Debra Stevens Training Director
I am driven by inspiring people to work on themselves, I believe that’s my purpose and even after all these years I love it. I enjoy the whole process of partnering with clients and putting together a workshop just for them, the job is creative, challenging and extremely varied. I have been privileged to travel all over the world visiting over 37 different countries working with different cultures and businesses. I feel I have learnt more from the learners and my customers than they have from me and for that I am so grateful.
Working with actors is a real joy, they are creative and talented and over the years we have worked together to perfect the art of experiential workshops. Using forum theatre, consequential theatre, simulations and demonstrations we are always coming up with new exciting ways to train learners that are challenging, realistic, practical, fun and linked to our customers key objectives.
As we move into an age of technology, AI and robots, soft skills such as empathy, communication and self-awareness are going to be essential to business, which means we will have an even bigger part to play in inspiring behavioural change.
Greg Harris Actor & Trainer
Once knowing what their story is, people can see the possibilities of creating a different story, the probabilities of rewards that a new role within the different story brings and the potential their new story gives their world.
The real power comes from the fact that people’s stories are rarely finished and as all writers will tell you – All writing is about rewriting…
Then again, maybe I’m still just nosy??
Area’s of specialism:
Richard Waters Actor & Trainer
I have worked in the government and private sectors as a role-player and trainer for the last fifteen years, helping individuals bring out their best as communicators. I have also has just co-written a business book on how to have difficult conversations in the work place.
Forum theatre created for role-play training includes the Better Regulation Executive for government, the Financial Services Authority and commercial clients like Shell, Pearson Education and many more. My particular niche is helping individuals harness the right mindset and physical presence to do themselves justice and remain calm in the face of pressure.
Spencer Garner Branding Expert & Coach
Diageo is one of the world’s leading brand marketing organisations and I received in-depth marketing training, becoming an expert in developing and growing brands. During my time at Diagio I worked on Jack Daniel’s, Baileys, Talisker with my last role at Diageo, leading the innovation development.
During my career I have built several successful brands, managed large teams and delivered commercial results. On a personal level I’m passionate about doing something that makes a difference and building sustainable business models.
Diageo provided me with some of the best training which helped me develop this knowledge, so I can help others with brand training workshops with DTS. I have also worked with TUI Travel, KPMG, Vodafone and many start up businesses.
John Peel Coach
I’m a highly experienced coach, researcher, and business manager, with over 25 years senior management experience in publishing and education in the UK, Europe, and the United States.
I have a Masters degree in Coaching from Loughborough University and currently I’m a research Associate at Cardiff Metropolitan University. My research is focused on personal development through reflective practices.
I'm my spare time I coach Wallingford RFC under-6s and have been a school governor for 18 years
Sheila Tait Actor & Trainer
I particularly enjoy the exploration of how our behaviour affects communication and by changing our beliefs, thoughts and actions we can influence change in what might seem difficult and stressful situations. In the words of Shakespeare “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves"
Deni Francis Actor & Trainer
With a focus on Experiential learning and a blend of techniques including management models, Storytelling and drama based techniques, I have been working as a freelance actor and facilitator in education and business for over 15 years delivering workshops on all aspects of communication from team building and management training to Storytelling for business and Presentation Skills.
I believe in creating a safe, inclusive, supportive, and appropriately challenging environment to enable the learning. A space to allow individuals to explore their thoughts feelings and behaviours, to practice, make mistakes, give and receive feedback, to make choices.
A space that allows for open conversations, whether it is about managing people, professional boundaries, diversity and our Unconscious bias, or how to be a leader.
Diversity and Unconscious bias
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