Helping leaders to succesfully step into the spotlight.🎉

“Ed is a true coach. He gives you the confidence that you know you need but can’t readily access. He is astute and patient – never demonstrating boredom when I was going through a presentation for the 10th time.”

project charisma public speaking coaching client

Hannah Cork

Director of Finance & Resources at MIF


“I cannot complement Ed enough, a fantastic public speaking coach, and a genuinely nice person. Ed really put me at ease straight away and rebuilt my confidence, after my allocated five 1:1 sessions; I’ve learned a lot of techniques and skills that I will put to practice when I next step up.”

Phil Pearce

Global Head of Procurement at Unit4


“When it comes to public speaking, there is no one that I could recommend more highly than my Speaking Coach, Ed Darling. Working with Ed has elevated my speaking to a level I never knew was possible.”

Mohammed Kasujee, public speaking coaching client

Mohammed Kasujee

Founder, MK Career Solutions


“Working with Ed as my coach – he’s patient, encouraging, and I’ve gotten a lot more than I thought I would from the sessions. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to improve their public speaking skills!”

Judy Leung public speaking coaching client

Judy Leung

Founder, Sweqlink


“Ed is an excellent public speaking coach. He made what can be a scary topic for many, very accessible. The workshop was professionally conducted, tailored to individual needs, and most enjoyable.

Having worked as an agent representing high-profile celebratory public speakers, and having delivered numerous paid keynotes myself, I have encountered and attended many training sessions over the last twenty years. 

The training with Ed was every bit as good as the very best training I have witnessed. Ed is an asset to the university, and many professors and PGR students could benefit from this training.”

University of Manchester, public speaking training clients of project charisma

Sandra Hamilton

University of Manchester Business School

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Public Speaking training at the
University of Manchester Business School.

“Thank you Ed. You have helped SkyParlour this year so much with confident presentations skills — it’s tremendous what you can bring out even in one wee small hour of one-2-one training. Our team absolutely love your work.”

Angela yore, public speaking team training attendee

Angela Yore

Founder & MD at SkyParlour


“Ed visited our Litchfield office to help some of our senior leaders improve their public speaking. The session was relevant and engaging and everyone took something away from the day from both professional and personal perspectives. I’d highly recommend Project Charisma and we’re already looking at booking Ed again.”

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Sally Helston

Executive Director at The Marlborough Group

“Ed has an incredible ability to create a warm and safe environment that enables people to challenge themselves, learn and grow!

I can honestly say after this session, my fears around public speaking have diminished considerably. Thank you Ed, I can’t wait to put my new skills and techniques into practice!

Holly Williams

PR Account Executive

“Best decision I have ever made. Everyone there was so friendly. For someone as introverted and shy like myself, they made it very easy for me to come out of my shell.

I don’t normally do reviews, but the day was fantastic. The course really did change how I feel abut presenting, while also improving my skills . Highly recommend Ed!”

Dominic Malloy

IT Manager

“For anyone thinking about this – don’t think, just do it! Ed is fantastic and makes stepping out of your comfort zone so much fun.

I’ve enjoyed two training sessions with him and they both ended with the whole group on a real high.

100% recommend.”

Emma Scott

Content Strategist


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“Edward helped me improve my public speaking & prepare to speak on world leading podcasts about my journey in technology. I would certainly recommend Ed for giving you critical feedback on how you speak, even if you are a professional speaker like me.”

Keith Myers public speaking coaching client

Keith Myers

Creative Director, AVimmerse

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Keith speaking at the Manchester Tech Festival.

“I loved how Ed created a safe and welcoming space for me to speak about my life in an open, honest and authentic way. The venue was great, the other participants were wonderful and Ed is a master of his craft.

I would highly recommend the course to anyone who wants to speak more confidently. If you have a best man’s speech coming up, a presentation at a conference, or you just want to speak up in meetings at work then this course will help you to find your voice.

 Thank you Ed for unlocking my desire to speak on stage. Watch this space! Beshlie x”

Beshlie Donaldson

Professional Coach

A speaker delivers their final speech at our one day public speaking masterclass

“I found Ed and Project Charisma on google and decided to give it a shot as the reviews were great. I can now honestly understand why!! Ed is a fantastic person, great energy, great enthusiasm and above all, great charisma.

