Richard was brought up in Wales and graduated from the University of Sheffield in 1985 with a degree in music.
He was given his first acting job by Stephen Daldry and went to work as an actor and writer in theatre & TV, winning ‘Time Out’, Edinburgh festival and London Theatre awards.
He studied classical singing with Mark Wildman, Beatrice Unsworth and Paul Wade and has performed with British opera companies, in concert and pioneered a new fusion between classical art songs and drama, creating the acclaimed Dramatic Song Recital. He is committed to music education, encouraging young musicians in schools, widening access to high quality music with Youth Music, and is experienced at creating festivals. He teaches singing to singers / actors / and any individual or group interested in releasing voice.
Specialising in Leadership Development and organisational culture change Richard wrote and delivered Royal Mail’s keynote presentation to the World Congress for Total Quality Management, and developed and designed Royal Mail’s new coaching based induction training for postmen and women ‘Welcome to Royal Mail’. His success in the area of conflict management and his work as a facilitator and management teacher is founded the work of psychologist and educator Carl Rogers. As well as providing highly valued executive coaching, change management, communication skills, and workshop facilitation to clients in the public & private sector, schools and communities, Richard has combined his singing and extensive team development experience to create the highly popular choral challenge at work, The Big Sing, for clients including DRP Group and Lloyds TSB.
In the interdisciplinary landscape of popular culture, philosophy and faith Richard has collaborated with Prof J. W. Rogerson to found the Beauchief Abbey Press, and is currently working on a project with Russel Re Manning to establish the British Society for the Public Understanding of Paul Tillich.
Personal note form Richard
Thank you for spending time on this website.
Working as a facilitator normally means not talking too much about oneself, so, for me, it's a little unusual that most of the site is so 'personal'. I'm very grateful to clients and collaborators who have supported and continue to invest in the work we've begun. The purpose of this website is to promote the values, conversations and changes that are emerging from the whole approach.
I look forward to chatting to you, perhaps, about your work and how you imagine you'd benefit from the creative ways of working offered by Refreshing Voice,
with best wishesRichard