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TOP PUBLIC SPEAKING COACHEs

The Top Public speaking Coaches  / 26th November 2021

Oratory is a ‘must have’ skill to emerge as a convincing leader. All good leaders are often eloquent and powerful public speakers. 

Outstanding public speaking skills aids in career advancement since it demonstrates originality, critical thinking ability, leadership abilities, composure, and professionalism, all of which are highly valued in today’s job market.

Public speaking is one of the most crucial talents for leaders to learn, which is why companies and professionals spend a lot of money each year on arranging workshops with public speaking coaches. 

Top Public Speaking Coaches

We talked with 11 public speaking coaches, each with their own curated style to assist their clients to become better speakers by giving personalized feedback and fine-tuning their verbal skills, and asked them what’s unique about their coaching and what has contributed towards their immense success.

Read on to discover what they have to say.

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Sonal Dave

Sonal Dave is an Award-Winning Public Speaking Expert, Celebrant, Toastmaster and Published Author who is highly sought after, always delivering to an exceptional standard. Sonal set up her business at the age of 50 and over time has been recognised through winning awards and features in major publications. Sonal has written for 2 anthologies sharing experiences of living with disability and working in the public sector as an Indian woman

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What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others?

In my work as a Public Speaking Expert, I support both children and adults to learn the life skills of Communicating with Confidence, Storytelling and Interview Skills. These skills are not completely taught in schools or the workplace and are key to being able to succeed in life, including at home, school, university and work. The skills include body language, voice control, self-acceptance and more. Through my work, I am also supporting international students’ transition into UK life and university. My courses have CPD accreditation.

What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?

My focus is to inspire others to follow their dreams and passions, investing in themselves and their personal development. My clients and students, both young and older, love working with me. I always enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience with them. I’ve climbed the success ladder learning through life experiences. Children and adults can relate to me and find it easy to engage and open up.  I am also helping both children and adults be able to say what they are seeing, hearing and feeling which will also support their mental health.

Ronald Rotich

Ronald Rotich is a coach, consultant and speaker at RR Advisory. His approach combines neuroscience and public speaking principles. He is a former toastmaster having won several accolades such as the 2017 Winner of the Table Topics contest, Winner of the Humorous Speech Contest and 2nd runner of the Best of Toastmasters East Africa. He is the CEO of RR Coaching which specializes in coaching, training, advisory & consulting.

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What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others? 

I support individuals, business executives and organizations to be the best version of themselves. I believe the fear of public speaking is a symptom of something deeper and by utilizing neuroscience principles, I assist my clients to look within themselves and find the subconscious blocks that are holding them back. Once they deal with these subconscious blocks, they are able to speak better, work better and live better.

What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?

The single most important thing is the application of NLP principles which have added a deeper layer to my public speaking coaching practice. These include Timeline therapy, the structure of beliefs & values, Core transformation, Anchoring, Structure of a Subjective Experience, Reframing as well as Breathing techniques. In fact, everything in the neuroscience space is helpful. In addition, I also struggled as a speaker and when I went through my coaching certifications, these techniques helped me immensely. So I understand the struggle of my clients

Alyson Connolly

Alyson Connolly is a successful public speaking coach with clients from a wide variety of industries. Alyson completed her Masters degree in Theatre Voice Pedagogy from the University of Alberta, focusing her thesis on Performance Anxiety in Public Presenters. She has gone on to write “Public Speaking Skills for dummies” and a video series called “Finding Your Voice”.

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What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others?

I have found through experience that the biggest obstacle for most presenters is psychological. While I do work with some clients on the mechanics of the voice, including proper breathing and clear articulation, this isn’t usually their major problem. Many times, there’s a psychological barrier that is standing in their way. Through my practice I’ve found that there are many ways to break through this. Some people can use physical exercises to calm their mind, others use mental exercises to relax their body. My specialty is figuring out what works for each person.

What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?

The single most important thing that has helped me to succeed is establishing a personal connection and trust with my clients. Many of them are psychologically fragile and vulnerable when it comes to dealing with their fears about public speaking. Earning their trust is the key to leading them to success.

Moira M Beaton

Moira Beaton is a life coach, public speaking coach, published writer and journalist. She lived in the Middle East and Cyprus for 25 years before returning to Scotland, going to university as a mature student, and qualifying as a lawyer. Now, retired from the law, she helps lawyers speak and present in any situation with confidence.

