our specialist team

Developing your communication ability

our people are our asset

Our people are our asset. Highly trained and specially selected to deliver a range of Confident Speak programmes, we will expertly guide you through each stage of your journey and importantly be there to help you continue to expand your communication ability.

Our coaching introduces you into the nuanced world of body language, vocal agility and mindful performance to help you increase your self-awareness and master communication skills confidently.

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Olivia MacDonnell

Olivia is a professional speaker, executive coach and voice coach. Having worked in IT and banking, she later attended London’s most prestigious drama school. 

She founded the Confident Speak consultancy after asking the question: 

“How do the world’s top performers manage to engage their audiences so superbly, and what could the business world learn from them?” 

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Ariadne Laurenns

A qualified English language coach, Ariadne Laurenns is a passionate believer in the power of authentic communication.

She has over 20 years of experience in a variety of roles in Theatre, Radio, Coaching, Research, Account Management, Telecoms, Marketing and Sales.

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Dr Celine Mullins

Celine Mullins is a Psychologist (PhD), Coach and Master Practitioner of NLP, with over 15 years experience in the fields of psychology, education and business.

Maria Tecce

Maria’s experience as a professional actor, singer, and writer launched her on the road to coaching almost 15 years ago.

Having toured with her one-woman shows and performed at some of the world’s most prestigious venues and opera houses for 20 years, she then adapted her skills to coach professionals in the corporate market.


Bernie McNelis

Bernie is an experienced Executive Coach and Trainer with a background in theatre spanning 20+ years as an actor, director, voice coach and corporate role-player.

As a consultant, she coaches individuals and teams to C-suite level across a wide range of industries from professional services to manufacturing in career planning, leadership development, assessment and career transition.

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