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Our Team

VoiceWorks is a team of highly trained professional communication coaches, who conduct private coaching and group training. VoiceWorks was established in 1994 by Speech and Drama and Psychology graduate Marianthi Dickie, a voice coach who wanted to empower people to use their voice in positive ways. Each of our coaches is formally educated at the graduate level in areas related to communication. They each bring over 25 years of expertise to our clients.

The coaching we offer in communication skills training is used to develop confident, articulate and tested speech as well as audience capturing presentation skills.  Our methods have empowered people from all walks of life and not just in South Africa by focusing on how they sound and their delivery skills.

Working with corporates as well as individuals we have been able to teach delegates that the correct use of the voice can give a whole new understanding to presentations or a simple message they wish to convey. We have an impressive corporate client list which includes Allan Gray, Kansai Plascon, and Clicks, to mention a few.

We believe in giving back to the community in that we also work with Non-Profit Organisations close to our hearts, contributing our skills and time to these organizations. Amongst the Non-Profit Organisations that we have dealt with are Just Share NPC, Centre for Environmental Rights, and RX Radio (part of Red Cross Children’s Hospital).

Meet The Team                     

Marianthi Dickie – Owner and Coach

MarianthiFounder of VoiceWorks in 1994, Marianthi Dickie is passionate about enhancing the way we sound by learning to use your most valuable communication tool – your voice! Her role, and the focus of the work done at VoiceWorks is to help business professionals, who struggle with good, confident voice and presentation skills, to communicate more compellingly so that can advance their careers.

She believes in communicating authentically and creatively always ensuring that the message is clear. She has worked with delegates from many different industries and designations always curating the skills set to suit the delegate’s needs.

Marianthi has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rhodes University with majors in Speech & Drama, and Psychology, and an LTCL teacher’s diploma in Speech & Drama from Trinity College, London. Her areas of expertise encompass the coaching of voice techniques, presentation and communication skills to ensure exceptional outcomes in a professional and corporate environment.

Ziggi Hardman – Coach

ZiggiZiggi Ismene Hardman comes with a wealth of experience in teaching vocal and communication skills to adults and children. She is also a national adjudicator for speech and drama, public speaking, debating and singing competitions and has directed and produced amateur musicals and plays. Ismene holds a BA UED Honours degree from Rhodes University and an LTCL Speech & Drama Teacher’s Diploma from Trinity College London.

Sally Brimble – Coach

SallySally has many years’ experience in teaching adults and children in the speech and drama arena and VoiceWorks Cape Town has benefited from her experience and energy since 1998. Sally believes that a trained voice enhances one’s self confidence and complements the whole person. She holds a diploma in Speech & Drama and English from UNISA and an LTCL Speech & Drama Teacher’s Diploma from Trinity College London. 

Our Associates     

Denise Hill and Associates

Denise Hill has spent over 35 years working as a coach, counsellor, and trainer.  Denise has a B.Soc. Sc. (cum laude) degree.  She has earned a host of awards and accolades such as Absa Achievers: Cyril Harris Humanitarian Award and the Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite:  Knight of National Order of Merit of France.

As a coach for VoiceWorks, she is passionate about voice training and teaching presentation skills that enhance the client’s ability to capture their audience. Denise has also been involved in leadership training at a high level for many years.

Her clients include several South African and international corporations and she has been an asset to VoiceWorks for over 10 years. Denise offers virtual sessions Nationally.