About Gwenno

Gwenno Dafydd is a leadership and public speaking coach, broadcaster, writer and performer.

Gwenno has developed her expertise working at senior level in Welsh SME’s on employment and equality issues and nearly twenty years working as a Leadership Coach – resulting in a truly unique set of skills. She has a more than forty year career working professionally in Britain and Internationally in Media, Education and Business.

Based in Cardiff (Wales, UK), but she has expanded her Leadership Coaching, Mentoring and Training work portfolio to working world-wide clients via Skype.  She has recently created a system to Coach Public Speaking via Skype and has been having a lot of success working with clients in Los Angeles and Luxemburg.

St. David's Day Anthem

She has  created and co-written an Anthem for Saint David’s Day entitled ‘Cenwch y Clychau i Dewi’ (Ring the bells for Saint David) which was launched by the Assembly in  2008 as the central focus of a brand new pack of educational resources specifically for Welsh teachers to celebrate Saint  David’s Day.

This year, she was invited to become the Americymru Saint David’s Day Ambassador to the world in recognition of the pro-bono work she had completed, in developing Saint David’s Day activities in Wales and around the world.

Stand Up & Sock it to them Sister

Gwenno has written a book about women working in a heavily male dominated industry, that of stand-up comedy called ‘Stand Up & Sock it to them Sister. Funny, Feisty Females.’

The book was published in 2016 by Parthian books and has received 5/5 review on Amazon

“It was about time that a book of this nature was written and female performers given the recognition that they deserve. These amazing Role Models from the last hundred and fifty years or so that Gwenno has compiled, can only inspire future generations of funny women. She has done a great job.”  

Roy Hudd


University of Glamorgan (Affiliate Coach at Leadership Coaching Centre)

Sport Wales. Various Leadership Coaching Sessions and preparing the 2015 Welsh Netball Team World Cup Squad for the Press in Australia. 


Royal College of Nursing – ‘First Aid for a Confidence Crisis (x3)


TUC – Various confidence building courses (2014 & 2015)


NUT – Public Speaking Course.

Welsh Assembly Government (Role Model on the Dynamo Project)


Chwarae Teg. (Various Confidence &  Assertiveness Courses) 


Cult Cymru (Creative Unions Learning Together) Assertiveness, Confidence and Networking Courses 

University of Glamorgan ( Welsh Medium Support Lecturer @ the Atrium, Television and Radio Presenting Course)


Food Standards Agency. 


BBC  (Radio & Television) 

 

Qualifications


ILM Accredited Stage 1 and 2 Coach (Level 7 ILM Equivalent) ECR Training Cardiff.  2012. CPD ongoing with this group.
International Artist Rights & Music Management Professional Business Development Programme. Level 1. (Welsh Music Foundation) April 2013
MSc. Econ. Social Sciences (Women’s Studies) University of Wales, Cardiff 1996
Certificate of Education (Drama & Welsh Junior Secondary Teaching Qualification) University of Glamorgan (Barry Teacher Training College 1978)

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