About me

I never underestimate the power of the simple conversation to get to the root of an issue and then uncover the confidence to make the changes needed. I have witnessed remarkable changes happen enough times in coaching to know that it is absolutely possible for you accomplish extraordinary things. Through coaching, as well as achievement of immediate goals such as career change or business advancement, you can expect personal development in confidence, self belief, better relationships, and work/life balance. Then you will do a superb job in whatever you want to achieve and find fulfillment in all areas of your life.

I am particularly skilled in business coaching and mentoring in the areas of voice, presentation and impact. I've helped many people perform with increased confidence and presence, and have frequently assisted people in gaining promotion and improving career prospects. I've coached senior people for high impact events in both corporate and political arenas. My specialised subject is  communication in all its guises, as the bedrock of success in leadership, motivation, personal fulfillment, relationships, career success and work/life balance.

The most important factors in coaching you are the relationship of trust and the fact that you are an individual unlike anyone else. I no longer believe in stock solutions. I have also learned that the serious business of coaching is most successful when there's plenty of room for humour and creativity. If this falls in with your expectations of coaching, I'd be very pleased to meet you to discover if there is a fit.

Training, qualifications & experience

Author of four books on communication, available on Amazon and elsewhere:
The Art of Conversation: Change Your life with Confident Communication (Capstone)
Voice and Speaking Skills For Dummies (Wiley) - includes CD
Butterflies & Sweaty Palms: 25 Sure-Fire Ways to Speak and Present with Confidence (Crown House)
Voice of Influence: How to Get People to Love to Listen to You (Crown House)

Certified Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation
Certified NLP Coach
Diploma in Coaching and Modelling (NLP University, Santa Cruz, CA)
Diploma in Business Performance Coaching (Newcastle College)
Trainer Trainer in NLP (NLP University, Santa Cruz, California),
NLP Master Practitioner and NLP Practitioner
Diploma in Assertiveness Training, Redwood
MBTI and Firo-B qualified (OPP)
Certificate in Management with the Institute of Management
Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
Advanced Diploma in Voice (Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia, Rome)
Teaching Diploma in Voice (Royal Coll. of Music)
BA Hons. in English (Bristol University)

I run friendly highly effective open workshops in London in voice, presentation, communication, leadership, relationships, coaching and NLP, where people have fun and experience real positive change.

I am interested in coaching individuals at all levels and from all walks of life. My experience goes from the coaching of a vice-principal at JP Morgan and executives of the European Commission to people out of work, from a Chief Superintendent of Police and the  Secretary General of the Women's Lobby to the European Parliament to a stressed young mother and a fifteen-year old. I think you'll find coaching with me both fun and challenging - a stretch at times, but never boring.

Other areas of coaching I deal with

Confidence, communication, voice, presentation, impact, raising profile, leadership, career change and development, work/life balance and self belief. Spirituality.

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Additional information

Email me at judy@voiceofinflluence.co.uk or call 01306 886114 for an initial chat, and to discuss how you might use coaching to remove blocks in your life and move towards your aspirations and goals.

Modest fees. Special rates for charities, the voluntary sector and those in genuine need.


I usually coach during office hours Monday to Friday, except in particular circumstances.

Further information

Coaching can be a fun as well as deeply rewarding and transformational process. Do get in touch just to chat about it if you like - I'll be pleased to hear from you.

Coaching sessions are conducted face-to-face, on the telephone or via Skype. For face-to-face coaching I coach mostly here in Dorking, though I also travel to business clients in London, Sussex, Hampshire and surrounding areas.

Do have a look at my website, judyapps.co.uk for further information, my blog and news of workshops. You'll also find there free e-courses to download on Speaking with Authority, Overcoming Performance Anxiety, Raising your Profile and my Introduction to NLP. I also post daily tips and inspiration on Facebook.com/JudyAppsVoice and Twitter- judyapps.

I look forward to meeting you.


Type of session

In person