Captivating Speakers

Captivating Speakers

5.0 (1)
Best of 2023
12 employees
12 years in business

About this pro

Chanti Niven is an award-winning professional speaker, trainer and coach. She has coached three finalists in the world championships of public speaking and has another contestant in this year's contest. She is widely recognized as one of the world's leading public speaking coaches and has coached clients with conditions like social anxiety to professionals with an established following.

She holds a masters in English and Communications and has studied Human Movement Sciences, Social and behavioral psychology and qualified as a Dale Carnegie accredited trainer. She has achieved her DTM with Toastmasters and has regularly provides training at their Leadership and Communications Institute. She has trained her team to heights of great excellence and all have won awards for speaking. 

Why be a run-of-the-mill public speaker when you can be a Captivating Speaker? 

Chanti is the creator and founder of Captivating Speakers and created the Captivating Students Program. This program has been run through hundreds of schools and taught to thousands of students with impressive results. 

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Woodland Hills, CA 91364
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  • Anthony Niven

    Ok so this may sound biased as Chanti’s brother but the coaching sessions were run professionally over Skype and paid for to ensure I was identified as a customer and not family. I wanted to seriously gain confidence in front of a larger audience but also get help with the structure of an inspiring speech. Just last Friday I preached a sermon (4th one now) and the Pastor came to me afterwards and she said she doesn’t know what it is but when I preach its like the audience are leaning in and being attentive. Thank you for helping me develop the skills. I so wish she had her business here in Australia as I would be actively involved.


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

1) An interview and assessment of current competencies
2) Custom design of a program that will address and meet the needs of the student within the time frame they provide, if this is practical. If not, I will recommend a course of action and provide an accurate time frame.

3) Presentation of a Written Proposal

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Masters - English/Communications
BA - Human Movement Sciences
Multiple diplomas and certificates, including certification with Dale Carnegie Institute to be an accredited Public Speaking trainer. 
DTM (Distinguished Toastmaster) The highest educational achievement that Toastmasters International offers. Only 1% of all membership achieve this designation. 

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