Find out about our mission to support BAME young people to become powerful communicators

We are very proud to be offering our support to BAME young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. There are so many young people who who cannot afford this work and yet could massively benefit from powerful communication skills. This bursary is our way of giving back. A scheme for up to 10 exceptional individuals per year to support young people from Black and Minority backgrounds to find and utilise their voice, so they can be role models, pioneers, and fulfil their potential.
If you have big dreams and know that communication is one of the big keys that will unlock many doors for you, change your life and the lives of those around you, then read on to find out more and see how to apply.
Communication is one of the most amazing and powerful skills a person can have. A good communicator can open many doors, even if they look locked and bolted from the outside.
At London Speech Workshop, we get the weight and power of great communication. And we delight in teaching people simple tools that unlock those doors. if you have a big driver, an audacious goal and need your voice to make it happen, then you might be the perfect recipient of a bursary. This work can transform lives.
We have a team of highly skilled professionals who truly care about supporting people to be the best communicators they can be.  And as a team, we want this to be available to the most deserving individuals, regardless of their financial position. 

Our BAME Bursary Scheme

Who is it for?

The LSW Bursary Scheme, is specifically for marginalised young people (aged 18 to 25) from a BAME background, individuals who are hungry, ambitious and have great big audacious goals, for their own lives and to be of service. If this is you, then please get in touch.

How does it work?

Each year we offer up to 10 places on our Bursary Scheme.  Each selected individual will receive a course of ten 1:1 coaching sessions with one of our expert coaches, worth up to £2,100. This course will be tailored to fit your goals and needs. Do you want to learn how to give amazing presentations that inspire and motivate others? Do you want better skills for sharing your ideas, making a great first impression, or using your communication to open doors? We can help with all of the that – and more. 

What will I get out of it?

Over a course of ten private sessions you will learn powerful tools for effective communication, elocution and powerful speech. Your coach will design your course to fit with your needs, it is 100% bespoke, and you will learn some of the powerful tools that thousands of happy clients have learnt before you.

How To Apply:

Since we are choosing to invest in you, there is a formal application process (both written and filmed) as we want to know you will commit, work hard, and make the most of this opportunity. 
To submit your interest in applying for our Bursary Scheme, for yourself or someone you know, please complete the following details and we will send you an email outlining the formal application process:

Charitable Organisations

If you work for a charity or organisation supporting young, disadvantaged adults and would be interested in partnering with us on this mission – please get in touch at

Our Story

Emma founded London Speech Workshop (LSW) in 2008 in response to a demand for high quality communication training courses in London. Over several years Emma developed the Serlin Method™, which infuses performance, psychology and coaching. She has a background in performance, did a postgrad at a prestigious drama school and was an award-winning theatre director. She also trained as a life coach with the Coaches Training Institute and has an MSc in Psychology.

Emma has written two books about effective communication and has also made guest appearances on Newsnight and London Live. She personally coached the Korean Olympic Bid team, which led to their successful bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics.  Emma and her team have worked with senior executives, TV personalities and ex prime ministers. She is often asked for her input in radio, documentary and newspaper articles and has contributed to The Times Newspaper, the FT and The Independent.

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