I help people to improve their speaking, presentation and public speaking skills. Many of my clients speak English as a second-language. I help introverts and people who experience fear of public speaking. Learning key skill and how to control their anxiety enables them to improve their speaking skills.
I’m sure we can all think of at least one extraordinary speaker whose words changed our thoughts or even changed our lives. We can’t imagine that it might be us changing our world. Many people fear public speaking and speaking up for ourselves; which leads to a missed opportunities.
Speaking up for your self can be hard! It’s even harder if English is your second language. But there are skills and techniques that can improve your performance. You can become a confident communicator.
As a teenager I was painfully shy I hardly ever spoke. I kept to myself. I didn’t have a load of cool teen friends and often was shy and excluded. I was silent, and angry about it. I realised at this age, that if I didn’t learn how to speak out and speak up, it would hold me back and my life would go nowhere. Or rather, not where I wanted it to go.
I decided that I had to change. I had to learn how to speak up and overcome my anxiety.
I did the hard journey that took hard work, dedication and uncomfortable action.
I started studying Trinity Speech and Drama with a private teacher. She helped me learn about language, theatre, dramatic skills. Most importantly, she nurtured my fragile ego. I progressed with the Trinity exams and studied performance skills under numerous other teachers too. Sometimes I excelled. Sometimes I stumbled. It was not an easy journey.
Eventually, after many exams and performances, I was awarded the Trinity Teacher’s Licentiate. Finally I was comfortable on a stage and could hold an audiences’ attention with ease. However, I didn’t go on to become a Speech and Drama Teacher and took a different path for many years.
I furthered my education, pursued my career, love of travel and starting businesses. One of my favourite adventures was a motorcycle trip across Africa. Another, I founded a motorcycle training academy in Cape Town. In the last few years, I immigrated to Spain, where I reside now.
In 2020/2021 I developed courses that teach individuals the main key performance skills to advance their public speaking skills and confidence.
I coach because I believe that you can change your world with your voice. If we are to make this world a better place for all, then we need those quiet, deep-thinking leaders to rise up, speak up!
This is the beginning of your journey. Remember, to dream of your future. Dream big and visualise where you will be in a year from now. Make a list and an action plan. And then take steps every day to achieve your dream. Be stubborn and put in the effort. You will achieve all you dream of with determination.
- I’m a qualified Trinity College of London Speech and Drama licentiate teacher.
- I also hold a valid TEFL certificate.
- My university degree is a bachelor of Social Science with a double majors in Environmental and Geographical Science & Anthropology.
- I am a certified as a National Geographic Educator – which enables me to use their limitless, interesting teaching materials.