Sample Testimonials

A selection of client endorsements taken directly from my programme feedback comments and LinkedIn profile. For connected LinkedIn members, please visit the LinkedIn site for more details and further testimonials.

It was a pleasure to work with Paul in preparing for my ERC Starting Grant interview (which was successfully awarded).
Paul first outlined important general aspects any good presentation needs to cover. We then meticulously worked on every detail, making sure the key points were easy to understand for a non-expert audience, yet without compromising scientific accuracy. I thought this external perspective was the most valuable part of our meetings. Paul is a quick thinker, objective, and does not beat about the bush.
Beyond the ERC specifics, working with Paul was fun and has significantly improved my presentation skills – I am sure this will serve me well in the future.

Dr. med & Principal Investigator, Technical University of Munich

I participated in Paul’s Excellence in Scientific Communication Masterclass programme within DZIF Academy. In preparation for an international scientific conference, I greatly benefited from his wisdom regarding communication with different audiences and in diverse settings, his understanding of science and his tips & strategies how to present detailed scientific results with great clarity. Paul made it easy to understand & embrace his spot-on feedback and through his coaching I felt empowered to manage even tricky Q&A situations. Paul is a brilliant coach & communicator and I highly recommend working with him!

Senior Post-Doctoral Research Scientist, University of Hamburg

I was recommended Paul as a Communication skills coach for the German “national” Heisenberg Professorship. At first, I thought that I could give decent talks and seminars, but Paul highlighted all the tiny (and the not so tiny) details that I was simply doing wrong without even noticing. The result of my training with him was not only that I successfully interviewed for the professorship but most importantly I now have acquired a very powerful skill and have a very different perspective on how to deliver a talk that will positively impact the audience. I fully recommend him, he will be tough with you and push you to the limit but this is definitively worth it. For me, this is the best “soft skill” training I ever had.

Group Leader, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany

I have had the great pleasure to work with Dr. Charlton on various presentations for a global audience in the past two years. Most recently we completed the work on my presentation for the Gartner CIO Summit in Munich. He has always provided open feedback, great comments and ideas on my talks – I would recommend Dr. Charlton to anyone who is thriving for excellence in this area.

Research Vice-President, Germany

Paul was fantastic in helping me prepare for a major presentation. After asking permission, he was willing to be direct and truthful about what I needed to focus on and improve. This included delivery style and content.

He was able to focus on achieving fast results in the limited time I could make available from a busy schedule. The feedback from the presentation was excellent.

I have no hesitation in recommending him. Many thanks Paul.

Director of Digital Services & Technology, UK.

Paul’s advice was invaluable to me on two very important occasions to me in my career. I was lucky to be invited to speak at the Gartner Symposium in Barcelona in 2015, Paul acted as a mentor to me in the run up to the event providing excellent advice and guidance on my style of delivery, my content and my confidence. I had never worked with a mentor/coach for a specific presentation before. Paul made me feel at ease with the advice he gave, his way of delivery is constructive, friendly and extremely well informed, Paul makes it fun to receive advice and helps you make sure the advice sticks.

Two years later at the same event I had the opportunity to deliver a closing key note that covered the Irish journey through the WannaCry attack and Ireland’s preparedness for digital healthcare. This presentation was to be the last presentation I would deliver as CIO of the Irish health care system and meant a great deal to me personally, again Paul’s advice, guidance and some of the changes he persuaded me to make to the presentation enabled me to score one of the highest presentations of the day and to really leave a role I had loved on a high.

I can’t recommend the services of Paul enough, I hope to be lucky enough to work with Paul again in the future as I think he is one of the best in his area of expertise, I would look to send my team on training and sessions delivered by Paul in the future.

Chief Digital & Information Officer, UK.

It was a great pleasure and extremely successful to work with Dr. Charlton in the last year on my ERC consolidator proposal presentation.

I was impressed by his focus, his knowledge and most importantly the amazing capacity to look at things with an external perspective in a very objective manner.

His expertise in scientifc presentations, how to simplify things without losing critical elements and also his scientific background helped greatly.

Finally, it was big fun to work with Paul and it was amazing to see the momentum we could create within our work.

I thus can strongly recommend to work with Dr. Charlton – and the best recommendation of all should be the fact that my staff and myself will continue to work with Paul in the future.

Univ. Prof. Dr. bei Deutsches Krebsforschungs Zentrum

I recently worked with Paul at a Gartner event in Barcelona. He was there to coach me in the skills of public speaking for such prestigious executive IT industry events. From the moment we first shook hands, Paul was easy to work with, showed a passion for what he does, and took great care to put me at ease throughout the whole preparation and rehearsal process. I can honestly say the work he did with me was a major factor for me to successfully deliver my speech. I can highly recommend him.

Head of IT, Rail Transportation Industry, UK