Public Speaking Coach


If you are looking for a public speaking coach, you simply cannot do better than to work with Celia Delaney.

Fifteen years of teaching communication skills, a background as an actress, and now a successful keynote speaker in her own right, Celia is used to working with senior people on speeches that are high stakes, both rewriting their speeches and helping them to overcome any fear or discomfort about speaking.

The art of public speaking is within your grasp but is likely that you simply lack technique. Good presentation skills are vital in today’s world, but how can you be good if you don’t know what you’re doing?!

Celia can give you tips for public speaking, based on her years as a performer, her degree in psychology, and her experience of the corporate world.

Celia has coached and trained on speaking and sales:

  • Academy for Chief Executives
  • Allergan
  • Aviation Skills Partnership
  • Bishop Fleming Chartered Accountants
  • City & Guilds for Business
  • Devon Strategic Housing Group (DSHG)
  • Energy Saving Trust
  • Europa
  • fuschia blue
  • Gregory Distribution Ltd
  • Leadership Foundation for Higher Education
  • Leading Women UK
  • National Apprenticeships Service
  • NHS
  • Osborne Property Services Ltd
  • Red Flag Alert
  • Ronja network
  • Social Enterprise Mark
  • Synthotech
  • The Dorchester Collection
  • Thomson Reuters
  • uCheck
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Surrey
  • Women’s Development Unlimited

Franchise clients:

  • Auditel
  • British Franchise Association
  • Bluebird Care (Exeter & East Devon)
  • Cafe2U
  • Coconut Creatives
  • Creation Station
  • Encouraging Women into Franchising
  • Extra Help
  • Heritage Healthcare
  • InXpress
  • Promedica24
  • Rainbow International
  • The Franchising Centre (Supplier’s Showcase 2017)
  • Venus Awards
  • Women in Franchising

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To book Celia for presentation skills training or as your public speaking coach, please contact us.

Back when I was VA, you inspired me to overcome my fear of speaking in public and now I am a lecturer in university and also do motivational seminars!

Daiva Pakalne June 29, 2018

Celia is a dynamic, well organised and dedicated person. Her speaking skills are second to none and she has helped transform me as a speaker.

Tara Howard Venus Awards May 3, 2018

I was absolutely delighted with the massive improvement in my presentation, and everyone could see the difference from my first attempt. Thanks again and I will now be better prepared for the next one, whenever that may be!

Joy Whitehead Business Owner, Complete Therapy May 3, 2018

I've delivered two presentations now (250 people yesterday, 75 today). Very different audience mixes but have got good feedback from both. Magic! Thank you for your help – I think beliefs / thoughts was the biggest issue, which I now feel I’m well on my way to overcoming. No real butterflies, I was almost looking forward to it – very strange, and a noticeable difference!

Finance Director Construction company May 3, 2018

Celia Delaney led a truly wonderful workshop with Academy Group 5 and they gave her the highest score that I can remember the group ever giving. A simple but elegant and effective formula for putting a presentation together lies at the heart of this session – but there is so much more going on: this gives a real confidence boost and some deep insights into what holds us back from stepping forwards as we ought. I thoroughly recommend this humorous and valuable session which all members scored highly (no exceptions).

Peter Pritchett Chairman, Academy for Chief Executives May 3, 2018

I had the pleasure of being at the first of the ‘cereal sessions’ you spoke at last Thursday at Gloucestershire police. I just wanted to say a quick thank you for not only keeping me entertained but also for giving my enthusiasm a huge boost. You reminded me that regardless of the pressures of the job, I can step outside of that a create my own clarity and communicate well and this will still have an impact.

Simon Todd Inspector, Gloucestershire Constabulary May 3, 2018

Your work with us the other week helped increase our leads from the show which is brilliant. 36 last year and around 75 this year. Well done from me.

Mike Griffiths CEO, uCheck May 3, 2018