Eilidh Milnes

Eilidh Milnes known as 'Captain Positive!' delivering fun talks full of energy, enthusiasm and insights...

Like you communications expert and business coach Eilidh Milnes has seen the term cultural confidence defined numerous ways over the years. Is it charisma? Positive thinking? How you dress? Decisiveness? Is it all about the situation? Is it meant only for the chosen few? Common sense? Or, is there a different story?
With over two decades of executive coaching, motivational speaking, and most importantly, real-life cultural experience, her view is radically different. 

Eilidh (that’s Ay-lee) appreciates, and shares with audiences, that confidence is a moment-to-moment choice. It is not about title, position or luck. Confidence is for everyone, everyday. It's how you live your life! 

Eilidh is a captivating conference speaker. She has an uncannily accurate way of classifying different kinds people - to help others better understand their fellow humans. She interacts in a group and one-to-one level with an irresistible charm. This brings out the best in others and generates a good humoured, upbeat learning environment as she imparts her insights and wisdom. Michael Dodd

Co-President The Professional Speaking Association (PSA) 2014

In recent years, I have delivered keynote speeches to thousands of people across four continents and have two decades of training and coaching; working with people from Aberdeen to Adelaide. Clients include corporates such as PWC, BAE Systems, Compass, BT, Morgan Stanley and Barclays; plus public sector organisations in particular education, the SME market and people just like you.

I am a Fellow of the PSA and former President, a columnist, regular radio guest and contributor on media chat shows, a female motivational speaker and conference presenter for business plus an after dinner speaker. 

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Deborah Swallow


Deborah Swallow is an International Keynote Speaker , seminar leader, consultant and author. She is a Leading Authority on:


Working with senior executives, diplomats and entrepreneurs around the globe, Deborah’s special blend of professionalism, insights and shot-in-the-arm tactics have won her many fans and a loyal client base. Her clients include: Barclay Business Banking, Nokia, Motorola, Diplomatic Academy of London, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway and many more.

Deborah is the co-creator of the internationally acclaimed 4C International Business Communication Model™ which helps individuals to communicate clearly and in a way which transcends cultures. She is also Managing Director of 4C International Ltd, a firm dedicated to improving international business skills and is the Director of Intercultural Studies at the Diplomatic Academy in London – part of the University of Westminster.  She has five published books on communicating across cultures (translated into three languages), has written for various business magazines, and appeared on radio and TV (media). Deborah is a Fellow of the Professaionl Speakers Association and has also won The UK National Training Award, as an individual, the highest accolade in the business.

Deborah is also an executive consultant who provides high impact Executive International Communication Coaching and International Executive Team Development programmes for senior executives, diplomats and entrepreneurs who travel extensively for their work. She also provides Seminars and Cross cultural communications training from 4C International Ltd