RADA in Business - Lisa Åkesson

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Lisa Åkesson

Lisa is a dynamic and highly experienced voice, personal impact and presentation skills trainer. With a career spanning over 20 years, Lisa’s work has ranged from coaching actors to professionals, university lecturers, politicians, executives and CEO’s across the public and private sectors.

Her clients include:
Corporate: Coca–Cola, JP Morgan, EY, Deloitte, Credit Suisse, Hallmark Cards, Cisco, Amazon, Barclays, Microsoft, HSBC, Accenture, BT, SABMiller, CVC Capital, Sweaty Betty, Clariant, Allianz Global, Travis Perkins, AstraZeneca, Shell.
Media: Bloomberg TV, CNN, Sky, MediaCom.
Luxury Market: Harry Winston Watches, Space NK Apothecary.
Public Sector: BIS, NHS, Metropolitan Police, GORS, MOD, Home Office, HMPS.

With a BA (Hons) in English Literature and a Diploma in Acting, Lisa achieved her Postgraduate Diploma in Voice Studies at the renowned Royal Central School of Speech & Drama (RCSSD). As a voice coach, she has worked in a number of distinguished drama schools including London Academy of Dramatic Art (LAMDA). Alongside her voice credentials, she is a Master Practitioner of NLP and is heavily influenced by Nonviolent Communication (NVC) tools and resources, which provide a rich, eclectic mix to her coaching, training and facilitation skills.

She has a particular passion for empowering women to take their space, have a voice and gain visibility through influential and impactful communication. She co-designed and runs the highly successful Executive Presence for Women course at RADA in Business. Lisa has also appeared as an expert guest speaker on BBC Radio 4’s Women’s Hour to discuss effective use of voice for women in political and leadership positions.

Lisa travels internationally and has worked with senior clients in Canada, USA, Switzerland, Germany, France, Spain, Iceland, Singapore, Hong Kong, India and Saudi Arabia.

Areas of specialised expertise:
Personal impact, presentation skills, public speaking, executive presence, storytelling, career progression, assertiveness in meetings, rapport building and managing conflict, influencing for change, interview skills and 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."
Partner - Ernst and Young.

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