Jeremy and Helen are very excited that James Lumley is bringing his coaching and training expertise to the Communication Means team. We’ll be working with James to expand our offering in Writing Coaching and Social Media Content Skills. What’s more, with his insights as a former journalist with Bloomberg News and Legal Week, James will bolster our Media Coaching effort. James is an experienced trainer/coach who has worked in-house and externally for major international brands in business, finance and law. He has built a strong following within major law firms. James also shares our mission of being the highest-quality provider of leadership coaching and advice. Welcome to the team, James!


Helen and Jeremy founded Communication Means to help our clients stand out from the crowd through impactful communication.

Whether it’s telling a compelling equity story to investors, galvanizing colleagues around a new initiative or winning over journalists, we are experts at helping leaders and spokespeople find their best voice.

Having worked in the City and finance for more than 20 years, first as journalists and then as communication coaches, we have in-depth understanding of your competitive environment and what it takes to communicate in a way that differentiates you. Our workshops and one to one sessions are fast-paced, intellectually stimulating and designed to engage smart and sceptical participants.

We are a word of mouth business and cherish our 15+ year relationships with some of the world’s most successful financial services companies. If you think we can help you stand out from the crowd, we’d love to start a conversation.

Our media training helps you pass the newsroom test with print media, TV and when communicating in a crisis.

Whether you need help with informal networking, client meetings, phone calls or a full-on pitch we can help you prepare with more empathy and impact for those high potential interactions.

Our tailored one-to-one leadership communication programmes are for executives determined to build more impact and influence with peers, senior leaders, clients and their own team.