Rachel has recently completed a professional MA in Acting at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts for which she gained a Distinction grade. She is based in London.
She is a multi-talented, versatile and personable performer who alongside acting and devising her own work, she has a strong alto singing voice for folk or musical theatre singing.
Rachel has recently finished a run of her solo show, Lippy, which received positive reviews, resulting in the show being one of three Shortlisted for the Best Newcomer Award at the Brighton Fringe.
After graduating with an economics and politics degree she felt completely lost about what to do career wise. All she knew is that she liked to learn, TALK and inform people – which is exactly what she’s going to do.
One thing that really matters to her is how the education system is not preparing young people for the real world.
She created Teen Talk to try and combat this issue by giving teenagers the reassurance and knowledge that schools don’t. Many (if not all of us) look back and wish we had someone who could tell us what we know now AND how to overcome the negativity to make the most of the teenage years!
When she’s not trying to empower others you can find her planning a wildlife encounter, panda conservation in China anyone?
#TeenTalk #YouGotThis #YouDoYou #BunEveryone #EducateYourself #CreateYourself
With a theatrical background, Chloe is an avid theatre goer and entertainment queen. She delves into seeking new, exciting, moving and sometime bizarre productions. As an Actor she has appeared on Channel 4’s Random Acts, toured Internationally in theatre and also played housemaid ‘Alice’ in the first 3 seasons of Downton Abbey. She regularly hosts and presents live events, including Murder Mystery dinners and Speed dating.
Most of you will know me as the founder and chief executive of Funny Women which I set up in 2002. Funny Women provides comedy expertise to help women to perform, write and do business with humour and I am delighted to be a presenter on Women’s Radio Station – you can download my programmes, Funny Women On Air, where I chat to some of the amazing funny women I meet through the world of comedy.
I write for a number of publications and websites from the Guardian to the Huffington Post, and I talk to businesses and organisations about my ‘accidental’ entrepreneurship; women, humour and power; workplace diversity and team building. I work with some leading companies and organisations delivering workshops, facilitating events, and offering one-to-one coaching for those looking to access their funny bones.
I am a radio regular contributing to BBC Radio Kent, BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio 4’s flagship programme Moral Maze. The ability to use humour is enormously powerful and makes you memorable, confident and impactful whether you are entertaining an audience or communicating in the workplace. I believe everybody has the ability to be funny, whether we realise this or not, and am constantly inspired by what I see on the live comedy circuit.
I was born and bred in Watford, a town labelled by Lonely Planet as “the kind of place that makes you want to travel.” They weren’t wrong: I lived and worked in the the Middle East, Caribbean, Asia and South America before returning to Blighty where I work as a travel and lifestyle journalist.
When I’m not working, I am out and about exploring London with Talk of the Town – a dynamic walking tour guide company I co-founded, that aims to provide the inside track on the London scene for locals and visitors alike.
I’m also interested in fashion, food and the arts (I serve on One New Change’s Style Council), socialising and sports: I am a season ticket holder at Watford Football club where I volunteer as a Vicarage Roadie – a team of Watford supporters who work to enhance the match-day experience for home and away fans. Hospital Radio (where I visit patients before co-presenting a request show on Wednesday) and politics (I’m an active member of my local Liberal Democrats group) are other interests.
However my biggest passion is international travel: free time and disposable cash is spent abroad.