Kate Munday

Founder, Out The Box Speakers and Creative Business Partner, Google

Kate Munday is an international speaker and coach who is on a mission to help educate the nation through narrative as she understands the power of storytelling. She speaks to inspire others on how being able to tell a story effectively is the most important tool in your toolbox. Having become Google’s go-to speaking coach she brings the secrets to speaking success from silicon valley right to your door through her transformational coaching, masterclasses and workshops. She speaks to topics such as Women empowerment, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Mental health, bringing about learning from her own journey. Her recent work includes “Un-boring your Stories”, “What does your Brand say about you?”, “Doing things Differently with Diversity”, “Breakdowns to Breakthroughs” and a “How to Present” series. 

Her purpose is to help people have a greater impact when they speak and inject the magic back into people’s and companies' narratives. She has gone full circle from being someone who is dyslexic, an introvert who suffers with anxiety and hated all forms of speaking to now an internationally recognised speaking coach. “I’ve been given this journey so I can better understand those who I coach.”  With over 10 years in sales in marketing pitching, presenting, and motivational speaking she now feels the urge to pass on her learnings to others. 6 years ago she set up Toastmasters for Google and now leads Google UK Speakers amongst some of the most sought after speaker coaching for Google globally. “I have invested an enormous amount of time and money to overcome my fears and so I can have a greater impact when I speak, now I want to pass on those learnings to help others.”


It is said that 75% of the population suffer from Glossophobia, “the fear of public speaking”. Yet your storytelling and speaking abilities correlate with your success. You could have the best idea in the world but if you are not able to effectively communicate this with others it becomes worthless. London School of Business found that adding a story can increase levels of information retention by 70%. Studies have proven that adding stories can increase the value and ultimately are likely to drive action amongst a given audience. As Steve Jobs said “The storyteller is the most powerful person in the room.” However, telling a good story can be challenging. In fact, a research showed that 79% of people agree that “most presentations are boring.”