About Sound Move
BA Hons (French and Italian), PGCE, ALAM (Public Speaking)
From a love of music (15 years with the City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus) and language teaching (French and Italian) developed a passion for voice: how it is produced, how it sounds and its huge influence on the listener.
For the last ten years, Phyllida has worked extensively in both the educational and private sectors, coaching her clients to become clear, confident and dynamic speakers. The performance may be on stage, at interview, in the lecture theatre, in a classroom, in a sound studio or even via a pubic address system!
Polished pronunciation and expressive delivery are also taught to those working in French and Italian, be they singers, actors or business people.
Communication which is clear, coherent and concise, delivered in lively warm tones is what she helps people to achieve – often by making only small but highly significant changes to their style and language. Whatever the context, healthy and effective use of the voice is a top priority and underpins all her work.
Her range of work includes: delivering vocal health and development workshops to schools and local education authorities as part of INSET, presentational skills workshops to sixth form and undergraduates, pronunciation coaching for choirs, individual voice coaching for teachers and lecturers, finely tuning speech production when working with voice recognition computer programmes and preparing individuals for important presentations.
Phyllida is Tutor in Diction and Phonetics for the Opera Department at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Private clients include:
- University of Birmingham
- University of Central England in Birmingham
- Queens College Theological Foundation, Birmingham
- The City of Birmingham Symphony Choruses
- Birmingham International Airport
- Department of Health
- The BBC
- Women in Film and Television
- The Schools of King Edward Sixth in Birmingham
- Birmingham Education Department Advisory Support Service
- Warwickshire LEA Employment Development Service
- Hereford Education Department
Staffordshire Business in Education Partnership
Bethan Rhys Wiliam
Cert. Ed. Practitioner NLP
After enjoying a 10 year international ballet career Bethan has taught both privately and in Further Education. In 2003 she was panellist on a periodic review of the Northern School of Contemporary Dance for the University of Leeds. She is currently engaged as senior tutor in Movement and Dance and movement coach/choreographer at the Royal Northern College of Music.
She facilitates the acquisition of practical skills, which enable individuals to develop greater self-awareness, presence and focus, thereby enhancing their self -confidence and communication skills.
In addition to this she is a member of the senior management team at FocusTrainingLtd., which is at the cutting edge of fitness industry training. She designs and co-ordinates staff development programmes relating to quality and consistency, with particular regard to safety and technical knowledge, including the latest developments in health-related fitness and sports science research. In December 2002 she was part of the team responsible for acquiring IIP (Investors In People) and ISO 9000 (International Standards Organisation) recognition.
In April 2005 Focus Training achieved an outstanding Grade 1 in their inspection by the Adult Learning Inspectorate. It is the only fitness industry training provider, in the UK, ever to have achieved this result.
Bethan’s unique experience provides access to a wide range of clients from singers, instrumentalists, actors and dancers to business people and recreational exercisers.
BA (Hons) German; Diploma Personnel Management; Jacqy is a Master Practitioner of NLP and a qualified psychometric test practitioner to level A and B. She is an accredited and highly experienced user of the Myers Briggs Type Inventory and the Occupational Personality Questionnaire.
Jacqy had 12 years’ experience as an HR professional and subsequently 16 as an independent Consultant.
During her career she has had an opportunity to observe and analyse behaviours and work closely with many individuals and uses the knowledge and experience she has gained to help people achieve constructive outcomes for themselves and others.
In the business environment she has helped many people to develop their skills, including managers, business leaders, new graduates, young professionals and individual contributors. She has done this by building coaching relationships, by designing and delivering many Leadership, People Management and Interpersonal Skills programmes, Assessment and Development Centres; all of which enabled people to apply knowledge practically for the benefit of themselves and their organisations. She is also an experienced Facilitator and has helped many management teams improve their performance.
In the private, personal environment, Jacqy has worked with many individuals - from children through to grandparents to help them build confidence, resolve problems, remove stress, improve relationships, eliminate panic attacks and phobias, make personal choices and develop positive goals and values.
Jacqy has a very approachable and supportive style and is comfortable with challenging and motivating individuals to achieve radical changes in behaviour and approach.
Her coaching is successful because she combines
- A sound understanding of how people and organisations behave.
- The techniques in NLP for removing blocks & limiting beliefs (e.g. “I can’t…”), diagnosing the thinking patterns leading to a problem, creating the motivation to change, taking out the ‘programmed thinking’ and substituting a helpful strategy.
- An expert knowledge of different personality styles and an ability to help people learn and use these to understand and build better relationships with others.
- A repertoire of practical and effective ‘Classic Techniques’ (e.g. Influencing Styles) which she can explain quickly and can be used easily.