SME Profile

Chris Colaco

Mr. Colaço has over 20 years experience in the area of Public Speaking and Presentation Skills. From an early age, he wrote and delivered speeches in both school and community public speaking competitions. After graduating from university, Mr. Colaço began his career working in Marketing (Brand Management) at Procter & Gamble. It was during this time that he discovered the importance of “how” a person delivers his/her message is just as or more important than the message itself.


While working at Procter & Gamble, Mr. Colaço was an instructor delivering a 10 week Public Speaking Skills program to help people build their skills and confidence while speaking in front of others. He was also responsible for training new instructors for the program.


Mr. Colaço is currently the founder and Managing Director of Initiate Limited, an international training and development company. In his role, Mr. Colaço has had the opportunity to work with companies such as Edwards Life sciences and Beckman Coulter to help employees augment their presentation skills while presenting in front of physicians, hospital staff, and fellow employees. Further, he has worked with International Organizations such as the United Nations in New York and the UNHCR in Geneva to help senior officials to improve their skills when presenting in front of donors and diplomats.

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