The investment in improving performance across the corporate world is massive. Funds are expended on communication, training, coaching, conferences, off-sites, motivational speakers, incentive schemes, systems, processes and software with the expectation that something good is going to happen; that there will be a reasonable return on this investment.
There are many examples of this investment achieving a poor return; dull presentations, inert leadership, training that fails to stick, conferences where all people care about is when the bar opens… Our conclusion? There are lot of people making decisions who don’t really understand what drives performance.
There are examples where the investment delivers. You see a lift in the performance of the business, measured by the things that matter; profit, brand perception, sustainability, safety, social and environmental benefit.
Defining what works, why it works and then making it happen… this is our obsession and our expertise.
Our method? We apply the insights, disciplines and skills of over 3000 years of dramatic art and practice in combination with evidence-based research and the latest discoveries in neuroscience. And then we create a simple, accessible and impactful human experience; training, media or a conference experience.
Does that work? Read on.
Looking at business through a dramatic lens reveals how individual thoughts, beliefs and behaviours create the collective performance.
It show clearly what works and what doesn’t.
We believe in evidence-based development methodologies and are known for injecting intelligence, creative energy and life into any engagement we undertake. Read Bios.
Since graduating from NIDA in 1988, David has worked with distinction as an actor, writer, director and producer. He won a TV Logie award in 1990 for the mini-series Jackaroo and has been instrumental in several ground-breaking theatrical endeavours. David has pioneered innovative frameworks for understanding business relationships and communication. He has directed thousands of business presentations and supported dozens of organisational development programs. He is an inspirational and engaging facilitator, trainer and coach who uses solid business logic, creative, technical and organisational skills while exuding a passion for excellent communication.
Annie has successfully blended a career as a professional actress, corporate trainer and coach. She has 25 years experience training and facilitating in personal and professional development area, after extensive experience in television and theatre as an actor and director; notably A Country Practice, Love is a Four Letter Word and Mum’s the Word. Annie is a particularly intuitive and skilful coach. She helps people get to the heart of what drives their performance at work. She is particularly interested in helping others communicate with clarity and authenticity and has an unerring instinct for giving people what they need to unlock their potential.
Oliver is a brilliant actor. Beyond this he has expanded his skills and experience as a producer and entrepreneur. He produced the sci-fi pop fusion musical Risky Lunar Love and founded The Hub Studio, a vocational training centre for professional actors on Sydney’s Broadway. This real world business experience makes Oliver’s performances in professional role-plays and corporate drama utterly convincing. His work with coup includes many engagements as characters in banks, law firms, government and utilities.
No professional sporting team takes the field without a game plan. No company of actors takes the stage without a script. No longer accept the absence of this kind of clarity in professional roles.
A High Performance Playbook (TM), designed and developed in collaboration with your business owners and internal discipline owners, will provide practical benchmarks for performance and achievement.
If the event requires a facilitator or master of ceremonies to provide energy, structure and purpose, we can provide that also.
The experiences we create help answer the question; “what works?”
What works to increase sales, customer satisfaction or contract renewals?
What works to ensure employee safety and deliver community dividends?
What works to enhance the brand, build the share price and create a sustainable, desirable future?