noun. One who facilitates leadership experiences for Ariel. synonyms; thought leader, guide, guru.

Shayne Francis

Shayne Francis

Caulfield, Australia


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Shayne has worked extensively in the corporate and government sectors as a facilitator, actor, and performance coach for the past 15 years and has been a professional actor for more than 20. She coaches behavioral strategies in presence, constructive communication, performance feedback, and the leader as coach. She’s passionate about connection, and strives to have fun, put people at ease, and build trust. She shares insights and observations with warmth and humor and coaches to build presence and confidence in a meaningful and lasting way.

Training Experience

Shayne has developed a broad organizational agility through working with a wide range of businesses over the years. Some clients include: University of Technology Sydney, ANZ Bank, Red Bubble, Yarra Valley Council Department of Health, Toyota, Railcorp, Citipower, Stellar Asia Pacific, Viva Telstra, PWC, HSBC, Procter & Gamble, and Bunnings.

Business Experience

Shayne is an associate producer for Real Play Media. She has extensive experience producing independent theater and individual events and spent five years as Functions Manager of the Briars Country Lodge. Shayne co-founded the company Actcess and coordinated their residential acting courses. Before studying acting Shayne worked in the media, first in advertising and then as a journalist. She was the voluntary Melbourne Branch Manager of the charity The Footpath Library for four years.

Theater Experience

Shayne has almost 30 years of experience as an actor working in mainstage and independent theatre, television, film, and voice over.

Education and Credentials

  • BA in Acting, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)
  • Ecole Phillipe Gaulier, Le Jeu
  • Currently studying for a Masters in Arts Management, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)