Here’s a little bit about us!
I spent the first 20 years of my career working in television and film, latterly as a Line Producer and First Assistant Director on high profile television drama such as “Judge John Deed”, “Merseybeat”, “Emmerdale” and “The Bill”, as well as some UK feature films (most of which you will never have heard of) and which include “Devil’s Playground” and “Dreaming of Joseph Lees”.
When I realized that I probably didn’t want to be filming at 4am on a cold winter’s night at the age of 50, I decided to seek out a new career before I needed to. I started my training in NLP and coaching, culminating in becoming a Certified Trainer of NLP including certification as a Trainer of NLP in Business and Coaching and gaining a certification in Professional Coaching Skills.
After training in mBraining, I realised that to be true to myself, I wanted to go back to working in television and film for part of the year, as I missed working in the industry. It just shows how the Universe listens to you when you are aligned as within a week of thinking this, I had landed myself a Line Producer job working on a period drama for the BBC.
I think it enhances my training and coaching with actors and creative professionals to know what is happening at the core of their industry and I draw on my creative and managerial background in TV and film to enhance all of my training and coaching, which is always interactive and motivational. I often use actors for role play and forum theatre in training to enrich the learning experience and offer delegates the opportunity to try out real life situations in a safe environment.
My coaching clients include leaders and managers, entrepreneurs, small and medium business owners as well people from the TV and film world and people who simply feel stuck and want to get back on track. I have an engaging and empathetic style, and we don’t always sit in an office – if it works for a client we may go out for a walk, or work with a metaphor to help uncover the solution to a problem.
My qualifications include:
Master of Arts in Applied Coaching
Certified Trainer of NLP
Certified Trainer of NLP in Business
Certified Trainer of NLP in Coaching
Master Practitioner of NLP
Certificate in Professional Coaching Skills (ICF & ILM recognized)
LAB (Language And Behaviour) Profile Practitioner
I have also studied the Principles of Change Management and Brain Friendly Learning and I’m a yoga teacher, raw food coach and teacher and reiki practitioner.
I’m a member of the ANLP (Association for NLP) and the International Coaching Federation.
I started my career as a lab technician in education, quickly realizing that I was a natural performer and that acting was definitely the career I dreamed of. I was running 3 laboratories by day, and performing with local amateur dramatic companies and in the school play by night.
I left my technician career behind me and studied drama at Manchester University, taking the sensible option of getting a degree as well as honing my skills as an actor.
I then performed at various theatres including Bristol Old Vic, Southampton and Watford Palace and then came to London where my first role was as a mouse in a childrens’ production for the Polka Children’s Theatre. Since then I have appeared on television, in films and commercials. I am probably best known as Brian Harrison in “Judge John Deed”, though am also often recognized from the two episodes of “Chucklevision” I appeared in!
Alongside my television, film and theatre career, I have been able to transfer my skills to work as an actor in business and have extensive experience in role play and forum theatre. I also regularly work as a Trainer and Coach and bring a creative approach to both areas to enhance the delegate and client experience.
As well as the development and delivery of training and coaching at Sensability and through Michael Eaves Associates, I look after Sensability’s “Actors in Business”.
My qualifications include:
Professional Coaching Skills (ICF & ILM recognized)
Practitioner of NLP
I’m a member of the International Coaching Federation and the Association for NLP.
Sensability works with a number of Associate Trainers and Coaches with a diverse range of skills, knowledge and experience. We are, therefore, able to select the most appropriate team for each project.