Your personal media trainer and communications coach

Helping you
communicate with
confidence

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Kate Chacksfield began her career in the broadcast media in 1989 as a reporter for BBC local radio, then in television for BBC Newsround and as a producer on the Six O’Clock News and Tomorrow’s World. She spent five years at Sky News as the channel’s Science and Technology correspondent.

Whether it be presenting to an intimidating audience, interviewing for an ambitious job, talking to the media or applying for a place in higher education, Kate offers the expertise and experience to ensure your best self shines at the crucial moment.

Contact Kate

Contact Kate

Kate Chacksfield began her career in the broadcast media in 1989 as a reporter for BBC radio and then in television for BBC Newsround and as a producer for the Six O’Clock News and Tomorrow’s World. She spent five years at Sky News as the channel’s Science and Technology correspondent.

Whether it be presenting to an intimidating audience, talking to the media, interviewing for an ambitious job, or applying for a place in higher education, Kate offers the expertise and experience to ensure your best self shines at the crucial moment.

Brands Kate has worked with

Retail and Manufacturing

M&S

Honda

1E

Linklaters

NHS

Mothers’ Union

Red Bull Air Race

Luke Mossey

 Agencies Kate has worked with

Method Creative

Curious PR

Thirst Design

Educators Kate has worked with

Royal Grammar School

University of Cambridge Enterprise

London School of English

Twyford C of E High School

St Benedict’s School

Durston House

King’s House School

Learn more about Kate

Media training

Communicate your message, handle difficult questions and remain professional in front of the camera. Kate has many years experience in the broadcast media and really enjoys passing on media skills.  Successful interviews are undoubtedly an art. The techniques can be learnt within hours and clients are filmed before and after coaching, something that clearly demonstrates the huge improvements made.

“I have chosen Kate to work with a number of clients based on her intuitive and effective approach. As a media coach she is authoritative, while always managing to quickly put clients at ease and make significant progress. Kate is fun to work with, charismatic and considerate – great attributes that have also led to clients making further recommendations within their own networks for media coaching.

Kirsten Corrigan
Managing Director, Method Creative

“Kate is an expert speaker. Very practical advice.”

Media Training for Senior NHS Physicians

“Professional, valuable and enjoyable.”

Head of UK Car Sales, Honda

“One of the best courses I have ever been on. And believe me, I’ve been on a lot”

Senior Partner, Linklaters

Presenting

Create presentations that capture your audience from the opening line to the call to action. Study body language, voice intonation, power of pauses, proper slide design, how to write and engaging script and keeping the audience interested. Plus handling Q&A sessions and managing difficult topics.

“I did it! I did the whole thing brilliantly and with no notes! Thank you so much.”

Senior executive from leading UK IT firm, commenting on his presentation to 300 CIOs

“Kate was absolutely fantastic to work with. We’ve learnt a huge amount & we’re excited to put this into our pitch and into future presentations”

Alice and Fleurette, Founders of Attollo Lingerie

Interviews

Not getting the job or promotion you deserve? Learn how to communicate your best self and stay calm and collected under pressure. Kate covers all the techniques required to deal successfully with job interviews, covering what to say, and how to say it, body language and voice skills.  She also works extensively with younger pupils facing Common Entrance interviews, and older students invited for university interviews,  building confidence, providing techniques and support so they feel ready to face their interviewers.

“Another huge thank you for all your help with our students preparing them for their Oxbridge/Medicine interviews. I’m absolutely delighted that we’ve had 15 offers and this brilliant result is a record for the school.”

Head of 6th form, Twyford CE High School

“Kate gave me the confidence to really go for it. So I did. And was awarded the scholarship!”

Alex, 15, Applicant for 6th form Music Scholarship

“I’m in no doubt that your session before our son’s interview made the key difference in giving him the confidence he needed to succeed at interview. Interestingly most of the other boys we believe you helped also got “A letters” [guaranteed place] whereas others who did not have your help, did not.”

Parent of year 6 boy, offered a place at Merchant Taylors’ School

Confidence Building

Need your confidence boosting? Feel uneasy in social situations? Worried about “getting it wrong”? Kate has a particular interest in supporting those who find social situations difficult. She has extensive experience working with people diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, dyslexia, dyspraxia and other SpLDs, and many others who have simply lost confidence in themselves. With patience, kindness and understanding, Kate has boosted the confidence of many clients, and enabling them to find jobs and secure their future.

“Kate has been a tremendous support to our son who has Aspergers Syndrome and consequently has found it difficult to get a job. She has always seen him as an individual, has helped him understand how he appears to others and has boosted his confidence. She has worked extensively on interview techniques and social skills and as a result he has recently got his first job.”

Mother of Andrew, 25

Contact Kate

Kate is based in West London and is happy to travel to your location to run individual and group workshops.

Kate also offers Skype sessions, if meeting face-to-face is not possible.

First, tell Kate a little more about you.

Kate works regularly with her husband Jonathan Legard, sports broadcaster, for sports-focussed media training.

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