Voice and Authentic Expression Coach
Susan believes that to be effective as a speaker you need to be genuine. As Oscar Wilde whom she is fond of quoting said; “Be yourself, everybody else is already taken”. Her experience has shown her there is no such thing as a “good voice” or a “bad voice” only a free or a trapped one. Using engaging and targeted techniques she enables her clients to connect with their unique mode of expression and fully embody their messages. In so doing they find themselves heard as they wish to be not only at work but in all areas of life where effective communication is required.
Susan qualified in Voice Studies in 1993, a few years later added a certificate in Drama Therapy, has had a dedicated mindfulness practice since 2004, is a qualified NLP practitioner and studied group relations and leadership at the Tavistock and Portman Foundation. In a previous life she trained and worked as an actor and now draws on all these disciplines in her work with professional speakers. Trilingual in English, Italian and French Susan greatly enjoys the music of different languages and working across cultures. She is known for her inspirational, relaxed yet thorough approach and for getting results.
Clients include: Oxford University, Google, the BBC, British Airways, London Business School, Fierce Grace, PRS, Reuters and the Kings Fund. She has also trained both professional actors and up and coming actors at the top London Drama Schools and held the role of Head of Voice at East 15 Acting School overseeing both the BA and MA graduate courses. Some of Susans ideas about voice production can be read in the book “Effective Presentation” published by Orion and in her spare time she can still be heard stretching her own vocal cords singing jazz at events and venues around London.
Meeting Susan reminded me of that moment in The Matrix when Neo visits the Oracle. She has a calming energy and endless wisdom that just leaves you feeling stronger, more confident and ready to speak up. Paul Conville – Lecturer – Leicester University
“Sue really puts the energy back into how to make a presentation and present yourself. Having worked with her over the years, I’d say if you want something that’s not run of the mill and gets results, book her, now” Sue Langley OBE Executive Director North America and Market Development for Lloyd’s of London