OUR PEOPLE

Our team of Associates out in the field delivering Mythodrama are ably supported by the team in the office (sales & logistics) - working together to exceed our clients’ expectations. We aim to achieve this time after time - at the highest level of service.

Whilst our delivery team travel the four corners of the Globe, the office team are the backbone of the organisation – ever present, alert and willing to support and advise; the hub of communication between clients and programme leaders.

We work in a three-way partnership to deliver world class leadership development for each and every participant.

Our people are diverse in their backgrounds, education and life experience yet united by a shared passion, dedication and commitment to leaving the world a better place.

Richard Olivier

Founder & Artistic Director

Awarded Thought Leader 2013 by the Best Practice Institute, Richard has been a leading theatre director for over ten years, and directed Henry V for the opening of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London in 1997. He has worked extensively in the fields of Organisational and Personal Development and is the founding voice within Mythodrama. His work today is at the leading edge of bringing the world of theatre and the arts into the development of authentic leaders. From 1998-2003 he was the Master of Mythodrama at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and is an Associate Fellow of Said Business School, University of Oxford. Guest speaker at the 2003 and 2009 World Economic Forums in Davos, Richard also works internationally as an independent consultant, conference speaker and workshop leader. He is the author of 'Inspirational Leadership - Henry V and the Muse of Fire', published by Spiro Press in May 2001. His latest book on 'Peak Performance Presentations' - co-authored with Nicholas Janni - was published in June 2004.

Richard Olivier

Founder & Artistic Director

Paula Healey

Client Account Director

Originally in Local Government personnel for nine years; then at home with her new son, Paula became involved in fund-raising activities. Her biggest success occurring in 1989 for Queen Mary's Hospital, Kent; when she raised thousands of pounds by means of a lottery. This was unprecedented in the Southeast and was noted as an incredible achievement and a forerunner for the National Lottery in 1994. Paula later joined the Industrial Society (now the Work Foundation). She soon became Client Manager for the Society's 'Runge Effective Leadership Programme'. This is where she first met Richard Olivier, a regular guest speaker. Paula moved to the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO) as Head of Member Services: managing professional leadership development for its wide membership body. Since January 2004, Paula has been Client Account Director at Olivier Mythodrama. Heading the Client Account team, she focuses on delivering customer service second to none across the broad spectrum of our clients. Paula treasures her family and friends and enjoys a busy social life; she loves the sea and retreating to her holiday home on the south-east coast.

Paula Healey

Client Account Director

Greg Kirwan

Director of Global Client Relations

Having over 15 years' experience in Executive Education, Greg provides international organisations with clear guidance on the development of their leaders. He previously held positions as Development Consultant, Executive Education - London Business School and Head of Executive Education at The Management School, London. Greg is motivated by getting to the heart of what it takes to enable individuals to progress to their fullest potential and ambition, with a calm and methodical approach. To understand the industry and clients in greater depth, Greg has focused his career around key areas such as Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Coaching, Sales & Marketing as well as being a member of CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personal Development), CMI member (Chartered Management Institute). He joined OMA in March 2014 and enjoys interacting with the broad range of client groups, whilst developing new business across the globe. To relax, Greg enjoys travelling and exploring as much as possible. As a young adult Greg played Table Tennis for Ireland for some years and now just plays for fun. His friends and family mean the world to him so he loves social gathering - sharing great food, wine and laughs.

Greg Kirwan

Director of Global Client Relations

Hana Winter

Financial Controller

After qualifying as a certified accountant, Hana practised within the finance department of a media film company. Later, joining Swedish telecom as a Finance Manager, Hana gained extensive managerial experience whilst establishing the finance department within their UK offices. Her next move saw her as Financial Controller for a leading UK Fashion Designer, allowing her to indulge two interests! After a career break to raise and look after her family, Hana spent a year in Egypt with the children introducing them to the fundamentals of the Arabic language and providing a real insight to the culture. Returning to work Hana managed the book-keeping function for a number of small businesses before joining us in February of 2007. She is responsible for managing and administering the finance and accounting functions. Through a holistic approach to life, Hana is able to balance the enjoyment of work with family whilst combining a passion for cooking, dining, and home design, along with some keep fit and travelling!

