The Art of Being Heard

Masterclasses in Authentic Presence

Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue

Next Date: Wednesday 13th May, 2020 6pm-9pm then Wednesday 1st July for individuals, or by arrangement for group bookings

  • Are you communicating from a place of confidence and energy?
  • Can you ‘hold the room’ and speak with authority?
  • Are you coming across authentically, with maximum personal impact?

The Art of Being Heard is a masterclass in authentic presence. We will work with the fundamental toolkit of each person’s body, breath and voice to increase communicative power, gravitas and influence.

You will:

  • understand how your physical and vocal habits help or hinder your effectiveness
  • practice simple, repeatable exercises that will transform your capacity to make a powerful entrance
  • learn how to manage nerves, take up space and land your messages with impact

The skills you will practice may be applied to presentations, interviews, appraisals, business meetings, networking and more.  Prepare yourself to deliver your best self under pressure.  Discover the art of being heard. Here are a few comments from those attending the Jan 2020 Masterclass:

Has given me a lot more confidence in taking up space/being present and confident in speaking with colleagues and giving presentations. Kath was fantastic. Really engaging and never singled anyone out or criticised. An excellent leader” Senior Manager / Charitable organisation / Jan 2020

Essential for anyone presenting, leading or participating in meetings, should be compulsory for executives and teams” Performance Education / Jan 2020

The Art of Being Heard is led by theatre director and communications skills coach Kath Burlinson, Ph.D.  Kath brings energy, compassion, humour and integrity to all her work. She has ten years’ experience of leading training and development programmes for clients including Goldman Sachs Global Leadership Program, Greene King, Digital Europe, Capgemini, Oxera, Servest, the NHS and many others. She has worked extensively in both private and public sectors, has delivered speaker training for conferences for executives and CEOs, and designed leadership, personal impact and communication training for clients at all levels. She works for RADA Business and Borg/Companies in Motion as well as independently.

Kath’s background includes eight years lecturing at the University of Southampton, co-founding and running an international touring theatre company, and founding a national workshop programme, the Authentic Artist. She has worked in artistic, educational and business contexts in the UK, USA, Canada, Russia, France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Ireland, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Hungary, Japan and Australia.


(if booked up to one month in advance)

Save £25: £125 instead of £150 per person (pay £50 deposit now)

For a place on one of the Masterclasses please contact: chris [at] chrisgrady [dot] org or download the above information on the AOBH info sheet to read more and then contact us for a place.

To look at the one-day courses and read feedback from previous participants please click through to this page.

This is a course every manager should undertake. How do you know what your impact is and how to improve it without this sort of guidance?”  KL / Dep CEO

I learnt so much about myself. I don’t think I have ever experienced a more powerful course. I have worked in media and communication for nearly twenty years and at last I have truly learnt to communicate effectively to ensure delivery of message.” LM / Board of TRBSE

A very interesting and enjoyable course which really makes you think very differently in how you approach not only how you present yourself but how others perceive you. Powerfully it makes you think, act and deliver in a different and encouraging way. The exercise in a physical sense were rewarding.”  SB / Servest

“Any leader of any organisation would benefit from this course (and have a lovely time doing it!)”  MM / Hunden Community Primary School, Sudbury

“Thank you, I learnt a lot about myself and feel so much more confident and relaxed! “ PM / Servest

Kath is a complete expert who has a wonderfully engaging style.  She delivered both the good and the less good news about our techniques with tact and precision.  Kath gave me a gift – to see ourselves as others see us.” IN/Living inside the brand.

We all have a few minutes in life to make a positive impact on life – this course will give me the increased skills and confidence to make a difference MV / Logistics