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Technical expertise from the theatre to empower your communication and leadership.

The Art and Technique of Being Your Best Self

Today’s leaders need more than just professional mastery; we need to be able to build compelling  relationships, deep empathy and be able to truly inspire those we work with. 

Who Are We?

Actin, a Lister Stephens company, leverages decades long expertise from the stage and television industries in the UK, continental Europe and the Asia-Pacific.

Our experiential learning methodology leverages the key practices of rehearsal and performance and has transformed the communication and relationship building skills of senior executives, managers, and the teams they lead.

Our Approach

Our programmes often cover: 
  • Non-verbal  
  • Personal impact
  • Establishing and building empathy
  • Negotiation and handling challenging conversations 
  • Storytelling
  • Leading through collaboration
Actin methods are wholly experiential. Our programmes are holistic and playful, and focussed on sustainable outcomes. Participants leave with renewed skills and energy for the everyday challenges of effective leadership. We offer face-to-face group sessions, one-on-one coaching, and virtual learning programmes to best meet your needs. 

All Actin courses are bespoke and tailored to our clients’ specific needs. We sculpt the narrative of our input to meet your unique learning objectives.

The Inquiry, Chichester Festival Theatre (Photo: Manuel Harlan

People we work with find the experience truly transformative. They return to work and their home life with a new vision of what communication is about, as well as simple exercises in the pocket for continued development and improvement. Find out more…

What Clients Say

Kevin Leshuk


“A session that was excellent. Stephanie brought enthusiasm, passion, clear expertise and a level of empathy that really engaged. Highly recommend for any teams looking to advance their individual or collective skills.”

Abigail Erikson

Former Senior Technical Advisor, International Rescue Committee

“Matt is an incredible teacher-trainer. His ability to connect with such a diverse group of people and teach them skills so effortlessly and sensitively was impressive.”

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