People ask me this question a bunch. Yes I do, but not that often. I got such a kick out of working with people as a coach/speaker/facilitator it has taken over my life. However, I was in a short film recently and a video game. Here is me getting ready for some performance capture at Goodbye Kansas.
One issue I often see when people are presenting is they do not have an objective. They are sharing information. The reason we present is not just to share for the sake of sharing, but it is to convince or persuade. To get people on board with our ideas. In order to do that you need to have an objective and play to win. Watch this video where I explain.
Over the last 10 years I have coached thousands of people to present more passionately. I am so passionate about helping people grow, develop and find their authentic voice. Nothing makes me happier professionally than to see people let it fly.
During the pandemic I have transferred all my training and coaching online and I have learned a lot about delivering presentations online with passion. I have created a video series about it and if you implement these tools you will instantly place yourself in the top 10 percent of people who are bringing energy and passion into our online environments. God knows we need it. I hope these videos encourage you to be more bold, take risks and dare to show up as YOU!
The BBC Radio 4 drama I recorded this summer with Krister Henriksson and Nitin Ganatra has been released in the UK. It was a BBC pick of the week last week. It is live for a few more weeks. Give it a listen.
I am teaching people to be bold and go outside their comfort zones, and in order to do that I need to be bold myself. So, even though this has felt scary for me, I need to share it:
For the last six years I have been working with companies to make them more collaborative, creative, bold, resilient and FUN. I love this work, and I feel it brings me loads of joy and also contributes a lot to the world. I know the transformational power there is in the work I do. Bringing the best of what I have learned as an actor and an improviser and sharing it with the corporate world has created some valuable results for my clients.
However, I have basically kept this side of my career under wraps. In the past, I have chosen not to fully share it with the world. I have only shared my acting projects. A big part of me was scared that by embracing this corporate side of me, I would diminish my identity as an actor. Creating the identity of an actor, was already challenging enough. It took years to get to the point where I could fully make a living and support my family as an actor. You are always so vulnerable as an actor as well, constantly being judged and rejected.
I have now found the courage to marry these two parts of me and for the last 6 months I have really committed hard to building my corporate business, and fully embracing it, and it is really starting to blossom. I realised that these two identities don’t need to be separate. In fact, they compliment each other. Helping people get the most out of themselves and being more authentic, has helped me realise I need to embrace me. All parts of me.
Part of this process is putting it out in the world more. So I had a video made of what I do. Check it out.
Sometimes I get to work on some really cool stuff that makes the little boy in me jump for joy. This was one of those times. I can now say I have worked on Star Wars and Indiana Jones video games and those are two of my favorite franchises of all time. Always a pleasure to work with DICE and Imagination Studios.
I am very excited about this new video game trailer I was in. This is some top quality animation and working on the motion capture part of this was so much fun. Great actors and a great Director from Bläck Studios Fredrik Lofberg and of course shot at my favourite place Imagination Studios.
Here is a recent VO project for Stockholm Pride. They put a pride festival in Grand Theft Auto. Very douchey character.