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What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others?

I help lawyers, including those whose second language is English, craft and deliver speeches and presentations to make a bigger impact and advance their careers. My coaching is based on the ideas that no-one is born a great public speaker; anyone can learn the skills of public speaking, and everyone can speak and be remembered.

What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?

The single most important thing that has contributed to my success as a coach is my ability to listen. Public speaking is not only about skill, it’s about skill plus the ability to be yourself and connect with your audience. Often, speakers have underlying fears; not just the fear of presenting, but other deeper fears that prevent them communicating with their audience.

Eileen Smith

Eileen Smith is a public speaking coach, former diplomat, and keynote speaker.  She is the founder of Spokesmith.com and is a regular contributor to Business Insider, Fast Company and more.  Eileen has coached over 1,000 business executives, policy experts, and rising professionals from Fortune rated companies and top think tanks to deliver their message in speeches, business pitches, media interviews, panels, and more. 

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What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others?

Throughout my 20+ year career in diplomacy, I spoke to international organizations, advocacy groups, members of Congress, and domestic and international press.  As a result of this experience and my years as a public speaking coach, I believe every engagement, whether it is a formal speaking event, your staff meeting, or going to see a new client, is an opportunity to establish credibility and connect with your audience.  I specialize in coaching for public speaking, executive presence, and body language because these are skills that can improve the success of your organization’s mission and increase the trajectory of your career.

What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?

As a former diplomat, I’m unique as a public speaking coach coming from a policy background.  My viewpoint provides a world of perspective and uncommon depth of experience accomplishing goals at the highest levels.  I harness my background and knowledge to help my business and policy clients identify and package the key points of what they want to say and deliver them in powerful ways that resonate with the specific audience they want to reach.

Yasmine El Baz

Yasmine El-Baz is a public speaking, executive speech coach, and instructor at The American University in Cairo. She has been coaching executives, public figures, and spokespersons on public speaking since 2011. Yasmine is also a professional international speaker, she was the host of many conferences and a keynote speaker in multiple international events. Yasmine designed coaching methodologies to help professionals overcome public speaking barriers and extract their unique speaking styles.

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What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others?

I have a strong belief that our differences are what add true magic to our speaking style. Through my coaching sessions, I support professionals, executives and public figures discover their capabilities and unleash their own style through the experience I gained during my 12 years career in public speaking. In our sessions, there are no rules but one “Your thoughts, fears and concerns are all valid”, which gives my clients the space to speak up their minds and hearts and get into a development journey that does not only enhance their speaking skills but make them rediscover how they see themselves.

What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?

From the moment I decided to establish a career in public speaking, I made sure that each word I include in my sessions or in my articles represent my beliefs and philosophy based on my experiences. And because I believe authenticity is important, I always encourage my clients to become their own version of what we call a great speaker. My relationship with my clients goes beyond just holding a coaching session. For me, I see the growth of each individual I coach as an ongoing project in which I track its growth day by day and year by year.

Rashmi Watel

Rashmi is a TEDx Speaker and a public speaking coach for non-native English speakers. Migrating from India, Rashmi has set up a home and business in Australia. Despite being qualified as an engineer and having an MBA, she found it difficult to achieve a sense of acceptance in the new cultural environment that is not user friendly to non-native English-speaking people. 

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Her personal journey and her passion to help non-native English speakers achieve their true place in society has led to the birth of Confident Speakers Academy, an organisation that helps non-native English speakers communicate confidently at work

What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others?

I support non-native English speakers (especially women) develop their confidence, their sense of self-worth through my “Become a Confident Leader” Program. I use the powerful energetic breakthrough techniques, to help them fight their own limiting beliefs and mental blocks. I teach them the “giving attitude” to networking. I equip them with practical tools for building their social media presence and handling difficult conversations at work. As the participants graduate from the program, they are able to harness their creative potential and bloom in their careers.

What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?

The single most important thing is my signature “off the cut” impromptu speaking methodology. It helps both introverts and extroverts speak when put on the spot. In addition to this unique methodology, my ability to empathically understand the requirements of non-native English speakers, along with the applied use of engineering principles and energetics has carved my success and made me a popular Public speaking Coach for non-native English speakers.

