DIscover your confidence to speak up in meetings, company conferences or deliver that winning pitch 


Does the thought of standing up and speaking in front of an audience fill you with dread?

Do you want to be more effective in your business pitches? 

Do you feel that you need to have more confidence or gravitas to progress in your career?

If the answer is yes to any of those questions, then you’ve come to the right place.



You’re not alone with your fears. According to our own research of more than 300 business women, 40% are nervous about speaking in public. 

Do you ever have these thoughts?

  • I want to be more inspirational when giving a talk

  • I want to have more authority in the boardroom

  • I feel like I waffle and really want to find a way to speak more concisely

  • I hate the way my voice sounds

  • I get terrified if I'm asked to speak to a journalist

  • I dread having to do a live video or audio

  • I would love to find the secret to engaging an audience.

Previous delegates have been sponsored by their organisations as part of their diversity and training programmes and we offer bulk discounts to those that book more than five places. Get onto the priority list today (see below) to find out next available cohort dates.

Each cohort has a maximum of six participants to make sure you get a truly transformational experience. 



Course content


The course includes modules on the effective use of your voice, structure of presentations, understanding your audience, storytelling, ‘under the spotlight’ media training as well as plenty of opportunities to receive and give feedback on your own presentations.

To get the full benefit of the course, you’ll need four things:

  • Dedicate just 90 minutes each week via video call

  • A willingness to be pushed out of your comfort zone

  • The time to practice and record your presentations

  • An encouraging and supportive attitude to your fellow Speak Up cohort.


Bringing together experts including an experienced vocal coach and a former BBC presenter, the course gives you the chance to practice, learn new tips and techniques, get feedback and encouragement from a group of like-minded women to make serious transformation in your attitude and ability to speak in the public arena.

If that sounds like the sort of transformation you’re up for, then you’ll be in good company.

There are only 6 spaces for senior women on each COHORT, so if you think you OR A MEMBER OF YOUR TEAM need an injection of confidence to speak up with more impact, sign up TO OUR PRIORITY LIST today!



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Need more convincing?

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Listen below to Zoe Latimer, former Business Partner, Commercial, Corporate and Tech Services at Direct Line Group who talks about the benefits of attending this course.

"The Speak Up programme is so different to other typical training courses. It is a time for you to really immerse yourself and update your skills and focus on what you want to get out of it.

The content is incredibly well considered and I was able to apply the skills and the experience immediately not only in the workplace but wider. Overall it is a great investment and one which I will continue to develop."



Dr Alison Sabine, Consultant Rheumatologist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham:

The ‘Speak Up’ programme helped me to both develop a strategy for clearly conveying a message and also provided the opportunity to be interviewed by Journalist, Jane Renton and to experience tuition and feedback from a vocal coach.

On the back of this course, I launched a campaign to help spread the word about my mission to save the NHS and, with the help of a number of friends and colleagues, created the website https://nhs.gifts/ in just a day! I have to say that the interview with Jane on Monday really helped to focus my mind and gave me the confidence to put the idea out there.


Our Managing Director, Joy Burnford, shares her own story of how she overcame her fear of speaking up:

“When people meet me they think I look confident. Little do they know. For over 20 years I have battled with an internal fear of speaking up, even though I can sing in front of an audience! Having had my second child, my confidence dipped even more and so for the last five years I have been on a personal journey to recognise and address this. I have worked with coaches, trainers, mentors and read a heap of books and articles to help me to overcome this fear. Whilst I still feel a little nervous before speaking, I now know there is a very simple way to tap into my inner confidence by following a set of 5 principles.

If you suffer from ‘imposter syndrome’ like I do, I want to give you a short-cut to accessing your own inner confidence by bringing together expert coaches and trainers to enable you to create a bigger impact. You will leave our programmes with an invisible cloak of confidence that you can put on whenever you need it, so you can own the stage, speak up and make the difference you want in the world.

I look forward to welcoming you on one of our courses soon!”