Have you ever wanted to try something new, or do something better, but held back out for fear of what people might say if it didn't go to plan.
We've all been there.
At Mortal Fools, we help people unlock their potential. Daring more doesn't mean crazy risk-taking; it means daring to be the person you are without limiting yourself through negative self-talk.
We work with people to build their confidence, self-belief and skills, supporting them to bring their best to whatever they do. With us, people learn to put fear in its proper place.
With those we work with, as well as within our own team, we challenge people to identify and build on their personal qualities and brilliance, focusing on their strengths and using them to help their development. We believe this is the best way to bring out the best in people; motivating them and making them more productive, creative and dedicated in whatever their life's pursuit may be.
Our projects and activities are deeply collaborative. We create environments that are safe and fun but also challenging where everyone feels listened to, personally valued and that their contribution matters.
We're passionate about all areas of our work: Training & Development, Youth Theatre,and our Productions and the roots of our approach are the same across each of them. We use ideas from contemporary actor training, theatre-making, social psychology, play theory and ethics.
Our four key working principles are:
- Having fun is serious stuff. We work hard to create engaging, safe and fun working environments in which everyone can challenge themselves without feeling exposed.
- You learn by doing. Getting stuck in, experiencing ideas, participating in exercises and trying out techniques engages the body, mind and emotions. We are more motivated, inspired and therefore creative and open to learning in this way.
- You are unique. When you let people work to their strengths, rather than trying to be something they are not, you bring out their best. If we're making theatre and we engage everyone involved that way, magic happens. If we're facilitating training and everyone engages that way, deep learning and development occurs.
- You want to know how you’re doing. Our team are facilitators. We don't put ourselves on 'expert pedestals', choosing instead to motivate participants towards group learning, development and creating together. No-one's ideas are more important than anyone else's and everyone has the chance to feed into the process and receive feedback themselves.