With colleagues Pascal Heymann, Claude Desroches, at the French Embassy coaching speakers for WikiStage.

With colleagues Pascal Heymann, Claude Desroches, at the French Embassy coaching speakers for WikiStage.


The Team on her side

We are dedicated to inspiring people from all walks of life to discover the power of their own voice and their own stories to move audiences to action.


Khushi Pasquale

is an uprooted Italian-American who leans more towards German minimalism than Italian-American embroidery and exaggeration. She grew up on drama … mostly inside the family. Then acted and directed for over 15 years. 

This former New Yorker, is now based in Berlin. Working as a presentation coach, a speechwriter, and storyteller, Khushi moves audience and clients with her charisma and know-how. She is the founder of Center Berlin Toastmasters, one of nearly 16,000 Toastmaster clubs worldwide dedicated to developing speakers and leaders.

Characterized by enthusiasm, energy and optimism, you’ll find Khushi working behind the scenes supporting and encouraging speakers to reach their goals.


Pascal Heymann

is an internationally distinguished speaker, event moderator, and speaking trainer. Working in the heart of Europe’s start-up landscape, Pascal empowers entrepreneurs and innovators to confidently communicate their ideas, generate interest for inventive products and present with a WOW-factor! He has trained internal teams at large corporations such as Philips and is a regular pitch & storytelling trainer for the Startupbootcamp Digital Health Berlin accelerator.

“I’ve had great pleasure organizing and participating pitch workshops with Pascal. His workshops are motivating, inspiring and fun. He helped the students a lot to develop a great story for their pitches and present them in a convincing, confident way. Thank you for your great work!”    –Ana Carolina Alex, President of START Berlin


Denise Banks-Grasedyck

is just back from the World Championship of Public Speaking Contest in Vancouver in August, representing the best public speaker from  13 European countries. 

She is a certified professional coach, consultant, and speaker. Denise's mission is to inspire,  empower and equip leaders to discover and develop simple solutions to  complex challenges in life and business, so that they achieve their goals with less stress, better results and more satisfaction.

Denise uses mindset coaching, values-based leadership coaching, ideal-life blueprints and professional development training to enable professionals and executives to serve better and lead well, to be true leaders who make a positive impact both in their organizations and  in the world.

Through a holistic Core Energy coaching process and her own signature C5 Success Strategy ©, her clients get amazing, sustainable results in as little as 90 days.

Dirk Brueckner

is an expert in authentic communication. The business owner and ICF-certified coach regularly works with international businesses for their employees, teams, and leaders. He specializes in training sales teams to succeed by using stories to connect to and convince clients. 

Dealing with audiences and coaching speakers is part of his daily life. As a professional coach and trainer he is enthusiastic about the success and performance of others.

Presenting, organizing, and participating in speaker competitions and events are some of his passions. He was awarded Distinguished Toastmaster from the US-based Organization for Public Speaking Worldwide called Toastmasters International for his long year service and commitment to helping others develop their voice.

Photo credit: Rudolph Karl Wernicke


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