Anne Sieder

Anne has studied in Chicago, at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. She has over 25 years experience as a professional actress and presenter on two continents. As an American who has lived in Europe for over 17 years, she is fluent in English, German and French. Anne is the founder and owner of The Acting Atelier Munich, which offers workshops and master classes to professional actors in and around Munich. Anne has extensive Corporate acting experience as a role-player for companies such as United Airlines, Kraft Foods, Siemens, and Allianz, among others.

Daniel Cotterall-Debay

BA 1st class honours from Victoria University in New Zealand, M. Phil from Oxford University in the UK. Daniel worked as a negotiator for the NZ Government before moving to France, where he lectured on international negotiation at HEC Business School in Paris while managing a European corporate training consultancy. With 30 years of cross-cultural business experience, Daniel is currently based in Shanghai. He speaks English, Mandarin and French. Daniel is experienced in film, tv and theatre. Recent theatre roles include Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, Claudius in Hamlet and Tito in Lend me a Tenor. On television, he has played French President Pompidou and British PM Clement Attlee among others.

Elaine Paton

BA in Communications, Diploma of Theatre. Elaine has worked in various industry sectors, and organised big political and media events. Role-play; KPMG and The Australian Public Service Commission. Elaine founded Talking Brief, Persuasive Communication; assisting barristers and solicitors with presentation skills. Clients include: NSW Bar Association, Queensland Bar, Victorian Bar, Crown Solicitor’s Office NSW, Victoria Legal Aid, and Legalwise Seminars. Guest Speaker at the Australian Advocacy Institute’s 2nd International Advocacy Trainer’s Conference in Italy, 2008 CLEAA Conference, Sydney and Guest Teacher for Gray’s Inn, London.

Herbert Forthuber

After a solid commercial education and various management trainings, Herbert started his career in the finance management department of a leading European steel producing company. Since then Herbert has had many years of experience in high management jobs and leadership tasks across Germany, Austria and Hong Kong. Herbert received his acting training at the Landesmusikschule (Federal Music and Art School) in Upper-Austria/Europe and in a number of acting and improvisation workshops in Munich, Vienna and Salzburg. Since then he has proven his talents in various professional TV, Film and stage productions and is also experienced in internal business role-play training.

John Julian

John Julian obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre from California State University, Los Angeles. While in LA he worked as an actor in theatre and film before moving to Munich, Germany in 1995. With over a decade of experience as a speaker, John Julian has lent his voice to video games, audio books, radio, language-training CDs, film and television synchronisation, websites, television commercials, motion pictures, documentaries and museum audio tour guides. In addition to his work as an actor/voice-over talent, he is also employed as a dialogue director and coach on various television and motion picture projects. He’s also been involved with business theatre for Siemens Business Services, Kraft Foods, Texas Instruments, Dialog Marketing and Theater Interaktiv.

Julie Trappett

Julie graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and German from University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. She subsequently worked with the MARS Corporation in Australia and Germany in the areas of Market Research, Sales Forecasting, Marketing and HR Management. She also worked as an Executive Recruitment consultant for Morgan & Banks in Australia, for corporate clients in the consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, IT and hospitality industries. Julie relocated to Germany 20 years ago, where she completed formal acting training for theatre and film. She has performed role-play for senior managers in the government sector and coached executives in such organisations as Boehringer Mannheim and Freudenberg in Germany.

Ralph Willmann

Ralph studied acting in many cities including New York, Los Angeles and Paris. In 1997 he founded, together with his wife Corinna von Giese, the actors’ studio “Actors Place” in Munich and started writing and directing. Ralph has been a member of the Improvisation Theatre “TatWort” in Munich since 1998 and is responsible for the department Business-Theatre and Training. Alongside Coaching, Ralph is trained in Systemic Organizational Consulting, Systemic Constellation, EFT, NLP, Mediation and Enneagram, and has been implementing analytic processes at international High Potential Assessment Centers, among others for corporations such as SHL, Siemens, Infineon, Hoerbiger, Allianz, Biogen Idec, Servier and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Roland Trescher

Roland Trescher is a director, actor, improviser, trainer and coach. He studied drama in Munich and Amsterdam. Roland has performed thousands of Improv shows all over Europe. He runs his own Theater Company to perform on stage. Since 1995 he has offered his knowledge to the business world to improve communication, teamwork, change and leadership. Roland teaches at Universities, Acting Schools and Training Companies. Roland is a member of the GSA (German Speaker Association) and the AIN (Applied Improv Network). He has worked for companies like BMW, MunichRe, UniCredit, E.ON, AMGEN, ACCOR Hospitality, W.L. Gore, and Adidas.