Hana Winter

Financial Controller

Martin Power

Senior Client Account Manager

Martin has spent his whole career in client focused roles. Starting off in an Account Management role with a Swedish Telecom organisation before moving on to manage clients such as HSBC with a large Financial Services Training Company. He joined OMA in June 2008 and enjoys interacting with the broad range of client groups we have. In addition to this, Martin shares responsibility for our Open events. In his down time he enjoys going to see bands at live concerts & reading biographies, the more scandalous the better! Currently regaining an interest in cooking he can be found most weekends with a cookbook under his nose!

Martin Power

Senior Client Account Manager

Scott Young

Marketing & Logistics Coordinator

Previously Scott spent 4 years at a Solicitors Firm in an Administrative position bringing this experience with him in March 2005, his role quickly expanded to include vital IT logistics support to our Associates in the field, collecting an NVQ in the process. As Marketing & Logistics Coordinator, Scott's duties include the creation and updating of workbooks, PowerPoint presentations and Room Layouts. Most recently, Scott has taken on the responsibility for administration of our website and on-line shop. In his spare time, Scott enjoys travelling abroad, spending time with friends and family, attending music concerts and catching up on the latest films.

Scott Young

Marketing & Logistics Coordinator

Shirley Clarke

Head of Logistics & Business Accounts

Shirley joined Olivier Mythodrama in late 2002 and she has played a major role in the growth of the company from its initial start-up phase. With a background in Office Management and Procurement for an organisation promoting Best Practice in the UK, her vast experience and organisational skills have earned her the description of having all her fingers in all of the pies! Shirley is a consummate professional and her client management expertise ensures that all of her clients benefit from their relationship with her. Shirley loves spending time with her son Jack and her family. With the addition of being a qualified Aerobics instructor, Shirley also teaches Bokwa, Step & Spin in the evenings; she enjoys going to the gym and listening to music.

Shirley Clarke

Head of Logistics & Business Accounts

Sinead Ryan

Client Account Executive

Previously Sinead worked in various sales/retail positions, across various industries of travel, banking and the hair & beauty industry, before joining OMA in 2015. Her extensive knowledge in customer service has given her diverse experience with a calm approachable manner. Having worked in fast paced environments, under pressure and to tight deadlines she is a great asset to our team. As a client account executive, Sinead handles all administrative and logistics duties for programme sessions taking place across the globe. Having a great rapport with clients and her team, are vital to this role in supporting clients and programme leads. Sinead has great listening skills which are paramount to client’s needs, in providing the best answers/ solutions in a jargon-free supportive role over the phone and via email. Sinead’s love for travel led her to taking a sabbatical where she travelled Asia, South America and lived and worked in Australia for 1 year. Apart from travelling in her spare time she enjoys going to the theatre and attending live music concerts.

Sinead Ryan

Client Account Executive

Wilf Dutton

Office Team Assistant

Having finished school in 2015 and unsure of the path he wanted to follow, Wilf took a year out from studying to travel and learn more about the world. During this time he spent 3 months in Costa Rica & Nicaragua, volunteering for the renowned charity Raleigh International and improving his existing linguistic skills. After working part time for various other companies throughout the year, Wilf joined us in January 2016 and hasn’t looked back since. Having originally been working full time for us, Wilf moved to a part-time basis in order to accommodate his upcoming Screenwriting Studies. He now balances his time between the office and the writing room. When he’s not at the office, or crafting his latest cinematic masterpiece, you can find Wilf out and about with friends or alternatively at Loftus Road, supporting his local football team Queens Park Rangers every other Saturday.

Wilf Dutton

Office Team Assistant

Bea Davison

Senior Associate

Bea Davison joined Oliver Mythodrama™ in 2003 and is an experienced programme leader delivering courses to a wide variety of global businesses as well as the not-for profit and public sectors. Her specific areas of expertise are communication and presence and she is also currently developing leadership programmes for women. An actor for 18 years, following her training at LAMDA, Bea spent four years as a leading actor at Shakespeare’s Globe theatre and worked with Globe Education delivering workshops including seminars at Oxford University on “Playing at the Globe”. Bea has also completed a three year programme of study in Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor® – an advanced psychotherapeutic system and she studied personal development, myth and legends with Jungian analyst and storyteller, Marion Woodman.

