I read English at the University of Oxford, where I specialised in Linguistics, and went on to train in voice, diction and accents at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
As an actor I've worked extensively in theatre, TV and radio, with companies including the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the BBC and Channel 4, so I have a wealth of practical applicable experience in how to use voice to really affect people.
As a voice and communication skills coach, I've been running workshops and doing bespoke training in presentation, communication and influencing skills for over 10 years, for a wide range of corporate clients including Channel Five, ITN, Citigroup, Bayer, Zurich, Sodexo, Google and Adidas.
And personally, I know what it's like to be conscious of how you speak: we moved around a lot when I was a child, so my accent went through many changes. Wherever we were, I was the one who talked weird! But my early experiences are what sparked my fascination with speech and accent, and why I've developed a sensitive ear for how people speak.
All in all, I bring all my professional skills and a lot of personal empathy to my work as a speech and accent coach. I would love to be able to use both to help you work towards your goals as a communicator.
Why not get in touch and tell me more about what you need?