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From crippling anxiety to speaking on stage.

Hello there, I’m Ed.

I’m the head coach and co-founder of Project Charisma.

In my 20s, I struggled with severe social anxiety that left me with zero self-confidence and a paralyzing fear of public speaking.

I tried to avoid my fears, but eventually realised that the only way to conquer them, was to face them head-on.

I committed to voluntarily confronting my fears until I found a solution. The journey led me to become a professional actor, speak on stage to hundreds of people, and ultimately to founding Project Charisma.

As a public speaking trainer, I’m passionate about helping others overcome their anxiety and develop authentic confidence. With proven techniques and expert coaching, you too can become a charismatic and impactful speaker.

Ready to unleash your inner charisma?

We’re passionate about helping professionals like you develop powerful communication skills that exude authenticity and confidence.

For over nine years, we’ve been helping ambitious professionals to hone their speaking abilities and become more dynamic presenters.

We’ve worked with:

  • TEDx speakers
  • Business leaders
  • Company teams
  • Professionals across all industries

Led by our head coach Ed Darling, we’re dedicated to helping you unlock your potential as a speaker.

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Attendee practising at project charisma public speaking course in manchester

An innovative approach to public speaking training.

In 2014, we embarked on a mission to revolutionize public speaking training. We wanted to create a learning experience that accelerated the process, yielding results in days and weeks, instead of months and years.

Our approach has been hugely successful, thanks to our emphasis on practical learning, detailed feedback, and the fusion of three powerful disciplines: acting, speaking, and therapeutic techniques.

Our mission at Project Charisma is to empower you with the skills and confidence you need to succeed.

Discover the power of public speaking in your own life.

The Project Charisma Team

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Ed Darling
Co-Founder & Head Coach

Edward is a professional speaker, actor, and trainer who’s taken his craft to stages around the world, including the UK, Italy, and NYC.

As the Head Coach at Project Charisma, former Toastmasters Club President, and a professional speaker in his own right – Ed has the first hand experience and expertise to help you overcome fears, develop exceptional communication skills, and speak with confidence.

Chris Delany

A Hypnotherapist, confidence coach and published author, Chris specializes in helping people to overcome phobias and negative emotions.
Chris produced his own version of phobia therapy called ‘fast therapy’, and now advises on our training material.

Danny Riley

Danny Riley is an award winning speaker, Chartered Manager, and Learning and Development Professional, and TEDx Speaker coach.

Danny’s expertise focuses on structure, storytelling and writing, and formed the unique ‘speech structure’ we teach in all our training courses.

Public speaking courses, coaching and team training in Manchester, and beyond.

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