As well as directing and supporting the Avery Mind programme delivery teams right across our current client-base and continually expanding both my knowledge and training skill set, I continue to thrive on facilitating people's desires to transform their lives. As a successful actor, presenter, broadcaster and trainer, I am in a great position to draw upon well developed communication skills when conceiving, designing and delivering development workshops, training days, organisational programmes and events. With such a far-reaching experience of communicating and entertaining publicly I'm very much at ease with groups of any size and in any venue, setting or location.
In the training room I draw upon my highly varied, performance roots through the use of storytelling and narrative psychology: both particularly effective when encouraging participants to create new stories of their own. Human beings have a natural desire for, and need of stories. We absorb data, information and learning far more effectively if it is presented as part of, or through a story, rather than if set out in a linear fashion; and we find proposals or propositions more compelling if they are in a narrative format rather than in a list. Additionally, we always include elements of gamification and amusement on all Avery Mind programmes as learning is embedded considerably more quickly when play is involved.
I strongly believe that such a creative approach to learning is essential in today's world. Training that draws upon and uses story-telling, and an element of play or practise means for much more rapid absorption and even greater capacity for insight and change.