There are two of us here at BeSpoke— Christine Mottram and Lindsay Walker. We are both American but based in London. We met while getting our MFA’s in Voice Studies from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in 2015. The two of us bonded over many things (As one does on an intensive arts course!), eventually determining the shared goal of creating a coaching philosophy that never ceases questioning and engaging approaches, offers innovative tools for coaching across mediums, and celebrates your uniqueness. You can read about each of us individually below.
Hi I’m Christine! I’m a voice & communication skills coach who works primarily with actors and business professionals. I currently teach Voice, Speech, Text and Accents to BA Acting and BA Musical Theatre students at Arts Educational Schools London. I also enjoy teaching specialized corporate communication training workshops— which I’ve done for companies such as Whyte & MacKay, Expedia, The British Film Institute and IDT. Along with my MFA from Central, I’m also certified as an Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework (R). The principles from this method of voice training, with its emphasis on physical freedom, presence and power in communication, underly everything I teach. When I’m not teaching, I enjoy doing yoga, reading, writing and traveling.
Hello I’m Lindsay! I’m a voice and communication coach also working in the corporate development team at the National Theatre. I love working with actors and those in the business world as well as taking on specialist projects. Some of my favorites have been working on vocal sound design with drama students and developing a coaching model for podcasters. While completing the MFA Voice Studies course at Central School of Speech and Drama I became passionate about honoring the unique features and needs of every voice and group of voices. Creating “BeSpoke” models of work that encourage presence, poise, and free, healthy physicality is the foundation for all of my teaching. I’m a fan of vegetarian cooking/food and drink in general, yoga, mindfulness, theatre, traveling and reading.