professional speaker, compere, stand up and featured writer

Toni exceeded my expectations in every way. Engaging and authentic with humour!

HF – Partner Sales Lead at Amazon Web Services

Compering with conscience

I’ve compered events for organisations in a variety of sectors and am proud to be the official event compere for Smart Works Reading.

Speaking that stands out

From social mobility to mobile devices and virtual-reality to the actual reality of modern-day parenting,  my wide frame of reference and relatable style offers a refreshing change that wakes up audiences and keeps them engaged. I’ve even got material that demonstrates an unexpected link between AI and cervical screening.

Stand up that sparks conversation

A background in IT and 10 years spent at Microsoft, means that I understand the absurdity of scorecards and the pain of the Annual Review.

“What a great session, had some fantastic feedback and the audience LOVED your poetry.”

Emily Stewart, SAP

But it’s not all work, work, work. I cover ‘real life’ too. With two children and two decades of marriage under my belt, I’ve got plenty of material on parenting and relationships. And don’t even get me started on camping.

Champion of change

As a straight-up example of being your own change and demonstrating that starting stand up in your 40’s can be a great idea, I challenge misconceptions and motivate others to follow their own path via my ‘It’s too risky!’ workshop and ‘Reasons to be Cheerful’ books.

Trusted by tech leaders

And when I’m not performing… I work with senior leaders at tech companies to help them perfect their own writing and speaking. Clients include:

Adobe | Alfresco | Barracuda | Microsoft | Oracle | SAP | SCC | Sol-Tec | Tech Data | Thoughtonomy

How can I help you?

If you need someone funny who can entertain an audience with ease, motivate your team via incredible energy, or help you tell your own story with honesty and humour, drop me a line at

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It’s too risky!


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Giving back

Because I’ve benefited from having great female role models throughout my life, I’m proud to be an official partner for Smart Works Reading who help women in the Thames Valley rejoin the workforce by providing free interview coaching and clothing.