Bea Davison

Senior Associate

Ben Walden

Founding Associate

Ben Walden is a Senior Associate of Olivier Mythodrama, a creative consultant and workshop leader. He trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and with Uta Hagen in New York. Playing many leading roles in London's West End theatres and on television, he was a member of the inaugural company at Shakespeare's Globe and performed in Henry V and Julius Caesar. He has also led Masterclasses for Shakespeare's Globe Education Centre. Working closely with our Artistic Director, Richard Olivier in the development of Mythodrama programmes, Ben delivers Mythodrama at Board and senior executive level to a range of academic and international organisations. Ben is also founder of our sister company, Contender Charlie, working primarily with pupils and teachers, using the power of storytelling and mythology to enhance and inspire their creative learning.

Ben Walden

Founding Associate

Caroline Kilpatrick

Associate

Caroline joined Olivier Mythodrama with experience as a coach and programme leader in business and not-for-profit and public sectors. She specialises in voice, communication and presence. She has an MA with distinction in Voice Studies from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and had previously trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She works with the possibilities within an individual’s voice and body to enhance their communication, and uses the skills and techniques she learned as a professional actor and voice coach to do so. Aside from her work as a voice coach in the theatre and in leading drama schools across the UK including RADA and Rose Bruford College, much of her work as a communications coach has been with the public sector and civil service. Zara brings her expertise in physical and vocal performance, communication and facilitation to the programmes she delivers with OMA.

Caroline Kilpatrick

Associate

Daren Jacobs

Senior Associate

Daren Jacobs gained his degree in Philosophy and Psychology (specialising in the Philosophy of Mind, Cognition and Creative Thought) before running the Brighton branch of The Big Issue Magazine. He then trained as an actor at The Drama Studio and worked as a professional actor for 10 years in theatre, television and film. For the past 12 years, he has worked extensively with a wide range of organisations to deliver training and development programmes in communication, presentation and performance management skills. Seven years ago, Daren began his training in Mythodrama methodology and he now leads Mythodrama programmes to a wide range of organisations in both the public & private sector.

Daren Jacobs

Senior Associate

James Healy

Associate

James Healy joined Oliver Mythodrama as an experienced programme leader delivering courses to a wide variety of global businesses as well as the not-for profit and public sectors. His specific areas of expertise are communication and presence. Trained at The Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London, James began his career as a Communications Skills coach and Facilitator; with 15 years’ experience working in the Corporate and Public Sector. Covering Mind, Body and Voice his passion is for translating the skills learned as a professional Actor into an empowering set of communication techniques that can be employed by individuals, teams and organisations in a corporate context. Much of his work is the Magic Circle Law firms and the Big Four Accountancy firms. He has also worked extensively across Media, Telecoms, the Motor industry, Pharmaceuticals & Banking.

James Healy

Associate

Jane Jones

Associate

Jane is an Institute of Training and Occupational Learning qualified coach and a registered psychotherapist. She began her career as a medical practitioner, working for more than 25 years in the health sector; first as a General Practitioner and later as a Consultant in Public Health for the Health Protection Agency/Public Health England, during which time she established a new national unit in the field of Travel and Migrant Health. Her role in this capacity involved working with a wide variety of organisations in the public and private sectors, at governmental level, and internationally, as well as public and professional facing communication. She has wide professional experience of teaching and facilitation, of leading people to deliver projects, and of helping individuals achieve their professional and personal life goals. Outside her professional life Jane has been highly active in community theatre including writing, acting and directing plays, and has a lifelong passion for Shakespeare. In 2014/5 she led a community based theatre project in London in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company. She has been an affiliate practitioner with Olivier Mythodrama since 2014

Jane Jones

Associate

Jonathan Stebbings

Senior Associate

Jonathan is a leadership & management consultant. He specialises in the areas of learning and development; individual and organisational communication; management and leadership, and innovation and creativity. An important part of his portfolio is his work as an executive coach at levels up to CEO and Director. With an MA in English Literature, Jonathan has taught Shakespeare extensively. He also has a broad commercial background, having worked as a commercial solicitor in London and Oxford, and for ICI. He holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and is a certified Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Over the past eight years, Jonathan has trained and worked with Olivier Mythodrama delivering Mythodrama programmes both in the UK and internationally.

