Hi, I’m Toni

Once upon a time I worked in IT where I helped businesses to make money through successful partnerships.  Now I provide compering, speaking and writing services to tech organisations, individuals and women’s networks who want to discuss complex or difficult topics, without boring or scaring their audience.

Organisations that I’ve worked with, and for, include global leaders such as Microsoft, Oracle and SAP, and specialist innovators including Alfresco, Sol-Tec and Thoughtonomy.

Topics that I cover range from diversity to mobile devices and from virtual-reality to the actual reality of modern-day parenting.  This flexibility gives clients a fresh pair of eyes and a wide frame of reference that’s jargon-free.

From proving that social mobility is possible via my journey from council estate to successful corporate career, to demonstrating that being a mother in your 40s is no barrier to performing stand up, I relish the opportunity to challenge misconceptions and motivate others to follow their own path. This process is something that I’ve charted in my ‘Reasons to be Cheerful’ books which you can find out more about here.

So what can I do for you?  Well, if you need someone who can entertain an audience with ease, interview a panel professionally, or if you’re lost for words when it comes to telling your own story, then drop me a line. 

For more detailed information on what I can do for you, click the links below:


Panel Hosting


Stand Up



Giving back

Because I’ve benefited from having great female role models, I’m proud to support Smart Works Reading. Sarah, Jess and their amazing team help women in the Thames Valley rejoin the workforce by providing free interview clothing and coaching. Want to support them too? Visit: www.smartworks.org.uk/reading-smart-works/