With a reputable background in media advertising and sales management, Toyah Frantzen Power has gone on to establish two successful businesses. A leader in sales and account management for more than 15 years, Toyah gained expertise in advertising media, fashion brands for start-up companies, internationally recognised organisations, and everything in-between! Her phenomenal success as a businesswoman has helped supplement her acting profession, where she also demonstrates pervasive talent.
In 2014, Toyah founded Roleplay Solutions (RPS), a UK agency. Roleplay Solutions helps train business professionals in all industries on how to respond to challenging situations within their profession. Role play is without a doubt one of the most effective training methods available. By imitating real life, role play succeeds in opening communications, pinpointing areas for development, and highlighting obstacles in order to establish solutions.
RPS employs more than 70 actors who are skilled and diverse enough to take on any role. These actors go into businesses and set up realistic scenarios with the employees. Through roleplay, the employees learn how to best respond to difficult issues. These real-life scenarios help business professionals train for real-life incidents. For example, actors may act out an emergency room scene and train medical professionals how to handle these situations, systematically building correct habits while learning acceptable structures and effective communication techniques.
Toyah’s business savvy didn’t stop with the Roleplay solution. In 2015, she went on to launch Surround Group. This group blossomed out of a chasm she saw in the acting industry. She recognised the need for professional, experienced actors to have more opportunities to gather together and hone their skills. The Surround Group offers weekly two-hour sessions for actors to do just that. This experience ensures that actors stay ready for the next big opportunity that comes along.
This year, Toyah expanded Surround Group and created a subdivision called Surround’s Small Circle. The subdivision is for actors returning to the business or those who need additional support.
Toyah has long been a motivated self-starter with strong interpersonal and persuasive communication skills. The same traits that made her a business success carry over into her acting career.
Toyah Frantzen (stage name) recently starred in a film called In Another Life that won the Raindance Film Festival and BIFA 2017 – The Discovery Award. Add to that another film, Reflection, that has been accepted into the Rhode Island International Film Festival and is in consideration for many other film festivals. Oscar-winning editor, Mark Sanger, made his directing debut in Reflection.
Currently, Toyah’s first short film, The Case of Katelyn Burns which she wrote, produced, and directed, is in post-production. She expects the film to be completed and submitted to various film festivals in September.
Toyah also has several successes with ITV and BBC shows including Doctors, The Bill, and Wire In The Blood. She also played the recurring character, Chantelle Tanner, in Holby City.
Toyah has successfully combined her wide range of talent to achieve success as a businesswoman and actor. She intuitively understands business and has skill and experience in a wide variety of acting roles. This diversity of skill and talent has made her invaluable to her colleagues, who have benefited from her businesses as well.
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