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Emma Wainer

Corporate Speaker Coach

Emma has 12-plus years’ experience in coaching communication skills in the private and public sectors. She is able to draw on skills developed in clinical practice as a speech and language therapist, in sales and marketing in global pharmaceuticals, from being Director of Operations at an event management company and crucially, from her MA in voice studies from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, providing her clients with cohesive and relevant training and coaching.

This year she has developed and delivered corporate training programmes on Advanced Presentation Skills for IT Professionals, Presence and Impact for Women, Storytelling for Business, Conflict Resolution, Embodied Leadership, Interview Skills, Voice for Business, as well as coaching speakers for TEDx Events. The specific content varies but the approach of working to align the body and mind so that effective communication feels effortless remains constant.

Her Masters research was based on the role of feedback in adult learning scenarios. It looked at the impact of feedback in terms of the learning experience and, more importantly, the ability of the adult learner to subsequently implement the learning back in the workplace. Her interest in feedback, learning and leadership led her to develop a yearlong programme for Emerging and Accidental Leaders to help them embody the role of leadership and give them flexibility in their communication style depending on the situation.