As a working actor, writer, director, singer, songwriter, ceramicist and painter, Stephen has experienced the profound and invigorating value of slipping into the creative ‘Zone’. He acquired the ability to guide others toward the deep satisfaction of disengaging from their own ruthless critic, and to fully engage in the invaluable material they have at their fingertips. He creates a very safe place to do unsafe things. Stephen has delivered this workshop for students and executives, in universities and corporations around the world.
The act of teaching for Stephen, is part of his artwork. Like performing, his teaching depends on a developed trust in intuition and imagination, leading to a passionate and powerful presence. There is acute listening and there is the willingness to be seen that gives permission to others to do the same. There is the existential need to be understood, to offer something, the need to have meaning in one's life. As an active artist, being in touch with, and developing these qualities, is what makes him an exciting and effective teacher