Identify your communication challenges

Improve your fluency in meetings

Polish your presentations and pitches

Improve your communication skills

My name is Chris Russell Balkwill. I work with professionals from all sectors, usually non-native English speakers, to improve their business communication skills. I’m based near London and work in-company throughout Europe. I also give tailored courses in London.

My background is in the broadcasting and communications industries, as a practitioner and as a business leader. My professional experience means I quickly understand my clients’ objectives. After only a few sessions, most people tell me they feel they have gained confidence and improved their performance.


With an MA degree in French and German from Cambridge University, I had two objectives: to travel and to work in radio.

Skills Training

So what actually happens in your first session with me? Understanding what you’re trying to communicate, and what the barriers could be, is the first step.

Celebrant Services

A few years ago, I trained to become a funeral celebrant.  A humanist funeral celebrates the life of a loved one, using music, readings, stories and tributes.