behaviour Coaching

Vanessa Earl

Passionately curious about people using
my applied theatre practice and coaching skills to create change

Vanessa has worked as a professional coach and facilitator for twenty years. She loves working with people, in 1-1’s and group settings. Her passion is to facilitate positive personal and interpersonal change through developing awareness. She works globally, on-line and in-person.
As part of my commitment to ethical practice I engage regularly with a Supervision Coach

‘She has a strong focus on the underlying reasons for undertaking any work
she leads and makes the work feel valuable and important.’

Jamie Ripman and Philippa Williams



Gained a BA Hons in Drama and English and then trained as an actor at the L’Ecole Internationale de Jacques Lecoq du Theatre, in Paris. Successfully worked as an actor, maker and coach for 25 years. Becoming passionate about facilitating change in people and society working with individuals and groups within multiple industries. Part of many different teams delivering development centres and also leading individual workshops and sessions. Awarded the Bradbury Prize for Drama for a final year Forum Theatre production with young Deaf people.

Education and Training

2020: Practioner Diploma in Coaching and Neuroscience: PSG: QQI6: Distinction
2020: Mental Health First Aider: Mental Health Ireland.
2014/1991: Forum Theatre with Augusto Boal. Rainbow of Desire – Cardboard Citizens – Adrian Jackson
2008-2009: Galway Counselling Studies: GCS Foundation Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy A foundation year covering: Counselling Skills, Gestalt Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Art Therapy: BodyWork Psychotherapy.
1991-1993: L’Ecole Internationale du Theatre de Jacques Lecoq: Two-year diploma in theatre: Improvisation, devising, movement, mask, character, comedy, tragedy, melodrama, Feldenkrais, voice. Also, the Laboratory of Movement with Pascale Lecoq and Krikor Belekian.
1992: French Sign Language: a year’s one-to-one tutoring in French Sign Language
1991: Facilitator for Deaf people and completed Stage 2 in British Sign Language.
1987-1990: Chester University: 2.1 BA Hons Degree in Drama and English. Awarded The Bradbury Prize for Drama for her work Forum Theatre/Invisible Theatre work with deaf teenagers.
Learning and Development Experience: Coaching; Session and workshop design and facilitation; Bespoke Interaction; Effective Feedback; Performance Management; Questioning and Listening; Assertion; Business Impact and Presence; Presentation Skills; Forum Theatre; Handling Challenging Conversations. Unconscious Bias; Diversity; Mental Health; Building and Sustaining Relationships; Speaking Up; Respect At Work; Leadership Development.

Proud to work and collaborate with:

The Blossom Charity: 2018-Present: To help women who would like to make their lives work better. Free-lance coach and executive coach working with women and local businesses.

Dan Long Associates: 2008-Present:
In the UK and Ireland

Pennydrops: 2015-Present: Co-founder of this learning and development collaboration with two L&D colleagues using Forum Theatre as a framework for learning. Design and delivery of programmes on Bias Awareness; Advanced Diversity; Mental Health and Challenging Conversations.
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Practive: 2000-Present: An Associate for 19 years working with many different companies and organisations.

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