By the time he was 26 Dominic Colenso had flown a spaceship, lost one million dollars and been fired by Simon Cowell. A former Hollywood actor, theatre director and teacher at the Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art, he now empowers businesses, sales teams and leaders to increase the impact of their communication and perform at their best under pressure. Drawing on his extensive experience on stage and screen, Dominic shares the secret tools and techniques used by the world’s best actors to help your audience unlock their own star performance.
An expert storyteller, Dominic Colenso is especially known for his work with clients in the tech, finance and professional services sectors, helping detail focused, subject matter experts, find their voice and deliver compelling leadership and sales narratives.
Beginning his career as a professional actor, Dominic worked extensively on stage and screen before training as a director at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Performing in many of the UK’s leading theatres including The National Theatre and The Royal Court, he has appeared on film in everything from BBC period dramas to big budget action movies. He is best known for playing Virgil Tracy in the Hollywood adaptation of Thunderbirds with Bill Paxton and Sir Ben Kingsley.
For over 10 years Dominic Colenso has been using this experience to help businesses unlock the performance of their people. His work with leaders, managers and sales teams has transformed the way they show up both in person and in front of the camera. Drawing on the methodology in his bestselling book “IMPACT: How to be more confident, increase your influence and know what to say under pressure”, Dominic shares an actionable toolkit to help people excel in the spotlight.
Experienced in working with individuals at all levels of an organisation, from graduate new-joiners to the C-Suite, Dominic has spoken, coached and trained at blue chip companies on six continents.
If you’re looking for a speaker who can create the perfect mix of business relevant, entertaining, engaging content and practical, actionable takeaways Dominic Colenso delivers.
How to deliver when all eyes are on you
What Hollywood can teach you about remote leadership
Sales lessons from the silver screen
What Hollywood can teach you about virtual sales pitches and conversations
Get The Show On The Road! What the world of theatre can teach business about collaboration and performance
The Show Must Go on!.. Or Must It? – What the world of acting can teach you about reliance and bouncing back under pressure
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"Dominic delivered a dynamic and highly engaging keynote on Storytelling for our recent Leadership event. Practical and interactive everyone left the session with tangible tools to take back into the business. There was a real buzz in the room and the feedback from the team has been excellent".
“Dominic’s virtual keynote was a hit with our audience. The context was full of actionable takeaways and Dominic’s experience as a screen actor shines through on video. The feedback was so good we immediately rebooked him for a second session, where he customised and realigned his content for a specific industry sector. Highly recommended.”
National Sales Conference
“You know when the speaker is good when he has a group of newly qualified accountants all up out of their seats and asking each other ‘are you looking at me’ in a Robert De Niro style! We’ve engaged him to speak to our finance team several times and he really knows his stuff - he makes it fun and simple to understand. If you want a dynamic speaker for your event, with content that delegates can immediately put into practice, Dominic delivers.”
“What a pleasure to have Dominic speak at our annual conference to over 2,000 Partners. The content was clear, simple and full of ideas that can be put into practice immediately. He was very easy to work with and put lots of effort into making sure he delivered an engaging and relevant presentation. Feedback has been amazing!”
St James Place PLC
"Just listened to your SBG session on leadership - wanted to say I thought it was absolutely outstanding. The best I've seen recently by far and I have a high bar for "leadership" content. Incredibly articulate, really strong points that resonated with me, and skilfully delivered. Thank you!"
Sky Betting & Gaming
“His speech was thought provoking, motivating and packed full of simple but powerful tips and takeaways that were easy to implement. As one of the organisers of this event, I would highly recommend Dominic. He was great to work with, organised, professional and delivered a captivating speech that hit all the right notes.”
“Dominic made an Impact! We engaged him to speak at our Business Forum in Riga for 500 of Latvia’s most switched on Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs. His speech was full of practical tools and he really knows how to perform and inspire an audience to follow him. Highly recommend!”
Investment and Development Agency of Latvia
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