Luke is a freelance provider of workshops as well as corporate writing and acting services. He also delivers writing, creativity and improvisation workshops to businesses as a member of the “Punch It Up” consultancy. And he runs improvisation sessions in organizations for educational and rehabilitation purposes on behalf of “The Comedy School”. Both individually and as a member of “Spontaneous Combustion” Luke has travelled the world, hosting, writing for, and performing at numerous business conferences. He also offers bespoke coaching to Comedy Improvisation companies.
FACILITATION AND TRAINING
Director of Improvisation, The Comedy School 2006- date
Member of Punch It Up (Creative Consultancy) 2002- date
Tutor for Design and Art Direction 2000- date
Visiting Lecturer, Falmouth University: Masters in Creative Advertising 1998 to date
Visiting Lecturer, Ashridge Management College Masters in Organisation Consulting 2004, Strategic Leadership 2006
Visiting Lecturer, Roehampton University – Post Graduate Certificate in Delivering Soft Skills and Experiential Learning 2015
Comedy Tutor, Hackney Youth Services 2012 – 13
Tutor in Improvisation (with Comedy School) at St Mary’s University 2012
Tutor in Comedy Improvisation for BBC Blast 2007-2010
Tutor in Comedy Improvisation for the Young Vic 2008
Tutor in Comedy Improvisation for organisations (with Strudel) at Lyric, Hammersmith, 2004
Tutor in Drama, Reynolds College for Performing Arts 2004.
Tutor in Creative Writing, Morley College 2002-2003
Comedy Tutor, Fanta Comedy Teenage Master Class National Tours 1999 and 2000
Comedy Tutor, South West Arts Youth Tour 1996
Tutor in Improvisation, Holborn Centre for Performing Arts 1994-1997
Tutor in Improvisation, Islington Arts Factory 1990-93
Tutor in Improvisation, Oval House Arts 1988-1989
CORPORATE CLIENTS (COMMERCIAL and PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS)
Pharmaceuticals:: GlaxoSmithKline, Lever Diversey, Aventis, Janssen Cilag, Celltech, Pharmacia, Convatec, Merck, Astra Zeneca, Shire, Schearing Ploug: Communications: EE, BT, Vodafone, Siemens, Ericsson, Nokia, Reuters, Equant, Orange, Telewest, Omnicom, Google, eg+ Worldwide Computing: IBM, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Compaq, ICL, Dell, Solar Winds Transport:: Peugeot, Fiat, Nissan, Chrysler Daimler, Hertz, TDG, TfL Advertising and Design: J Walter Thompson, Leo Burnett, Saatchi and Saatchi, Abbott Mead Vickers (AMV BBDO) Lowe Howard Spink, Evans Hunter, Ogilvy, Bates Dorland, D’Arcy, Masius; One Ltd, Fjord, Oskar, The Group, Lexis PR, Alexander Mann Solutions, Imagination, Identica, Hangar Seven, Dentsu, The Good Agency, Spark44 Finance: KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Lloyds TSB, Citifinancial, Prudential, NatWest, Barclays, Friends Provident; Institute of Actuaries, Ernst and Young Energy: BP Exploration, BP Pensions, Burmah Castrol, Infineum, Transco, Energis Media: BBC, BSkyB, Sky Television, The Independent, Associated News, 20th Century Fox, Jetix TV(Disney), Viasat, National Association of DJ’s, Sternberg Clarke Retail: Woolworths, Argos, Spar, Tesco, John Lewis Partnership Food: 2 Sisters Food Group,Trebor Bassett, Nutricia, Allied Domecq, Premier Foods; Pedigree (Mars) Health: Bromley Drugs Unit, BUPA, NHS Leadership Programme, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, East London NHS Foundation Trust Mental Health, Social Inclusion Hope and Recovery Project (SHARP), Red Cross, Broadmoor Hospital, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLAM) Recovery College Public, Community and Voluntary Sector: TfL, Home Office (NOMS), The Metropolitan Police, HM Prison Service – Aylesbury Youth Detention Centre, Whitemoor Prison; Hackney Youth Service, St Mungo’s, Holborn Community, St Martin of Tours, Whizz-Kidz, Working Chance, Only Connect Universities: Falmouth, Manchester, LSE, London College of Printing, Aston, Bournemouth University, Arts University Bournemouth, Southampton Solent, West Herts College, British Academy for Dramatic Arts, School of Communication Arts Others: Premier League, Unilever, Hallmark, Ashridge Management College, Reckitt and Colman, Camelot, Parker Hillier, Procter and Gamble, Circle Anglia, Specsavers, World Event Management, Belron International, The Solus Club, TBC Theatre Group, South West Arts, InterContinental Hotels Group, Marriott Hotels, Project Management Institute, Penguin Random House, Home Away UK, OC & C Strategy Consultants, A T Kearney, Toastmasters International, Alvarez and Marsal, Lush, Thales UK, PHS, Expedia. Bespoke Coaching: TBC, CSI Crime Scene Improvisation, Shoes and Socks, Scared Scriptless, Sprout.
