We're actors, writers, directors, musicians, scientists and professors with huge experience in all types of performance coaching, academic reporting and leadership development
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Glynne SteeleI believe that what makes a great performer is the ability to understand people & their stories - the 'value of self' reflected in others, in organisations, institutions & wider society. We know far more than we can be aware of, so I'm a passionate believer in openness, self-awareness and reflection - learning how to learn; experiencing; finding the active 'do' rather than the passive 'don't'. That way, we make better daily decisions and everyone, including the organisation, benefits.
Peter PrenticeI trained as an actor at Bristol Old Vic and also lead a double life as the Development Director at dothinkdo because a) it seemed like a good idea at the time and b) I enjoy the challenge that having a job title brings. Over the years I’ve developed a worrying addiction to TED talks. It is, after all, the best site for the insatiably curious. If you’re curious about what we do and would like to hear what we can do for you and your people, get in touch and…well, we can have a chat.
Rebecca ColemanI trained as an actor; although, given that it was in Canada and the school was constructed out of ice, I'm not sure it’s entirely relevant. Since leaving, I've worked for improvisational theatre companies and more recently, for the world-leader in customised exec education. The best thing about my acting training, aside from the dog-sled ride to school every day, is that it's given me, what I think is, the closest thing to a 'user manual' for human beings.
Andrew ForbesWas going to be a lawyer: studied, but found the dress-code limiting. Took off to planet Alzarius instead, donned a yellow judo suit & knocked Dr Who out cold with a cyber-spanner (much more satisfying). Promoted since to Starship Cap. Other ranks include Lt Col, Det Inspector, Sqd Leader, many CEOs, various Greek & Italian Dukes and one King of the Fairies. Also a lawyer, doctors galore, a randy prof, a murderer, a madman & Jess’s Dad in Hollyoaks. I write a bit too, but just ran out of ink.
Ashley AlymannI was once a solicitor but gave it all up to pursue a passion for acting. I trained at LIPA and received my degree from one of the original Beatles. Since then, I’ve played a variety of roles from the King of Siam to an Argentinian transvestite. I even bared all in the Full Monty! I suppose I’ve always enjoyed challenging myself and learning new skills which is what I bring to my work with dothinkdo. I will, however, endeavour to keep my clothes on…
Caroline LoncqArmed with an English degree from Cambridge and a post-grad from Bristol Old Vic, I launched my theatrical career in Harrogate. Like a good yacht in a fair wind, it’s taken me across the world, from Epidaurus to Buenos Aires. When not stretching analogies (or acting), I’ve written and photographed a couple of books about London, and directed a few films. My development highlight is helping a client go from nauseous hyperventilation over speaking in public, to taking a roadshow around Europe.
Claude GirardiI'm an actor, director & professional human being, having trained at Central School in London. I’ve lived and worked in four continents, which has (a) helped me to understand that communication is at the core of everything we do and (b) help people unlock the facets of themselves that make them more successful communicators.
Elizabeth HealeyIt's all about the people...no matter where you find yourself in life, how you connect creatively with others will influence how the world sees you and how you see and feel about the world. Being told our work at dothinkdo is transformative, enlightening and great fun is the most wonderful feeling. I'm big on acting (screen & stage), presenting cutting edge science (I have a PhD in Neurophysiology), executive coaching - and, revealing the playful child in us all.
Hannah BoydeHaving spent most of my time in rehearsal rooms at Cambridge University, I somehow gained a degree in Social Anthropology, then followed that with a post-grad from Drama Studio London and I've never looked back. Directors have a penchant for casting me as men, but fear not, I've also been the front & hind legs of a foal (in War Horse), should you fear a lack of versatility. I love discovering what makes other humans tick, and helping you to do that too, be that in bilingual English or French.
Jilly BondHaving worked in theatre, film, radio and TV for over thirty years, I believe that life is a continuing Odyssey that's made worthwhile by continuing to explore and challenge ourselves. To that end, I really enjoy helping people open doors on their own journeys.
