Working with Richard was a real joy. His ability to read the students vocally and pinpoint their areas for change was extremely impressive. A professional and nurturing approach, he shows you how to work with the qualities you have, understand your areas for growth, embrace them, so making your presentation much more authentic and ultimately much more powerful.

Paul Roseby OBE,  Artistic Director
National Youth Theatre

Brilliant coach. Richard is smart, inspiring, emphatic and delivers techniques that challenge but quickly produce fantastic results.

Peter Warne,  UK Chief Operating Officer
Société Generale

Richard provided excellent training in voice and communication for my team, working one-to-one and with smaller groups. He gave them skills that they could use confidently in the workplace. Richard was an absolute pleasure to work with. He is creative, dedicated, reliable and an inspiration to all those who took part in his workshops.

Mike Fischer,  Creative Director
Studio Indigo


I have known Richard for almost 10 years. During that time Richard has been involved in a number of our projects for large professional service firms and the training of student lawyers. Richard is a true professional with a spirit of innovation and creativity. His work with our firm has always added value and proved to be an asset with clients and training staff alike.

Adam Pacifico,  Chief Learning Officer
The Pacifico Partnership

Very impressed. Would not hesitate to recommend Richard for vocal mentoring and techniques for performing to camera. Invaluable to our business.

Alex Pedley and Joe Rogers

Richard created an inspiring and dynamic workshop for the participants on THT’s ‘Work Positive’ back to work programme, to boost participants’ confidence and enhance their communication skills – the group had a very enjoyable and extremely effective session.

Paul Bray
Terrence Higgins Trust

As soon as I met Richard, I knew he was the right vocal coach for me. I was looking for someone whom firstly I could trust and secondly someone who would be offering me a personal fit, not generic.

If you’re looking to be challenged, grow and learn a new way of communicating, then I can’t recommend Richard highly enough.

The sessions were fun, inspiring and most importantly they made a huge positive difference to my voice, confidence and overall wellbeing.

Akin Akinloye
Cheyne Capital

Richard gave my team a workshop on effective communication.  Drawing on his skills as a theatre professional he gave us simple and effective exercises to investigate and develop our own skills and qualities as communicators and gave us a series of techniques to help us when communicating in both large and small scale settings.   As well as being a thoroughly enjoyable session, it was extremely refreshing for us as litigation solicitors to receive coaching on how we communicate, which can be just as important as what we are actually saying.   So much of what we say can get lost in a lack of confidence or understanding of how best to physically get our message across.

Claire Hitchman,  Solictor
Blake Morgan LLP

Richard is an excellent communication coach whom I thoroughly recommend. He has a real talent for quickly spotting areas for improvement.

Matthew Fewster,  Vice President
Merrill Lynch

Richard is a very accomplished, compelling and polished vocal performer and vocal coach. He has charisma, charm and passion, but above all is encouraging and nurturing and takes every one of his clients profoundly seriously.

James Welsh,  Director of BPTC Programmes
BPP Law School

Towards the end of the session I felt like I was given a new dynamic and engaging voice to go with the confidence boost I had gained from Richard for public speaking.

City University London

Richard is dynamic, passionate and extremely gifted in his work. He is a great communicator and has a very effective way of bringing the best out in professional actors and those in training to be professional communicators. A delight to work along side and extremely inspiring.

Emma Clayton,  Artistic Director
Madd College

Richard is at the top of his game in what he does. The knowledge and expertise he relays to his students during our classes is invaluable.

Hayley Newton,  Artistic Director
Italia Conti

Richard gave a great session and would thoroughly recommend him to anyone looking to become a more effective communicator!

Peter Thompson,  Director
Precise Consultants

Richard Laing has helped me to re-develop my speaking skills in three ways. First is to use my breath correctly and use my voice effectively – that makes my life so much easier. Second is to learn to speak slowly – that’s truly a skill for a fast talker like me! Finally is to gain confidence in my public speaking. Worth far more than he charges… I wish I’d had done this with Richard ten years ago when I first stepped into the professional world.

Lori L
Angel Investor