Ever since being entranced by his grandmother’s tales as a small boy, storytelling has been Robin Bayley’s passion. Following a successful fifteen year career telling corporate stories in the advertising and television industries, he followed his muse and converted the stories he heard in childhood into an internationally acclaimed book, The Mango Orchard. Robin trained as a leadership coach with the internationally renowned Coaches Training Institute, and has since worked with hundreds of people around the globe to find their own voice and affect change in the world.
As well as leading storytelling, public speaking and leadership workshops with household names and emerging brands, he has coached business leaders from Silicon Valley to the Middle East, and high-profile personalities and senior executives.
Jojo Thomas worked in the city for ten years, as a business editor and team leader, before following her dream of helping people live happier lives by training as a Co-Active coach. As someone who has always written and performed her own material – writing plays, poems, and stories since she was a young girl – Jojo is passionate about helping others to unlock their confidence and creativity, and have fun in the process!
As well as coaching, Jojo runs regular creative writing workshops, and co-facilitates storytelling evenings in London. She even crops up on the London stand-up comedy circuit occasionally, and has a keen sense of how to bring humour and fun to a speech.
Also a qualified hypnotherapist, Jojo can help even the most nervous speakers find their voice and access the stories they want to tell.
Before I came to you I had absolutely no idea how I was going to pull this off! The speech was absolutely perfect. Waiting to deliver it was like when you buy someone a really good present and can’t wait for them to unwrap it.
Robin is immensely refreshing, practical, insightful and fun. His work with me greatly enhanced my business and led to increased sales and an overall expansion in my business – he is a gem.
I can’t speak highly enough of how brilliant Robin is at getting to the essence of what makes a story compelling and allowing you to express it in your own authentic way.
Jojo and Robin themselves brought a perfect combination of expertise, experience, fun and constructive engagement to the day, helping people to push outside their comfort zones and holding a safe space for us to experiment and try new things. It was a game changer of a workshop and has left us feeling inspired to properly integrate what we learned into our work.