About me

Chris Hargreaves, Public Speaking Coach

What does ‘About me’ mean?

I always think the expected thing to do on pages like this, is to guide you through my career and my qualifications (they are here if you want to have a look) and talk about why I’ve made the choices I have. But how does reading about what I have done, help you or your public speaking skills? I believe it’s much more important to get a sense of who I am as a person. Then you can make a more informed choice on whether you think we would work well together.

Whatever I have done in my career, it has had one simple passion running through it.

People. Or in this case. You.

What affects the way you think, act, and talk when stood in front of an audience? What are you fearful of and why? What stops you from sharing yourself under pressure? Why do you tell yourself you’re not confident when speaking in public? How can you remind yourself of your own greatness when you need it most? What is the cost of focusing internally instead of externally? And most importantly – how do the answers to these questions give you what you’re looking for. . . to be able to trust who you are when everybody is looking at you.

I have spent over 20 years working with people, and I love it because it provides me an opportunity to enhance the greatest asset you have in public speaking. You.

To work with me requires two things – an open mind, and a real commitment to the process.

Sounds simple doesn’t it? It isn’t.

I’m only as good as you or your team’s desire to be challenged and questioned. The reasons for needing help with public speaking are often complex, and you or your team may not even be consciously aware of what the issue is. I will push you or the group to show me who you are not what you do.

I’m only as good as you or your team’s commitment to the process. When we work together it is collaborative, we are a team. And any team needs total buy-in from those involved. If you or your team are resistant to change and development then I’m not right for you.

I will work to help create the mindset needed for exceptional public speaking.

I will give you my passion, my honesty, and my integrity.

Make the right decision for you or your team.

I know you will.

Chris.


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