The Full Monty
30 April 2018
So that was it. one of the best productions I have been involved with in a thong has come to an end. Diva productions have been a real pleasure to work with. An amazing talented cast, crew and band have produced one of the biggest successes in the minimum of clothes. A massive thank you to everyone involved.
Bespoke role play for leading organisation
11 April 2018
Just finished working on more role play work with a huge company in the north, Nestle. Had some great sessions with leaders of the company on how to manage difficult conversations.
Love these bespoke roles, you never know what sort of character you will be given, but more than that, to see how people opposite you really do believe you are that person and the problems that can come from that.
looking forward to working with this company again and thank you to RPFT for the booking.
Making Every Contact Count
26 March 2018
This Month I was asked to deliver three presentations to over 300 NHS experts on the subject of making every contact count.
Making Every Contact Count (MECC) is about encouraging and helping people to make healthier choices to achieve positive long-term behaviour change. To do this organisations need to build a culture and operating environment that supports continuous health improvement through the contacts it has with individuals. Doing this will improve health and wellbeing amongst service users, staff and the general public and reduce health inequalities, not to mention the potential financial saving to the trusts.I delivered the sessions with the actors from the brilliant Collingwood learning team to recreate realistic situations where MECC could be implemented and the benefits that could come from that and some of the consequences when it isn’t. The response was fantastic with lots of positive feedback from the audience during the event and afterwards.
Live TV presenting
22 March 2018
A very Big thank you to all the directors, producers, technicians and studio floor managers and of course all the guests I had the pleasure of working with this weekend @hochanda_tv
Always a pleasure to present for you. Look forward to more #Livebroadcasting with you again soon.
11 March 2018
Thank you to all the leaders at Skipton Building Society who I gave been working with recently.
This week I Finished delivering a series of bespoke role play situations for leaders at a leading UK building society. Working with senior leaders and branch managers at Skipton head quarters, the day long sessions focused on all aspects of having difficult conversations, coaching and body language.
The reactions were fantastic. Although the people I worked with already have a great understanding of the communication skills they employ every day, some situations can still arise that leave us feeling unprepared for them. The work we carried out brought real positive results for those involved. Working in small open and trusted groups, where honesty of feedback was vital. Feedback was shared and learning was obvious to see.
Once again these sessions prove to me the importance of professional role playing. There is a big difference in knowing what you should do in certain situations from reading about it in a book or training manual, and actually being skilled and experienced in doing it for themselves.
26 February 2018
This year I was cast in another training video for a large global brand.
Customer service is crucial to any business of course and there are many ways of training staff. E learning is great at sending the correct messages to such large staff numbers and so I, with a cast of 8 others were scripted to represent customers for filming with Jaguar Land Rover and their global sales training.
Filming was at the Camberwell studios and directed by David Pollock for Amatis Films Ltd.
The shoot with green screen was great and worked with a fantastic crew and cast of actors and a big thank you to all involved.
24 February 2018
Last year I was asked to perform in a short play for a production with Grimm and Co that was written by their students and directed by Paul Clayton, and it was not only a real honour to work with this amazing company but a real pleasure also.This year I was asked to be involved with them again, this time adding voice to a character called Gear for a short film, again written by the students. The wacky way home is a film where Lucifer, a giant swamp leaf, thinks his prayers have been answered when he meets Gear, a robot, outside a toy shop in Rotherham. Lucifer needs to get back to his swamp and Gear can help him – if they can find a new 3G chip. But someone else has other plans for Gear… It was all recorded and Produced by Seventy1 Digital and the brilliant animation by David Ainley who it was a real pleasure to work with on this project. A great night was had by all at the premiere where all the writers got all the dredit they all deserved.
Grimm and Co are a fantastic organisation and so good for people that have a talent for story writing and I am so delighted to be able to support them in whatever they do.
If you would like to see the finished product, he link for the film is https://youtu.be/-ZoMyHrNRCs.
Facilitating event on Wellbeing
19 January 2018
Last week saw me deliver five, one day long events for Marshalls plc. I delivered sessions geared around behavioural Health, Safety & Wellbeing k for their Leaders and staff in the Minerals division.
Again, it was great to work alongside the actors from Juice learning.