Debra Leigh, MA

Job title

Voice & Communications Coach

Profile

Debra has been coaching at Central since completing the MA Voice course in 2011. Her skillset includes 15 years acting in Theatre and TV, and working in broadcast, including two years as a TV Continuity Announcer for the BBC. To maintain her connection with being on ‘the front line’, she continues to work as a voice over artist and also presents for Homestyle for QVC. This unique combination of skills helps business clients needing the flexibility of moving from formal conference presentations, to making impact in the boardroom, whilst also having the confidence to cross over into media for TV/Radio interviews.

Clients include: Aukett-Swanke, Bartlett Mitchell, Bartlett School of Architecture, BMJ, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Cabinet Office, CIA, Cisco, Cognizant, ETF Securities, GALLUP, Hemsley Fraser, HMRC, Imperial College, Kew Gardens, Ingeus, King’s College, MIP, NHS, Partners Group, St. John’s Hospice, The European Commission, Trader Media Group, VW, The Westbury Group, The White Company; as well as employees of Barclays, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, FCO, Goldman-Sachs, Merrill Lynch, UBS and VISA. She also runs her own company, Brighter Voice based in the City of London in Moorgate and has coached the BBC’s Expert Women, at Ashridge and at The Globe Theatre.

Research Areas

  • Voice training for Doctor’s Communication (St John’s Hospice).
  • Voice and communication training for the NHS (Chelsea and Westminster Hospital).
  • Voice for Media – the pre-set up and altering the scale.

Qualifications

MA Voice (RCSSD)

NLP Foundation Diploma

External Memberships

Equity, ICV, VASTA

Productions

2012 Voice Coach, The Secret Garden, Trinity Laban (Director Kelly Robinson).

Courses

Voice for Performance - An Introduction