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Catherine Semark

Personal Impact Coach

"My work takes the skills and approaches that work for performance (state management, connecting with an audience, spontaneity and bravery) and applies them to a business context".     

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Who am I? Text Open

I am a coach with a background in theatrical improvisation and stand up. I specialise in communication skills (in particular presenting and storytelling in business).

How do I describe what I do? Text Open

My work takes the skills and approaches that work for performance (state management, connecting with an audience, spontaneity and bravery) and applies them to a business context.

Who can I help? Text Open

Anyone who wants to improve the way they connect with others. It’s easy to get caught up in your internal agenda, particularly in stressful situations. My aim is to help you keep your focus relaxed and external, through your choices in mindset, physicality and language.

How did I develop my skills and expertise? Text Open

I’ve been fortunate to train with some great improvisers – The Spontaneity Shop, Ms Jackson, David Shore and Andy Eninger (Second City). But most of my craft comes from my hours on stage – I’ve performed hundreds of gigs as an improviser and stand up, taking shows up to the Edinburgh Fringe on a regular basis.

In addition, I’m a certified trainer in NLP, and have a decade’s experience delivering workshops based in practical psychology to audiences at all levels in top organisations.

What do I love about my work? Text Open

It’s a pleasure to help people feel more comfortable in their own skin.

What has made me a rock star for my clients? Text Open

My backstage rider.

What is an unknown or interesting fact about me? Text Open

I appeared on Richard & Judy, dressed up as a garden gnome.