COACHING FOR TEACHERS
Struggling to manage your nerves when teaching? Worried that your voice won't reach the back of the class? Suffering from sore throats or headaches after a long day of teaching? Feeling nervous about maintaining discipline in the classroom?
My coaching is all about giving you the tools to feel calm, relaxed and at ease when teaching. We’ll look at breathing techniques to improve the strength, stamina and authority of your voice, and relaxation techniques to increase your confidence and comfort leading a classroom.
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. We'll arrange a call to discuss your needs, 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 your package will be personalised to your particular needs but common areas that we cover include:
Countering voice-loss or vocal strain
Staying calm under pressure
Speaking with confidence, control and authority
Improving vocal tone and projection
Holding the attention of your students
Improving posture and use of gesture
How to use your hands
Insecurity around accents or speaking English as a second language
If you're individual looking to improve your vocal quality and to help you stay calm under pressure, then this is the package for you.
Within this complete package you will receive:
3 x 1-on-1 live Zoom coaching sessions.
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. Drop me an email on the link below and we'll arrange a time to discuss your needs.
Are you a department looking to develop the communication skills of your staff and colleagues? Or a group of individuals who want to club together to work on your confidence?
If you want to discuss building a bespoke training package, I’m very happy to chat. Drop me an email on the link below for bookings and further enquiries.
I'm also very happy to tailor sessions and packages to individual needs. Please drop me an email if you would like to discuss an alternative to the above packages. 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, training and education.
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.
As well as working in theatre, I have extensive experience of working in educational settings. I have worked as a cover teacher and regularly run workshops in both primary and secondary schools, as well as with organisations that specialise in the creative education of young people (such as the Creative Learning department at the Barbican). This gives me first hand experience of the challenges of teaching, as well as a developed understanding of different techniques for engaging young people of all ages.
I have worked for or with individuals and groups from all of the below organisations: