Training for business, leadership and management

Training for professionals, business people and graduates seeking their next or first career steps


Philippa Hammond

BA [Hons], Assoc. CIPD, Equity

Leadership, management and career development
Corporate Learning and development consultant
Teacher of confident public speaking skills
Professional actor and voice artist
Inspirational speaker

A unique combination of corporate, public service, business and performance experience to benefit you and your business

Specialising in Skills for Business:

  • Confident Public Speaking Essentials
  • Leadership and Management Essentials
  • Train the Trainer Essentials
  • Career Development Essentials

Founder of Speaking Well in Public and Management Creative

Author of “Talking Speaking”, the new guide to confident public speaking for business, performance and social occasions

Winner of the Plain English Campaign Inside Write Award for the article “Public Speaking – Handling Nerves”

As an actor and voice artist, Philippa’s performances have won superb reviews from the press

Member of UK actors’ Equity and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)

A unique blend of experience in performance, business training and challenging corporate and public service environments

” I now combine my professional training skills with my experience as an actor and voice artist to offer corporate, public sector and private clients my consultancy services and powerful training in leadership and management, public speaking, trainer, career development and employability skills.”

Philippa Hammond

Previous training clients include:

The University of Sussex, The Student Room, Gene Commerce, Pragmatic Web

Confident Public Speaking programmes and workshops

Sussex Past, G4S, Financial Ombudsman Service

Leadership and Management programmes

Blue Edge Bid Services

Coaching pitching and bidding skills for some of the UK’s biggest construction companies seeking their next major contracts

Civil Aviation Authority International

Delivering Training and Instructional Techniques train the trainer seminars for pilots in the UK and Brunei

The Pensions Regulator

Leading a major blended learning project to support the Public Service Pensions Act 2013 Code of Practice

Home Office UK Border Agency

Training for officers and partners, covering operational law enforcement training and investigative interview techniques

Personal development training in management, coaching and presentation skills

Training airline representatives in many different countries in the detection of forged travel documents

Created a UK-wide training team charged with training Keeping Children Safe issues to front-line officers combating the trafficking of children into the UK for forced labour, organ theft and prostitution

Pinnacle People

Employability skills training, including building new confidence, creating the polished CV and developing effective interview skills


A range of Confident Public Speaking skills training seminars for mainly NHS clients

Real Life Options

Confident Public Speaking and Communicating With Impact training seminars

The East Midlands Deanery [NHS]

Confident Public Speaking training seminar

CIPD Sussex Trainers’ Forum

Actors’ Tips for Trainers workshop

The Critical Incident

Reading Aloud to an Audience workshop

The Book Nook

Reading to Children workshop

Roleplay UK clients

Corporate actor / roleplay skills for business

Chronicle Theatre

Created and delivered a bespoke Interview Skills workshop for the actors

Private and corporate clients

One-to-one public speaking, leadership and career development coaching


As an actor and voice artist, Philippa’s performances have won superb reviews from the press. Theatre work includes:

The lead role in “Fanny Hill”

The quartet of solo plays “Glimpse”

“Hammond excels … brilliant talent …” [the Scotsman]

Publications in Preparation

“Talking Speaking”: New Book from Philippa Hammond

Confident public speaking skills for business, performance and social occasions. Deal with nerves, develop a strong and interesting voice, support the message with confident body language … real skills for the real world.

“Reading to Children”: New CD from Philippa Hammmond

Hear Philippa Talking Speaking, and learn some of the skills actors and broadcasters use to captivate attention and entertain with your reading.

News on availability and how to order the book and CD through the website to come soon.

Professional Membership

Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development [CIPD]

CIPD Sussex Trainers’ Forum




BA Honours English Literature Southampton University

Certificate in Training Practice [CIPD]

Personal Development

Speaking Professionally – Unlocking the Power of the Voice

Training for Trainers

CIPD Certificate in Training Practice

Advanced Presentation Skills

Acting: The Alchemy of Screen Acting

Acting: Shakespeare on Film


For further information, discussions and bookings:

Philippa Hammond