Richard has worked as a corporate role-player for nearly 20 years and now includes facilitation into his skillset.
His work has incorporated staff training and candidate assessment; concentrating on specific skills such as team building, interviewing, leadership, influencing, storytelling and negotiating. He has developed a deep and comprehensive understanding of personality profiling tools, coaching models and negotiation practice and ensures that he has as full an understanding as necessary of the skills that companies are looking to assess or develop. He can then help to tailor the role he plays accordingly to give a consistent level of challenge for participants’ development. His observations and feedback help clients to understand how the participant made the roleplayer feel and can bring to light communication and interpersonal skills that may otherwise go unnoticed.
“I just wanted to let you know that I thought Richard did a super job “facilitating” our recent role-plays. He has a wonderful skill of giving “feedback” in a positive way.
There was never a sense of the good news and then the bad – it was all packaged in a good, but could also try it this way. He threw up some great challenges and he also knew when to time out for the benefit of the participants. I noted how he spoke and supported the group – his way of words and giving feedback a real skill!”
Observer for Pharmaceutical client
More recently, Richard has been facilitating courses in communication skills and behaviours around the themes of assertiveness, leading others and challenging conversations. Richard prides himself on the ability to put participants at ease and to create a safe environment in which to try out new skills.
“Months down the line, it is still one of the standout courses that I attended.”
FLP Leadership Fellow participant in HEE Assertiveness course
Richard has also worked as a corporate event host and compere; hosting training events to deliver key messages to staff in an entertaining format. A showreel of this work can be viewed on the Presenter page.
Roleplay companies worked for include; Alchemist, Acanthus, Tonic Mobility, RPfT, In Flow , NPQH, Interact Roleplay, RoleplayUK, Performance Business, In Flow, Michael Browne Associates.
“I really appreciated your input…..your acting and facilitation/feedback skills are impressive, particularly the way you ensured that you paid attention to detail and therefore could give specific feedback to the delegates during the skills practice.”
Dr Sarah Coope, Openmind Education Ltd
Clients include: Gatenby Sanderson, Provident, SHL, Kellogg’s, BBC, Hays HR Consulting, Wickes, Skillbase/Home Office, NPQH, Ofsted, AstraZeneca, Boots, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Renault, Nationwide, RCN, Relate, KPMG, NG Bailey, Viiv, Severfield, HMPPS, Nestle, Hiscox, NHS, The Christie, HM Coastguard, Benenden Health and more.
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