Dominic Colenso: Biography highlights

An expert storyteller, he is especially known for his work with clients in the tech, finance and professional services sectors, helping detail focused, subject matter experts, find their voice and deliver compelling leadership and sales narratives.

Full biography

By the time he was 26 Dominic Colenso had flown a spaceship, lost one million dollars and been fired by Simon Cowell. A former Hollywood actor, theatre director and teacher at the Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art, he now empowers businesses, sales teams and leaders to increase the impact of their communication and perform at their best under pressure. Drawing on his extensive experience on stage and screen, Dominic shares the secret tools and techniques used by the world’s best actors to help your audience unlock their own star performance.

Beginning his career as a professional actor, Dominic worked extensively on stage and screen before training as a director at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Performing in many of the UK’s leading theatres including The National Theatre and The Royal Court, he has appeared on film in everything from BBC period dramas to big budget action movies. He is best known for playing Virgil Tracy in the Hollywood adaptation of Thunderbirds with Bill Paxton and Sir Ben Kingsley.

For over 10 years Dominic has been using this experience to help businesses unlock the performance of their people. His work with leaders, managers and sales teams has transformed the way they show up both in person and in front of the camera. Drawing on the methodology in his bestselling book “IMPACT: How to be more confident, increase your influence and know what to say under pressure”, Dominic shares an actionable toolkit to help people excel in the spotlight.

Experienced in working with individuals at all levels of an organisation, from graduate new-joiners to the C-Suite, Dominic has spoken, coached and trained at blue chip companies on six continents.

If you’re looking for a speaker who can create the perfect mix of business relevant, entertaining, engaging content and practical, actionable takeaways Dominic Colenso delivers.

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National Sales Conference 19 - Pitching & Selling with IMPACT - Dominic Colenso
National Sales Conference 19 - Pitching & Selling with IMPACT - Dominic Colenso
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Dominic Colenso. Actor, Author, Communications Expert. Virtual/In Person Speaker. Sales & Leadership
Dominic Colenso. Actor, Author, Communications Expert. Virtual/In Person Speaker. Sales & Leadership
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ARE YOU PORSCHE OR TESLA?   Dominic Colenso
ARE YOU PORSCHE OR TESLA? Dominic Colenso
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The Power of Telling Your Story | Dominic Colenso | TEDxVitoriaGasteiz
The Power of Telling Your Story | Dominic Colenso | TEDxVitoriaGasteiz
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Unlocking Star Performance - Dominic Colenso speaking at the National Sales Conference 2019
Unlocking Star Performance - Dominic Colenso speaking at the National Sales Conference 2019
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Investment and Development Agency of Latvia

“Dominic made an impact! We engaged him to speak at our Business Forum in Riga for 500 of Latvia’s most switched on Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs. His speech was full of practical tools and he really knows how to perform and inspire an audience to follow him. Highly recommend!”

Agnese Zagata
Business Conference Organiser
Coop Food

“You know when the speaker is good when he has a group of newly qualified accountants all up out of their seats and asking each other ‘are you looking at me’ in a Robert De Niro style! We’ve engaged him to speak to our finance team several times and he really knows his stuff – he makes it fun and simple to understand. If you want a dynamic speaker for your event, with content that delegates can immediately put into practice, Dominic delivers.”

Mark Laine Toner
Head Of Strategic Finance
National Sales Conference

“Dominic’s virtual keynote was a hit with our audience. The content was full of actionable takeaways and Dominic’s experience as a screen actor shines through on video. The feedback was so good we immediately rebooked him for a second session, where he customised and realigned his content for a specific industry sector. Highly recommended.”

Steve Lindsey
MD
CIPD

“His speech was thought provoking, motivating and packed full of simple but powerful tips and takeaways that were easy to implement. As one of the organisers of this event, I would highly recommend Dominic. He was great to work with, organised, professional and delivered a captivating speech that hit all the right notes.”

Sue Angus
NAP Conference Organiser
UKAR

“As an organisation going through significant change, we were seeking an innovative and dynamic speaker to support our colleagues in developing their communication skills. Dominic’s IMPACT keynote laid the foundation for our colleague to do just that. The mix of acting skills, neuroscience and common sense made it impactful, memorable and above all a highly enjoyable and empowering experience.”

Mark Stafford
Head of HR

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