Voice Coach Director, Poll Moussoulides, is Ireland’s leading Voice Coach and one of Europe’s most sought after Vocal Communication and Personal Performance Specialists. Over the last 20 years his skills have been employed to help thousands improve and optimise their vocal and physical habits, and feel more confident about how others perceive them.
Whether his clients have been internationally acclaimed Actors, Barristers, Financial Advisors, Call-Centres, Teachers, Sales Teams, Television & Radio Presenters, Government Ministers, Consultants, Coaches, Solo Entrepreneurs or Chief Executives of international corporations, all have worked with Poll to give themselves the dynamic edge that leads to enduring communication success.
In 1991, he was appointed Voice and Presentation Coach to the Newsroom in R.T.E., where he continues to work with Journalists, Reporters and Presenters from Current Affairs, News, Sport, Young Peoples and Lifestyle Radio and T.V Programmes. At the Irish Management Institute he regularly delivered vital components to communication and leadership courses from 1992-2008. He is now an Associate Faculty Specialist at the Edinburgh Institute of Leadership & Management Practice and is part of the team that devised and delivers the world’s first experiential Masters Degree in Corporate Leadership. In September 2010 he joined the team of experts that delivers modules on the High Performance Leadership program at IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland, and is also a guest speaker on the MBA program at the Smurfit Business School, Dublin.
By adapting the principles of Actor training, Poll has created a practical and wholly attainable method for all voice users to communicate with greater physical confidence and vocal expertise. In 2012 / 2013 his companies ‘Voice Coach Training’ & ‘Voice Matters International’, will create and facilitate in-house training programs throughout Ireland, Europe, the Middle East and United States. Clients have included individuals and teams from O2, IBM, Microsoft, Dept. of Finance, Johnson & Johnson, Irish Life, Equality Authority, KPMG, Allied Irish Bank, Pfizer, AXA, Grant Thornton, Aegon, Garda Síochána, ESB International, Fidelity Investments, Ernst & Young, Abbey Capital, RBS, Yahoo, Tourism Ireland, NCB, Zurich, Vodafone, IMG, State Street and Ogilvy.
Born in Dublin, Poll left Ireland to train at the University of Kent at Canterbury and Eastern Michigan University. After receiving his degree he returned in 1986 to become Head of Voice at the Gaiety School of Acting (now the National Theatre School of Ireland). From 1989-1992 he was Assistant Director to the School’s Director, Joe Dowling, and later that year he also was appointed Head of Voice at the Samuel Beckett Centre in Trinity College Dublin. He has been Voice Coach in all of the country's major Theatres and several in the UK, and has coached thousands of Actors, from absolute beginners to multi Oscar® award winners on over 55 Feature and TV films ( Mia Farrow, Whoopi Goldberg, Robbie Coltrane, Anna Friel, Jon Voight, Pierce Brosnan, Kim Catrall, Richard Dreyfus, Roger Daltry, Andrea Corr, Joss Stone, Elijah Wood, Diane Wiest, Timothy Dalton, Brendan Gleeson, Cillian Murphy, Sheila Hancock, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Angela Lansbury, Gabriel Byrne, James Nesbitt, Martin Sheen.. ) For a full list of credits click HERE. It was a particular honour when, in 1992, Poll was invited as a guest Voice Coach and speaker to the Royal Shakespeare Company’s symposium “Theatre Voice”.
Poll Moussoulides recently established the Irish Voice Association, and is also a founding member of the Irish Film & Television Academy (IFTA). He has appeared on many TV & Radio shows as a Vocal Communications Consultant and was recently described as ‘the executive’s secret weapon to communication mastery’. Constantly upgrading his skills since his degree, Poll has trained in Tai Chi, Alexander Technique, Broadcast Camera & Editing, and Behavioural Patterns in Sales & Marketing. He is an Accredited Emotional Intelligence (EQ-i 2.0) Assessor, and has a Master qualification in Neuro Linguistic Programming – all vitally combining towards his unrivalled record of helping others achieve excellence whenever they stand to speak. Poll is in the final stages of writing two books (on vocal fitness and vocal creativity in business), and these will be published soon.
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