All our coaches are voice professionals with years of experience both in voice, communication and teaching and training. They are handpicked after an extensive interview process, for their ear, their ability, their experience and that special je ne sais quoi!

This expert team of voice coaches help clients from all over the globe be the best communicators they can be, using proven tools combined with talented and brilliant communication coaching.

Emma Serlin

Emma Serlin

Company Director

London Speech Workshop was founded by Emma in 2008, when, after working with private clients for several years, she saw there was a demand for high quality courses in English Pronunciation. Emma developed the courses after analyzing her successes with her private clients, and continues to offer the focussed and passionate teaching which has characterized her private work. Emma’s expertise is based on bringing together the performance side of communication (she is a trained actor and an award winning theatre director) and the psychological side of communication. She has an MSc in psychology, is a trained life coach, and also has training as a psychotherapist. She is currently writing a book on the London Speech Workshop method.

Jamie Chapman

Jamie Chapman

London Speech Workshop Coach

Jamie trained as a teacher of Speech and Drama with the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and holds their Licentiate Teacher’s Diploma (LLAM Hons). He has some 14 years’ experience in working with both international and UK students on accent softening, vocal technique and presentation skills. Jamie is also a professional actor (having trained at the prestigious Bristol Old Vic Theatre School) and has worked at theatres up and down the country – (including a years run in the British classic ‘The Mousetrap’ in the West End) as well as being in the cast of various television serials. He is an excellent and passionate teacher, deeply committed to his work facilitating accent softening and effective communication with London Speech Workshop.

Gilly Sharpes

Gilly Sharpes

London Speech Workshop Coach

Gilly trained as a Voice Teacher at the prestigious Central School of Speech and Drama and has over twenty years experience working as a Voice, Accent and Dialect Coach. She has coached actors, lecturers, barristers and other professionals in theatre, television and the commercial sector, supporting them to be more powerful and effective communicators both through accent work and effective communication. She has also worked at many major drama schools, including Central, LAMDA and Mountview. Gilly is also a trained Alexander Technique teacher. She is passionate about sounds, words, language and the power of communication and is delighted to bring her experience and expertise to London Speech Workshop, which she feels is a perfect match for her passionate and focussed way of working.

Melanie Crompton

Melanie Crompton

London Speech Workshop Coach

Melanie is passionate about all aspects of the voice, and is an experienced coach and trainer. She has coached in language, accent, voice and communication, and speaks several European languages. She developed her expertise in accent coaching over a number of years while working abroad as a University lecturer in English Phonetics. Melanie is also a musician, an experienced choir trainer, and works with singers on accent, language and phonetics. She believes strongly in empowering people to enjoy their voices and language, and is delighted to bring her experience to the LSW team.

Susan Viera

Susan Viera

London Speech Workshop Coach

Susan is an experienced vocal coach, English teacher and performer. Since graduating with a BA (Hons) degree in Acting from Mountview Theatre School she has toured the UK, Europe and even Japan with various productions from Shakespeare to Cinderella! Her work as an English teacher has taken her to live and work in Brazil, Costa Rica and Spain as well as working at top language schools in London and Oxford. In her role as an English teacher Susan has worked with Executives from companies including Shell, Texaco, Lafarge, Deutsche Telekom and Loreal to name a few. She has specialised in Business English and specifically English for presentations, meetings and networking. Her experiences as an Actor and English teacher give her the ideal skills to work as a vocal coach with Business people and she is really passionate about sharing her skills to enable others to become excellent communicators.

Kieran Morris

Kieran Morris

London Speech Workshop Coach

Kieran is a classically-trained singer and choral conductor, and has been fascinated by the human voice, in its many forms, since an early age. He works with singers on diction, language and vowel sound, regularly leading groups of eighty-plus in his conducting work, and really enjoys the contrast that working with clients one-to-one at London Speech Workshop brings. As well as being a trained musician, Kieran studied film and has worked in the medium since 2008. Producing films for arts organisations across the country has enabled him to train and empower those he works with to communicate effectively and bring their stories to life on screen. Kieran is delighted to be a part of the London Speech Workshop team, and finds the process of empowering individuals to communicate with clarity and authenticity extremely rewarding.

Lamees Casling

Lamees Casling

London Speech Workshop Coach

Lamees is a linguist by training and a teacher at heart. Her undergraduate studies in Language and Culture were at UCL and the University of Valencia and her postgraduate studies were in social sciences at Birkbeck and QMUL. She has extensive experience of teaching public speaking to both native and non-native English speakers at university level and is naturally tuned into the power of words and the essence of delivery.

Lamees loves language and speaks Arabic and Spanish. She is a supportive and discreet presence within a client's journey towards engaging their audience and empowering themselves.