The Team

Meet our amazing team

We’re all human, and being human means we’ve all experienced anxiety and lacked confidence at some point in our lives. Our facilitators are no different. They’ve all stood in front of audiences whether singing or speaking and felt the crippling nerves or lack of personal confidence. Now, having put the Simply Voice method into practice, they’ve discovered how to work through their fears, find their own confidence and are dedicating their lives to helping others do the same.

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It’s all about the people



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Clodagh Swords (Founder of Simply Voice) has appeared on T.V., radio, and film for both acting and singing. But back in 2011, she had dropped into a very challenging time in her life. She had become crippled by full-blown anxiety that started to filter into a lot of her life. She had lost her way and most definitely her voice. She had stopped singing or putting herself forward to speak. But in a moment of sheer desire to begin again and find her way back to herself, she created Simply Voice. Initially, it was to help her find her own power and to express herself again. Realising it was so much more, and how much people benefitted from it- she created it into a business in 2018. Beckoning from Trinity College Dublin in the Drama and Theatre Studies department she shared her class with some very well-known actors!! Deciding she had to do more, putting in some hard work managed to get a first-class in her MA in Applied Drama/Voice and facilitation, specializing in improvisation and the voice as that was the most fun! Professionally trained in physical theatre and developing confidence in people’s singing & speaking voice. 

Not afraid of hard work as a creative entrepreneur and advanced public speaker with over 12 years of experience within facilitation and communications. In a ‘blink of magic,’ she developed the Simply Voice method and has run extensive workshops in Ireland & Europe. Simply Voice has helped 1000’s gain confidence in their voices since 2018. To add more strings to her bow she is an accredited Life Coach, a qualified ‘Train the Trainer’ facilitator and now training as NVC ( Non-Violent Communication) trainer.

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Chris Short

Singer/ Song-writer Facilitator

Chris joined his first Simply Voice session in 2014. Having overcome his journey with performance anxieties, over the last couple of years Chris has blossomed into an acclaimed singer, songwriter, and recording artist. Chris has made a meteoric rise on the