I am a communication skills consultant and am passionate about giving people the skills to express themselves with clarity and ease. As a professional actor my objective is to marry the talents of the actor with those of the business executive in order that my clients are able to speak with real impact and to feel comfortable doing it.
I have over 30 years’ experience in working with corporate, public and third sector clients including several government departments, academic institutions and media organisations.
I graduated at the Manchester University and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and worked as professional actor for 10 years before becoming a full-time trainer and coach.
I use theatre-based exercises to encourage you to come across with authority so that you can project your best self when speaking in public. My sessions will usually involve looking at the characteristics of an effective presentation and how to structure a presentation with maximum impact and minimum effort. There will be a section on building confidence which can involve looking at overcoming nerves and will include relaxation, breathing and voice exercises.
My clients regard me as being down to earth and as someone who brings a great sense of humour and warmth to the learning process.