About SWIP: Philippa Hammond








‘Hammond is superbly-voiced … gravitas, vocal clarity and projection …’
Fringe Review
The Comedy of Errors 2018

BA [Hons]
Assoc. CIPD
Actors’ Equity

Corporate Learning & Development Consultant
Inspirational Speaker
Actor and Voice Artist

Specialising in Training Skills for Business:


A unique combination

Philippa delivers a unique combination of corporate learning and development experience in tough regulated, commercial and law enforcement fields, plus stage, camera and voice expertise as an actor


  • Planning, design, delivery and evaluation of powerful corporate learning and development events
  • Public speaking and presentation skills
  • Dealing with nerves, developing confidence and building personal brand
  • Training and facilitation techniques
  • Leadership, management and coaching expertise
  • Writing, training and inspirational speaking on leadership, personal brand, public speaking and career essentials
  • Acting, voice over and role-play

For organisations

  • Leading and directing projects with major organisational development impact
  • Creating and delivering acclaimed public speaking, train the trainer, leadership and career essentials master-classes
  • Actor and voice over skills for drama, corporate video and audio presentations
  • Role-play skills for recruitment, training, development and assessment events

For individuals

  • Inspiring 1-1 coaching for personal development and success


Book in production – Author of “Talking Speaking”, the new guide to confident public speaking for business, performance and social occasions

CD in production – Author and presenter of “Reading to Children”, the new guide to reading aloud

Winner of the Plain English Campaign Inside Write Award for the article “Public Speaking – Handling Nerves”

Inspirational Speaking

CIPD Sussex Trainers’ Forum: Actors’ Tips for Trainers
The Critical Incident: Reading Aloud to an Audience
Brighton City Business Breakfast Networking: Dealing with Nerves

Training Clients

Air Safety Support International
Blue Edge [BAM Nuttall, Bouygues UK, Morgan Sindall, Sir Robert McAlpine]
Blind Veterans
The Book Nook
Brighton City Business Club
Brighton Film Makers’ Coalition
The Civil Aviation Authority International
Chronicle Theatre
The Critical Incident
The Department of Civil Aviation, Brunei
Gene Commerce
The Grace Eyre Foundation
Home Instead
Legal and General
Lincolnshire Police HQ
NHS East Midlands Deanery
Ocean Independence
Pallant House Gallery
The Pensions Regulator
Pinnacle People
Pragmatic Web
Real Life Options
Resolution [the Chair]
Roleplay UK
Status Employment
The Student Room
Studio 1919
Sussex Life Magazine
Sussex Past – the Sussex Archaeological Society
The UK Border Agency
The University of Sussex

Many private clients

Previous training includes:


  • Delivering workshops for their Leadership and Management development programme

Sussex Past

  • Creating and delivering a one day Leadership Essentials event for their management team

The University of Sussex

  • Two day Practical Presentation Skills programmes for their PHD research students

The Civil Aviation Authority

  • Creating and delivering the Training and Instructional Techniques train the trainer course at Gatwick Airport and in Brunei
  • Creating and delivering a masterclass on public speaking and facilitation skills at Gatwick Airport

Air Safety Support International

  • Creating and delivering masterclasses on facilitation skills

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

  • Leading research into the creation of a new Senior HRBP Development Programme

The Pensions Regulator

Home Office UK Border Agency

  • Training for officers and partners, covering operational law enforcement training and investigative interview techniques
  • Personal development training in management, coaching and presentation skills
  • Training airline representatives in many different countries in the detection of forged travel documents
  • Created a UK-wide training team charged with training Keeping Children Safe issues to front-line officers combating the trafficking of children into the UK for forced labour, organ theft and prostitution

Pinnacle People

  • Career development skills training, including building new confidence, creating the polished CV and developing effective interview skills


  • A range of Confident Public Speaking skills training seminars

Blue Edge

  • Coaching and feedback for their business clients’ preparation for a major contract bid

BAM Nuttall, Bouygues UK, Morgan Sindall, Sir Robert McAlpine

  • Pitching, persuading and influencing seminars

Real Life Options

  • Confident Public Speaking and Communicating With Impact training seminars

The East Midlands Deanery [NHS]

  • Confident Public Speaking training seminar

The Book Nook

  • Reading to Children workshop

Roleplay UK clients

  • Corporate actor / roleplay skills for business

The Financial Ombudsman Service, Canary Wharf

  • Designed and delivered events for the leadership and management development programme
  • Introduced the new presentation skills training portfolio

Chronicle Theatre

  • Created and delivered a bespoke Interview Skills workshop for the actors

Private and corporate clients

  • One-to-one public speaking, leadership and employability coaching


As an actor and voice artist, Philippa’s performances have won superb reviews from the press. Theatre work includes the lead role in “Fanny Hill” and the quartet of solo plays “Glimpse.” Audio work includes audio drama for B7 Productions, TBC Audio and Two Bit Productions.

The press said

” … enchanting and highly entertaining … ” Liam Rudden Edinburgh Evening News

” … understated and impressively controlled … Hammond excels … ” James Kirkup, The Scotsman

“… spellbinding and entertaining, heart rending and humorous …” Roderick Graham, The Scotsman

“… drama, suspense and genuine laughs … ” Lyndsey Winship, The Argus

Professional Membership

  • Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development [CIPD]
  • CIPD Sussex Trainers’ Forum
  • Brighton and Hove Businesswomen
  • Equity
  • Spotlight


  • BA Honours English Literature Southampton University
  • Certificate in Training Practice [CIPD]

Personal Development

  • CIPD: The HR Business Partner
  • CIPD: L&D as Business Partner
  • Speaking Professionally – Unlocking the Power of the Voice
  • Training for Trainers
  • CIPD Certificate in Training Practice
  • Advanced Presentation Skills
  • Acting: The Alchemy of Screen Acting
  • Acting: Shakespeare on Film


For further information, discussions and bookings:

Philippa Hammond

Speaking Well In Public


M – 07017 037590

T – 01273 500950

Twitter: @TalkingSpeaking