We are New Zealand's largest provider of professional role-players, having delivered over 50,000 hours of customised training simulations, sales and management workshops and assessment role-plays across Aotearoa.
** COVID-19 update: Our actors are back working face-to-face at Level 1 and 2. We now also have a large group of actors trained and experienced in online role-play, ready to use if Lockdown levels increase.
Outstanding Performance actors are trained in the art of simulation, using role-play to train and challenge your people. Role-play is the best way to practice, develop and assess soft skills like communication and decision making.
Our clients include top medical training institutions, city councils, government agencies, district health boards, universities, businesses and training providers.
Our actors create realistic characters and situations and give valuable feedback for ongoing learning. We ensure transfer of learning by bringing each role-play to life; making the training memorable, relevant, fun and highly interactive.
...The actors that work with us are extremely talented, taking on complex and emotionally demanding roles. They are reliable, accommodating and always well prepared. Their capacity to deliver a valid learning experience whilst focussing on the part they are playing is an important reason why we continue to work with Outstanding Performance. We consider them to be our partners in delivering each session....
Mr John DeanLecturer/Pukenga (Clinical Skills) Simulation Centre, University of Otago
Outstanding Performance allowed us to standardise a difficult assessment process. The actors were highly trained and were able to provide the right environment to naturally draw out the knowledge of the student. The actors are extraordinarily proficient in all forms of communication skills and gave our students valuable feedback that challenged their notion of therapeutic communication in a constructive manner. I would not hesitate to recommend Outstanding Performance as NZ's leading simulated learning provider."
Annabel FarrySchool of Midwifery, AUT
We have been working with Janine and her team of actors at Outstanding Performance for quite a few years and continue to be impressed with their amazing communication, collaboration, and professionalism. The actors who provide us with standardised patients for our OSCE’s are adaptable and provide realistic encounters for our post-graduate students at AUT. I have nothing but positive things to say about Janine Knowles and Outstanding performance.
Dr Julie BlamiresNursing Lecturer AUT
We know we can count on Outstanding Performance to deliver a high-quality service for our in-person and online simulations and exams. Our medical students have benefited greatly from their reliability, expert well-prepared actors, and consistency of performance across multiple iterations. It is a real pleasure to work with Janine Knowles; she is exemplary in her proactive, constructive approach, problem-solving skills, professionalism and responsiveness to feedback.