“I’d like to say a massive thank you for the day last week. The feedback has been excellent, the Telegraph wrote a nice piece, and crucially for me, a large number of the coaches had individual a-ha moments, whether that was a recognition of their listening, thinking, communication or pressure management skills.”
Jason, Club Support Consultant, Premier League Elite Coach Apprenticeship Scheme
“BRILLIANT. Thank you so much, we really enjoyed the time with you… it brought us as a group closer together… By far you over-achieved our expectations.”
Neele Asmussen, Solar Winds
“The Feedback was great. We will definitely use you again!”
Jenny Challenger, EG+ Worldwide
“The best training I have ever done.”
Rob McKinnon, Vice President, INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS GROUP
“An amazing 3 day workshop. Going thru the evaluations, the feedback we got was excellent and your sessions were extremely inspiring”.
Carol Hanna, Director People and Culture, LEO BURNETT (Levant)
“Absolutely loved it. The team were so motivated and spirited after your visit!”
Sam Stone, Creative Director, IDENTICA
“Gold dust. Really important when we’re trying to be creative in an office. Felt like I’d had my head cleared out (that’s a good thing!).
HALLMARK LTD Staff Member
“Luke’s facilitation brought the best out of our team and I was very proud of them”
HALLMARK LTD Head of Humour
“His improv skills were instrumental in bringing a potentially dry subject to life…energy, enthusiasm and overall sense of fun”
Faisal Babar, Marketing Manager, JOHN LEWIS FINANCIAL SERVICES
“Re Belron World Conference. Thanks for helping to make this a memorable event, great experience, and ultimately a lot of fun! It was fabulous seeing you at work and do hope you enjoyed it as much as we did watching you. Thanks for being very organized and very professional. I did not have to worry about you once. You just went and did!
Anita Fleur, EXPO PROMOTIONS, Cape Town RSA.
“I have been in Recruitment for 14 years and that was the best recruitment training session i have ever had.”
“The session on Saturday was fantastic and really well received by the young people that took part…”
Laura Clarke, Service Delivery Manager – Whizz-Kidz
“A very fine facilitator”
Professor Louise Stoll
“Brilliant, 10 out of 10, wouldn’t change a thing”
Kyle, TCS Beginners’ Improvisation Course
“Sorba the Great, Best comedy impro teacher!
Stanley, TCS Drop-In Improvisation Class
“Loved it. Well prepared, Great teacher, Thanks”
Jake, TCS Advanced Improvisation Course
“Luke was brilliant, positive, encouraging and professional”
Alex, TCS Beginners Improvisation Course
Luke is an excellent teacher who handled the different levels and abilities excellently”
Simon, TCS Beginners Improvisation Course
“My first port of call and primary improv mentor.”
Lee, Professional Improviser from (Crime Scene Improvisation)
“Lots of fun and laughs. I could do that every evening”
Alexandra, Impro Drop In Workshop student