BizClarity is the name of my consulting company. I’m Steve Bowman. People know me as “The Pitch Doctor.”
I’ve given every sort of presentation, pitch and speech you can imagine. I’ve been interested in teaching since high school. I was a leader in an educational reform movement while at Harvard. I’ve taught 6th grade, college classes, MBA students, and adults—always writing and designing my own courses.
I taught business communication–presentation skills and writing–at The Wharton School for five years, including lecturing for several years as part of the Entrepreneurial Program on communicating business plans to investors.
I’m a professional writer. Creating presentations and writing long manuscripts require many of the same skills: finding a central message, organizing and sequencing for clarity, finessing words, staying alert to nuances of meaning. And ruthless editing!
In the first half of my career, I was all about business. I’ve led companies, developed marketing programs, negotiated complex deals, structured and sold investments I’ve spent the last 15 years learning the venture industry.
Before specializing in investment presentations, I was a generalist speaking coach. I can help anyone who needs to improve their performance in front of a large audience.
My full resume is here.
Other fun facts: I’m a composer and performer of electronic music. I co-wrote two ground-breaking books on reincarnation (published in more than 24 languages). My idea of a good time is going to art museums, sculpture gardens, chamber music concerts, and Shakespeare plays. I’m a serious gardener and tend the thousands of flowers I planted around the 1760s farmhouse in Media, PA where my wife and I have lived for 27 years. I went to Harvard.
All this to say: when you sign up to work with me, expect a different experience. I get results, but my methods are unlike any coach you’ve worked with before. When we sit down together, I focus the full range and variety of my experience on understanding you and making your presentation great.