Testimonials

 

 

 

“Danielle has a great way of bringing the best out of you; breaking down your fears into manageable chunks of tips, rationale, techniques and practical advice that actually make you relish the opportunity to try them all out, rather than dreading your next public speaking slot… She’s personable, human and decidedly ‘un-corporate’, while having a deep understanding and insight into different public speaking contexts – whether it’s boardroom or classroom, conference or pitch. Can’t recommend her highly enough.”

Helen Gilchrist
Stranger Collective

 

 

 
 

“Working with Danielle was a dream. Danielle is personable, professional and highly skilled. Through working with Danielle we felt able to explore our own voices, to feel confident by expressing ourselves in our own unique way and to have fun whilst doing it! Danielle was encouraging and enthusiastic whilst always remaining honest and authentic.

It was an absolute pleasure to work with Danielle and we will be certainly recommended thedivingbell to others in the future.”

Jon and Mat
Proud2Be Founders and LGBT+ campaigners

 

“Danielle Krage’s style of coaching is affirmative and encouraging. By highlighting and building on strengths she gently helped me to identify and address my weaknesses, without ever feeling criticised or disparaged.”

Kath Maguire
Associate Research Fellow in Patient and Public Involvement

 

“Even for someone who does a lot of public speaking, a TEDx presentation is something altogether different. It is more demanding and more exacting, and Danielle’s support was invaluable. She offered a fresh perspective, a critical friend, a holding hand. Her advice was rich with insight, and offered with kindness and clarity. I would recommend her support to anyone”.

Rob Hopkins
Catalyst and Outreach Manager, Transition Network

 

“Danielle was amazing. She taught us so much about how to tell a story, what elements make a talk interesting and how to draw out our passion for what we do. She also helped us to slow down and enjoy the whole process! She did all this in a way that was very positive, encouraging, professional and friendly. I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants help with public speaking.”

Adam Sayner and Eric Jong
Directors of GroCycle

 

“Although I am a naturally confident public speaker, I struggled to remember, structure, and stay calm through my emotional TEDx speech. While Danielle helped me to organize my speech, she also offered me invaluable moral support. I will never forget her grace when I ran off the stage, sobbing with satisfaction and overwhelming emotion, straight into her waiting arms!”

Emily Stewart
Travel Writer

 

“I was put in touch with Danielle as part of TEDx Totnes in October 2015. Public speaking is not new to me but TED was. Usually, I am delivering facts or training as a subject expert but for TEDx I needed to articulate something very close to my heart in a manner that would grab and inform a diverse audience, live and via internet, then and potentially for weeks and months afterwards. The success and positive feedback I received for my talk is largely down to Danielle’s time and effort. From acting as a sounding board for ideas, editor and critique for the drafts and delivery coach during rehearsals; Danielle provided encouragement and focus which was essential.”

Ryan Doyle
Police Inspector and Founder of Local Heroes

 

“I really enjoyed working with you Danielle, your support and encouragement made a tremendous difference to my confidence on the stage. Constructive feedback in the early stages helped me to give structure to my talk and having you by my side on the day of the TEDx event was a huge comfort. Thank you for taking the journey with me. I feel very blessed to have met you and would highly recommend your services to anyone looking for a speaker coach.”

Samjhana Moon
Photographic Artist

 

“Danielle is very skilled; I found her coaching sessions both affirming and inspirational. She worked to understand me and my particular challenges, before offering well-considered advice in a manner that was relaxed and supportive.”

Anne Taylor
Writer and journalist

 

“Danielle is an amazing listener who I felt really connected to from day one. She has given me actionable, empowering, yet simple steps to take and things to try which have lead to me being on camera and developing my speaking skills. She lovingly holds a space where it is completely safe to express any fears and feelings which she understands, reassures and worked through with me. She helped me understand that it is ok to be me and use that as a strength to draw from in my speaking rather than comparing myself to other more extroverted speakers. If you want to start developing your public speaking and are feeling any type of fear around this, whoever you are, I highly recommend working with Danielle. It is a joy and a pleasure!”

Emma Holmes
Founder of School of Scratch

 

“The workshop that Danielle put on for us was brilliant. Very engaging and relevant. I know I learnt a lot and so did the students we were working with. I would recommend Danielle wholeheartedly and am looking forward to inviting her back.”

Joanne Thacker
Admissions and Student Recruitment Manager
University of Exeter, Penryn Campus

 

“Danielle blew me and a whole bunch of really interesting people and entrepreneurs away. She has an incredible way of listening, understanding questions and then providing solutions in a very practical way. She leaves you with things you can actually use, practice and does it in an incredibly empathetic way. She is amazing at what she does.”

Ernest Capbert
Co-Founder of Finisterre and Co-Founder of Who Buys Your Stuff

 

“When I met Danielle I quickly realised that she is far more than a speaker-coach. She has a unique insight into the world, she sees more in everything than most, and her visionary approach to life and ability to make you feel anything is possible makes her a unique and engaging person to work with. I would jump at the chance to work with Danielle again. It was such a wonderful experience and I learnt so much from her. ”

Olivia Palmer
Founder of TEDx Totnes