MA BA(hons) PC Cert Ed
Coach and Artist, working in Business, Education and the Creative Industries
Sarah is a freelance coach and consultant, an acting tutor and audition panelist at The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, a voice and communication coach for Jaguar Land Rover, and a working contemporary artist.
Over the last 25 years she has built a reputation as an outstanding teacher and a popular creative practitioner.
She enables those she works with to overcome anxieties around work life, public speaking and presentations. She has taught managers to communicate effectively, supported graduates into work and has improved the industry practices of teams.
She has coached aspiring young performers into the National Youth Theatre, and leading drama and specialist creative arts schools for both Undergraduate and Post Graduate courses. To date, places have been offered at Royal Central, E15, GSA, Rose Bruford, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Royal Welsh, Goldsmiths and Central St Martins.
Sarah has mentored new writers and working actors, and run highly effective performance workshops uncovering the real science of successful acting.
Her clients benefit from her supportive and insightful teaching style, her deep and extensive knowledge of her craft, and her integrity and confidentiality.
Sarah achieved her Honors Degree in Acting, at Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama, qualified as a teacher at Warwick University and is achieved her Masters Degree in Fine Art at the Birmingham School of Art. She has been a working creative practitioner for nearly 25 years and is based near Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.
"My presentation was a success. I received praise from both my colleagues and management team. I had no idea you would be able to help me so much in such a short space of time. I look forward to learning more."
SG Department Manager
''I can honestly say that the workshops I have had with Sarah are directly responsible for my acceptance into a leading drama school this year. I will take the performance techniques she has taught me on to the rest of my career'.'
KB Drama Student
"My sessions were quickly adjusted and tailored towards my change in professional circumstances...and we changed focus towards presentation and interview process. Needless to say...I got the job!"
RS Global Solutions
''Your complete understanding of both the psychological and technical processes behind my improvement have enabled me to go on a real journey. I am approaching my professional life with a clarity and confidence which is almost unrecognizable. Thank you....Really"
ST Lead Engineer
"Sarah will tailor make sessions specifically to your needs and unlock potential you didn't know you had! I strongly recommend her to anyone who wants to take their pubic speaking, presentation, voice and communication skills to the next level. She is simply awesome!"
DP Purchasing Manager
"The work I have done with Sarah, on altering the way I communicate, has had direct impact on both my working life AND my relationship with my family. Sarah knows, in real terms, how to help your confidence, your understanding and your impact. I believe this work can change lives."
RO Department Manager
"Sarah's voice coaching session was both fun and challenging. It gave our Volunteer Guides a vocal range and a confidence that enabled them to share stories with our visitors. Their objective was to use their voices as tools to bring the history of motoring alive. Objective achieved!
We will be booking Sarah for further training in our company."
SD Department Manager
''I have worked with Sarah on three productions. She is a highly skilled theatre director with an amazing vision and ability not only to get the very best out of her actors but finding the heart of the piece she is directing and staging in a totally believable and absorbing fashion. Sarah helped me win a festival nomination for Best Actor and Best Solo Performance."
''Sarah worked with me on voice projection to improve my public speaking. She soon detected that some of the activities were outside my comfort zone and put me at ease straight away. Her knowledge is deep and detailed, yet she successfully engages in lay persons terms.
I was astounded to see significant improvements within an hour. Not only did I improve my projection but also felt felt more confident! I would highly recommend Sarah!''
DK Project Manager
"Sarah has given me great confidence and a range of techniques to use to help me communicate with impact. I am a woman working in a male dominated environment and English is my second language, so there were many challenges to face! I am continuing my work with Sarah, as I want to build my career in this country and at this stage I know her help will enable my success."
."Sarah has an uncanny ability to get the best out of people. She is more than a voice and acting coach - she helps develop self-confidence, stronger interpersonal skills and highly improved communication in her clients ... and I couldn't think of three better qualities required to succeed in any industry!''
"Thanks to Sarah's help I have found the key to communicating with my teenager. I understand her a lot better, have changed my communication techniques and as a result we have far less arguments. A much happier house.
MA HR Manager
"Sarah has not only been a great tutor to myself, but to many others I know. Her active and enthusiastic attitude will make you believe nothing is impossible, whether you are looking to perform professionally or merely enhance your confidence and skills in public speaking.
Nothing can stop her from taking everyone 'that extra mile'. She has helped me personally overcome countless hurdles, and being taught by her is an experience I can't imagine ever forgetting"
ZC Drama Student
"My business involves teaching courses and seminars, but over the last few years I'd increasingly struggled with sore throats and loss of voice after teaching longer classes. Sarah offered to help and during a 1:1 session explained the reasons behind my troubles and taught me breathing and warm up exercises.
After only a couple of weeks working on these exercises I had a class to teach. Not only did I find it easier to "work" the room, I was perfectly fine afterwards. I've taught a few classes since and had no further problems with sore throats.
I particularly liked that Sarah took the time to listen and understand the issue in detail before making recommendations and teaching me the exercises. She made sure I fully understood what I was supposed to do and how to do it. I believe that this approach contributes to the results she achieved. I can wholeheartedly recommend Sarah's work as a voice coach and hope to work further with her to learn how to use my voice more effectively."
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