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Craft of Communication’s theatre-based techniques combine The Science of Communication with the Craft of Performance. Impactful, personalised, practical coaching for leaders and teams.


Team Biographies

John Abulafia: Director, Craft of Communication.

John’s first play, which he wrote and directed while at Sussex University, won the Sunday Times Drama Festival, transferred to Oxford Playhouse and was filmed by the BBC. After graduating, he was invited to set up a touring theatre company in an area of Yorkshire that had had no theatre for thirty years.

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Melissa Woodbridge

Melissa is a trained actor, facilitator and communications coach. She graduated with an English Degree, has a postgraduate certificate in Business and then studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She has appeared in numerous plays, films and adverts, and also works as a voiceover artist.

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Julian Stolzenberg

Julian Stolzenberg is an actor, voice teacher and executive coach. He trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and has worked extensively across theatre, television and film, including for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare’s Globe and Punchdrunk.

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Steve Grihault

Steve trained as an actor and performed professionally with many prestigious theatre companies and practitioners. He worked with Trestle theatre Company, fuelling a genuine interest in full mask work and consequently the power the body has to communicate stories.

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Tara Shaw: Co Director & Senior Voice Consultant

Tara originally trained as an actor at LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts). She has had a long established acting career ranging from theatre work at the Royal National Theatre to numerous appearances on film and TV.

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Sally Eden

Sally is a communications expert with over 10 years experience of teaching executives how to sharpen and improve their communications skills. A journalist with 20 years experience, Sally was regularly seen presenting the business news on BBC World Television.

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Sarah Blumenau

Sarah trained in classical theatre at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art over nine years ago, and has been working as an actress ever since.  She has worked across the industry in theatre, film and television and extensively as a voice over artist. Her extended interest in voice led her to undertake the MA Voice Studies at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, for which she was awarded the Jeremy Brett scholarship.

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