Since 2002 Lesley Buckley has been working with experienced and successful CEOs on their most important speeches and presentations, CEOs working internationally at the highest level of corporate and government organisations.
Architect, Founder/Director of The Chief Talks Program - a blueprint for business professionals to deploy when preparing and delivering a speech or presentation and an encapsulation of the methodology that has been tested and proven in over 350 CEO presentations she has worked on.
Lesley undertook her training in the Performance Arts at ALRA, the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts, between 1986 and 1989 and either side of this training worked for 20 years as an actress on stage, screen and radio.
She later completed a Post Grad. Diploma in Drama Therapy (learning to apply the skills and techniques of drama with a healing intention in a therapeutic environment) at the University of Roehampton in 2001.
It is this fusion of therapeutic and performance skills, allied to a thorough understanding of the psychological interplay between audiences and performers, her 20 years' experience as a professional actress and ten years of working with CEOs on their presentations that gives her a unique perspective, and toolbox, when it comes to eliciting the best presentations out of her CEO clients.
When her demanding schedule allows, Lesley offers her services to charitable organisations such as Streets Alive, London, helping their homeless clients to acquire the confidence and communication skills to succeed in job interviews.
Lesley has also previously worked with solo-preneurs, pitch teams and nervous speakers and has discovered that the fundamental mindset required of a presenter and the basic principles of successful preparation and delivery remain the same, whoever the presenter is and whoever they are addressing.
Lesley is now making her unique methodology, preparation system and core delivery skills training (formerly known as Chief Talks) available to all business professionals who need to communicate with others in order to inform, motivate and persuade.