Clients & Testimonials


Illy has worked with a range of clients and companies. Here is a snapshop of what they had to say about her...

TEDxSquare Mile 2015


"Illy graciously and profesionally hosted TEDxSquareMile 2015. We were pleased and fortunate to have her on stage. She engaged the audience wonderfully and navigated difficulties with presence of mind and decorum. We would warmly reccomend her as a speaker."



Alex Dobre, Curator, TEDxSquareMile 2015. 

The Next Big Thing (TNBT)


"Illy is a natural public speaker and energetic host. Her positive energy and professionalism really engaged our audience at Making it BiG in Entrepreneurship. I would highly recommend Illy as an interviewer, speaker, presenter or workshop facilitator and look forward to working together again."


Linda Smith CEO & Founder TNBT Media

TED 2015 Live Streaming at TEDxBrixton


"Illy is an extremely talented, passionate and impressive presenter. She's smart, has a great calming presence and knows how to work an audience to get them hyped up. She hosted my TEDx event and had the audience buzzing and interacting the whole night. She will now be our go-to-girl for other events. A real rising star!"


Stephanie Busari, Founder and Curator, TEDxBrixton. 

The Ultra Academy Launch at the Google Campus 


“The launch of the UltraAcademy was a really big deal for us and I’m delighted to say that Illy was simply amazing!


She captivated the audience, managed the guests on stage professionally whilst keeping her sparkling personality at the forefront of the days proceedings. Simply put she was ULTRA and I would highly recommend 'Illy Speaks' for any event, workshop or seminar” 



Julian ‘The Ultrapreneur’ Hall - CEO & Founder of the Ultra Academy

Kitchen Table Projects Artisan Event


"lly was a fantastic MC for our launch event for artisan food producers, Artisans After Hours. Her ability to build rapport and engage with the audience was outstanding!


Our attendees were most impressed with her ability to connect with the crowd, particularly as they were all from an industry she had not worked in before. I would recommend Illy to anyone looking for a talented MC with natural charm and it was a privilege to have worked with her. Bravo!"


Tara Sundramoorthi, Founder of Kitchen Table Projects. 

Thought Wall's Progress Event


"Illy was our host for 'Progress' a personal development day. She was a pleasure to work with, professional and really engaged our audience and speakers.


Illy's energy is infectious which is what you need from a speaker! I look forward to working with her again soon."


Malachi McPherson, Founder of Thought Wall.