David Wagner is often referred to as one of the top media and crisis communication consultants in the world.


David has conducted 4,000+ media and crisis workshops for 420+ global companies and organizations throughout North America, Asia, Europe and the Middle-East.

David has coached 360+ Ambassadors, CEO’s, Presidents and Billionaires in countries including Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Scotland, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, UAE, UK, USA and Vietnam.

David has provided media training sessions for organizations such as Barclays, Goldman Sachs, Google, L’Oreal, Prime Minister’s office (Japan) and Wal-Mart.

David received a Master’s Degree from the Middlebury Institute of International Policy Studies in California where he specialized in Japan’s economic and political system.

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“I thought it was an excellent course – one of the best I’ve done.”
David Warren
British Ambassador to Japan

“I am recommending you (to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) as the best media trainer in Tokyo.”
Noriyuki Shikata
Deputy Cabinet Secretary for Public Relations
Director of Global Communications
Prime Minister’s Office, Japan

“I really enjoyed the session and found it super helpful. It is exactly what I was looking for.”
Laura Younger
Executive Director
American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ)

“I just wanted to say thanks again, for the coaching session. I put the hints to work immediately. I could feel the difference immediately. So could the listeners.”
Robert Alan Feldman
Managing Director
Morgan Stanley Japan

“Thank you so much for your professional training. (Our client) was keen to do this with a “pro”, so he must be very satisfied with an hour-long concentrated program that he just experienced. We found a big improvement in his skills to deliver key messages during the session.”
Mika Watanabe
Managing Director
Morgan Stanley | Corporate Communications

“Thank you for all the work you put in to make our training sessions successful. From our perspective, we are very pleased with the outcome.  I think it was the most efficient session I’ve ever seen.”
Sumiko Iwadate
Vice President, Corporate Communications 
Goldman Sachs Japan

“Can’t thank you enough for all you did to get our team ready.  Appreciate your training and ‘tough love’. You did a wonderful job.”
Jeff McAllister
Chief Operating Officer
Wal-Mart Japan

“The tools that I learned for managing tough questions helped me improve my skills dramatically.”
Deborah Howard
American Chamber of Commerce, Japan

“Thank you for the great media training workshop yesterday.  Everyone learned a lot and it will be a tremendous value to our firm.”
Rich Bartolotta
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Nasdaq Japan

“Thank you very much for one of the best run and most valuable training exercises I have ever had.”
Evan Hale
Managing Director, Hong Kong/Korea/Singapore/China
Fidelity International

“Your help, interest and knowledge has made our presence in Asia a successful one.”
Alan McCormick
Head of Corporate Communications
Sovereign Asset Management UAE

“You are a superb trainer – somehow I think training is in your genes.”
James Weeks
Managing Partner, Japan/Asia-Pacific
Kreab Gavin Anderson

“It was a fantastic session, David.  I appreciate that it was not only about messaging, but also personal communication under stress.”
Christopher Domitter
Head, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs
Standard Chartered Bank Japan

“Thank you for your great service, as always.  It is such a comfort to know that we can always count on your professionalism.”
Yu Sakakibara
Vice President, Corporate Communications
Barclays Capital Japan

“Your teaching ability and total immersion with the client far surpasses any other media training session that I’ve worked.”
Mark Moynihan
Spotkick Productions, Washington DC