Unlocking Voices, Transforming Lives
With over 25 years of expertise in communication, I've had the privilege to create for, craft with and coach over 1,000 individuals and consult with hundreds of companies, elevating careers and transforming lives.
About Richard and Life is a Speech
People are shocked that I was shy and quiet.
When people witness me effortlessly commanding a room or inspiring groups, they find it hard to believe the person I was 25 years ago—a shy kid from a small town, blushing at the mere thought of public speaking or speaking up. It's true (ask my classmates!)
So I know firsthand what it's like to feel your voice drowned out. Born in a small, working-class town, I was the kid who would blush at the mere thought of public speaking or speaking up in class.
Despite my early struggles, I knew I could so much more. In my mind, I could see myself as I wanted to be, but in real life, my paralysing anxiety kept me tangled in nervous knots.
But I felt sick. I felt frustrated. I felt a fraud.
From Shyness to Spotlight
So when I was a teenager I undertook a transformative journey that saw me break away from toxic environments to concentrate on self-improvement.
My tenacity led me to degrees in Communication Studies and Drama, which subsequently paved the way for my work in theatre, TV, and film.
I learnt how to fake confidence, copy more confident people and build up knowledge. I was a watcher. And I can tell you for an absolute fact that great communication is a skill that can be learned.
A Multi-Faceted Approach
Equipped with dual degrees and qualifications in NLP and Hypnotherapy, I've also climbed the corporate ladder, from the shop floor to the boardroom. Working in several industries.
I've been fortunate enough to work in many different mediums and roles. Feel free to check my LinkedIn
It's there I learnt that effective communication isn't just about what you say; it's about how you say it.
That's why I advocate a holistic approach that addresses every aspect of communication, from the words you choose to the presence you command.
Global Reach, Lasting Impact
Today, I offer a diverse range of services, including courses, speech writing, and one-on-one coaching—both in-person and remotely, serving clients worldwide.
The focus of my work is simple yet transformative: to change lives and careers for the better. It's incredibly rewarding to see the lasting impact that comes from unlocking someone's true potential.
I've also worked with executives—individually and in groups—at every level of their career journey and have witnessed tremendous success overcoming anxiety and becoming senior individuals in their career.
Elevate your Career and Deliver Great Speeches
Transform your deeply ingrained habits, fears, and self-talk around communication. Commit to the journey and become the professional you've always aspired to be one who effortlessly articulates thoughts, leads with assurance, and leaves an indelible impression.
Anxiety & Stage Fright Management
Message & Tone Crafting
Professional Presence & Charisma
Meeting & Presentation Facilitation
Compelling Storytelling for Impact
OUR WAYS FORWARD
The Free Discovery Call
Working my Magic
Charting the Path Forward
We kick off by diving deep into your current situation.
Our conversations will cover everything from the hurdles you're facing to your career aspirations or the impactful message you wish to convey.
Using what you have given me, I will work with you on a suggested way forward. If you meet the criteria then I will suggest the 7 week Confident Communication Course.
Or we decide if it's a one offer event, we will make sure you're not left speechless but everybody will be.
We go forward and ensure you evolve into the best possible version of you.
As we work together, it will be inherently adaptable and adjust as your goals shift, delivering cumulative, impactful results over time.
Analyst at a Consultancy Firm
“"I've taken courses before, but none have been as effective as this. I keep surprising myself when people agree with me on what I'm saying. I can't recommend Richard enough!”