Our Coaches – Nick Blakeley

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Nick Blakeley

Senior Coach

Having been quite shy growing up, I stumbled across the joy of communication after reluctantly agreeing to enter a Public Speaking Competition. To my surprise, instead of being a painfully awkward experience, I thrived off the enjoyment of making people laugh! This pushed me to study Drama and English at Bristol University and then to train at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, after which I began my career as an actor. I’ve been lucky to work in some lovely places such as the National Theatre and West End, as well as tour shows around the world. 

Alongside this, I developed my career as a communications coach, helping people to find their confidence and enjoyment in communicating. I truly love being part of the journey for my clients and seeing how the tools we offer can transform them.

I can wholeheartedly recommend the London Speech Workshop. I initially completed the taster session and was intrigued, so booked a 5 session programme. It was a real eye opener and should I say ear opener! Until you have worked with a speech coach, you don’t realise how you sound or come across to other people.

Even after just 5 sessions, I was able to identify my development areas and work on correcting them. It has really helped me to soften my accent, add colour to my voice and enhance delivery. All of which has dramatically improved my confidence in formal conversations, Board meetings and Zoom meetings. I wish I had discovered this years ago at the early stage of my career!

Mark S - July 2021

I completed a cycle of 5 sessions with Nick and I have to say that not only are the lessons fun and engaging, but I can see great improvements in my confidence and communication skills already! Looking forward to bring my training forward!

Info V - December 2020

It was a great course that help me boosting my confidence and communicate more efficiently. Nick Blakeley was an excellent and really engaging coach. I couldn’t be more happier with my progress. I’m still on the path of learning but this course has made a huge difference. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to polish skills on public speaking or improving communication and presentation skills. Thank you Nick!

Irene DA - June 2021

An unusual and interesting experience. I enjoyed my time on the course immensely. My tutor, Nick Blakeley, was very experienced, engaging and an excellent teacher. I’m sure I’ll return at some point for a refresher course. I would highly recommend.

Lisa E - April 2021

Just completed 10 sessions of Accent Softening and Effective Communication course with Nick. Brilliant place for anyone who needs a bit of help in sounding more confident and more British 🙂 Very professional and highly proficient! If you are not certain, book a taster session! That’s how I started.

Aushra L - March 2021

I would like to say a big thank you to Nick at LSW. The program allowed me to learn how to get my point across and how to speak up without fear and in public. It has done wonders for my confidence. Honestly the best thing i’ve ever done!

Michelle W - April 2021

I have just had my first session and have already learnt so much. My coach, Nick Blakeley, was friendly and knowledgeable and put me at ease right from the start. He really tailored the session to my individual needs. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend London Speech Workshop and am looking forward to making this investment in myself and honing my communication skills with Nick’s help.

Malini S - December 2020

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