Public Speaking Academy – Our Fabulous Trainers!

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Public Speaking Academy – Our Fabulous Trainers!

Posted By admin |16 Apr 2014
Public Speaking Academy – Our Fabulous Trainers!

We are pleased to announce the line-up of fantastic trainers for the JCI UK Public Speaking Academy on 10-11 May.  Tickets for this not-to-be-missed event are selling fast, with around 50% of tickets sold already.  To secure your place, book yours here today.

Cathleen McCarron - Our Storytelling Expert

Personal Development » Cathleen McCarron.jpgCathleen McCarron is a London-based voice, text and accent coach who has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company and several major drama schools, as well as with hundreds of non-performers including teachers, lawyers, bankers, doctors and many more.  After almost ten years as a professional actress and three years as a professional oral storyteller, she trained on the internationally-renowned MA Voice Studies programme at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, graduating with Distinction. She went on to spend a year in the Voice Department of the Royal Shakespeare Company, providing text and voice support across several major productions and contributing to the work of the RSC's Open Stages, Events and Education Teams. 

You can find out more about Cathleen at:

Solveig Malvik - Our Charisma Coach

Personal Development » Solveig.pngSolveig Malvik is the JCI European Public Speaking Champion 2010, 2010 JCI London President, 2012 JCI UK National President and Senator #70867. As a speaker, writer and coach, Solveig helps private clients and professionals all over the world connect better in person and online through one-on-one coaching, online courses and workshops. Solveig lectures on Persuasion & Human Behaviour, and Brand Strategy at the INSEEC business school in London.  Solveig has lived and worked globally, from managing rock musicians in the Middle East, publishing a Russian newspaper to being Head of Marketing at one of the largest education companies in the UK.

You can find out more about Solveig here:

Kate Atkin - Our Professional Speaker

Personal Development » Kate.jpgKate Atkin has been speaking to audiences on the topics of management development, leadership, personal impact, business and confidence for nearly two decades.   Having inspired thousands of people to believe in themselves, Kate is now one of the UK's most inspirational female speakers.  Kate is a JCI World Debating Champion and was runner up in the European Public Speaking Competition.  She has competed as a member of Toastmasters International and was the UK and Ireland Speech Evaluation Contest Champion in 2005.  Kate is a Past President of JCI Cambridge and Senator #58973.

You can find out more about Kate at:


Sarah Beckwith - Our JCI Competitions Guru

Personal Development » Sarah.jpgSarah is the current JCI UK Personal Development Director, a Past President of JCI London and Senator #71411. She has been a member of JCI for around seven years, has held numerous roles locally and nationally and is a qualified JCI Trainer.  Before joining JCI, Sarah used to be terrified of public speaking, but thanks to many fantastic workshops, debating competitions and presenting her JCI experiences at events, she has grown to like it so much she has now joined Toastmasters.