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 broadcast journalist whose warmth and presentation skills have made her one of the best known and most versatile broadcasters on British television and radio. She is also a Chartered Counselling Psychologist working for both the NHS and in private practise, helping people manage anxiety, stress and trauma.

Sian’s career in broadcasting spans nearly forty years. She spent over a decade anchoring ‘BBC Breakfast’. During that time, audiences more than doubled. Sian also presented all the BBC’s main news bulletins and hosted major events for BBC One, including the London 2012 Olympics, the Royal Weddings of Charles and Camilla and William and Kate, numerous General Elections and the commemorations marking the anniversaries of the two World Wars. Sian’s presented many prime-time TV shows, including ‘Crimewatch’ and ‘National Treasures Live’ for BBC One and numerous series of ‘Save Money, Good Health’, which ran on ITV1 over several years.

In her radio work, as BBC Radio 4’s co-presenter of ‘Saturday Live’, Sian helped attract more than a quarter of a million new listeners. She was also the co-host of a unique programme, in which she was joined in the BBC studios by The Queen, to broadcast live.

Sian is now the presenter of BBC Radio 4’s ‘Life Changing’, a series focusing on moments in people’s lives which transform everything. To date, ‘Life Changing’ has had more than seven million downloads, is one of BBC Sounds most listened-to podcasts and consistently ranks in Radio 4’s Top 5 programmes. Sian is known for her interviewing ability and was listed in the Radio Times Top 10 broadcast interviewers of all time and awarded the Television and Radio Industries Club Best Newsreader/Reporter twice in successive years.

Sian is proud to be able to bring stories of mental well-being to a mass audience, using her journalistic and psychological skills. During her time as Channel 5’s main news anchor, she introduced the UK’s first dedicated mental health slot on a TV news bulletin. Called ‘Mind Matters with Dr Sian’, it covered issues ranging from ADHD, addiction, anxiety, eating disorders, OCD and PTSD.

In her work as a psychologist, Sian has a thriving private practice, where she offers consultancy, workshops, group and individual therapy. She is a Senior Specialist Psychological Therapist at the Centre for Anxiety, Stress and Trauma at the NHS, where she primarily helps emergency service staff recover from work-related traumatic events. In 2023, Sian hosted an event for HRH Prince William, meeting first responders and listening to their mental health concerns. She is a regular host of the annual Emergency Services Mental Health Symposium, which is supported by the Royal Foundation.

Sian has been a key-note speaker or hosted major events for Google, the British Psychological Society, the BBC, ITV, ITN, King’s College, London and more. She has written on mental health issues for newspapers and magazines such as The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday, Good Housekeeping and The Psychologist.

Sian’s first book Rise: Surviving and Thriving after Trauma was published in June 2016 and she is working on her second, about managing anxiety.

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.