Jonathan Stebbings

Senior Associate

Joy Richardson

Associate

Joy Richardson graduated from Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and has been an actor for many years. She has performed in theatre, film and television including productions for The National Theatre, The Royal Court Theatre, and several productions in the West End. During the Opening Season of Shakespeare’s Globe she played the role of Paulina in The Winter’s Tale and more recently was in the all female production of Much Ado About Nothing. Joy’s work in the field of education is extensive. She has run a host of Drama workshops for the Shakespeare’s Globe Education Centre, and The Royal National Theatre. In partnership with a psychologist, Joy has co-run workshops for The Medical Foundation for Victims of Torture, giving support to 9-17 year olds on the verge of exclusion from school. Drama and improvisation were used to explore issues such as status, loss and trust. Since 2000 Joy has delivered diversity training in the public sector including The Probation Service, The GMB Union and The Crown Prosecution Service. Joy is member of The Voice Care Network: a national group of voice teachers and speech and language therapists dedicated to helping thousands of teachers and students to use their voices more effectively. She teaches voice and drama at the Actors Centre for professional performers. Finally, Joy is a black belt in Tang Soo Do the Korean art of self defence and was Ladies U.K Champion.

Joy Richardson

Associate

Juliet Grayson

Coaching Supervisor/Tutor

Juliet Grayson is an experienced international tutor, facilitator, and executive coach. Having set up and run her own business for 15 years, she draws on her extensive experience in all aspects of business, from managing staff and their development, strategic planning and organisational skills, to client management and customer service. Whether training, facilitating or coaching she combines her experience in business with an extensive knowledge of people, a deep understanding of systemic thinking, an empathic and easy manner and clarity when communicating. Juliet is a qualified PBSP (Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor) Practitioner, a Master Practitioner of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and is a fully qualified Psychotherapist and Counselor (validated by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy). Juliet is also Coaching & Learning Supervisor for Olivier Mythodrama.

Juliet Grayson

Coaching Supervisor/Tutor

Lesley Quilty

Senior Associate

Lesley Quilty is a creative consultant, facilitator, coach and theatre artist. She has worked in professional theatre for over 20 years as a performer, director, teacher and producer, in North America and the UK; although, her performing and teaching now take place almost exclusively in non-theatrical settings. She has designed and led programmes for Roffey Park Management Institute, the Kings Fund Leadership Programme and Findhorn Foundation College. Lesley's work is informed by over 20 years of experience of personal, spiritual, and organisational development, coaching and facilitation. Having been trained in Mythodrama methodology and associated with Olivier Mythodrama for a number of years, since 2006 Lesley has worked as a Porfolio programme lead, tutor and coach delivering Mythodrama programmes to a wide range of organisations in both the public and private sector. She is also founder of a sister organisation, Mythodrama Scotland, whose mission is to develop authentic leaders in the third sector in Scotland.

Lesley Quilty

Senior Associate

Michael Boyle

Founding Associate

Michael Boyle is a psychotherapist, facilitator, leadership coach and student of mythology. He has also studied at The Institute of Group Analysis and has an MA in psychotherapy from Regents College, London. As a Senior Associate of Olivier Mythodrama, his work is on the cusp of personal development and professional effectiveness in leadership. He is the originator of Taking the Lead - an extended, in depth leadership programme for entrepreneurs. He has formed and facilitated a wide range of teams and groups in theatre, boardroom, sports, and NHS settings and has co-created Mythodrama workshops at the Globe Theatre for the casts involved in productions of Henry V and The Merchant of Venice. He is the founder of Abandofbrothers, a rites of passage and mentoring charity for disaffected youth, and leads personal development retreats internationally with a particular interest in developing youth leadership. He leads Mythodrama programmes to a wide range of organisations in both the public & private sector, combining his broad experience in business with an extensive knowledge of people and a deep understanding of systemic thinking.

