As an award winning USC Theatre faculty member, Menzies started moonlighting as a private coach in Voice, Speech and Dialects, in 1996, and, soon after, as agents, managers and acting coaches began recommending him for projects, he left USC to pursue industry coaching opportunities full-time,
Over the past 20 years, industry clients have included Patricia Arquette, Neve Campbell, Caroline Chikezie, David Duchovny, Mariska Hargitay, Neil Patrick Harris, Adrian Holmes, Vanessa Marcil, Kathe Mazur, Sandra Oh, James Purefoy, Marcus Scribner, Alicia Silverstone, TJ Thyne, Sophie Turner, Nadine Velazquez, and many others.
His coaching practice eventually expanded to include corporate leaders and his enthusiasm for improving executive performance led to a thriving corporate practice, in addition to his continuing work in Film, TV and Theatre. His executive coaching addresses a range of critical leadership competencies including presentation mastery, managerial effectiveness, executive presence,, etc. Drawing on his interest in neuroscience and meditation, Menzies integrates mindfulness practices, like those used by Google, in order to equip clients with the newest tools driving excellence in organizational development.
In 2017, Menzies accepted a Lectureship to teach Voice and Speech in the UCLA MFA Acting Program. He also teaches and directs in the Acting Division at AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts, in Hollywood.
Menzies has appeared as an actor in film and TV, most recently in the award-winning Quiet Denial. His stage performances range from world premiers of new plays to leading roles in the classical repertoire. He is a veteran of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival.
Actor Training: Diploma in Acting, The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School; MFA in Theatre, York University.