As an award winning USC Theatre faculty member, Menzies started a private coaching practice in Voice, Speech and Dialects. Eventually, his coaching expanded to include corporate leaders seeking to improve their communication skills, and his enthusiasm for executive performance led to a thriving corporate practice.
Menzies is a skilled interpreter of organizational dynamics. His executive coaching addresses a range of critical leadership competencies including presentation mastery, managerial effectiveness, team building, participatory leadership, strategic networking, etc. Drawing on his longtime interest in neuroscience and meditation, Menzies also integrates mindfulness practices, like those used by Google, to equip his clients with the newest tools driving excellence in organizational development.
As Co-Artistic Director of Ensemble Studio Theatre LA (EST/LA), Menzies hones his own leadership skills by providing artistic leadership for this critically acclaimed non-profit arts organization. In addition to directing theatre, Menzies is also an actor who has appeared in film and TV. 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. Training: Diploma in Acting, The Bristol Old Vic; MFA in Theatre, York University.
Corporate clients include America Learns, Disney, Edison International, Ernst & Young, HOK Design, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, KPMG, Open Drives and Southern California Edison. Acting clients include Patricia Arquette, Neve Campbell, David Duchovny, Mariska Hargitay, Neil Patrick Harris, Vanessa Marcil, Sandra Oh, James Purefoy, Marcus Scribner, Alicia Silverstone, TJ Thyne and Sophie Turner.