Ed gave us all great advice and the tools to be able to face our fears. He is very knowledgeable and patient and really helped me understand what I needed to do to take my public speaking to the next level. I have a big conference coming up with hundreds of attendees and genuinely feel that I’m ready now.

I highly recommend this Masterclass and hope this review will help those that are indecisive. Ed and Project Charisma are the real deal!”

Laurence Masters


A speaker delivers a final speech during our 1 day masterclass
“Wow – such an empowering, positive and impactful day, Ed and Jaz were so welcoming and supportive that you really do feel at home in their company.

I left at the end of the day physically and spiritually buzzing and eager for another opportunity to speak in front of people. Would 10/10 recommend!”

Darren Carter

Transport Manager

“I had a brilliant experience with Project Charisma.

Ed was excellent, hugely skilled in public speaking techniques, encouraging confidence and helping
to minimise the nerves!

I found it really great fun and would 100% recommend.”

Robin McCulloch

Sales Specialist

“I’ve recently attended a public speaking workshop with Project Charisma and I really couldn’t fault any part of it. Well organised, professional, but still very personable.

Ed provided actionable feedback in a way that resonated with me. All around it was a great experience and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to work on developing their public speaking skills.”

Orsolya Kiss-Toth

HR Professional

“I did the one day public speaking course on Saturday. It was a great introduction to public speaking.

Ed was very helpful and gave me some useful coaching. I feel like I’ve now got the basic skills to talk in front of a crowd.”

Rob P

Business Founder


“Thank you again so much, as I truly believe that without your training I would still be wondering if I should pitch to new clients, and if I am good enough.”

Sophie Chevolleau public speaking course attendee

Sophie Chevolleau

Founder at Active Rainbow


“Firstly I would like to thank all of the team at Project Charisma for helping me find the confidence that I thought I had lost.

Since 2020 I have struggled with self-doubt and believing that I am good enough at what I do. As lockdown eased, I was approached to speak for the local stroke association and discuss the benefits of exercise and wellness. I would have been happy doing this and been very excited at the opportunity the previous year. Not now! The fear crept through me at the thought of standing up discussing my specialism in front of other practitioners and patients.

I realised I needed some extra training and to find techniques to help me overcome this newfound fear. I was not allowing fear to stop my progression. I researched public speaking and found that Project Charisma was offering a workshop not far from me. I knew I wouldn’t regret the decision, so I instantly booked the program.

I woke up the morning of the workshop and felt hesitant. As I walked through the doors of the building, Edward, one of the trainers, greeted me. He was friendly and instantly made me feel at ease as he walked me to the main room, where people sat talking and getting to know each other.”

woman speaks to a group in workshop

“At the beginning of the workshop, I was dreading delivering my final speech to the group as I didn’t really believe what I was saying. With the inspirational support from the trainers, wise words and digging deep within myself, I changed the whole speech last minute.

Thanks to Project Charisma, as the Managing Director of my business, I feel confident in delivering talks, inspirational talks and workshops of my own within my industry. I now pitch to commissioners such as public health England, the local councils and other businesses and organisations.

Within the past few months, I have been commissioned by two organisations. I believe this is all down to my experience and knowledge learned through the training with Project Charisma.

Thank you to Project Charisma, I have found my inner voice and skills to stand out. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and would recommend anyone with any doubt to book on and find their voice.”

Sophie Chevolleau


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University of Manchester public speaking training workshop with project charisma.
“The workshop exceeded my expectations. I attended a similar workshop some time ago, and I can tell you that although this previous workshop was useful, the one led by Ed helped me immensely.

He helped me with strategies to present in a more confident way, he cared and provided advice on our personal concerns when presenting.”

Mayra Morales

University of Manchester

Ed Darling of project charisma facilitating public speaking workshop for Xaverian college

“Ed’s ability to engage with the class was first rate. His classes were very enjoyable and enlightening. He ensured the students all interacted and had a very good command of the room.

The students learnt a great deal and many said his session was their favourite. His enthusiasm was infectious and the students fed back that their confidence to speak in public had increased.”

Tony Payne

Careers Coordinator at Xavarian College

Ed Darling of project charisma speaking at the UCEN student conference

“It was really informative and useful; the activities made me think a lot about how to improve my general wellbeing as well as specifically my confidence and self-esteem. I learned a lot about myself – and had good time too!

Eds’ professionalism and kindness was outstanding and made me feel comfortable enough to not only take part but enjoy.”

Nela Blinkhorn

Student Union VP at UCEN