Profile: Chris Scoble

Following a career with Barclays Bank and two major international law firms, Chris set up his own consultancy in 2007.  Under the brand of Esprima Consulting, Chris provides his clients with practical tools to help them express themselves more effectively across a range of situations, specifically aspects of Presentations, Networking and Business Development.  These tools are delivered through one-to-one and group training and coaching sessions. 

At Barclays, he spent over twenty years working in a variety of functions across the bank’s international arm, and later held the role of European Director of Marketing and Communications at Dewey Ballantine LLP and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.  This experience in the worlds of banking and professional services gives him an understanding of a wide range of markets and industries, allowing him to work confidently across a breadth of subject matters and audiences.

He brings to his clients a practical background in business development, an analytical approach to setting strategic direction and a genuine enthusiasm to maximise potential through training and coaching.  In particular, he has focussed on working closely with partners and associates at professional services firms to develop the skills required to achieve success.

Chris obtained a degree from Cambridge University in Modern Languages and has spent well over ten years living and working in France, Spain and Italy. His lifelong passion and fascination for languages has maintained his fluency in French, Spanish and Italian and he has delivered coaching and training sessions in each of those languages.

Profile: Simone Douani – Actor Consultant

Simone has been a professional actor, singer and director for over 15 years. Born in Rome, he has lived in London since 2009. He joined Esprima Consulting as an actor consultant in 2012 and has worked with a number of the firm’s clients, particularly in the legal, accounting and financial sectors. Before joining Esprima, Simone was involved in many others successful behavioural change assignments for clients including Kraft, Visa, Geodis and Imperial Tobacco.

By engaging the “audience” with a performance approach, Simone helps companies to address problems and challenges, create value, maximise growth and improve the business performance through the analysis of behaviours and resistances that may underlie the problem itself.

Profile: Alex Dyce – Associate

Alex has a professional background as a senior executive, managing businesses and people across frontiers and cultures, with a strong history of coaching and mentoring both teams and individuals. 

He spent over 30 years with Barclays Bank, developing new businesses and turning around underperforming operations in USA, Europe and UK. He has faced the challenge of roles at director, COO and CEO levels in sales and marketing, product development, finance, IT & operations and country management and believes passionately in the importance of building team confidence and motivation. 

More recently Alex has worked as an adviser for companies in the software solutions, property and wealth management sectors in the UK and Europe, helping them develop their services and people. He holds a number of directorships and is a regular facilitator and panellist on seminars and programmes, testing the participants’ ability to develop, negotiate and close sales and build commercial relationships.