Hello, I'm Mark Downey.
My passion is to hold the space for others so that they may free their voices, speak their truth and take their place in the world. I train and coach business leaders and teams around the globe to embody and express authentic leadership presence with clarity, conviction and compassion. My own experience and empirical evidence has shown me that with small adjustments and the willingness to do the work, we all have the capacity for clear and powerful presence, even when it seems hidden under years of habit. I believe embodied presence to be our birthright.
My approach is immediately practical and carefully rigorous in addressing specific real-world communication challenges such as presentations, meetings, interviews and leadership impact, on camera or face to face. My coaching style has been described as compassionate and encouraging, challenging and fair, enlightening and fun. All of my work is bespoke to each client’s needs, in group training or private coaching, online and in life for native and non-native English speakers.
My background ranges from studies in psychology, literature and theatre and on-camera performance to certifications in physical expression from Jacques Lecoq to multi voice, speech and presence certifications, most recently from Patsy Rodenburg.
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