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Maggie Sawkins

Public Speaking Coach, Mediator & Painter of Positive Messages

The common thread in my work and life experience, is the digging for insight and communication of who we are and what we believe in. I started my working life as an art teacher in an inner London secondary school. It was great to see those kids progress and find ways to articulate their identity.

In that time I started my own personal development journey. I needed to find a way to get my own voice heard. It’s taken me on many programmes: from assertiveness to firewalking, to looking at shame and workaholism. I understand first-hand the challenges and rewards of finding the confidence to speak up.

Today, I have built a set of skills from personal and professional experience. I’m known by clients to be an effective, supportive mediator and a warm and engaging speaking coach, trainer and speaker.

I’ve worked with hospital consultants, teenagers, science researchers, prisoners and all walks of life in between. All have in common the need to communicate their needs and values successfully.

I offer you my enthusiasm, experience and passion for the ever evolving art of communication in whatever context. I’m happy to say that I’m successful at mediating conflicts to positive resolutions for those involved. It’s very rewarding train or coach others to gain skills and confidence to speak in public, to come more into their strengths and move towards achieving their heartfelt goals.

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