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Elaine Powell

Elaine Powell

Connecting, engaging and invigorating young people to recognise their greatness

Elaine Powell is an award-winning professional speaker, peak performance and communication expert and founder of SWC Training & Consultancy. Elaine is dedicated to equipping individuals and organisations with the mindset to be limitless and unleash their greatness through public speaking, leadership and peak performance.

Leaving a highly lucrative career in Law, Elaine wanted to make a difference in young people’s lives and chose a career working with the most challenging young offenders in the country, which she did for seven years. These young people were sentenced for crimes such as sexual assaults, robbery and murder. Working closely with the psychologists and psychiatric team using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, they made profound and lasting impacts on the young peoples’ lives. This is where her love for understanding what makes us human and the impact and power of internal and external communication has on not only ourselves, but with others lives.

To date, Elaine has delivered over 50 talks which are engaging, fun, inspiring and full of useful information for people to utilise in their lives. Elaine has trained over 25,000 people, delivered over 600 workshops on impactful presentations, leadership mindset and worked with teachers on managing behaviours through communication and personal coaching.

An avid speaker, Elaine has won numerous regional Toastmaster competitions, curated a TEDx event for three years, coaches clients on speaking and peak performance, is an associate trainer delivering the Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge, the worlds largest youth speaking competition, MC, presenter and a Cherie Blair Foundation Mentor.

Elaine’s mission is to be of service to others, equipping them with unstoppable mindsets, leadership skills, confidence and speaking skills that will enable them to make a profound and lasting difference in their lives and in the lives of others.

Testimonials from Teachers

“Attendees loved Elaine’s talk, they left smiling and wanting more. Her confidence is contagious and her passion and energy was felt throughout the room with many commenting on how inspiring and engaging the talk was. Within a week of working with Elaine for the first time, we confirmed her for our next event, six months down the line!”

– Kirstie McMillan, Senior Events Manager, Westminster Briefing

“Elaine’s talk to our Sixth Formers was highly engaging, relatable and inspiring. Our students left with ideas about how to improve their mind-set, boost their self-confidence, and reach their goals. It’s just a shame she wasn’t with us for longer!”

– Chris Webber, Oasis Academy, Sixth Form

"Elaine spoke to both our year 10 and 11 students about the importance of communication and its impact in the wider world. Her assemblies were interesting and engaging for the students. Afterwards many students were very complimentary not just of Elaine's delivery but also of the fact that she is able to be relatable to the students. Her use of personal anecdotes, humour and interactive methods make her a very engaging speaker and motivational for the young people listening."

– Jenny Hursk, Director of Learning, Castleview School​

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