About us.

Project Charisma is a communication training company based in Manchester, UK.

We have a passion for helping people overcome anxiety and express themselves with complete authenticity.

Since 2014 we’ve coached hundreds of individuals to become more confident, charismatic speakers. With past students including TEDx speakers, business leaders and top academics.

Project Charisma was founded by three coaches: Danny Riley, Chris Delaney & Ed Darling. We’re professional speakers and trainers who specialize in communication.

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A New Approach to
Public Speaking

Back in 2014, we came together to develop a new style of training. Our aim was to refine and accelerate the learning process, giving clients results in hours not weeks or months.

The success of our new approach comes down to our emphasis on practical learning to build confidence through competence; and our fusion of three powerful disciplines: acting, speaking & therapeutic techniques.

Our mission is to deliver the most advanced, effective and enjoyable public speaking courses available anywhere in the world, transforming how people think and feel about public speaking.

Meet The Team

Ed Darling

A professional actor, voice over artist and public speaker, Edward has performed on hundreds of stages around the UK, Europe and NYC. As a public speaking coach, Ed regularly delivers training for Universities and organisations including the University of Manchester, UCEN, and more. Ed was also the past President of Salford Speakers Toastmasters International.

Specializing in the cross-over between stage acting and public speaking, Ed’s coaching fuses the best techniques of both to get you feeling confident on the stage, and connecting with your audience.

Danny Riley is an award winning speaker, Chartered Manager, and Learning and Development Professional. He has coached TEDx speakers, and leaders to be more effective communicators.

A highly accomlished speaker himself, Danny’s coaching focuses on structure, storytelling and writing techniques. He will help you bring any presentation, pitch, or speech to life using using conflict, hooks and storytelling techniques designed to make your audiences sit up and take note.

Danny Riley

Chris Delaney

A Hypnotherapist, Confidence Coach and published author, Chris specializes in helping people to overcome phobias, take charge of their emotions and build the inner-confidence to succeed, using his own version of phobia therapy called ‘fast therapy’.
Chris’s coaching will give you the tools to overcome anxiety and develop a positive mindset around public speaking. If you’ve never had a phobia of presenting, Chris’s techniques will give you that extra edge to handle any situation with authority and poise.