Who am I?
Since 1992, I have provided drama-based, interactive training both in the UK and internationally to support corporate development, assessment and recruitment programmes for individual private clients, owner-managed business, SMEs and global multinationals. As a professional actor, I have worked at the Royal National Theatre, toured nationally and performed in the West End, as well as appearing on television and radio.
My specialist skills include one-to-one coaching on communication skills and personal impact; researching, devising, writing and performing scenarios and roleplays as part of development, assessment or recruitment programmes; working alongside occupational psychologists and behavioural scientists and providing written and oral feedback to participants/facilitators; incorporating and demonstrating Myers-Briggs (MBTI) and Insights personality indicators; devising live performances, presenting and interviewing at annual conferences and events; leading workshops on personal impact, presentation and communication skills; and performing in corporate training films.
Depending on the requirements of any given assignment, I can either work alone or build and project manage my own team of highly skilled actor-facilitators and coaches. I care passionately about acting with integrity, providing creative solutions that make a meaningful difference, and delivering exceptional value for money.
My training and development experience includes: Pitching Skills; Business Development; Account Management; Negotiation Skills; Performance Management; Appraisals and Performance Reviews; Honest Conversations; Difficult Conversations; Coaching; Teambuilding; Customer Service; Influencing Skills; Presentation Skills; Personal Impact; Recruitment; Executive Coaching; Leadership Assessment
My clients include:
KPMG, Barclays Capital, Barclays Wealth, The Financial Services Authority, HM Treasury, Ernst & Young, BDO, Old Mutual, Deutsche Bank, Mizuho Bank, Compliancy Services
Linklaters, The Crown Prosecution Service, The Inner Temple, Berwin Leighton Paisner, Squire Patton Boggs, Squire Sanders, DLA Piper, Dechert, Mills & Reeve, Reynolds Porter Chamberlain, Pannone LLP
The National Health Service, Oxfordshire County Council, National School of Government, Cabinet Office, the United Nations
Paradigm Housing, The Overseas Development Institute, One World Action, Shelter
British Gas, British Airways, British Telecom, Vodafone, Virgin Mobile, BP, Chartered Quality Institute, Premier Inn, Marriott Hotels, Schlumberger, Xchanging, Novartis, Roche, Genzyme, Nokia, Polinari Petrochemicals, London Designer Outlet, Turner and Townsend, Hewlett Packard, The Football Association, David Lloyd Leisure, Cranfield Institute of Management, South-West Trains, Midland Mainline, ScotRail, Central Trains, C2C, BAe Systems, Business Stream, E2V, Transport for London, Altro Flooring, Institute of the Motor Industry, Orange Genie, Goodman Masson, Microdec, Premier Inn, Gas Strategies, UCB Pharma