Client Feedback

Sarah Springford, CEO Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce 1

Louise ran one of the HOUR sessions at Brighton Summit Crack on 2019 & got great feedback with people seeing the value of using the preparations and skills needed for doing Stand Up and Presentations to help you and your team talk about your business – whether it’s answering the phone or doing a pitch. Louise has lots of ways to help from 121 coaching, for when you have been invite to be a guest speaker, to running a team workshop.

Sarah Springford, CEO Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce

Had a coaching session with Louise when she was invited into our EDF offices. She imparted a feeling of enthusiasm to everyone and helped me analyse and understand my own performance in speaking in front of groups. I identified gaps and felt progress in a very short time. Thanks Lou!’

Jay Bashi, EDF Digital Manager

‘Louise’s Ted style talk really made an impact with our seminar attendees. She was able to bring humour to a serious topic and delivered a thoughtful and thoroughly entertaining talk.’

Catherine Williams, Foreign Office

I booked on Louise’s public speaking session and I had a fantastic time, learning lots of techniques on how to talk in public with confidence. Louise designed some interactive exercises which gave us all the opportunity to practise throughout the day. It was amazing to see how the group’s confidence grew as we progressed. Our final task was presenting on a stage with a mike. This was the perfect opportunity to apply what we had learnt in a safe environment. The whole day was fun, informative, and full of laughter. Louise comfortably pushed us out of our comfort zone – in a good way! I would strongly recommend Louise’s coaching to anyone looking to improve their public speaking skills and boost their confidence.

Clare Griffiths, Sussex University

Thoroughly enjoyed working with Louise. We engaged Speakeasy, Louise’s company to spend the afternoon with my team in Brighton and to bring them out of their shells. By the end of the afternoon, we had a team of people who not only had a great time but had also surprised themselves. We have seen the results from boosting their ability to speak with confidence to our clients.

Jason Kirk, CEO Kirk & Kirk

I had the total pleasure of enjoying and learning at one of Lou’s bite size learning events with Brighton Chamber and hopefully am slowly putting all the great lessons shared by Lou into how I get my story, passion and my WHY over to an audience in a way that is engaging and real (I’ll have to keep working on the humour as it is accountancy). Lou gives you so much content that you wish you had known previously (30 plus years in my case but oh well !! and will show you a better way than death by PowerPoint. In a world full of info overload basic communication skills are gold dust so whatever you do make sure you invest in a session with Lou to get your message heard and I guarantee you will not regret it.

Mark Tickle, chartered accountant

It was a riot. My speech went down a treat. Thank you Louise.

Andrew MacFadyen, Partner Dean Wilson LLP

Corrina Taylor 2

I remember it was such an intense week before the day of my Ted talk. I pretty much had to re-write it 5 days before I did it and you really helped me to structure it and give me some comical gems, as well as confidence! Very grateful for the things I’ve learnt from you. Found the 121 coaching invaluable because I had a specific deadline with the Ted talk. Loved working with you Louise!

Corrina Taylor

Gemma Savage - Girl Tribe Networking 3

Louise, thank you sooo much for sharing your story last night at our International womens event. It was absolutely brilliant. Everyone really enjoyed it. Really great to meet you and hear you share your story. You are a perfect fit with what our networking group is all about and you really helped the women who come along to our events. Love the membership options. Thanks so much for sharing your inspiring story in such a down to earth way.

Gemma Savage – Girl Tribe Networking

David Hodge, Partner Dean Wilson LLP 4

My Father of the Bride Speech went really well – largely because of your input.  I was widely congratulated on my timings (entirely down to you) and managed to make them all laugh and cry. So all in all, thank you very much.  I am sure I will be father of the bride again so I will definitely be back to you then and will have no hesitation in recommending you whenever I have the opportunity to do so. Thank you.

David Hodge, Partner Dean Wilson LLP

Jim Cunliffe 5

This is the BEST thing I have ever done… I learnt how to write, deliver and prepare. I run a business, and often have to stand up in front of large groups, and present. In recent years, my confidence had waned, and I found myself often winging it, not really making the most of the opportunity. The coaching has taught me to prepare, taught me to gain audience attention, know when I have that attention, and roll with it. It has totally changed my presentation delivery, and preparation – It’s BRILLIANT. I would recommend the membership to anyone who has to present to groups, in their typical day to day working life. I also found the FB group really helpful for encouragement and tips on Public Speaking.  A worthwhile investment for any company. If you need a real life testimonial, call me up. Thank you Louise, you are brilliant.

