATX, Heidrick & Struggles, Hudson Highland Group, Inc., Personified (a CareerBuilder company), Ragan Communications, Inc., RW Ventures, ServiceMaster, Sibson Consulting and Ward Howell International.

Nonprofit and government clients have included: Advance Illinois, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, the Center for Urban Research and Learning, Loyola University Chicago, The Chicago Community Trust, the Chicago Department of Public Health, The Chicago Reporter, the Federal Defenders Office of the Northern District of Illinois, the Federation of Women Contractors, the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana, The Global Philanthropy Partnership, Health and Medicine Policy Research Group, the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association, The Joyce Foundation, the Logan Square Neighborhood Association, the Louisiana Department of Health-Office of Public Health, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, NA’AMAT USA, NORC at the University of Chicago, Rush University Medical Center, The Synergos Institute, the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, Voices for Illinois Children, and the Woodstock Institute.

What our clients say

Sharon relentlessly asks the questions necessary to close the gaps in my mental leaps. She finds a way to make complex research findings and recommendations coherent. Her superb writing skills and rigorous pursuit of the truth make it possible for me to deliver an exceptionally well-executed message. — Susan Lucia Annunzio, President and CEO, the Center for High Performance

You are in very good hands with Sharon. I have worked with her on many occasions, primarily doing spokestraining for highly accomplished people. She has a way of helping everyone feel at ease and of drawing out the best in them. She does it in a way that has them fully engaged yet not threatened. I always marvel at how well she does it. …You will find that she will prepare well and do the job. — Ray Boyer, former head of communications, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

There is no one in the world that I would recommend more highly than Sharon McGowan, who has done media trainings for us before. She is tough as nails and very familiar with our value prop. — Greg Lanier, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Strategic Communications, NORC at the University of Chicago