Anne Ayre

Director, Talkcoach Ltd.

Talkcoach was founded three years ago and is focused on communication issues in organisations.  It operates in a wide variety of private and public organisations.

Anne has delivered training in a blue-chip environment and coached at a senior level.  Partnership and collaborative working, across organisations and sectors with different cultural attitudes, has been a key part of her management experience.

She combines Solution Focused coaching with her expertise in developing effective interpersonal and people management skills.  Anne also designs and delivers training to address communication diversity and communication disability challenges.

As a speech and language therapist she has worked in the NHS and the private sector.  As an academic she has had management and leadership responsibility for undergraduate training programmes.  With an international reputation in her chosen field she has presented and published widely.

Anne is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of the West of England and Honorary Research Associate with the Speech and Language Therapy Research Unit, Bristol.  She has made a significant contribution to recent projects commissioned by the Department of Health and the Department for Education as well as the 2008 Bercow Report.