Josie Sutcliffe

Cranfield School of Management

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Josie Sutcliffe

Associate, The Praxis Centre

MA ILM Diploma ONC


  • Leadership mentoring and coaching at executive level
  • Communication skills training/coaching
  • Transformational workplace mediation and conflict resolution
  • Theatre/Performance/Stage Presence coaching

Josie has over thirty years’ experience of working in education, the arts and communication for business in the UK and internationally.

She has worked in Higher Education, as Head of Theatre at Dartington College of Arts, as a Director in the professional theatre, a coach and facilitator in both public and private sectors and as an advisor/mentor to industry. She has also established and run several businesses in catering, road haulage and graphic design – a diverse portfolio!

As a director and lecturer, Josie’s theatre career has taken her throughout Europe and to the USA. In the UK she has worked with some of the largest theatre houses including; Theatre Clwyd, Chichester Festival Theatre and Plymouth Theatre Royal. She has recently returned to theatre directing after several years ‘rest’!

Josie has extensive experience in leading workshops for leaders, managers and senior executives; in collaboration and negotiation skills, co-operation techniques, team building, facilitating change and managing transitions. A Co-Director of the highly regarded, Creating Cultural Leadership Programme: SouthWest delivered by The University of Exeter’s, Centre for Leadership Studies and also Director and designer of an MA module in Creative Leadership for the University of Falmouth.

Josie is a founder member and partner of Theatre 4 Business. She is an accredited Executive Coach, Leadership Mentor and Facilitative Workplace Mediator and a consultant in the field of Conflict Resolution.

Josie is passionate about empowering people to develop their courage and confidence. “If you don’t like the story you are living in – change the story” - Bertolt Brecht.

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