Chris Grimes


Qualifications & Experience

21 years of facilitation, training & coaching experience, BEd (Hons) in Speech & Drama, Central School of Speech & Drama, 2 Year Post Graduate Acting Diploma, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Artistic Director of the highly acclaimed Comedy Improvisation company, INSTANT WIT.


Chris has been coaching in the corporate arena – across all levels of seniority, with individuals, teams and with large audiences – for the last 20 years. As a trained actor, teacher and comedy improvisation performer, Chris draws on all 3 of his performance disciplines to inform his engaging, innovative and powerful approach.

What differentiates Chris is his particular use of humour in how he facilitates, which makes him extra memorable. His passion is using the art of Storytelling to help leaders project themselves with a strong sense of energy, clarity and authenticity. He also specialises in Presence & Personal Impact: How to become the best that you can be as a communicator. For Working Voices Chris designed our extremely popular “Executive Presence” course which he regularly delivers for Senior Leaders across several organisations.


“Thank you for delivering such an inspiring session today. I took more from it than I thought possible.”

“I had the most important internal conversation I have had in my career to date and it was an absolute success, in no small part down to you.”

“Chris was very interesting and fun, and he helped us to find our differentiating factors and use them to our advantage.”