About Us

About Us

Erica Harley

Erica Harley Erica uses over ten years’ experience in training, drama and education to design, develop and deliver a variety of training and communication solutions for both public and private sector businesses. Through her ability to mix sound training and educational principles with creative dramatic mediums, she is able to produce exciting and innovative programmes. She is a skilled facilitator and motivator who delivers her message with energy and enthusiasm. She is responsive to situations and people and able to grasp the context of an unfamiliar professional sector and to work with people at all levels within the business environment.

Erica has a BA Hons from Reading University in English and Philosophy and a Post Graduate Degree from Oxford University.

Deborah Vitai

Deborah VitaiDeborah and Erica have enjoyed combining their talents in a number of projects since EHA was established. Recent work has included projects relating to managing performance, interviewing skills and dealing with challenging clients.

Deborah has been working as an independent consultant since 2003. Her clients come from the fields of education, health, the arts, accounting and consulting and from industries such as construction and publishing.

Deborah is a skilled facilitator and coach who relishes the opportunity to work with people from a range of backgrounds. Having been involved in business and executive coaching for a number of years, she has more recently been involved in life coaching. Her clients have found that coaching can be of great practical help when they are dealing with a range of challenges such as: career change; preparing for promotion or assessing career choices; personal development; handling corporate or personal change; dealing with difficult relationships. Deborah has worked effectively with people in all these circumstances.

Sona Vyas

Sona VyasSona Vyas has a BSc (Hons) in Sociology and Social Policy. Sona has skills in facilitation, writing, system administration, group management and customer relations.

In the past she has worked with the Terrence Higgins Trust as a Buddy Support and Development Officer, with Lambeth SHAD as a Volunteer Coordinator and as a Day Centre Officer for adults with physical disabilites for London Borough of Barnet Community Services. During this time Sona developed and delivered training for a variety of organisations and has a Moving and Handling Training qualification from the University of Luton based at Bedford Hospital. Her time as a Moving and Handling Trainer saw her training and conducting risk assessments in various health care settings. In Sona’s role at SHAD she managed the home care of adults with severe physical disabilities in an independent living scheme.

More recently, Sona has delivered Equality and Diversity training to a number of public sector clients, including Metropolitan Police Authority, Home Office, Government Offices and Department for Transport, Local Government and Regions.

Sona was also part of the team delivering Equality and Diversity training through the use of forum theatre and roleplay to GPs and other health care professionals for Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark PCT, to teachers in primary school settings for Tower Hamlets Education Authority and at conferences for Tower Hamlets Council, Metropolitan Police and Tower Hamlets LGBT Forum.

Sona also writes and has written scripts both for theatre and for training purposes. She firmly believes in the advantages of using interactive roleplay and forum theatre as a tool for exploration, recognition and reflection in the training arena, and aims to use this approach to empower people to give their best.