Dominic has starred in a blockbuster movie, appeared in BBC period dramas, performed in London’s West End, spending the first part of his career immersed in the world of storytelling. He now brings that expertise to each business audience, weaving a narrative to support meaningful changes in behaviour and outcomes.
By the time he was 26 Dominic Colenso had flown a spaceship, lost one million dollars and been fired by Simon Cowell. A former Hollywood actor, theatre director and teacher at the Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art, he now empowers businesses, sales teams and leaders to increase the impact of their communication and perform at their best under pressure.
Drawing on his extensive experience on stage and screen, Dominic shares the secret tools and techniques used by the world’s best actors to help your audience unlock their own star performance. An expert storyteller, he is especially known for his work with clients in the tech, finance and professional services sectors, helping detail focused, subject matter experts, find their voice and deliver compelling leadership and salesnarratives.
Beginning his career as a professional actor, Dominic worked extensively on stage and screen before training as a director at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Performing in many of the UK’s leading theatres including The National Theatre and The Royal Court, he has appeared on film in everything from BBC period dramas to big budget action movies. He is best known for playing Virgil Tracy in the Hollywood adaptation of Thunderbirds with Bill Paxton and Sir Ben Kingsley.
For over 10 years Dominic has been using this experience to help businesses unlock the performance of their people. His work with leaders, managers and sales teams has transformed the way they show up both in person and in front of the camera. Drawing on the methodology in his bestselling book “IMPACT: How to be more confident, increase your influence and know what to say under pressure”, Dominic shares an actionable toolkit to help people excel in the spotlight.
Experienced in working with individuals at all levels of an organisation, from graduate new-joiners to the C-Suite, Dominic has spoken, coached and trained at blue chip companies on six continents.