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Corporate Training


One of Canada’s most celebrated cultural institutions wants to share its expertise in communications and storytelling to help strengthen your workplace culture.

Soulpepper artist Derek Boyes has more than 20 years of experience in the corporate training world and has brought together like-minded experts in this field to simulate authentic work place scenarios to allow challenging and fulsome learning.

For the past four years Derek’s team has partnered with one of Canada’s largest telecommunications companies on successfully coaching their senior executives and directors to sharpen their messages and launch change in their culture. Below are some of the services Soulpepper’s Corporate Training Team can provide for your organization.

Not sure what might work best for your environment? We’d love to connect and put together a custom package that is right for you.

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Derek Boyes has been a Soulpepper ensemble member since 2004 and has acted and directed in more than 40 productions. He has been a key member of their youth outreach and audience enrichment initiatives through his years with the company. Derek has also been part of the Stratford Festival and Shaw Festival ensembles.

In 2004, Derek began a relationship with Practice Works inc. an industry leading company that offered their clients the opportunity to practice their communication skills with performers trained to react to their approaches in an authentic and rigorous roleplay and provide emotional feedback from the character’s point of view. From 2006 to 2010, Derek became one of the lead trainers for the company as well as performing the “simulations”. Derek travelled from coast to coast in Canada and to New York with companies that included KPMG, Sun Life Financial and TD Bank.

Derek leads a team of 6 interpersonal skills experts that has successfully helped a national communications company develop and implement a major culture change initiative.​