What We Do
We tailor our presentation to your needs and interests
Coaching & Consulting
- Personal Leadership Presence & Impact Analysis
- Voice, Speech & Public Speaking Skills
- Executive Presentation Coaching
- Communication strategy & advice
- Leadership Development
- Mentoring, Coaching & Feedback
- Leading Change
- Speech Writing
The way we work.
Theatre of Leadership™ training is conducted by two expert voice, speech, presentation, business communication and leadership development coaches trained both in Australia and graduated with Distinction from the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, London. Veronica and Charles are two of the most experienced professional voice, speech and leadership communication coaches in Australia. They are recognised as leading experts in their field.
They have pioneered the importance of the expressive-facilitative domain in leadership education and explored innovative ways of using the skills and techniques of theatre performance to develop a more inspirational brand of leader for the 21st century. Their combined skills make Theatre of Leadership™ training unique and highly effective.
Veronica and Charles are highly talented coaches skilled at bringing out the best in others. They provide a safe yet stimulating learning environment that encourages people to step out of their comfort zone, try new approaches and take themselves to the next level as leaders and communicators.
Whether you are a novice or a seasoned performed on the business stage, the Theatre of Leadership offers the opportunity and expert guidance you need to rehearse and perfect your new skills as an inspiring leader and as a credible, compelling communicator.
People come to us because they do not want the ‘same old, same old’ approaches to presentation and communication skills training and leadership development. Clients who use us are looking to be ‘best in their field’. They want to be challenged, stretched and excited.
They want expert guidance based on deep knowledge of body work, voice work, presentation and performance techniques, the psychology of peak performance and inspirational leadership approaches. Our clients thrive on the personalized development experience and constructive personal feedback we provide.
Our Target Groups
If you are a CEO, Senior Executive, Executive, High Potential Manager or other business professional our tailored training and coaching programs help leaders at all levels learn, rehearse and perfect new skills to reach a higher level of confident performance as an inspiring communicator and transforming business leader.
We help leaders shine in the spotlight of attention.
Why it's vital
The aim of the Theatre of Leadership is simple: to improve the performance of organizations by developing the ability of its key people to communicate with impact and lead in a more inspirational way.
The work we do is vital today for the following reasons:
OLD RESPONSES NO LONGER WORK
Command and control models for leading and communicating are over. In the past, a leader’s responsibility as a leader/communicator rested more or less on providing good information and clear direction. People more readily accepted direction. Leaders got away with using communication tools that went little beyond plain facts, graphs and pie charts. Today people demand more.
We have moved beyond seeing leadership and leadership communication as merely functional or transactional to something that is emotionally engaging. It is no longer possible to command commitment, one can only inspire it.
PEOPLE WANT THEIR LEADERS TO BE INSPIRATIONAL
Research shows that the qualities of being Inspiring and Forward Looking are rated well above any others when people are asked what they most want from their leaders. In today’s challenging environment, we believe that, more than ever, the world needs inspirational leaders and communicators who can awaken within all of us - the spirit of possibility.
We need leaders who can help us see the invisible, dream the improbable and achieve the impossible. We want our leaders to have the capability to inspire us to achieve the extraordinary.
ONLY THE MEANING MAKERS WILL SURVIVE
The Information Age has morphed into the Conceptual Age where high value is placed on creative, empathetic communicators who can be compelling. In a world over-burdened with information, Conceptual Age communicators go beyond the mere regurgitation of facts, data lists and an over reliance on the power of pure logic.
Today we need to be skilled at distilling key messages, discovering fresh imagery, and designing powerful narratives that create new meaning to engage others at an emotional as well as an intellectual level. The future belongs to such leaders.
THE VOICE IS UNDERESTIMATED IN EVERYDAY BUSINESS
Business professionals rely heavily on the voice but most know little about how it works and how to use it optimally. In the alchemy of leadership, a leader’s voice is an essential ingredient. It can bring words and images to life in a way that transcends the literal meaning of words.
The voice, used well, can animate words to stir emotions, release fresh insight and inspire confident action. The voice can help sustain a sense of possibility in others and transform lives, communities and organizations.
WE’VE REACHED A NEW FRONTIER FOR LEADERSHIP COMMUNICATION
Communicators in any field have never before come under so much public scrutiny. The expectations on leaders to be credible, interesting and convincing, as well as having compelling ideas, have never been greater.
Today the world wants character, interest, substance and style. To stand out from the crowd, it is essential to be distinctive, authentic and genuinely engaging if you are to win on-going attention and respect.
SUCCESS OR FAILURE RIDES ON YOUR SPOKEN WORD
Effective leadership is still largely a matter of communication. Your credibility can depend on how you sound. Our research shows that those in key leadership roles spend at least 85% of their time conducting business orally.
Deals, vital negotiations, critical conversations, key decisions, crucial perceptions, levels of engagement and business outcomes all ride on a leader’s ability to communicate effectively through the spoken word. Yet most business people spend little or no time developing this capability to reach their full potential.