Kristy Coppendale

Principal/Practitioner/Teacher

  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsTeacher - Project Manager - Personal Assistant

About me

A multi-skilled, personable, and highly organised leader with a superb track record of managing complex functional projects in various environments. Enthusiastic with a strong work ethic; a self-motivated, fast worker always striving to achieve the most possible. A confident communicator with impressive people skills. Works well under pressure and possesses excellent problem solving skills. Flexible and adapts well to change with an ability to approach challenges calmly and efficiently. Currently looking for a new and challenging position, one which will make best use of my existing skills and experience and also further my personal and professional development.

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Skills

  • Teaching
  • Voice
  • Managing
  • Team Building
  • Relationship Building and Team Work with Creative Directors
  • Acting Coaching
  • Personal Development
  • Communication Skills
  • Services for the Public

Companies I’ve worked with

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    Freelance

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      National Citizen Service

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        Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts

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          Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)

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          Work history

          Currently

          Public Speaking Coach and Workshop Facilitator

          National Citizen Service

          Apr 2018
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • Inspire and teach young people the power of communication and presenting to help develop confidence and employability skills Lead whole day workshops in public speaking development and presentation skills with groups of 100 young people (15-18 year olds) Adapt a set curriculum for a diverse young audience Develop confidence, communication and collaborative skills through public speaking

          Currently

          Freelance tutor

          Freelance

          Apr 2016
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • Privately coach primary, secondary and HE students in drama, performance, music and English Led Shakespeare classes to secondary students Director for ‘Fright Night’ the musical (Her Majesty’s Theatre, London West End) Writer and Director for 6 Academy in-house public performances Director for street event for The Guildford Festival - Director for ‘Safari’ for Godalming Town show (Godalming outdoor arena) Director for ‘Musical Bonanza’ (Nomad Theatre, Surrey) Taught voice and drama to students of The Clerkenwell Actors Studio Designed and ran workshops for National Youth Theatre Production and Performance judge for UK Rock Challenge (a secondary school initiative) Acting Coach on Ellen Kent's 'Madama Butterfly' and 'Carmen' (G Live Theatre) Designed and taught 8 week Michael Chekhov course to MA Musical Theatre actors Director for MA Screen Actors show reel Acting Coach on ‘The Greek’ directed by Cartoon de Salvo (Minack Theatre, Cornwall) Assistant Director/Acting Coach for ‘Make Believe’ the musical during Regatta week (Kenton Theatre, Henley) Director for ‘Thumbelina (a swallow’s tale)’ the musical (Edinburgh Festival) Educational pedagogy course: different learning styles and teaching methods Vocal workshops with Frankie Armstrong

          2018

          Sep 2017 - Sep 2018
          • Iver, Iver Heath, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • Opened the first extra-curricular performing arts school at Pinewood Studios for children 4-16 years old Taught drama, music and communication through creative arts Wrote and delivered lesson plans and schemes of work with clear learning objectives and outcomes in line with the national curriculum Tailored lesson content and delivery to different age groups and learning styles using various visual supports and materials Undertook regular teaching observations to ensure teachers were delivering content to a high standard in an engaging way Wrote and directed whole Academy Christmas shows Implemented policies: safeguarding, health and safety, child protection, e-safety, and equality Managed all administration and paperwork; accounts; marketing

          2016

          Assistant

          Theatrecraft

          Nov 2016 - Nov 2016
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • One off event The largest national ‘non-performance’ careers event, attracting over 1500 young adults: Managed The Aldwych Theatre, London Supervised and monitored volunteers Oversaw the practical set-up and take down of the event Provided extensive customer service to support the needs of guests and exhibitors Coordinated workshops

          2016

          Aug 2015 - Mar 2016
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • Six month project Produced impact reports on UK wide programmes to help assess progress towards strategic development Undertook in-depth interviews with a wide range of beneficiaries Used active listening and qualitative interviewing techniques to empower blind and partially sighted people to feel confident in sharing their experiences Analysed, monitored and evaluated quantitative data to measure the growth of projects Thematic analysis of qualitative data paying close attention to detail Adopted a ‘traffic light’ project management system to manage low response rates within certain projects Acted as the central point of contact for certain projects, communicating with a wide array of stakeholders Recorded customer feedback, maintaining confidential customer databases and sensitive discussions about personal information in accordance with the Data Protection Act Worked within RNIB Equality and Diversity and Safeguarding Policies, and flagged any issues relating to these policies

          2016

          Aug 2013 - Mar 2016
          • United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • Established the first successful and award-winning Pauline Quirke Performing Arts Academy in Surrey, reaching full capacity within 12 weeks of its launch Managed budget of £70,000+ per year, preparing forecasts and projections using incomings against fixed and variable outgoings Developed and delivered clear Academy objectives in line with the performing arts national curriculum for children aged 4–18 years old Developed resources for teachers, practitioners and students to support the strategic direction of PQA Taught all students of mixed abilities, including those with learning difficulties such as Autism, Asperger syndrome, Dyspraxia and Dyslexia Developed and delivered Trinity examination assessments for all age groups, meeting with grading guidelines (all 100 students passed with Distinction) Attended business breakfasts, and delivered public addresses at events and conferences representing PQA Coordinated meetings and negotiated contracts with external artists Managed all administration and paperwork, including teaching and venue contracts, student applications, confidential student database in accordance with the Data Protection Act Managed all correspondence with artists and parents, including any complaints in compliance with procedures Designed the induction process and materials for new students Regularly monitored attendance, retention and achievements reporting on Academy successes Undertook regular observations and appraisals to ensure the highest quality and full compliance Implemented policies: safeguarding, health and safety, child protection online e-safety, and equality Undertook research to ensure the Academy was in line with and above industry changes Developed marketing and communications strategy for student recruitment and performances Regularly updated website and social media pages Administered regular Academy reports Directed a West End performance for Her Majesty’s Theatre, London, with a full capacity of 1,200 tickets sold Designed and delivered educational music, voice and theatre workshops to schools, colleges and their staff Developed and delivered termly and yearly Academy plans for a large team of staff Designed learning aims and outcomes for all classes and workshops, tailoring content and delivery to different age groups and learning styles Received three Academy awards: two for ‘Empire Cinemas Film festival’ and ‘Best Short Film’ Received ‘Oustanding’ in every Academy inspection Production and Performance judge for Global Rock Challenge (UK round)

          2013

          Feb 2010 - Jul 2013
          • Brighton, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • Provided excellent customer service to new and existing clients Designed training programmes for staff, such as facilitating training days and workshops Designed learning resources for students and implemented weekly progression charts to provide objectives Managed scheduling of music lessons and all paperwork, including the design of teaching resources Prepared learning environments and taught drama and music to children with learning difficulties Liaised with schools and head teachers to arrange regular meetings Designed and delivered weekly music workshops and presentations to schools and colleges Created marketing materials to be distributed online and in person throughout Sussex Managed accounts and motivated sales teams to work towards predetermined targets and figures Attended daily business meetings to increase growth and expand business development

          Education

          2009

          Oct 2008 - Oct 2009
          • London, United Kingdom
          • MA Actor Coaching & Training

          2008

          BA(Hons) English and Drama 2:1

          St. Mary's University College

          Sep 2005 - Jul 2008
          • London, United Kingdom