Meet the team
Body Language Training and Personal Impact Specialist
Richard has been working with personal impact skills since 1995, as a trainer, presenter and coach.
His teaching work began in India, where he lived in a Tibetan monastery for six months, teaching English to monks. They spoke no English when he arrived, so he had to rely purely on body language and tone of voice to communicate with them every day.
Richard also worked with the McLaren Formula 1 Team for five years, hosting over 1000 presentations and VIP meetings, with many thousands of clients from all over the world.
He has since delivered training for clients around the world including work in Chicago, Vienna, Geneva, Dubai, Orlando, Paris, Cincinnati, Madrid, Dublin, Milan, Atlanta and across the UK, working with over 16,000 people from 45 countries.
Richard’s work has recently been featured on SKY TV, Channel 5 News BBC Radio, Heart FM as well as being featured in the prestigious American ‘Forbes’ Magazine and the Daily Telegraph.
He was also chosen by 20th Century Fox and Warner Brothers to promote two TV shows based on body language, in media interviews across the UK.
Communication Skills – Lead Trainer
Specialist Areas – Voice Coaching, Delivery Style & Story Telling
Christian trained at the Royal Academy of Music in
London, working with the vocal advisor to Cameron
Macintosh and Andrew Lloyd-Webber.
He worked as a professional singer in London’s West End, including shows such as Phantom of the Opera, Martin Guerre and Evita, as well as Show Boat at the Royal Albert Hall.
Christian has been coaching business clients since 2002. As a performance coach, Christian shows people how to create better rapport, impact and more effectively communicate their messages.
This includes major projects with Barclaycard, the British Parliament and numerous blue chip companies.
He is still in demand as a singer, with occasional performances with BBC Radio 2, including performing in front of 36,000 people in Hyde Park, as a soloist. Christian therefore fully understands how to use his voice effectively to communicate your message, as well how to create stage presence and increase your confidence for important events.
Communication Skills – Lead Trainer
Specialist Areas – Presentation Skills and Personal Impact Training
After completing a degree in Theatre at Exeter
University, Steve studied professional acting at the
Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.
Since graduating ten years ago he has performed extensively on stage and screen, working with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Old Vic, the Young Vic and in the West End, and working for all the major British Television broadcasters.
Since 2001, he has also worked extensively in the business world and the public sector training individuals and groups in presentation skills and personal impact.
Steve is also a professional script-writer and consultant, working on TV shows and major motion pictures, including work on ‘The Last Station’, which was nominated for two Academy Awards.
Whether giving coaching in public speaking, conflict resolution, or sales negotiation and management techniques, Steve is passionate about helping people to grow in confidence, to develop their professional skill set, and to reap the many rewards of effective communication.
Emily has been involved with coaching clients in presentation and media skills for more than 20 years, since working with Broadcast Communications plc (a division of The Guardian).
Clients included all divisions of BP, Arsenal Football Club, Peter Beardsley, Reuters, Jacqueline Gold of Anne Summers, the Gold Brothers, Standard Life and the British Airport Authority. She also assisted Michael Shea (press officer for the Royal Family during the 1980s) with Personal Impact Training.
She has worked alongside journalists that include John Humphrys, Peter Prendergast, Peter Hobday, and Tom Maddox.
Emily is also an award-winning writer. She has written for BBC Radio 4, as well as creating a six-part comedy television series, in which she also starred.
As a professionally trained actress her television work also includes Coronation Street, The Bill, Emmerdale, Bad Girls and The Knock.
Emily has a thorough understanding of communication, through style, structure and delivery, which she teaches with a passion for helping people succeed in business.
Marcus started his career in psychology, following his degree with a PGCE and lecturing for A-level students. He then extended his skills by training as an actor at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
He worked professionally in the West End, including a leading role in The Mousetrap. Other highlights include the lead role in The Talented Mr. Ripley, along with Macbeth, Around the World in 80 Days and Sense and Sensibility.
Since 2006 he has focused on taking his performance and psychology skills into training work, leading workshops on Personal Impact and Presentation Skills, Personality Profiling (keynote speeches and workshops) and Train The Trainer events, among many others, with international clients.
BBC Broadcast Journalist
Maddy enjoyed great success working with the BBC News, presenting live to more than 4 million people on TV and Radio.
She was chosen by the BBC from a wide pool of journalists to report on some of the biggest news stories of the past decade, from the Soham murders to Wikileaks, BA strikes and the volcanic ash cloud.
She has worked with leading brands including Disney, BMW and Festival Republic.
In 2010 she was awarded the Journalist of the Year prize from B-eat, the UK Eating Disorders Association.
Maddy understands what journalists are looking for to create a compelling story and all the techniques of a high-pressure interview. She has successfully sold high impact, exclusive story ideas to a wide range of outlets including Sky News, The Observer and The Telegraph who all commissioned follow-up features.
She has interviewed people from all levels from politicians, to Hollywood actors, and business executives.
Her wealth of experience will allow you to learn how to adapt to every type of media interview situation, learning the secrets of the trade so that you can handle even the most challenging media interviews.
Michelle is in charge of all of our client logistics and requirements. She will usually be your first point of contact for organising an event with us.
Before joining Body Talk, Michelle worked with UBS Investment Bank, starting off as a PA and then working her way up to a Business Analyst role. She worked with the former British Home Secretary, Lord Brittan, who became the Vice-Chairman of UBS.
She is an indispensable part of the team and will look after all of your needs in the run up to your event.
Sarah brings many talents to the team, including graphic design and the organisational skills required to make each event we deliver a great success for our clients.
Having worked for many years in graphic design, Sarah knows exactly what it takes to support a growing business and will be delighted to help support your company in achieving their training goals.