COACHING FOR ACADEMICS
Whether you’re being interviewed for job roles, teaching undergraduates or delivering a research paper, you have to present yourself and your ideas on a public stage.
My coaching is all about giving you the tools to feel calm, relaxed and at ease when communicating your ideas and research. We’ll look at breathing techniques to improve the strength and tone of your voice, and relaxation techniques to increase your confidence and comfort speaking in public.
All of this work is completely personalised to you. It all takes place via Zoom so can be discreet, quiet and in the comfort of your own home or office.
If you’re interested in more information or talking through what you need from these sessions, please do get in touch, or book yourself in for a free ‘taster session’. All my taster sessions are an opportunity for you to get a feel for whether this is for you, with no pressure to book future sessions. I hope to speak to you soon!
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Dr Faith Taylor
(University of Portsmouth)
A real investment in my career.... I really enjoy the sessions and am getting more compliments from colleagues about my presentation skills as a result.
Lecturers from King's Business School
Very impressive... fabulous teacher! ... really enjoyed it.
The specific areas that we cover in this package will be personalised to your particular needs but common areas that we cover include:
Clarity for your audience
Staying calm under pressure
Speaking with confidence, control and authority
Improving vocal tone and projection
Countering voice-loss or vocal strain
Communicating through video technology
Holding the attention of your audience
Improving posture and use of gesture
How to use your hands
Structuring speeches, presentations or pitches
Insecurity around accents or speaking English as a second language
This package will provide you with the essentials to improve your vocal quality and to help you stay calm under pressure.
Within this complete package you will receive:
3 x 1-on-1 live Zoom coaching sessions.
A personalised coaching audio file. I'll record a personalised audio file to guide you through exercises and techniques between and after our 1-on-1 sessions.
Free email coaching for 3 months. We can keep in touch between and after our sessions via email, so you can ask questions and check your progress.
My sessions are relaxed, flexible and completely personalised. They’re all about making you comfortable, calm and confident.
If you want to discuss this package further, I’m very happy to chat. Book a free taster session via the link below, or drop me an email for bookings and further enquiries.
I'm also very happy to tailor sessions and packages to individual needs. Please drop me an email or book a 'virtual coffee' if you would like to discuss an alternative to the above package. This might include:
one off or pay as you go sessions
monthly coaching sessions
preparation for a specific event
special personal requirements
WHO I'VE WORKED WITH
My coaching work is built on a decade of experience working in theatre and training.
At the start of my theatre career, I received training as an assistant on four productions for RADA Enterprises (now RADA Business). As a director or assistant director, my work has been performed in theatres across the UK and in France. In 2014, I founded Cyphers Theatre Company, so have first hand experience of driving my own creative projects forward. My coaching methods draw strongly on these rich and varied experiences. More details of my directing work can be found here.
My work in theatre led to me being invited to work with lecturers in the Informatics Department at King's College London. I quickly realised that I am able to use my theatre and training experience to develop academics' confidence and communications skills. I have now worked with lecturers across multiple organisations and worked for 3 years as a visiting voice and communications coach at the King's Business School.
I have worked for or with individuals and groups from all of the below organisations.