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Scott Solder

Scott is an expert in how to challenge behaviours such as bullying, discrimination and other forms of aggression. He is a founder of The Active Bystander Training Company which operates globally, in several languages, giving people techniques to ‘speak up’ at work, at college and in school.

Scott is a former broadcasting executive (BBC and commercial) and experienced live broadcaster. He is available for expert commentary and newspaper reviews on TV and radio – and has appeared on BBC1, BBC2, Channel 5, Sky News and various radio shows and podcasts.

As a specialist in assertive language and communication, he is a co-author of ‘You Need This Book To Get What You Want’ – a globally published and widely translated guide to improving your powers of persuasion.

Dr. Sian Williams

Dr. Sian Williams is an award-winning journalist and broadcaster whose warmth and presentation skills have made her one of the best known and most versatile broadcasters in British television and radio.

Sian has over 35 years of experience and was the lead anchor for Channel 5 News, presenting the flagship 5 News at 5 programme for over 6 years. In November 2021 she oversaw the transition to an extended hour-long bulletin which saw the introduction of Mind Matters with Dr. Sian, a weekly segment on mental health that she still presents.

Sian is a trained Trauma Assessor (TRIM), helping journalists who have returned from covering traumatic news events. She has an MSc in Psychology, which focuses on Post Traumatic Stress and studied for a Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, being awarded the title of Doctor of Psychology (DPsych) in 2021. Sian has also worked in the National Health Service with acute cancer patients and with ICU staff, dealing with the pandemic.

Sian spent more than a decade anchoring BBC Breakfast. During that time, audiences more than doubled.

She has presented numerous consumer and current affairs programmes including multiple series of Secrets of Your Supermarket Food on Channel 5, ITV’s Health Series, Save Money: Good Health and Channel 4’s My Family Secrets Revealed.

As the Radio 4 co-presenter of Saturday Live, she helped attract more than a quarter of a million new listeners. Sian presented the Radio 4 series, The Science of Resilience and How to Have a Better Brain. She also anchored Radio 4’s coverage of Baroness Thatcher’s funeral and was the co-host of a unique programme, in which The Queen joined her in the studio, to broadcast live.

Sian has presented the BBC One weekly programme, Sunday Morning Live and BBC One’s coverage of major anniversaries: D-Day, VE-Day and the outbreak of World War One. Sian has also presented many documentaries as well as fronting programmes such as Crimewatch and National Treasures Live.

Sian anchored BBC One’s News bulletins for over a decade. During this time presenting live from major news events; from the Pakistan earthquake, to the Royal Wedding, to the Olympics, Sian covered the full range.

She is known for her interviewing ability and was listed in the Radio Times Top 10 broadcast interviewers of all time. And she was awarded the Television and Radio Industries Club Best Newsreader/Reporter twice in successive years. Sian is Chair of the Young Women’s Trust Inquiry into why many young women lack opportunities and development.

Sian’s first book Rise: Surviving and Thriving after Trauma was published in June 2016.

Judi James

Judi James is a leading communication and body language expert whose expertise is sought after in broadcast, corporate and public relations circles. She regularly appears on a number of high-profile TV and Radio programmes across many channels, analysing major political, royal and celebrity events.

She has appeared regularly on BBC News, Sky News, GB News, CNN, Big Brother, Big Brother’s Bit on The Psych and Bit on the Side, The Extra Factor, Strictly Come Dancing, BBC2’s Newsnight and had a nightly news spot covering the General Election. She has been involved in documentaries like Why Women Shop, Camilla The Uncrowned Queen, Office Wars and had her own 4-part body language series on Channel 5 called Naked Celebrity, which she researched and presented.

Judi delivers thorough and insightful analysis of the body language of politicians, world leaders, celebrities and other public figures.

She has written 26 fiction and non-fiction books covering a range of subjects from body language, business impact, charisma, boosting your confidence and decreasing stress levels in the work place to improving flirting techniques, job interview techniques and even tips on how to win a poker game, titles include: The Body Language Bible, You’re Hired, Being Confident, Supermodel, Naked Angels and The Wedding Suit.

Judi has worked on many public relations campaigns with a wide range of multinational companies. She works closely with the client helping them deliver the key messages of the campaign through radio and print interviews, TV appearances and supporting the survey results and press release by adding personalised quotes and tips. The client feedback has always been positive and some of Judi’s recent public relations work includes campaigns for Google, Vodafone, Morrisons, Dove, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Colgate, L’Oreal and others. She also works closely with major international brands such as Gucci, Chanel, Mediacom, WWP and Deloitte.

She works as a pitch coach for business pitches to clients and runs training courses & keynote seminars in business on the subjects of body language, charisma, empathy, motivation skills, communication skills and networking.

She also coaches one to one for high level clients.

Judi started her career as a leading catwalk model and trained many big names at her modelling school in Chelsea, Naomi Campbell among them.