Martin Luxton

Communication & Public Speaking Coach

Positive Messages Make More Impact

Hi, I’m Martin! Coach, Writer, trainer, coursemaker and lifelong learner. 

My Story

I worked in a wide variety of jobs (including marketing and finance) before moving into the education sector. I started out as an English language teacher but branched out into a wide variety of activities – CV trainer, Cambridge examiner, teacher trainer for major international organisations  such as the British Council, Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press, ghostwriter, speechwriter, blogger, video maker, spoof website builder, education consultant.

But the one thing I always enjoyed the most was helping people to improve their public speaking skills and, as so many of the people I was working with were foreigners, it also led me into the area of intercultural communication.

Which is why I am here – to help you, wherever you are from in the world, whichever language you speak, to communicate more effectively and have a more successful and fulfilling life.

My Values & Beliefs

Be Supportive

So many people are happy to shoot down your dreams. Whatever your dreams are I’ll do my best to help you make them come true.

Be Curious

How are are we going to keep learning if we are not curious? Yeah, I know the cat didn’t end well but he probably wasn’t cautious enough.

Be kind

Not just to others, but to yourself. There are enough people in the world ready to judge and be nasty to you – don’t do their job for them (but develop self-awareness always strive to improve yourself).

Featured Publications

Articles on Substack

The Intercom by Martin Luxton

British Friction

Pitching Naked

Public Speaking Book