Briar Keen is the Director of Training in H+K London. A former BBC radio and television news journalist, Briar is a highly experienced communications coach specialising in presentation and interview technique and delivery.
Having spent nearly a decade working in newsrooms, followed by a decade in corporate communications, Briar has a uniquely blended skill set. This enables her to offer highly effective training that equips her clients with the necessary tools to successfully explain, promote and defend their corporate strategy. She has worked with senior executives ahead of significant media and publicity milestones, as well as during moments of crisis – including product recalls and business closures.
Her approach is not one-size fits all, rather producing bespoke sessions which are adapted to suit the needs of each client – whether they have a wealth of previous media experience, or none. Briar has trained executives from companies including adidas, Condé Nast, Dunelm, GSK, Microsoft, Spotify, RBS, and Warner Brothers. She has also lead press office teams for Mars, Pearson, Siemens and Coca-Cola.
Briar has a degree in Modern History from the University of Oxford, as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Central England.