The Academy | About us



We are 'The Communication Leadership Academy'.
We provide outstanding communication and media training

We are a company that gets results and gets you. What we do is equip people and organisations with the right communication skills to get the job done. We have a network of fantastic trainers and coaches.

The Academy offers off the shelf and tailored programmes and workshops designed to meet your needs and budget. We coach and support people at all levels. We’ve been around since 2014 and have seen amazing growth in that time. That’s because we get phenomenal feedback from our clients. – just check out our testimonials! We got together because we felt there was a need for training that isn’t tied to CPD or as part of an entrenched leadership programme but that meets a clearly defined need. For a relatively short intervention and small cost, we can make a big difference.


We all have extensive senior industry experience as well as the necessary credentials to build and grow our relationship with you. We work across the world to create workshops that are fun, interactive and challenging.


Award Winning Services

Your ability to communicate effectively is crucial for the success of your business, your team and your career

Executive Development Coaching, Training & Courses

We give you input and space to design your curriculum to meet your professional needs and fit your schedule. The workshops aim to give you an opportunity to think outside the box and come up with solutions and ideas that you struggled to see before. You can receive executive coaching to propel you to a higher level of professional success and personal growth.

Media Training Experts

Reporters come in all shapes and sizes and our Media Trainers have a mix of experience and styles to match. TV, Radio, Print and Online all angles covered and the gravitas to match. BBC, ITV, Reuters, Al-Jazeera, Daily Mail, The Mirror, The Sun, Daily Telegraph and The Guardian; our media trainers have regional, national and International experience across a wide range of publications and media organisations and platforms.


Coaching Excellence. Tailored Media and Communication Training

We have earned respect with a whole variety of organisations including many in the FTSE-100. Free quotations, transparent charges and professional service.
"Focus on quality communication".

Our Company Values

Customer Service

We put our customers first, taking time to understand the customers’ needs and creating and providing them with the best solution. We show compassion by actively listening to our customers and colleagues and treating them with care, sensitivity and empathy.


We collaborate proactively with colleagues, promoting and creating innovative ideas and solutions to achieve a professional approach to all we do.


We are a staff team and a company that is trusted internally and within the marketplace - recognised for our integrity and fairness to all.

Honesty & Respect

We recognise and value people’s differences and treat everyone with respect and we strive to ensure openness and honesty in all communications.


We use our energy and skills to deliver the best results, aiming for flawless delivery and taking pride in our work.


We will help you and your business to excel in communication

Our Team

Andrew Holland

Managing Director

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Andrew is the founder of The Communication Leadership Academy, providing communications and leadership coaching and training to all those within an organisation with a communication and/or leadership responsibility. Previously Andrew’s internal communications career spanned 20 plus years, holding senior positions with some of the most recognised international organisations including Head of Internal Communications at BAE Systems and Head of Communications at NATS, and previously a range of communication manager roles at BAA, Textron and British Gas.

Andrew has regularly facilitated workshops and devised/delivered training programmes around individuals’ communication and leadership capability. He really understands the value that practical, interactive hands-on training can add to an organisation's effectiveness.

Sukhi Hayer

Training Director | Media and Communications

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Sukhi has excelled as a multi-media journalist with BBC for more than a decade working on some of the biggest news stories in that time, including the Boxing Day Tsunami and 7/7 terror attacks.

As a communications specialist for the past 3 years, he has turned his attention to assisting the corporate world getting their messages across to the audience and making sure they land their punches when in front of a reporter.

He's worked with a number of big hitters including National Grid, EDF Energy, Premier Inn, Waitrose and The NHS to name a few.

He loves his sport and reported on the 2011 Cricket World Cup in India.

Nicole Utzinger

Training Director | Cultural Intelligence & Presentation Skills

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Nicole has been working as a communications professional for over 20 years. During that time she has focused her attention on corporate communications, employee engagement and change management with special emphasis on enhancing effective communications through the art of storytelling, cultural intelligence and change management.

Nicole provides expertise, support and motivation to her international clients, assisting them in meeting significant challenges in their business and professional lives.

Nicole is a Certified Co-Active Coach and holds a coaching diploma from CTI – the Coaching Training Institute, accredited by ICF, the International Coaching Federation. Nicole is fluent in German.

Siobhan Hammond

Head of Consultancy | Engagement Specialist

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Siobhan Hammond is The Academy’s Head of Consultancy and an Engagement Specialist. Siobhan has over 20 years’ experience in employee engagement and transformational change. She is passionate about helping companies improve their overall performance and productivity through their people.

Having worked both in-house and agency side, Siobhan understands the issues and specific challenges clients face. Siobhan has a wealth of experience in developing communications programmes, helping to shape the strategy, key messages, content and plans for clients that deliver demonstrable results. She has recently worked with JPMG, Hogan Lovells, Freshfields, Syngenta, BP, GE Oil & Gas, GSK and Sovereign Housing to help employees understand the business direction and their pivotal role in delivering the strategy and business priorities.