Catherine Sandland

Speaker Coach

Further Information

Catherine's Role

As Speaker Coach, Catherine is supporting all our TEDx speakers through a training programme to help them prepare and deliver their ideas and stories on stage. And she’s super qualified for her role. Catherine was previously a speaker at TEDx Nantwich, she trains aspiring TEDx speakers, and is also a member of the TEDx Northwich organising team.


Also known as the Presenting Queen, Catherine is a speaker coach and presentation skills trainer. She specialises in coaching people to increase their impact and influence when speaking in public. Catherine has been helping leaders, managers, business owners, trainers and consultants do exactly this for over 22 years. And she absolutely loves it!


Often found outdoors, Catherine is a keen open water swimmer, walker and dog lover. She founded The Happy Chatterers walking and trekking group that walk…and talk (of course!). Catherine’s proudest achievement is climbing Kilimanjaro with her son to raise money for The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust. Made even more memorable when they celebrated her son’s 21st birthday the day before they reached the summit.

What's your favourite TED/TEDx talk and why?

Rita Pierson’s talk on Why every child needs a champion.

Just listen and watch that passion in action! This woman knows what she is talking about. She has a vision for those children, and she is happy to challenge us. The simplicity and power of this message has stayed with me for years.