FacultyMeet the People Behind The Corporate Theatre

North America

Charles McFarland

Charles McFarland is The Corporate Theatre’s lead in North America. Charlie grew up in Stratford-on-Avon in England of Canadian parents and received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Cambridge. An award-winning theatre director and performing arts executive, Charlie has spent the last two decades using the power of the arts to inspire individuals and companies to grow in strength, depth, and character.

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Andrew Borthwick Leslie

Andrew Borthwick Leslie is a member of Shakespeare &Co. in Lenox, MA where he has taught, directed and acted for twenty years. Most recently he has been head of faculty for the month long intensives.

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Fred Harburg

Fred has enjoyed the privilege of serving as an internal and external organizational architect for many of the world’s leading multi-national firms. He is a keynote speaker, executive coach, writer, and organizational consultant. He designs and implements engagements that create coaching capability, accelerate organizational transformation, bolster productive learning cultures and develop effective leaders.

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James Pawelski

James O. Pawelski, PhD, is Director of Education and Senior Scholar in the Positive Psychology Center and adjunct associate professor of religious studies in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. For over ten years, he has served as the founding director of Penn’s Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program, where he teaches courses on positive interventions and the humanities and human flourishing.

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Leigh Smiley

Leigh Smiley is Director of the School of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies (TDPS) at the University of Maryland and a professional coach and designer of Voice, Dialect, Text and Presentations for theatre, film and business

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Shannon Polly

Shannon Polly is a leadership development facilitator, coach, speaker, author and founder of Shannon Polly and Associates, a leadership development company in Washington D.C. She was one of the first 150 people in the world to have received a Master in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) from the University of Pennsylvania under Dr. Martin Seligman.

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