Michael Boyle

Founding Associate

Nathan Roberts

Associate

Nathan joined Oliver Mythodrama™ with an extensive experience of the corporate sector, individual coaching as well as experience running group based sessions as part of programmes operated by the Oxford Said Business School. Working in both the Corporate and Social sectors, he has been delivering leadership and personal development programmes for 12 years in a variety of settings ranging from the traditional course room to the jungles of Borneo. He also works in the public sectors advising senior leaders on creativity and innovation. As a Social Entrepreneur, Nathan runs an organisation working with young offenders and came runner up in the 2014 Sunday Times Changemaker of the Year Award.

Nathan Roberts

Associate

Nick Ross

Senior Associate

Nick Ross has been a leadership trainer and personal development coach for over 20 years. He has extensive experience of leading and developing groups and individuals in a variety of settings - across the public and private sectors. Prior to receiving accreditation to the Guild of Mythodrama, Nick's client list encompassed major Corporates, national and local government organisations. His work included delivery of extensive leadership development programmes and executive coaching to global telecoms companies, including Orange. Also a qualified training leader in Conflict Resolution and Emotional Intelligence, Nick is Director of Offender Learning at the social enterprise organisation, GoalsUK and is CEO at Maximum Effect UK Ltd. In addition, he is head leadership and management trainer for the Manchester College working to improve the UK prison service. Nick has worked with us for five years as programme leader, tutor and coach delivering our work with a variety of Mythodrama clients. Our work allows him to marry his longstanding interest in theatre and improvisation, with his passion for contributing to the development of tomorrow's leaders.

Nick Ross

Senior Associate

Phil Atkinson

Training & Learning Coordinator/Tutor

Phil Atkinson originally trained as a teacher and was a professional actor for over 20 years, working in theatre, film and TV. Appearing for the Hulltruck Theatre company in the West End productions, his TV appearances include productions of the BBC's Messiah and BBC's Hustle as well as ITV's Emmerdale. Having trained with Olivier Mythodrama, he has worked with OMA's clients over the last five years as a facilitator/coach. He has also taken on the role of Training and Learning Coordinator - heading up "quality control" for the delivery of Mythodrama programs and the training of new coaches. His association with OMA is also informed by ten years' experience of personal development coaching and facilitation. Phil is a glider pilot and instructor with a passionate interest in all things aeronautical.

Phil Atkinson

Training & Learning Coordinator/Tutor

Philip Cumbus

Associate

Philip is an Actor, Director and Teacher who trained at RADA and the Kings College London. He has extensive experience running workshops with non-actors, businesses and corporate groups using Shakespeare to connect to their own experiences. With an extensive career in Theatre TV and Radio throughout the UK, most recently for ‘Richard III’ within the West End. He is now appearing in ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore’ at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s The Globe. As well as directing and teaching at several leading Drama schools, he works extensively with Globe Education running workshops for students, teachers and actors with a focus on how to access Shakespeare’s plays, stories and language. For the last three years he has also worked in Davis CA USA, contributing to the ‘Shakespeare’s Works When Shakespeare Play’s conference’ working alongside Shakespeare academics and directors from across the USA, assisting American teachers, teaching Shakespeare.

Philip Cumbus

Associate

Phyllida Hancock

Senior Associate

Phyllida Hancock worked as an actress and singer for 12 years, including two years with the Royal Shakespeare Company and in various other Shakespeare productions. She also taught a course on 'Women in Shakespeare' at Washington University in St Louis and participated in many workshops and lectures on Shakespeare for several British universities. Since 1998, she has been working in the public sector designing and delivering workshops, including 18 months running race awareness and diversity courses across the Criminal Justice System. Phyllida then moved to the Department of Trade and Industry as a consultant in their 'futurefocus' facility working with the DTI and its customers on scenario planning and project working. She continues to work with public sector clients on diversity policy and also runs singing workshops for several public and private sector companies. During her 8 years with us she has worked with organisations across the sectors. Phyllida has also participated in the development of our Transformational and Sustainable Leadership programmes.

