COACHING FOR LEADERS
Lecturing is hard! Speaking in front of hundreds of people, for hours on end, is incredibly tough – both physically and mentally.
Many of the lecturers I've worked with struggled with losing their voice, being heard at the back of the room, holding students' attention or just hating the sound of their own voice. You are given no vocal training, yet are expected to speak for up to 8 hours a day. By contrast, most actors will receive 3 years of vocal training and they only have to speak for a maximum of 3 hours a night!
I also understand that you’re really short on time, so I’ve put together a package that gives you personalised, targeted coaching to support your demanding schedule.
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.
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.