An award-winning public speaker, qualified Human Potential Coach and storytelling expert, Beverley is an experienced lead trainer and famed ex-music journalist who specialises in helping leaders to deliver show-stopping talks.
Having spent much of her career working as a writer and editor, Beverley combines her love of language and scalpel-sharp editorial skills with a calm, comforting and supportive style to help clients get to the heart of what it is they truly want to say. She helps speakers to structure their thinking and their talks, drilling down to the one core idea or story that will deliver their message in the most compelling way. She instils confidence and clarity, preparing leaders to connect with their audience and perform in high-pressure situations.
Over the past few years, Beverley has delivered in-house programmes to prestigious corporate clients including Trivago, Celgene, FICO and Hitachi Consulting. She also has a diverse one-to-one client portfolio, from fertility experts and fashion executives to tech executives and brand managers, and has provided coaching support to speakers from TEDxCoventGardenWomen and TEDxAylesbury.
Prior to Ginger, Beverley enjoyed a successful career in print journalism. She started out as a music journalist – coining the term ‘The New Romantics’ – and over the years has been a features writer, columnist, editor and interviewer for high-profile UK publications including the New Musical Express, the Observer, the Sunday Telegraph magazine, the Sunday Express and the Daily Telegraph.
Beverley is the author of Dig for the Story in Your Soul: Story Wisdom to Help You Author an Authentic Life (available on Amazon), and was the co-founder of popular London storytelling event The Story Party. She also works with entrepreneurs to help them publish books that will promote their businesses and thought leadership.
How it started: Along with a desire to enter the world of personal development, Beverley’s move into coaching and public speaking was triggered by the migration of national newspapers from print to digital. She’s gone on to use those coaching skills to help hundreds of speakers become powerful and inspiring communicators and has worked with companies of all sizes to improve their teams’ communication impact.
Superpowers: Beverley supports speakers to connect with their innate power and wisdom and help them sharpen their content, structure and messaging. Wise and witty, Beverley enables leaders to believe in the importance of what they have to say, arming them with the skills to express themselves with power, impact and emotional range.
Most inspiring leader: Brene Brown – because she’s brave, vulnerable, hilarious and a brilliant storyteller (and TED speaker). And, most of all, because she walks her talk.
Enjoys: Writing blogs and books, walking in the Chiltern hills, singing with a local covers band, Sunday roasts, deep conversations with friends, listening to ambient music.
Let us in on a secret: Beverley once went to Australia…for the weekend. Young and naïve, she didn’t know how far it really was from the UK!