Karina FernandezI trained at Drama Centre and have worked regularly in theatre, film & TV. I also teach acting, voice, communication & presentation skills. The kind of acting I like best is 'acting that doesn't show' - meaning that it's authentic, credible and deeply human. Over the years I've realised that effective work of any kind must also have those qualities, and that it's as exciting to see a fearful financial controller go from Anxious to Brilliant as it is to be in a wonderful play or film.
Leah WhitakerI studied English & Drama at Manchester University, trained at RADA, and now work primarily in theatre and TV. I’m passionate about our development work at dothinkdo and fascinated by the many crossovers from rehearsal room to boardroom. Impactful communication is the biggest strength anyone can have, and everyone’s route to it is different. The devil (and the delight) is in the detail…
Louise Mai NewberryAfter Cambridge University, Central St Martin’s, a rural development community in Kerala, an ashram and a career at ?What If!, I trained at East 15 Acting School. I’ve enjoyed having adventures, learning new things, trying out stuff I thought I couldn’t do, telling stories and helping *other* people to be brave, tell stories and try things out ever since. I’m a qualified yoga teacher, hypnotherapist & NLP practitioner. I also write and perform stand-up comedy as ‘Precious Jade’.
Mark SeddonAfter reading English & History at York, I ignored my head and trained as an actor at Central. Twelve years on and the heart’s still proving it right with a growing list of theatre, film & voice credits, plus an array of bizarre audio drama deaths - incl being mauled by a polar bear and being shot in the Sontaran probic vent by Tom Baker's Dr Who. In addition, working with dothinkdo gives me the opportunity to use my powers for good. Without the risk of getting bumped off on the process…
Robert PurdyAfter graduating in Politics, I made the logical progression into stand-up comedy, but as Bob Monkhouse once remarked ‘they laughed when I said I was going to be a comedian...’ A change of direction was required - so, I trained as an actor. Since then, I’ve worked regularly in things like The Office, Silent Witness and Secret Diary of a Call Girl. I’m also a Certified NLP Practitioner and for the last 15 years, I’ve helped people in business develop their impact and flexibility.
Steven ElderI'm a screen & theatre actor, working in the UK & USA; I’ve written a feature film which got made in 2014; a few times a year I teach an acting workshop and I've worked in business development for around 15 years. My work with dothinkdo has helped me trust myself a lot more - which has enabled me to encourage others to trust themselves too. Influences include Eugen Herrigel, Sanford Meisner, Michael Chekhov & Jack Plotnick.
Thomas LawtonI spend most of my time talking to people about business, and to businesses about people. Then I write books about them (the cool kind). With a PhD in International Political Economy, I'm a Professor of Strategy and International Management in both the UK and the USA (amongst other things). I live between the UK, USA and southern Ireland, the latter of which I call home, and speak fluent American-ish.
The office team
Nandita ShenoyI discovered a love for communicating at a very young age, which led me to major in English at Yale, study abroad in France, move to New York to work in theater, write plays and help people all over the world communicate with each other more effectively. When not actually communicating, I really enjoy a good snack.
Pun BandhuI received my MFA in Acting at the Yale School of Drama and have appeared on Broadway, in films & TV. I have a passion for social justice and believe that art can play a role in transforming individuals, and the world. I’ve used my acting skills in diversity & leadership skills for over 10 years, consulting at many top Fortune 100 companies. An expert collaborator, facilitator, motivator & creative thinker, I love taking people (gently) outside their comfort zones. I live, work and play in NYC.
Robert FassAs a classically-trained actor, improviser, speaker coach, audiobook narrator, photographer, writer & musician, I proudly hold the title of multi-hyphenate. I was asked recently which of the many artistic hats I wear is the favorite and I replied ‘the hyphen - because it symbolizes connection and, for me, that’s what it’s all about.’ I look for that active, moment-to-moment dialogue in all interactions, whether on a stage, in a recording booth, through a lens or round a conference table.
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