Steve Payne

Steve Payne is a leadership and communication skills specialist, public speaking coach, actor, writer and founder of the Academy of Coaching and Training (ACT). He is one of very few certified Master Trainers of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and currently sits on the external verification panel for the Association for Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP).

Steve trained as an actor at the world-renowned Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London and spent 10-years as a professional actor in theatre, film, radio and television, appearing in many of the UK’s best loved TV series. He directed the 2009 TV documentary ‘Swim, Fat Boy, Swim’, was an associate producer on the Oscar shortlisted short film Gone Fishing and a writer on “Morrison’s Birthday Party’, which won Best Short Film at the New York International Film Festival.

Through the ACT, Steve also trains and certifies professional coaches and Practitioners of NLP. He is a personal and professional development expert, and helps businesses and business leaders communicate more effectively to increase their impact.

Steve is the co-author of the critically acclaimed book, ‘My 31 Practices’, published by LID, for which he was nominated as Best Personal Development Author for the book in 2017 by Best You Magazine. He also features as one of the authors in LID Publishing’s ‘250 Insights to Develop Your Personal and Professional Life’

Steve’s passions include flying – he has a private pilot’s licence, travelling and experiencing different cultures, movies and sunshine! He lives in Marbella with his teenage daughter.

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