Phyllida Hancock

Senior Associate

Robin Alfred

Senior Associate

Robin Alfred, BA (Oxon), PGCE, M.Phil (Cantab) is an organisational consultant, trainer and executive coach. He is an Associate and Lead Presenter for Olivier Mythodrama, this work allows him to marry his longstanding interest in theatre and improvisation, with his passion for contributing to the development of tomorrow's leaders. Robin is trained in a wide variety of approaches to personal and organisational development including: Appreciative Inquiry, the Frameworks for Change Coaching Process, Process Work, Spiral Dynamics and Tools for Corporate Transformation. Having worked as a trainer, educator and social work manager for 15 years, he has extensive experience of leading and developing groups and individuals in a variety of settings.

Robin Alfred

Senior Associate

Sasha Behar

Associate

Sasha Behar studied Classics at Cambridge University and has twenty years of experience as an actor working in TV, film and theatre. She has also worked as a coach, facilitator and role player, one to one and in groups, designing and delivering material on creative behaviours and personal impact, in both the private and public sector. She combines her experience as an actor and her training as a coach and counsellor, to powerfully address both the practical and psychological aspects of transformation. She takes particular pleasure in giving clients the confidence to really express themselves, with spontaneity and passion.

Sasha Behar

Associate

William Ayot

Founding Associate, now Coach

Winner of the People's Book Prize Award 2013. E-Mail From The Soul - New & Selected Leadership Poems, published 2012. William Ayot is a poet, playwright and workshop leader. Former Chair of the Board of Olivier Mythodrama, he stepped into semi-retirement in the summer of 2007 to allow himself more time to concentrate on his writing. William worked closely with Richard Olivier on the concept of Mythodrama as a new experiential leadership develpment methodology. William's writing includes the play Bengal Lancer's and two collections of poetry. He is a past winner of the Piccadilly Poets Competition for spoken poetry and was commissioned by Shakespeare's Globe to write/read a poem for the 400th anniversary of Julius Caesar. Other writing includes television, film and radio work, and numerous articles. William's CD The Portable Oasis: Irrigating the Soul at Work, a collection of poems for people in organizational life, was released in the spring of 2003. His poetry collection "Small Things That Matter" was published in December 2003.

William Ayot

Founding Associate, now Coach

Yolanda Vazquez

Associate

Yolanda was born in the province of Cadiz in the south of Spain, moving to England at an early age. A graduate of The Drama Centre London, she is an Actor, Director and Theatre Practitioner and has enjoyed a long career in Theatre, Television, Film and Radio. Her theatre background includes the RSCS and The Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. In 2003 Yolanda was asked to join the education department as a freelance Globe Education Practitioner and has since had the privilege of working with and directing many students, teachers, actors and directors. She has also been heavily involved with the development of the Globe Education portfolio both nationally and internationally. In 2006 she developed and led a national training programme for all 260 English consultants for the secondary national strategies on behalf of the DFES (DFE). She is responsible for developing resources and publications for QCDA, Hodder Dynamic Learning and Arden Shakespeare, and still works at many high calibre drama schools. She also runs workshops internationally. In the last three years she has trained and become an affiliate of Olivier Mythodrama working as a presenter and tutor/coach on their programmes focusing on Inspirational leadership with companies such as Daimler, Oxford Said Business School, Axa, Avon, IESE and many other.

Yolanda Vazquez

Associate

Zara Plessard

Associate

Zara Plessard is an experienced presenter, facilitator and trainer in the corporate world, working most recently with Porsche and IESE Business School. Other companies she has worked with include the NHS, British American Tobacco and Samsung. She also has a background in teaching adults English as a foreign language, both in group settings and one-on-one, which is now expanding into interview technique and presentation skills. Zara has been a West End theatre and film actress and presenter for 15 years. As a result of her knowledge and expertise in this field, she decided to step into a leadership role herself, and is now co-founder and director of her own film company, producing and performing her own work. Zara brings her expertise in physical and vocal performance, communication and facilitation to the programmes she delivers with OMA.

Zara Plessard

Associate