Jim Cunliffe

John Tovey

‘Louise is a hugely successful businesswoman and talks with charm and wit on her incredible life story, business success and motivation.’

John Tovey, American Express

John Tovey

‘Louise ran a fantastic session for a group of colleagues. The employee feedback was incredible, with every single person asking for further sessions with Louise. Louise curated a thoughtful, engaging and entertaining session that built confidence in Public Speaking through really enjoyable activities. We will use Louise again!’

John Tovey, Operations Manager, American Express

Kate Taylor

I met Louise at a Brighton business event and was immediately struck by her warm personality and down-to-earth approach. I desperately needed help in combating my nerves around public speaking so we connected and arranged some sessions.

Lou was simply brilliant at helping me to break things down, helping me to understand how to structure my presentations and most importantly how to connect to an audience using humour. Taking what I’d learnt into practice I no longer feel crazy nerves and instead really look forward to standing up and speaking in front of a room full of people, and love getting a few laughs along the way. It often feels like I have Lou up there with me and I can hear her encouraging me from the sidelines.

Kate Taylor, Creativity & Wellbeing Coach

Andrew Thomas

I was lucky enough to attend Louise’s Public Speaking workshop with the Chamber of Commerce. It was a practical workshop where I learnt great techniques for future speaking opportunities. I now feel more confident about speaking in public. I then signed up for a coaching and hugely enjoyed it. My confidence grew week on week. It was an excellent experience.

Andrew Thomas, CEO Reborn

John Sethna

Public speaking has always been a sticky wicket for me, therefore I thought to overcome this fear what better way than to embark on an 8 week comedy course. The teacher Louise Stevenson is a master of her craft, and thankfully gave me the knowledge, confidence and tools to get up in front of 150 people and perform my own stand up gig. I loved every moment of it and would now like to think that not only have I overcome my fear of public speaking, however I now bloody OWN public speaking. Fully recommend this course if you’re looking to push yourself whilst having fun and meeting new people.

Jon Sethna, Founder Jonathan Sethna Interiors

Bee Nicholls

Louise delivered a fun and helpful workshop as part of the Chamber events calendar all about using comedy in public speaking. As a nervous public speaker, I came away with some useful practical tips to implement as well as some follow up homework (which I did!). Thanks for a good session!

Bee Nicholls, Project Manager, Brighton and Hove Chamber

Gavin Willis, Managing Director, Search Seven 6

I had the pleasure of attending one of Louise’s training sessions in November 2018, and it was great. Fun, informative and took a lot away from it that i can incorporate into my own presentation delivery. Great work Louise.

Gavin Willis, Managing Director, Search Seven

Grazyna Grzyb-Kuypers, Project Analyst, American Express 7

‘Our Public Speaking workshop was very informative but also fun. It involved a mixture of Louise presenting material on what skills we need to be a good public speaker, written exercises, stand up group activities and brain storming. We shared our own experiences, as well as doing some jumping and clapping! Louise made everybody welcome and created a safe environment where people were happy to speak up.’

Grazyna Grzyb-Kuypers, Project Analyst, American Express


What an amazing, fun course! Great way to develop presentation skills, concise writing and confidence. 100% the best thing I have ever done- Louise is the best teacher.

Hala Osman

Jen Smyth, Producer December 2018 8

Highly recommend this course. I loved that it was a small, friendly group. It was great being challenged from the outset to write and perform. It’s given me so much more confidence with my public speaking. Louise is a great tutor and very encouraging. This is a great way to learn and develop… so what are you waiting for? Get it booked!

Jen Smyth, Producer December 2018

Stephen Pratley

I’ve always dreaded Public speaking. Increasingly my job role was demanding me to step up and speak at events. I met Louise at an event and was genuinely excited by our conversation. To find that I could not just calm my fears of Public speaking but that I could also conquer them. I invested in 121 coaching. Right away I could feel my mindset change and my confidence rise. I’d recommend it to anyone who wants accountability and real improvement in their communications.

Stephen Pratley 

Wendy Capewell

I had some of Louise’s individual time to help me with improving a talk I was giving. She is amazing, offering some great insights and ideas for my talk, working with me, and what I want to achieve. Thank you so much Louise, I will be back for some more of your magic.

Wendy Capewell