Alistair is a highly experienced presentation and public speaking coach who not only offers clients the benefit of his training as a stage and screen actor but also of his 25 years experience as a senior investment banker in UK, Europe and Asia. His ability to use his corporate and financial experience to inform his coaching work is probably unique.
Alistair specialises in working with executives to improve communication and relationship development skills so they can become a trusted partner to clients and colleagues, to improve their confidence in making high-level presentations and also advises on personal brand and franchise building.
Alistair has a Masters from London’s Central School of Speech and Drama, one of the UK’s leading acting and vocal training schools. Before moving into acting, he worked as a Director of a leading UK investment bank in the Corporate Finance division and was engaged on major M&A transactions, IPOs and privatisations around the world. He then joined a major US investment bank as a Managing Director in Asia, working on many of the largest fund-raisings in the Asia-Pacific region. He has advised Chairmen and board members, Cabinet level politicians and senior professionals both in his financial and his coaching capacity. His recent clients include investment banks in both the advisory and markets areas, politicians and government officials, accountancy, legal and consultancy professionals and investment managers.
In the Asia-Pacific region, Alistair works closely with the team at Dramatic Difference who offer Executive Coaching, Facilitation and Corporate Role-play, working extensively with emerging and established leaders, in intercultural management situations, with high-potential professionals who will benefit from brand-building, and with women in the professions. http://www.dramdiff.com/the-cast/