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PASSION EXPERIENCE DILIGENCE
Didi Hopkins is a Theatre Director, Executive Coach and Associate of Theatre4Business. She trained as an actor and director and has been bringing theatre to leaders and executives in business schools, and companies worldwide working on energy, presence, voice and all aspects of communication.
Didi is an Associate Faculty at the Cranfield School of Management. She currently runs a coaching clinic at the Mckinsey London office. An acclaimed expert on the tradition of ‘La commedia dell’Arte’, in theatre, Didi has worked for the National Theatre on the West End/Broadway Hit ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’, with the Royal Shakespeare Company and before lockdown, directed a show in London’s West End, ‘The Life I Lead’, and she is about to embark on a show going to the Albert Hall.
Josie Sutcliffe, MFA is a Founding Member and Associate of Theatre 4 Business with over 30yrs experience as a theatre director, a Facilitator, Trainer, and an ILM trained Executive Coach. She is a Programme Director for the Impact & Influence programme at the Cranfield School of Management.
Josie is also Co-Director of a thriving Arts & Heritage charity, and Director of an audio academy and online streaming service.Her clients include Nike, Selfridges Global (Leadership Group), UXC Group, Barclays, Google, Cisco, DRCSAS and Paramount Entertainment, along with many other individuals.
Josie believes that if you don’t like the story you’re living in – then change the story!
Jane Nash has many years’ experience working as a consultant in storytelling and communication skills, with private clients and in the corporate and public sector.
She offers one-to-one coaching, group facilitation and training around Personal Impact and Leadership Skills. Her clients have included ‘big four’ Professional Services firms, ‘Magic Circle’ Law firms, the NHS and the Department of Education.
Jane developed her expertise in the behaviours of personal impact and her love of story, working as an actor, writer and theatre maker over the last 35 years.
Gill is a Performance Coach and Facilitator. With a background in acting and directing, she draws from techniques acquired in both these areas. Gill has worked with organisations in both the public and private sectors, including most City banks, the top four accountancy and law firms, leading oil and gas companies, the top pharmaceutical organisations and management consultancy firms.
Having worked in and gained exposure to, a multitude of industries she has in depth knowledge of many current leadership and communication theories. Through the pandemic she focussed on D&I -actionable allyship, executive coaching and mental health in the workplace
As an actor and director, Gill has worked for the Royal Shakespeare Company, The National Theatre and many regional theatres. The work has been diverse; from directing opera and the classics to running drama workshops for lifers in prisons, she has also directed in Moscow and New York.
Gill has worked as a corporate trainer since the mid-nineties. Her work has covered presentation skills, personal impact and influence, team building, diversity, appraisal training, performance management, feedback, and leadership training. Her work takes her across the UK and Europe, and she has been a guest speaker on leadership for several global organisations.