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.


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.

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.

Glen Long
Speech-Writer and Humorous Speaking Coach

After studying at Cambridge and then Edinburgh University, Glen spent 10 years in the corporate world before beginning a second career as a professional script writer for radio, television and online. He has worked for leading broadcasters such as the BBC and Channel 4, including working as an in-house writer and script editor for BBC Comedy Online. He was the co-creator of popular online comedy show Henry 8.0, starring cult legend Brian Blessed.

Alongside speech writing and online editorial work, Glen is a professional MC and the past president of Bloomsbury Speakers, a London-based public speaking group where he has won numerous humorous speech contests. He offers expert speech-writing support and coaches people on how to use humour in public speaking.

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.

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.

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.