ABOUT US

Prolific, proven; a senior team in their prime
Richard Edwards

Richard Edwards

Founder & Managing Director

A communications mentor to some of the leading figures and organisations in British public life, Richard Edwards is highly sought-after in a range of coaching and consultancy roles, including leadership communications, presentation and speaking skills, media training, crisis management and facilitation. After a prolific career as a journalist, writing for the Daily Telegraph and Evening Standard, Richard launched the 100th Monkey in 2012. The coaching programmes he developed built on the experience of 20 years in journalism by drawing on principles of performance, neuroscience, behavioural science and body language, to create a unique package of practical communications tools and techniques, As a consultant facilitator, Richard has moderated major national and international strategy meetings, workshops, advisory boards and media events, across multiple sectors.

Joanna Edwards

Joanna Edwards

Co-Founder & Director

Joanna’s success as a facilitator and skills coach, working for the biggest names across multiple sectors, draws on a wealth of experience as a senior communications consultant. Her outstanding track record guiding organisations and individuals both on what to say about themselves and their brands, and how to say it to engage audiences and motivate action, led one global PR chief to describe Joanna as “the most complete professional I’ve ever worked with”. She has established herself in a wide variety of roles at the 100th Monkey; from being a consultant-facilitator at a two-day team building workshop for a major pharmaceutical client, and leading a series of strategy sessions for a Government Services company, to coaching opinion-leading doctors on how to improve their congress presentations, and in-house communications teams on strategic thinking.

The Right People at the Right Time

We collaborate with independent consultants who are cherry-picked for the job in hand, and supported by a talented technical team