My name is Christina Walker, I’m a professional voice and communication coach based in Great Malvern, Worcestershire.
From the age of 12 I wanted to perform so I took every opportunity to act. Together with a friend aged 13 I set up a local drama group where the members were all younger than us. I studied Musical Theatre at Guildford School of Acting & Dance. From there I went into the profession performing in repertory theatre, touring at home and abroad and some TV work. Highlights included a stint on Coronation Street and working with Alan Ayckbourn in the West End. A string of corporate videos launched me as a presenter and I seemed always to be teaching and directing in some capacity.
I came to study late in life doing a BA Hons. in Theatre at Surrey followed by an MA in Professional Voice Practice at Birmingham City in 2012/13. I have recently studied Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology to ‘ground’ my instincts.
I consider human beings fascinating…probably all actors are amateur psychologists; certainly working with Voice it’s not long before the layers are peeled back and we’re discussing the reasons behind the vocal presentation. The most transforming thing I’ve learned is how to Listen – it’s underrated and fundamental in every walk of life; it gives all the clues for successful social interaction.
I look forward to hearing from you, so please get in touch.