Coaching individuals and groups has been a central aspect of my work as a former dancer, Artistic Director and international tutor for the last twenty-five years. It’s a skill others have recognised in me and a role that I find deeply satisfying.

I started out in life as a dancer, trained at the Royal Swedish Ballet School and in Russia. During twenty-five years as a professional dancer I progressed from the corps de ballet to become a principal artist, performing on stages throughout Europe and the rest of the world. Subsequent to my dancing career I was appointed Artistic Director of two major international ballet companies English National Ballet and the Royal New Zealand Ballet. I am now a teacher, coach and artistic consultant. 

 

Over forty years of working in the performing arts, twenty-five of them as a teacher and coach, I have helped some of the most ambitious high performers discover what they need to do to claim their space on stage, achieve success and, most importantly, what is stopping them from maximising their potential. 

 

Now I am using that experience to help professionals from all walks of life to build courage and confidence, find clarity of direction to what's next in life and business, deal with transition and change and perform at a higher level. People I work with typically go from feeling overwhelmed for any variety of reasons to becoming confident, motivated and able to get to where they want to be.

Other things you may want to know about me

  • I left Sweden in 1979 to seek adventure, fame and fortune

  • I have over the past 25 years lived in both the UK and New Zealand

  • I currently live in the countryside outside of London

  • I appreciate food and wine – sometimes to my detriment

  • I enjoy visiting museums and art galleries

  • I am practical and good at DIY

  • I am happily married and have two adult sons

  • I am passionate about personal coaching and have full certification in Executive Coaching and Mentoring, accredited by The City and Guilds of London and ILM, the Institute of Leadership and Management.

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TEL: +44 78 33 33 5038
matz.skoog@gmail.com
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