RADA in Business - Lisa Åkesson


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Lisa Åkesson

Lisa is a dynamic and experienced voice, speech and communication skills trainer who inspires, empowers and enables individuals to deliver their message with confidence, credibility and impact. Whether it is pitching an idea, chairing a meeting, influencing or presenting, Lisa’s clients are left with skills that enable them to gain visibility, move up the career ladder, build strong business relationships and be seen as powerful leaders and communicators.

With an English degree, background in Acting and a Post Graduate Diploma in Voice Studies at the Central School of Speech and Drama, Lisa spent 15 years working with Actors for Stage, T.V and Film. It is this experience, together with a Master Practitioner of NLP-certification and work with Nonviolent Communication (NVC) that has formed her unique way of coaching in the business world.

She has worked with highly satisfied clients from middle management to CEOs in the private and public sector as well as the luxury markets both nationally and internationally. These include:

Corporate: Coca–Cola Enterprises, Lloyds Banking Group, Hallmark Cards, Cisco, Amazon, Barclays, Microsoft, HSBC, Ernst and Young, Accenture, Telefonica, Clariant. Media: Bloomberg TV, CNN. Luxury: Harry Winston Watches, Space NK Apothecary. Government: BIS, NHS, Metropolitan Police, GORS, IDeA, HMPS.

Lisa has designed, developed and run workshops on Confidence, Presence, Impact and Influence for women. She was invited to Women’s Hour on BBC Radio 4 to discuss ‘How Women MPs and Business Women Can Use Their Voices More Effectively’.

Areas of Specialised Expertise:
Personal Impact, Presentation Skills, Public Speaking, Physical and Vocal Presence, Vocal Impact for TV & Radio, Assertiveness in Meetings, Rapport Building & Managing Conflict, Influencing for Change, Interview Skills, Accent Reduction.

"Lisa's a great listener, keen observer, and balances detailed advice on how to improve your presentation skills with positive feedback. She's a delight to work with and I highly recommend her."
Ernst and Young

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