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Public Speaking, Confidence Building, Mental and Vocal Health

Gemma Oaten

Jemma OatenGemma Oaten’s acting career already includes BBC Doctors which she did just one month from graduation at Drama Studio London in 2010, BBC Casualty and the role of Rachel Breckle in Emmerdale from 2011 – 2015 for which she received best newcomer nominations for the TV Choice Awards, British Soap Awards and Inside Soap Awards.

More recently Gemma can be seen playing the recurring role of Sydney Somers in BBC 1’s Holby City. Plus theatre credits such as ‘Up n Under’ and ‘Bedroom Farce’ and on the big screen in the award-winning “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” alongside Jamie Bell and Annette Benning. This Autumn she is due to embark on a nationwide tour of the country in Alan Ayckbourn’s ‘Ten Times Table’ with Bill Kenwright Productions, playing the part of Sophie.

Gemma counts Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Tom Courtenay as both mentors and friends. It was Patrick Stewart who suggested she use her public profile to raise awareness for mental health, anorexia and bullying issues.

In July 2019 Gemma did her first TedX talk “The Girl in the Mirror, the Woman on the Screen – The reality of Eating Disorders” for which she garnered huge acclaim. She regularly speaks to audiences around the UK about Eating Disorders Awareness, anti Bullying and motivational speeches and is the Patron of her parents Eating Disorders Charity SEED (Support & Empathy for Eating Disorders), is an ambassador for Anti Bullying Pro and also works tirelessly as an Ambassador for Prostate Cancer UK.  She is hosting her second annual celebrity gala event to raise money for SEED this Autumn.

Gemma also appears regularly on daytime programmes such as Good Morning Britain, Lorraine, The Wright Stuff and This Morning to continue her promise to raise awareness for eating disorders alongside promoting the huge TV storylines she has been involved in.

Most importantly, Gemma is the proud Dog Mum of Ruby Tuesday, her 2-year-old Schnoodle. Already Ruby has been a cover girl of Dogs Monthly!

If she wasn’t busy enough, Gemma runs workshops on confidence building, public speaking, team building, acting and more. As well as speaking around the country with United Learning and The piXL club to deliver her powerful and important message re well-being, resilience, eating disorders awareness and more, in schools.

Follow Gemma on socials:   Twitter @gemmaoaten (84K followers)    Instagram @gemma.oaten (17K followers)

Public Speaking, Confidence Building, Mental and Vocal Health

Michael Hill

Michael Hill is a voice coach, singer and freelance broadcaster. One of the UK’s first authorised Complete Vocal Technique instructors, he has continued to pursue research into how the voice works and how best to translate this into safe and effective tools performers can trust. He has worked with a range of performers and styles – from teaching singing and accents to TV actors, coaching West End singers, helping lawyers with public speaking and even training international metalcore bands to grunt safely on tour!

Recently, he has been working as a Senior Lecturer at Leeds College of Music and has presented research on the musicality of accents at the World Voice Consortium. He continues to sing and perform on a variety of projects and has just recently completed filming for Cbeebies on BBC Alba.






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