Our Coaches

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  expertise, their warmth and that special je ne sais quoi! Every one of our coaches has gone through extensive training in The Serlin Method™ in addition to their own training.

Principal Coaches

JAMIE CHAPMAN

Principal Coach

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

Principal Coach

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.  

SAM FERREE

Principal Coach

Coach Sam is a highly experienced Speech, Voice and Communication Specialist.  She has an MA in Voice Studies from Central School of Speech and Drama and taught accents and RP in several London drama schools before moving into Corporate Training.  Sam has coached Speech and Effective Communication skills for over 15 years to business professionals both in the UK and Internationally.  By creating a safe and focused working space, she is dedicated to bring empowerment and confidence to her clients so that they become the best communicators they can be.

CAT CLANCY

Principal Coach 

Cat is a highly experienced Communication Specialist, with an English
degree from Oxford University, and has delivered bespoke training to
business professionals for over thirteen years. years. She has been featured
twice in The Guardian, and appeared as an expert Voice Coach on BBC
Radio 4.  Cat also trained as an actor at The Webber Douglas Academy and toured with the prestigious Sir Peter Hall Company, before becoming a professional Director.  Cat is passionate about making the learning process as constructive and enjoyable as possible, and offering clients the tools to represent their expertise in an authentic, persuasive way.

Senior Coaches

SUSAN VIERA

Senior Coach 

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.

TIM GODDARD

Senior Coach 

Tim has been working with individuals to refine their communication skills for over 10 years. A modern language graduate from Bristol University, he is also a qualified English teacher having worked at respected institutions in Mexico and Brazil, as well as cutting his teeth at Chelsea Football Club, coaching players and staff to become more effective communicators. He is also a professional voice over artist, lending his voice to commercials and BBC documentaries. Tim’s love for languages, knack for accents and commitment to creating challenging yet stimulating sessions, ensures his clients feel consistently motivated and inspired to reach and surpass their communication goals.

ALICE DEVILLE

Senior Coach

Alice is a highly experienced performance coach, vocal technique specialist and performer. She has a Masters in Vocal Studies from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has performed widely as an opera singer across the UK and Europe, including at Glyndebourne, Wigmore Hall and the Royal Albert Hall. Her coaching draws on her extensive experience as a professional opera singer, and as a teacher at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and her North London voice studio. Alice is a committed and empathetic teacher, passionate about empowering people through Effective Communication coaching at the London Speech Workshop.

OLIVIA DARNLEY

Senior Coach

Coach Olivia has over 5 years’ experience in working with both international and UK clients on accent softening, vocal technique and presentation skills. Following a Bachelor degree in English and Drama at Birmingham University she earned a Masters of Drama at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She has furthered her coaching education with courses on the Estill Model and a Phonetics course at UCL. Olivia is also a professional actor and in her 18 year career has worked in the West End, on Broadway, for the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre as well as many ITV and BBC TV productions and Radio 4 Dramas and has coached actors in audition technique and accents. She has worked extensively facilitating accent softening and presentation skills to clients from all over the world, one to one and in workshops. She is fascinated by accents, voices and language and focuses on giving her clients the confidence to speak with clarity and in an authentic communication style.

BOOK YOUR TASTER SESSION

All London Speech Workshop Courses start with a Consultation – a one-hour session with one of our expert coaches where they work to identify your communication challenges, and set out on the journey to reaching your goals. It’s an opportunity for you to get a taste of how we work, and for us to make a ‘map’ of your communication strengths and areas where we can help you develop.
Principal coach £155 / Senior coach £125

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