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TRAINER - COACH - ACTOR
WHO I AM
My skills, experience and research focus are work-based communication, persuasion and personal impact and the effective use of techniques for their development.
You don't get fit by just reading about it - you've got to do some exercise. Building the skills for personal impact at work can be thought of in a similar way. They are learned through practical experience with expert support.
I specialise in workshops and theatre-based training for groups and one to one coaching, providing a skills laboratory where together we explore the next bold steps for development. My work can stand alone or be seamlessly tailored to fit as part of a wider leadership development programme.
I live in Exeter, UK, and it's great when I can work with clients near home. I also love travel, and frequently work internationally with senior executives. I have delivered role-plays, forum theatre, simulations and facilitated presentation and impact training throughout the world. Recent work has taken me to Vietnam, USA, Brazil, India, France, Singapore, Germany, Romania, Ireland, Turkey, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, China and Indonesia.
My experiential learning is underpinned by extensive research. I hold a PhD from the University of Exeter that examined connections between leadership, learning and theatre-based techniques. I also have an MA with Distinction in Applied Theatre and BA Hons 1st Class in Drama. I am accredited to teach in Higher Education by the Higher Education Academy. I have been a teaching fellow at Exeter University and continue as a guest lecturer at various Universities.
I am published in international peer reviewed journals. My most recent article, 'A Critical Stage for Learning?' having been published by Intellect in the Special Edition of the Journal of Arts and Communities. The article examined the unique potential for professional development facilitated by the skilled application of theatre-based learning techniques.
I also give presentations on work-based experiential learning at international academic conferences.
Acting is the third aspect of my work. This professional performance work builds my own skills and experience which I selectively draw upon when coaching in work-based contexts. Recent performances include working with Burn the Curtain and their award winning production of 'The Company of Wolves'. At The Barbican in London I performed as part of PlayOn - a playful celebration marking the 400th anniverary of Shakespeare's death. In 2018 I performed in Burn the Curtain's 'The Hunting of The Snark'. I continue to collaborate with award the winning Wandering Tiger on both film and theatre. In the summer of 2021 I toured with The Common Players in 'The Tuck Inn' and toured with them again in the summer of 2022, presenting a new take on an old favourite: Alice in Wonderland. Work in 2023 includes 'An Audience with a Ghost Hunter' and 'Humbug!' with Wandering Tiger, the return of 'Company of Wolves' with Burn the Curtain. Film work includes 'Cradlemoor', an interactive full motion video game, due to be released in 2024.
I'd be delighted to talk with you to explore how we can work together. Please get in touch - my contact details are below.
Dr Richard Feltham BA Hons, MA, PhD, AHEA
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MORE ABOUT MY WORK
In the workplace we tend to spend more time focused on our minds than our bodies. For example, if we have to give a presentation, typically one might spend more time focused on the WHAT- in terms of content, than the HOW- in terms of presence, tone, pace, self management and so on.
In my workshops we'll focus both on the WHAT in terms of key messages you need to communicate and also the HOW.
We'll practically rehearse and refine messages so that you can deliver them with confidence, connection, passion and authenticity.
GET IN TOUCH
+44 (0)77930 14609
11 Toronto Road
or email using the form below
© Richard Feltham 2021
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