Our People


William Ayot

Founding Associate/Coach

William Ayot is a poet, playwright, workshop leader and coach. A co-founder of Olivier Mythodrama, he leads workshops and programmes on leadership, public speaking, personal impact, dynamic communication and poetry.

William worked closely with Richard Olivier on the development of Mythodrama, which combines great stories with psychological and organisational insights, poetry and creative exercises. He now works internationally as a creative programme leader and keynote speaker.

William has broad experience in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Public sector clients include international NGOs, ministries, police services and Trusts as well as numerous councils. Private sector clients include major banks, blue chip corporations and consultancies.

William’s writing includes the play “Bengal Lancer” 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.