Within our team we have a wide range of expertise to make sure we can cover all bases to help you meet your goals. Check out our trainers and their different specialisms below.


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Carrie Swift
Founder and Managing Director

Carrie is the Founder of Love Public Speaking.  She launched the company after spending several years tackling her own fear of public speaking as a former Director in the corporate world.  She is now a qualified trainer, coach and international conference speaker.

Trained in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, coaching skills and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), some of Carrie’s clients in 2019 have included Barclays Bank, RWE and Airbus, alongside numerous start-ups who she has trained to pitch on the TV series “Dragon’s Den”.  Carrie is passionate about public speaking and its ability to transform people’s social confidence and careers.


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Jackie Beere OBE
Trainer, Best-Selling Author and International Speaker

Jackie began her career as a journalist before moving into teaching.  Despite having a phobia of public speaking, she eventually became Headteacher of a large, successful secondary school where she built her confidence as a leader and presenter. She was awarded an OBE in 2002 for developing innovative learning programmes for students and teachers.

As the author of several best-selling books on learning, coaching and personal development, Jackie now speaks all over the world to business leaders and school leaders on the latest strategies for developing emotionally intelligent leadership and a growth mindset culture.

Jackie is a certified coach who provides confidence coaching to many of our clients which is delivered alongside private coaching for presentation skills.


Andrew Weale
Trainer

Andrew is an international trainer in Presentation, Media and Storytelling Skills. He has run hundreds of workshops over the last ten years in the UK, the US, Europe, and the Middle East.

Having worked with clients from a broad range of sectors from tech start-ups to FTSE 100 companies, pharmaceutical and Ministries to media companies, Andrew train teams as well as one-to-one coaching up to CEO level.

After studying at Trinity College, Oxford University, Andrew became an actor and had his own theatre company becoming a presentation skills trainer to help others benefit from the many techniques he learned to overcome nerves and build personal presence. Alongside delivering training internationally, he is also a multi-award winning author, owing to his passion for storytelling.


Jenny Brown
Trainer & Coach

Jenny works as an executive coach for Love Public Speaking and a trainer on our Women In Business programme.  She was formerly Diversity and Inclusion leader as part of a panel taking responsibility for D&I in a firm of 4,000 people.  She is a qualified EMCC Coach Practitioner and has supported many people with their career development, addressing challenges such as personal presence and confidence.

Jenny has a Masters in Psychology, a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and a BA (Hons) in Economics.  After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, Jenny had a career as an auditor for 20 years working with many different types of organisation including AIM listed and SMEs. She also specialised in working with not for profit organisations and with boards.  As a Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Not for Profit group at Grant Thornton, Jenny led teams of differing sizes and was responsible for strategy and team development.


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Rachel Puttick
Trainer and L&D Expert

Having been in training and management for 21 years, Rachel is an expert in business communication skills, L&D, and is a qualified ILM facilitator. Bringing a wealth of experience to her training, Rachel’s training style is lively, creative and impactful with plenty of practical exercises. Some of her recent clients include Airbus, NATO, the NHS, VAI and the Refugee Council.

Rachel has a BA in English Studies, a M.Sc. in Race and Ethnic Relations, a masters level CIPD in people management and development and a PGCE in adult learning. She has also achieved instructional designer status with Reed Learning. Her passion is designing and delivering high impact training programmes for businesses and charities.


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Anthony Shuster
Voice Coach, Elocution and Accent Reduction Specialist

Anthony read English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford, where he specialised in Linguistics, before training in voice, diction and accents at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Alongside voice coaching, he is an award-winning actor who has worked extensively in theatre, TV and radio, with companies including the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and the BBC and Channel 4.

As a voice and communication skills coach, Anthony specialises in how to use voice when presenting to communicate with confidence, clarity and flair. He has worked for a wide range of corporate clients, including including Google, Adidas, BNY Mellon and PwC, on presentation skills, business communication and influencing. He is also an accent reduction specialist who helps non-native English speakers develop better clarity and accuracy in their spoken English.


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Henry Playfoot
Pitch Doctor

Henry, our ‘Pitch Doctor’ is a strategic communications expert who works with senior individuals and teams who want an edge when they are pitching ideas, presenting projects and securing partners.

After running national behaviour change campaigns for the Department of Health, Henry worked for the BBC, re-branding Radio 4. He left to set up Soho-based digital agency, White Loop, and then led an angel-backed education tech start-up developing apps and games for kids. Henry’s most recent role was as Strategy Director for multi-award winning agency Claremont Communications, where he honed his pitching and presentation skills and was awarded the prestigious Suzy Spirit Award for inspiring and mentoring colleagues. Please note: Henry is not a real doctor.


Alex Lyons
Trainer & Facilitator

Alex has spent over a decade helping people communicate differently – from police officers and care workers to bankers and tech entrepreneurs. Starting his career in public relations for ethical tourism, Alex left the BBC radio and newspaper interviews behind to live the agency life supporting organisations including O2 and The Joseph Rowntree Foundation to uncover and articulate their purpose and values.

Along the way, he joined the heady world of TED talks, working as a speaker coach supporting everyone from gender statisticians and activists to poets and radio DJs to uncover their idea worth sharing. In recent years Alex has designed and delivered training in empathetic communications to young police officers, and regularly facilitates workshops on designing inclusion into the way we work with private, public and third sector organisations.


Ishreen Bradley
Diversity Trainer & Coach

Ishreen Bradley is a diversity trainer and coach who inspires professional leaders to navigate complex situations with clarity and confidence.  Her focus is to cultivate mindsets and cultures that nurture a sense of belonging through authentic leadership.

Ishreen delivers training to global C-Suite and Senior Leaders to develop environments that embrace diverse talent by encouraging inclusion and belonging.  Some organisations she has worked with include Aon, Lloyds of London, Barclays, Standard Chartered Bank, Fidelity, BP and Pfizer.

Drawing on her 30+ years of leading transformational projects around the world, Ishreen impacts Leaders so they can create and implement inspirational transformational strategies, that engage their teams – resulting in increased psychological safety, connection and value.