I support brilliant women to grow purpose-led businesses.
I have worked in social and environmental change for over 20 years.
I also understand what it’s like to be a woman setting up your own business from scratch – facing lots of challenges – including lack of capital and support networks.
As just 5 years ago I found myself – at the age of 43 and a single-parent – redundant from my long-term employer. I had no savings and – following divorce – was no longer a home owner either.
Also I had just moved back to Bristol, after 10 years living in Cornwall and Devon, so didn’t have lots of local professional contacts to help me get started.
However I now run my own successful social enterprise Catalyse Change CIC which I co-founded in 2016 with three brilliant women. We run learning and mentoring programmes which have directly supported over 500 young women to be confident change makers. We are also supported by an amazing Advisory Board and over 50 mentors.
Sustainability Change Agency
I have also run my own sustainability change agency Sustain-Live Consulting Ltd since 2015. Through this I have had the pleasure of working with some brilliant social & environmental businesses including; Bristol Green Capital Partnership, Centre for Thriving Places, fresh-range, Quartet Foundation, The Community Farm.
In 2018 I achieved an IML social enterprise consultant accreditation. For the last two years I have also been an Associate for the School of Social Entrepreneurs (Dartington), marketing and delivering some of their learning and mentoring programmes for social entrepreneurs.
I previously had an 18 year career with the Soil Association where I created, delivered and managed sustainability change programmes across south west England, which helped support thousands of social, environmental and community businesses to grow and flourish.
So I now have over 20 years of practical experience of both advising and running social and environmental businesses.
Now I am focussing my time and energy on supporting other female change makers to set up and run their own successful social businesses.
As currently alot of women are feeling anxious and uncertain as they go through redundancy or other major life and work transitions. I have a lot of knowledge and experience to offer women who want to work for themselves while creating positive environmental and social change. So do get in touch to find out how I can support you.
Take a look at my upcoming Events and Masterclasses and book your place!
I’d like to say Massive Thank you to…
I’d like to say thank you to all my amazing family, friends, colleagues and collaborators for making everything I do possible. With special thanks to all the brilliant women at Catalyse Change CIC.
A huge thank you also to the wonderful team who created this beautiful new brand and website for me; Jess & Dan at Kind Comms, Ibi Feher for the brand photos of me by Bristol harbour & in the Olive Shed, Ruth Wellman of Tin Cat Design, Taryn Everdeen of Taryn Everdeen Photography for the International Women’s Day event images & Bethany Roling for the Catalyse Change images. You are all fabulous and I am deeply grateful for all your support, patience and brilliance, thank you.