Caitlin Shannon

Training Consultant at Impact Factory

Transatlantic travel is a piece of cake for Caitlin.

She was born to British-American parents and had a transatlantic upbringing, moving frequently between London and Los Angeles.

Further education earned her a BA honours degree in English literature at Manchester University, and true to her travel bug she made the move back to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting and writing. Her first job was A Legend to Ride, a television mini-series shot on location in Iceland. As well as acting in theatre, film, and television, she worked as a script doctor and ran Shakespeare workshops in inner-city schools. She was also a part-time dialect coach, something she still continues to this day.

Never too far from an aeroplane, Caitlin returned to London to concentrate on her writing career. She became part of the Orange Tree Theatre’s writers’ collective and her first play Einstein and Mileva was produced off-Broadway, and many of her short plays were performed all over London. She also began to write for telly - most recently The Bible for the History Channel and Channel 5.

She also wrote and directed the Victorian web comedy series Wimpole Street on Blip TV, which won an award for Outstanding Comedy Ensemble at the Los Angeles Web Fest. In 2012 she founded Bolingbroke Productions, a film and theatre production company, dedicated to telling human stories in an age of science and innovation.

Alongside writing, Caitlin works for the Ministry of Defense and KPMG on their education and role-play days.

Since joining Impact Factory, Caitlin has been involved in Networking, Personal Impact and Presentation skills, where she uses her insight, natural warmth, energy and humour to engage with delegates and bring the work to life. Caitlin is passionate about storytelling, and she enjoys bringing out the storyteller in everyone.

When she’s not working, she can be found in a theatre, a cinema or with her nose in a good book. She also loves outdoor swimming, quiet time, and leisurely paced jogs.

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