Director's Chair Coaching ®

A unique coaching programme designed to ensure business owners, entrepreneurs, start-ups and employees are communicating in a way that is clear and engaging. The coaching pulls on the techniques used by a director when working with an actor - all of which are completely transferable to the world of business performance.

What to expect?

This coaching is designed to take you on a journey. There will be Director's Notes after each session. These notes include resources and homework that deepens the insights and builds on the self-awareness that the session facilitated.

Minimum of 4 x 1:1 coaching sessions of 1.45 hr - completed within 6 weeks. You will be given the opportunity to proceed with an ongoing coaching arrangement (costed at a discounted rate due to your alumni status).

We focus on your communication goals. We find your voice and story, identify every barrier, explore every tactic and try out the relevant conversations and/or presentations - rehearsing in a safe, supportive space.

The unique design of this programme enables an individual to be removed from the day to day work environment and feel relaxed and open to exploring the full spectrum of communication skills that align with their true voice and maximum impact.

The sessions follow a carefully designed progressive journey. 

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Joe Cole Owner - All Build Developments

Trisha has helped to me come up with new ways to describe what I am all about

I was introduced to Trisha because I wanted to get a whole lot better at that one thing a lot of us dread the most......Public Speaking! Dun dun dun! I am now into my second run of sessions with Trisha and it has been a great journey. She has helped me understand breathing techniques and many other tools to help engage your audience. I have always found it difficult talking about my business and myself. Trisha has helped to come up with new and exciting ways to describe what I am all about. Communication is key to any business, so if you are serious about succeeding you should really give some sessions with Trisha serious thought.

Other coaching options

Networking Skills

Like it or not - networking is a must if you are in business. This coaching can help you begin to enjoy networking which means you will do it more and get more out of it.

We work on the whole process from your purpose and motivation through to role-playing the mingling and the 'elevator pitch'. 

You will discover tactics for instant trust building, conversation starters, breaking into 'cliques', active listening .... and you will work on your 'pitch' in a way that you will be able to adapt it for various situations. You will feel confident about what you are saying and why - and that will free you up to be present and curious (crucial for successful networking).

Dress Rehearsals - 2 hour intensive 1:1*

Prepare for an event - presentations, talks or even conversations and meetings. We rehearse and role-play - including the awkward questions and unexpected!  Clients always say how valuable this is in boosting and confidence.  

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    Checking impact/first impression
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    Tweaking body language and voice
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    Ensuring your message is clear
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    Intensive rehearsal with feedback

This is to ensure you go into any face-to-face event fully prepared to communicate with clarity and impact. This could be a presentation, talk, interview, networking event or meeting

* this can also be a longer session and held at the presentation venue where possible

Presentation Preparation - 12 hours total

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    Nailing the big idea
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    Brainstorming and finding the key elements/theme/story/structure
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    Refinement - including slides
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    Dress Rehearsal

If you want to create a signature talk that builds your credibility and promotes your business (with no hard sell) - or if you have a keynote or TED talk to work on - this coaching is essential and the value is huge. You will go on to deliver this talk multiple times. You will get your ROI - big time.

I also provide a free 'entry level' online course - 'Sort Your Signature Talk' - for those who want a lower cost option to start the process. My advice would be that this should only act as a starting point - the rehearsal and fine-tuning will elevate your talk into something that hits the mark on every level.

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Sarah Hamilton-Gill HR Consultant

Trisha takes you to a place where you shine .

With an upcoming presentation in London I was keen to try out some new ways of engaging the audience . Not really knowing what to expect I embarked on the Director’s Chair Coaching programme. Trisha walked me through from concept , content , design , dress rehearsal and ongoing coaching . The end result was an audience of inspired people who came up to me to thank me for the presentation. The process was at times challenging , stepping outside the box and trusting someone with a really important job . You may be wondering whether you really need a coach , after all you’ve been doing it for years ! Well yes you do . Refresh your approach , challenge yourself and trust Trisha - she will take you to a place where you shine .

Camera Confidence Coaching

Want to use video on your website or social media - but not confident on camera?

I can help. 


My clients share the value they have had from coaching

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I’ve made a start of banishing irrational fears.

Highly recommend Trisha and her approach to all those professionals who are wanting to improve their presenting and videoing skills. You might,like me, get to enjoy it. It is I believe an essential skill in today’s business world and doing it well is important.
The structuring of content, believing in less is more, and the techniques to adopt to improve your delivery of the content matters in equal proportions, I found invaluable. My journey continues but at least I’ve made a start of banishing irrational fears.

Stephen Sellers - Owner - Grant Sellers Chartered Accountants

This course is definitely going to help me waste less time and create super engaging talks!

I already saw how I could structure a number of talks and my message after doing Step 1!

I loved the fact that the videos were short and precise, each with a printable hand out.

I have had to make a few talks related to my business and have always sort of winged them. I didn’t know where to start and how to stop – so would get information overload. Your course has made the whole process much more manageable. It is definitely going to help me waste less time and hopefully create super engaging talks.

The time spent I feel is definitely a great investment!!!

The videos are great. Clear, concise and told me exactly what was going to be covered, how it
would help me and what is expected of me. I liked the fact that it felt like you were speaking to me!!

Illana Smith - Owner - Hari Hari

Trisha has helped to me come up with new ways to describe what I am all about

I was introduced to Trisha because I wanted to get a whole lot better at that one thing a lot of us dread the most......Public Speaking! Dun dun dun! I am now into my second run of sessions with Trisha and it has been a great journey. She has helped me understand breathing techniques and many other tools to help engage your audience. I have always found it difficult talking about my business and myself. Trisha has helped to come up with new and exciting ways to describe what I am all about. Communication is key to any business, so if you are serious about succeeding you should really give some sessions with Trisha serious thought.

Joe Cole - Owner - All Build Developments

I felt like my audience was really engaging in everything I was saying.

I had never networked before. We worked on the 60 second pitch. Trisha is very experienced and really helped me nail this. The next time I pitched I felt confident my audience was really engaging in everything I was saying.

Adam Wheelhouse - Campaign Manager - Emm-Power

Trisha peels back the layers.

It’s not everyday you meet someone like Trisha, but when you do, you’ll wish you met her much sooner!
Trisha has the ability to effortlessly capture and keep the attention of an individual, a table or a whole room. When it came to addressing my own presentation skills, for me it was a no-brainer to seek coaching from her.


Aaron Gibson - Founder - Arkhiteks

Epic Effect on my Business

Thank you so much for having such an epic effect on my business!

Emma - Director - Emm-Power

I have already been told how much more confident I appear

Trisha - fantastic help with my sales confidence

Astrid Saunders - Company Director

Trisha inspired me to get on and do it!

Trisha worked with me to improve my confidence in front of a camera and on video.

Hatty Fawcett - Small Business Owner

Director's Chair Programme - Amazing

Trisha has an instinct for getting to the core of the issue very quickly. Highly recommended!

Kevin Sheldrake - Owner - The Boardroom Advisory

Got lots of compliments!

My talk went really well today. Got loads of compliments - thank you so much..

Sam Sharma - Entrepreneur
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