Magda Kern-Fialkowska

She is a professional public speaking trainer and coach (PCC ICF) with broad stage experience. She is multidisciplinary educated in the fields of management, psychology, coaching, and jazz vocal. Magda is a successful entrepreneur and owner of the brand Public Speaking Wizard. She is Head of Speakers of TEDxWarsaw and mentor of TEDxZurich. She was performing in a Cuban musical and concerts.

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What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others?

She works with her methodology PSW©  developed through many years of working with clients. With her psychological knowledge, business, and music experience she holistically covers all areas of public speaking, helping lawyers, managers, lecturers as well as musicians and actors.

What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?

For many years, she worked on controlling the stage fright that kept her awake at night. Having been involved in music since the age of 10, she knows how stressful it can be to present to a wider audience. After years of performing at many concerts, festivals and in a musical, she has learned not only how to manage her stress, but also to turn the stage into a safe environment where she thrives.

Allison Shapira

Allison Shapira is a former opera singer turned entrepreneur, speaker, and public speaking expert. The Founder/CEO of Global Public Speaking, her team trains, coaches, and consults with leaders of global Fortune 50 companies. She teaches at the Harvard Kennedy School and is the author of the best-selling book Speak with Impact: How to Command the Room and Influence Others (HarperCollins Leadership). She was a finalist for 2017 Woman Business Owner of the Year by the National Association of Women Business Owners.

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What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others?

My team and I believe public speaking is a skill, not a talent. It’s something every single person can build and develop. We help professionals develop their own authentic voice and then build their confidence to speak up on behalf of themselves, their organization, or their community. Through building their communication skills, they build their leadership skills and executive presence. Our focus on purpose-driven communication in the framework of exercising leadership makes our approach and our methodology unique. 

What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?

My team and I focus relentlessly on practical strategies that our clients can immediately apply to their work. Because our tips and strategies are immediately applicable, clients can start to see and feel the results right away, which builds their confidence and makes them want to speak even more. We are always learning and growing, and we apply this growth mindset to our coaching and to our entire business.

Kate Gilbert

Kate Gilbert is a professional speaking coach with over seven years of experience working with individuals from singers to CEOs of global companies. Kate began as an actor and moved into teaching public speaking in schools before going freelance and creating her business as a coach. Kate’s perspective on impactful speaking is to bring out the innate confidence in individuals and arm them with the practical tools to speak well and make an impact. 

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What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others?

My coaching is person-centred, I use my intuition to unearth the blocks that are holding people back from full self-expression and gently uncover their blind spots. I draw from holistic practices such as meditation and visualisation. As a performer, my sessions are highly practical rather than theoretical. Once the foundation is set, we then work towards learning the skills that will have a presentation stand out, be memorable and make an impact on the audience.

What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?

The single most important thing that has contributed to my success as a coach has been my high levels of empathy and sensitivity that have allowed my clients to safely explore areas of self-expression and leadership that had been previously out of their comfort zone and deemed too scary to explore. My own journey from fear of public speaking to confidence means that I am able to relate and guide others to find their confidence.

Robin Sacks

Robin Sacks has been called a “self-talk ninja.” Professionally, she is a confidence coach, professional speaker, and author. Personally, she is a mom, wife, and friend. Robin has facilitated personal and professional development workshops internationally for companies including Microsoft, Panera, and American Greetings. She has trained Emmy award nominees and an Emmy award winner, and her coaching clients range from young athletes to Fortune 500 VPs.

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Robin’s book, “Get Off My Bus!: How to Get Clarity, Get in the Driver’s Seat, and Get Moving in Your Life!,” was nominated for Small Business Trends’ Small Business Book of 2010. 

What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others?

My simple and humorous approach to Confidence and Stress Management helps clients and audiences shift their self-talk, body language, and “mental game” so they can step out into the world every day with more confidence and less stress. I want people to know that confidence IS a skill and, like any other skill, it can be learned!

The single most important thing that contributed to my success as a coach?

I was once described in this way, “She is an amazing combination of strategic thinker, class clown, and generous friend. You can count on her to tell it as she sees it – and she sees things most people miss.” That testimonial helped me understand that something that sets me apart is the mixture of honesty, humor, and strategy that is me.

Conclusion

There you have it, the top 11 public speaking coaches.

What has been your biggest takeaway from this?

Let me know in the comment section below.

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  1. Hello,

    Looking for a coach who could help with public speaking, personal style, business communications, and other business etiquettes.

    Thanks.

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