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Mark Trezona

Mark is Managing Director and Head of New Partnerships, and also a Co-Founder of BridgeBuilders S.T.G. Limited
He has an MA in Management Learning from Lancaster University, specialising in Organisational Communications and an MA in Performance Making from Goldsmiths University.

He has worked as an independent trainer, facilitator and consultant since 1990. During this time his work has included all aspects of training from needs analysis, programme design and delivery through to evaluation in a wide range of management, communications and interpersonal skill development. His training repertoire includes advanced communications, selling; marketing and customer care along with appraisal and interview skills, negotiation skills, managing conflict, public speaking and advanced presentation skills.
His specialist expertise is in leadership and management, team development, learning, creativity, communications and performance. His approach uses the best use of Appreciative Inquiry (finding out what is already working well), reflective practice and experiential learning, rehearsal, and – when helpful – arts-based activities such as story telling, improvisation, theatre games and visual arts. He has extensive experience in devising and crafting programmes for workshops, ‘performances’ and conferences.

As a facilitator Mark helps management and executive teams devise, plan and lead their business and development strategies, and staff groups to become effective teams and manage themselves, their competing priorities and to navigate through change. He also designs and facilitates Action Learning programmes.
He is co-author of “Did It Deliver? – evaluating arts-based training inside business” published by Arts & Business (2001).
Mark deliberately works across sectors with organisations of all sizes. His organisational development experience includes programmes with Universities, HEFCE, UUK, OU Worldwide, UFI Ltd, Wandsworth Borough Council, MTV Europe, AMEX, Arts & Business and Arts Council England.

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Martyn Duffy

Martyn is Head of Creative Learning, and a Co-Founder of BridgeBuilders S.T.G. Limited
Martyn is a facilitator, teacher and professional actor/director. He brings his specialist knowledge of the theatre world into the mix with facilitating group events and training.

His experience with BridgeBuilders has included facilitating Action Learning for several multi-regional programmes, running presentation skills and voice workshops at beginner and advanced levels and co-facilitating in-house conferences for large organisations in both the public and the corporate sectors. He has also set up Mystery Shopping exercises using actors for research into customer services. For these programmes he devised questionnaires, monitored data, collated information and created written reports.

His facilitation experience has included helping people to create and share their vision, developing internal communications, developing customer services, managing change, team building, creative problem solving and action planning. Other work has included co-facilitating appraisal skills training programmes for whole staff teams. He is especially adept at facilitating theatre-based team building activities and professional demonstration using interactive role-play for communication skill training workshops. Training courses that have included actor-based role play are: Negotiation Skills, The Art of Selling, Conflict Resolution, Interviewing Skills, Team Communications and People Management Skills.
As head of actors-on-call a trading arm of BridgeBuilders, Martyn has responsibility for a bank of professional actors.

Other experience includes facilitating voice mastery classes to help develop projection, effective communication, voice health and the managing of nerves and stress for speakers who present in business contexts.

Martyn is also a Sound Artist and Sound Designer for theatre productions and Live Art Installations.
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He has an MA in English Language & Linguistics from The University of Canterbury, as well as a degree in History and English Literature.