Alex Beresford – ITV Network Weather Presenter
My sessions with Jo have taken my presenting to the next level. Her coaching style brings out the best in me and her advice always rings in my ears before I go into the studio. It’s a great feeling when you put the training into action and see the results on-screen.
Dr. Sarah Parcak – Professor of Archaeology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham and BBC Presenter
I love public speaking and presenting, but I never quite knew how to improve. Joanna taught me how to be more confident in being ‘me’ and how to share my passion for archaeology with larger audiences.
She has a rare talent for making people feel comfortable in themselves, while publicly speaking. The skills I learned from Jo will help me for the rest of my career!
Barry O’Dwyer – Managing Director, BlackRock
Jo is a truly exceptional voice coach. She has a deep and intuitive understanding of the importance in aligning a person’s core values to their message. Once she has helped you find this balance, communication suddenly becomes a lot more natural, fluid and fearless. I can’t recommend her highly enough for anyone who is looking to maximise their communication potential, in any walk of life.
Paula Moore – Head of Fund and Client Services – Jupiter Asset Management Limited
Speaking up has never been a particular strength of mine. I prefer to be the quiet rational voice that only speaks up when ‘the wheels have come off’. After having some very direct feedback that my colleagues were very keen for me to give my views willingly, I was introduced to Joanna. Her intuitive approach and open enthusiastic manner completely put me at ease, and allowed me to see that I was presenting a view of myself that did not resonate with who I actually was. Every session I have had with her continues to strip away the layers of camouflage I have created over the years, and as a result I feel much more comfortable with showing who I really am and speaking up. Her help and wisdom has proved invaluable, and I would rank her training as the best business training I’ve had.
Rishi Bhattacharya – Managing Partner, Corporate, Instinctif Partners
Joanna Crosse’s training may be badged voice coaching or media training but that doesn’t do it justice. The time I spent training with Jo is among the most valuable hours I’ve spent in my life. When there is so much training to choose from in the market place, Jo’s training is a one-off. Invaluable.
Andrew Lindsay – Broadcaster & Lecturer in Journalism, University of Salford
I asked Joanna to work with my MA Journalism students as she was the coach – out of three – who really helped me to get to grips with voice work and presentation. To say they benefited from the experience would be a huge understatement. They left the session with great enthusiasm, they’re thinking about their work in different ways, and several asked if the University of Salford could adopt Joanna on a permanent basis. They actually wanted to take her home.
Linda Newbery – Author – Winner of the Costa Book Awards
It gave me such confidence to spend time with Joanna. There was no sense of being on a production line, or of going through a box-ticking exercise; Joanna seemed genuinely interested in my experiences and how I could talk about them. She showed me how aspects of my development as a writer could sound interesting – maybe even inspiring – to other people.
Howard Wheeler – Head of Communications & PR St George’s, University of London
Jo has a particularly helpful approach when teaching experts who may not have the natural confidence to explain clearly to a sometimes questioning and abrupt media complex issues and nuanced academic research.
She manages to both put people at ease and also give them the skills required to communicate straight forward, clear messages to the public and media whilst not being distracted by irrelevant, badgering questions on controversial issues. I would recommend Jo as a media coach without hesitation.
Charlotte Sansom – Senior PR Manager, DWF LLP
Joanna Crosse delivers incredibly powerful and effective media training that achieves clear results. With a strong journalistic background she has extensive experience of how the media works and she combines this with fantastic coaching skills, providing honest feedback and practical guidance in a highly sensitive yet positive way, giving people the confidence and ability to communicate effectively through the media. I cannot recommend Joanna highly enough.
Antony Barnes – Bettys & Taylors Group
Joanna’s unique, cheerful and insightful style was instrumental in helping me steer a safe path through challenging times. As an Executive Developer Jo provided me with vital support from both a professional and personal perspective, helping me to develop an effective communication approach for dealing with difficult situations and discussions.
Nicholas Wylde – Award Winning Jeweller
Joanna has written speeches for me and her valuable contribution has also helped me develop confident presentation skills. Jo’s expertise is demonstrated by her detailed research into particular areas of my business and consequently she delivers excellent presentation material. Her approach to planning is precise and our detailed discussions have led to a good working relationship which allows her to write in a comfortable style which is suitably fitting. Jo has also written several editorial articles for me. She has successfully approached the media with her personal contacts which has proved invaluable during my 25th anniversary and the launch of my exclusive Wylde Flower Diamond.
Her enthusiasm and bubbly attitude adds to her talents and makes her a great person to work with. I would thoroughly recommend her to anyone who wants help in expressing themselves or their business effectively.