I’m a young internal communications manager for American Express EMEA. My job is to benchmark the public-private sector transformation strategy of the British Airways of Lord Colin Marshall. ‘Putting People First’ is the programme, and it includes two-day events for 38,500 people and were staged all around the world. Backed up by a range of key people and organisation development initiatives, they make Airline of the Year again and again.
Inspired, I went on to help American Express develop record business performance with their own programme. Since then we’ve spent many years working on the good, the bad and the ugly of culture change solutions with many major brands and SME’s. Soul Corporations is the place where we can share what we’ve learnt.
Nicholas Brice, Founder, Soul Corporations, Jan 2020
Soul Corporations® is a global movement that aims to ﬁnd, heal and connect people with their own soul, the soul of their team, the soul of the organisation. Because this is what leads to profound transformation and a lasting legacy.
This movement is for those leaders and influential professionals who like us want to breathe life into the world people work in and believe in the potential people have for everyday greatness.
‘To be their best, people need to put their heart and soul into what they do.” Nicholas Brice
Meet the team…
An international keynote speaker, facilitator, managing consultant and theatre director.
He has a wealth of experiences gained from a wide array of global and national blue chip and SME development programmes.
Nicholas has worked on many brand-culture, leadership and personal development programmes with a track record of successful client outcomes.
He is co-author of the marketing text, Brand Alchemy (2007, Blackhall). The book includes proven tools for building brands through people. He’s working on his second book, Soul Corporations.
What makes people tick – whether it be customers, colleagues or corporates, is what excites Maria. For over 30 years she has worked with clients with one thing in common – they’re serious about getting every staff member to understand their role in delivering an amazing customer experience.
With her own wedding retail brand, Maria fully embodies the connection between great service and sales performance.
From fish and chips, to luxury hotel resorts, airlines and even football stadia, Maria brings warmth, vibrance and business acumen to the keynotes, masterclasses and sales coaching she delivers.
Applied Theatre Practice
Leadership & Transformation: Principal Consultant
Israel knew that the spoken word and the power it holds would be an intense passion. Graduating in 1998 with a BA (Honours) from Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and 10 successful years of film, stage & TV in London’s West End & Hollywood, Israel started sensing that there was more to be done with his passion for communication.
He entered the corporate business arena and cross-trained into leadership development, conflict resolution, and top team effectiveness with an expertise in storytelling, improvisation, and executive presence, working with senior level leaders. He brings 14 years of professional experience and understanding, into the world of coaching & transformational facilitation. Israel has a deep understanding of vulnerability and the power behind the words we use and how to inspire, engage and demonstrate why executive presence is a key component to secure leadership.
Israel has been the master coach for FCO equipping Ambassadors for their postings, enabling them to become more aware and greater attuned to the new environment they would be stepping into.
Applied Theatre Practice Designer
Sophia George has extensive experience in production of events both in the corporate world and the world of theatre.
She studied opera at the Royal College of Music where she gained a degree in music and completed her postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music. She went on to work as a professional actress and singer in the London’s West-End, under her stage name of Sophia Wylie, performing in shows such a ‘Phantom of The Opera’.
Sophia began her career in the corporate world when she worked for Temenos for two years travelling across Europe and managing a million-dollar pipeline. She enjoyed working in this environment and decided that she would focus on creative corporate training and development.
Her experience in production, winning several awards, theatre and performing, alongside her years working in the corporate world enable her to very competently project manage theatre and lead corporate training. She confidently and consistently delivers to the client a project that is both focused on their deliverables but also imaginative, creative, and inspiring.
Applied Theatre Practice Actor-Facilitator
Sophie Dearlove is a qualified training facilitator as well as an experienced professional actor and role-play specialist. She has extensive experience in this field working as a sales trainer and management coach for The Carphone Warehouse for 4 years.
Sophie gained a BA Hons in Drama, Theatre and Television studies. This course offered many opportunities to use drama and documentary on both a commercial and community level. It enabled her to gain experience working with a diverse mix of people. Sophie has worked as a professional actress for several years doing a variety of stage, radio, television, and corporate work. She has also designed and facilitated workshops for the deaf community and for young people.
Applied Theatre Practice Lead Consultant
Caitlin is a highly skilled facilitator who creatively designs and delivers programmes shaped by core ethics and – using contemporary theory and the latest research and insights – brings energy and engagement to helping people recognise their own potential and build skills for success.
Caitlin is a creative learning consultant who specialises in utilising methods from drama to drive soulful connections and behaviour change. With over 15 years’ experience leading projects from conception through to delivery, she has a wealth of experience working with a range of clients and a proven track record of delivering successful client outcomes both here in the UK and internationally. She has a breadth of experience that encompasses working with people at all levels across multiple industry sectors delivering on subject areas ranging from customer service to leadership.
Applied Theatre Practice: Actor-Facilitator
Chandni is an experienced roleplay facilitator and has worked for many large and small organisations. She has experience not only as an actor in this field but as a facilitator giving feedback, scenario writer and has worked with start-up companies to create fully running programme and provide and coordinate other actors.
Chandni trained at Bath Spa University and has since trained further with Philippe Gaulier and Angela De Castro in ‘clowning and le jeu’. She has a real passion for ensemble, devising and site-specific theatre.
Chandni is one third of Hide and Seek Theatre Company – specialising in creating innovative physical theatre work. She has devised and performed her one woman show ‘Radha is Looking Good’ performed in festivals in the UK and Europe.
A keen wine buff and loves to travel the world – she has hit 35 countries so far!
Applied Theatre Practice, Actor- Facilitator
Pooja Middleton is a British-Asian professional actor and facilitator who has been working in the corporate world for more than 15 years. Based in London, she has been lucky enough to travel all over the world undertaking corporate training and development work. Initially a TV actor, Pooja found her true passion is helping people to realise their full potential to be the best they can be in their chosen field. Pooja does still work in television, however most of her time is spent as a business actor, facilitator, role-player and coach; she has worked at all levels – from shop floor through to board across a variety of public and private sectors. Pooja brings professionalism, skills, empathy and fun to all that she does and is a great addition to any team. She also speaks fluent Gujarati and would be thrilled to work in this language at some point in the future.