About Us

Meet the team

We are specialists in preparing you for media interviews, presentations, crisis planning and parliamentary committee hearings. We are communicators, interviewers, presenters, message developers, story writers and storytellers.

What sets us apart is our personal hands-on experience and expertise in everything we train and coach. Our approach and skills are based on our own understanding of what it takes to be a great communicator, using the techniques and capabilities which we have used ourselves and observed in others over the years, and not experienced anywhere else.

Nadine Dereza

Media Director

Nadine is Co-Founder and Media Director of Babaco Media.

Nadine is an award-winning international broadcaster and journalist, presenting business, news and entertainment programmes on TV. She also chairs, hosts and moderates conferences, panel discussions and live events, either in person or virtually, for a diverse range of clients across many industries and sectors in the UK and internationally.

Nadine produces and presents “The Television Podcast” for the Royal Television Society London with an inside look into the world of television, featuring discussions and reviews of the biggest television events and news stories with the help of a fantastic all-star panel.

Nadine recently presented for the world’s number one business and financial news network CNBC, hosting their technology programme, IoT: Powering the Digital Economy, a technology programme investigating how ‘smart environments’ – the merging of physical and virtual worlds – are disrupting and shaping different industries.

Nadine has also presented for Associated Press, BBC, CNN, SABC, Simply Money, Sky TV, Summit TV and Talk Radio. Named as ‘Financial Journalist of the Year’ for the Financial Times and Summit TV, Nadine has an in-depth knowledge of business and finance across the full business spectrum. She interviews CEOs, senior leadership teams, entrepreneurs and has also interviewed many key policy decision makers, as well as countless global politicians.

Nadine is a judge for the International Broadcasting Convention’s ‘Accelerators Media Innovation Programme’ which explores solutions to industry-recognised challenges in media and entertainment.

She is co-author of the 5-star rated best seller Insider Secrets of Public Speaking and you can find out more about her by visiting www.nadinedereza.com.

Ross Edmonds

Communications Director

Ross is Co-Founder and Communications Director of Babaco Media.

Ross is a presenter, facilitator and conference event designer for many of the top businesses in the UK and abroad. His experience extends across many industries and sectors, notably the travel industry, financial services, pharmaceuticals, media, banking, telecommunications, and information technology.

Ross worked for British Airways for several years, in both an operational and commercial capacity, before turning his attention to presenting and facilitating business events. He has since worked on long-term communication programmes with many businesses, including Continental Tyres, DHL, VitrA, ITV, Merck, Nationwide Platforms, National Autistic Society, TfL (Transport for London), Tesco, Reed & Mackay, Alpha Private Equity and The British Library.

Ross designs learning & development programmes, including presentation and pitching skills among other things. It’s Ross’s ability to apply his expertise as both a presenter and a ‘content developer’, that our clients love so much. He helps them create compelling narratives and clear coherent messages for meetings, live events and conferences, and can then coach our clients to deliver these key messages in a fluent and confident way.

Relationships are key

Our relationship with our clients is vital. We love working with some of the best-known brands, organisations and businesses. Our clients’ feedback to us that they appreciate the environment we create, and consistently come back to us.

Whatever the context for your need, we’ll work with you to find your storyline, to articulate your core messages, express yourself eloquently, and then perform authentically and confidently.

We have additional support from other presenters, journalists and communication experts in the UK and internationally, if the nature and scale of the project requires a bigger team.