“ALL COMMUNICATION MUST LEAD TO CHANGE”

- ARISTOTLE

CLIENT SUCCESS

Before I started working with Vanessa and her team I felt overwhelmed by standing and speaking in front of a big group. I had no clarity and direction. Vanessa helped me think clearly and find my voice without putting words in my mouth. Her guidance around my performance made all the difference. Made me feel comfortable in my skin when I was in the spotlight. I feel calm when I present now and I know I can get the result I want from my audience.

— Leyla Fakhr, Independent Art Curator

MARY

MARY is a senior leader in the financial sector. Her ability to speak persuasively has been key to getting change in her organisation

 
 

LISA

LISA would lose sleep for three months before a big presentation. Now she looks forward to speaking in front of a crowd

METZTI

METZTI was excited to be asked to speak at a high-profile conference but she didn’t know where to begin. We worked with her to transform her audience’s point of view - an experience she described as “exhilarating”

 
 

SHONA

SHONA is a senior government scientist. She used to leave audiences confused and thought her “technical” mind was a barrier to communication. Now she’s a clear, concise speaker and she has launched a successful business as a result

SOPHIE

SOPHIE is the chair of a charity and an experienced speaker on the national conference circuit. But she’d always felt her performance fell short, despite her meticulous preparation. Not any more. Now she applies her new communication skills to all her work

 
 

ALEX

ALEX was clear in her own mind what she wanted to say in meetings but she couldn’t put it across and get buy-in. That’s all changed. She’s getting the results she wants and has landed a brilliant new job

KAREN

KAREN knew confident speaking was the key to interview success and she’s won a fabulous new role as a business analyst

 
 

AMANDA

AMANDA’s fear of speaking was taking over her life. It grew so bad she considered giving up her job. Even phone calls made her anxious. Now she’s confident and calm speaking in any setting

KATIE

KATIE’s mental health workshop was so impactful that she was invited to speak about it on national radio. She says that would have been a “pipe dream” before working with us

 
 

SHARON

SHARON’s a busy school leader. She used to spend hours preparing for every meeting and presentation. She’s now freed up precious time and boosted her confidence and results, too

MARY

MARY is a senior leader in the financial sector. Her ability to speak persuasively has been key to getting change in her organisation

 

LISA

LISA would lose sleep for three months before a big presentation. Now she looks forward to speaking in front of a crowd

 

METZTI

METZTI was excited to be asked to speak at a high-profile conference but she didn’t know where to begin. We worked with her to transform her audience’s point of view - an experience she described as “exhilarating”

 

SHONA

SHONA is a senior government scientist. She used to leave audiences confused and thought her “technical” mind was a barrier to communication. Now she’s a clear, concise speaker and she has launched a successful business as a result

 

SOPHIE

SOPHIE is the chair of a charity and an experienced speaker on the national conference circuit. But she’d always felt her performance fell short, despite her meticulous preparation. Not any more. Now she applies her new communication skills to all her work

 

ALEX

ALEX was clear in her own mind what she wanted to say in meetings but she couldn’t put it across and get buy-in. That’s all changed. She’s getting the results she wants and has landed a brilliant new job

 

KAREN

KAREN knew confident speaking was the key to interview success and she’s won a fabulous new role as a business analyst

 

AMANDA

AMANDA’s fear of speaking was taking over her life. It grew so bad she considered giving up her job. Even phone calls made her anxious. Now she’s confident and calm speaking in any setting

 

KATIE

KATIE’s mental health workshop was so impactful that she was invited to speak about it on national radio. She says that would have been a “pipe dream” before working with us

 

SHARON

SHARON’s a busy school leader. She used to spend hours preparing for every meeting and presentation. She’s now freed up precious time and boosted her confidence and results, too

 

I’m in a leadership role and that means standing up and speaking in front of colleagues and clients. It’s felt pretty daunting in the past but since working with Vanessa I feel so much more confident. I recently presented to 300 fellow managers and the feedback I got was really positive. We’ve been going through a lot of change in the company and communicating change to colleagues can be challenging. Vanessa has helped me change their minds and persuade them of the value of doing things in a new way. With her techniques I now know I can speak powerfully & persuasively no matter what the subject or audience. I’ll take these skills with me throughout my career.

— Charlotte Harvey, Head of Comms, Amey Plc

I was doing a lot of training work and relying heavily on PowerPoint, frankly it became a bit of a crutch. Since taking Vanessa’s approach I’m able to ditch probably 90% of my slides and yet my training is much more engaging and entertaining for people. They’re learning a lot more and taking more away with them. It’s boosted my confidence, I’m able to retain more of my points in my head, rather than having to rely on reading off the screen. Vanessa’s struggled with presentation nerves in the past and knowing that she overcame it really inspired me to do the same.

— Toby Sadler, Founder, smartphoneshooter.com

Vanessa helped me overcome my public speaking anxiety, clarify the message that had me feeling overwhelmed, and ultimately present a lecture that left participants talking long after it had ended. I was so sure of the material that I wasn’t even nervous. I was amazed by how natural I felt in front of an audience. My peers had extremely positive feedback: many people wanted to keep talking with me afterward. Some said it was the best presentation they had attended at the conference. The experience gave me a shot of confidence in my own work and career.

— Lara Ehrlich, Writer/Editor, Boston University