Lucy Cornell

Lucy Cornell is an international keynote speaker on the innate persuasive power of the human voice. She has spoken in 18 countries to 1000’s of executives at over 300 events globally inspiring leaders to use their voice to change their world.


Imagine a business where all key people use their voice so powerfully that high impact conversations convert.
From her 20 years of working with some of the world’s most influential leaders and their teams, Lucy unequivocally knows that the single most neglected opportunity in business is in the voice of its people.


No matter what technical skills people have or training they have received, none of it matters if they can’t express themselves and be heard. The voice is the last frontier to maximise results in business. And most other businesses don’t even think about it.


Lucy’s central premise is that when someone’s voice can express their power, then you can fully unlock the intellectual capital of your people.


As an author, speaker, and CEO of The Voice Advisory Group, Lucy has been empowering business leaders globally for twenty years. As a keynote speaker, Lucy enables leaders to connect with and engage their audience with an authentic voice; one that demonstrates presence, credibility, persuasive power, confidence and vision.


Lucy is one of 200 Linklater trained voice teachers in the world with has extensive academic and practical experience training with voice tutors from Royal Shakespeare Company (UK) and as an actor and teacher at Shakespeare and Company (USA). She also holds a Masters of Applied Science in Voice Research (U.Sydney) and a Bachelor of Arts/Education (UNSW).


Lucy has been a specialist speaker for Young President’s Organization (YPO) events globally for ten years in Istanbul, Barcelona, Miami, Pakistan, Dubai, Oman, South East Asia, Sri Lanka, Australia, and New Zealand. YPO members are all CEOs of high net-worth businesses whose expectation of education is high.


Lucy leads an international voice and performance coaching team for advocacy courses run by the Australian Bar Association and the General Council of the Bar of South Africa. She was asked to speak about performance skills for the International Advocacy Training Council’s inaugural conference in Malaysia in 2015.


Lucy also takes her work with business leaders off-road as the Founder of The Echo Project, which supports silenced communities; women, domestic violence survivors and the world of human trafficking. As a foil, Lucy helps business executives shed light on what a privilege it is to have a voice in the world and begs the question: You have the right to speak. What are you doing with it?


Lucy’s corporate clientele range from CEOs and senior executives of blue chip companies such as McKinsey, IBM, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank to politicians, barristers and lawyers.


In Lucy’s keynotes, participants will consider:

  • how they rank as a voice of influence in their business using our online Voice of Influence Diagnostic tool
  • what stops them from being a voice of influence
  • why the voice is the key to unlocking the power of your people to affect change
  • why we have the voice we have as adults
  • knowing we are not bound to the limitations of our adult voice
  • how the voice is innately persuasive
  • the subtextual, emotional and primal layers underneath words as defined in the Cornell Communications Model
  • our vocal rites of passage: from birth to corporate career
  • the Cornell Voice Advisory process for a being heard and expressing your power: Arrive, Breathe, Vibrate, Speak