Training and Speaking
Elizabeth is a confident public speaker and media spokesperson, and is a speech writer. She runs training workshops and facilitates events and meetings.
See below for examples of clients and projects.
Training for staff in human interest story development, based on real examples of research into child marriage in Amhara.
Bath Spa University
Speaker at Development and Disasters Conference. The conflict in South Sudan: Lessons from a man made emergency.
House of Commons, UK
Speech on sexualized imagery in advertising for debate “Sexualised imagery in advertising has gone so far it needs to be controlled by statutory regulation”.
“As the Creative Director of an agency that handles many brands that market to women, I was very keen to get Elizabeth to speak to us about her work. She was brilliant. Not only does she have a wealth of knowledge on the subject of the sexualisation of women in the media, she presents her material in such an engaging way, she can’t help to influence her audience.” Caitlin Ryan, Executive Creative Director, Proximity London
City University London
Journalism lecture and mock press conference.
Haerenga Wahine Women’s Group, Christchurch, New Zealand
“Elizabeth co-led our women’s support group, which was enriched by her teaching skills and her understanding of issues affecting women. Elizabeth facilitated sessions on life satisfaction and happiness, helping the group to identify their strengths, challenge negative thinking and to learn new strategies for interpreting life events. Her insight and knowledge on a variety of topics, including relationship skills, mental health, and parenting, were very helpful in generating discussion and empowering others.” Joanne Smith, Social Worker, and Wendy Spragg, Counsellor.
Human Rights & Refugees Conference
Speaker on Depictions of Refugees in the Media with associated workshop.
“Elizabeth’s paper and workshop were extremely well presented and very professional. It was a pleasure to work with someone so well prepared and to witness such effective delivery.” Rolande Burrows, Media Studies Lecturer and Conference Organiser.
Wiltshire Wildlife Trust
Training for project piloting in-vessel composting in school kitchens.
“Elizabeth provided training and support to a wide range of staff and pupils, enabling them to take ownership of their individual projects and set up new systems that are still running well today. In fact, one of the caretakers mentioned to me just recently how inspired he had been from attending her training course.” Kate Robinson, Sustainability Consultant, formerly Waste Minimisation Officer at WWT
Action for Children UK
PR workshop with one-on-one coaching in broadcast interviews, for fundraisers and campaigners.
“I have worked with Elizabeth over many years on communication and training projects for organisations including Amnesty International, UNICEF and Action for Children. Each and every time she has been brilliant to work with. She’s a real communications professional with great skills and judgement.” Richard Bunting, Communications and Campaigns International public affairs consultancy
Amnesty International UK and Poland
PR and radio interview training for Amnesty staff and members. Received top marks from every delegate in workshop evaluation.
European Union’s Public Procurement Programme for Bosnia and Herzegovina
Media and crisis training for long term project staff.
Happyzine positive news magazine
“Elizabeth’s coaching made such a difference during my slot on TV One recently. I felt rock solid and prepared for anything. The two sessions made all the difference to my ability to deal with the media, and to my confidence in myself as a spokesperson for my business. Many people commented on how well I held myself during the live TV interview. I was totally prepared and I would strongly recommend Elizabeth.” Charlotte Squire, Editor
Hope and Homes for Children
Crisis PR training for staff and directors, PR training for fundraisers.
“What I remember most was Elizabeth’s superb organisation, her eye for an opportunity, grasp of child rights, and how utterly professional she was. As the director liaising with her I could not have asked for more.” James Whiting, former Deputy Director, Hope and Homes for Children
Move2NZ Migrant Support
“After struggling to make my point through several interviews I was faced with a slot on the national news. Elizabeth came to the rescue with clear, well presented instructions just minutes before the interview. The difference was immediate with a great interview in which I confidently made clear points. Since then I have regularly spoken on the radio, applying the skills Elizabeth taught me again and again. She is amazing and I would recommend her to anyone.” Mike Bell, founder Move2NZ