About

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welcome

I’m the wild-haired imagineer that removes the baggage between you and the opportunities life gives you – the opportunities you want to seize, and explore, and enjoy.

My methods unblock your path so you can act freely, with integrity and in service.

My promise is simple: I will get you in flow. In flow, you are confident and relaxed. You are strategic, rather than reactionary; taking action, rather than hesitating; happy to be imperfect, rather than caught up in sounding ‘right’.

You are You, living and working in ways you enjoy and having the influence and impact that will change the world.

about me

  • In service to ecological consciousness and integrity
  • Light-hearted, straight-forward, neurodiverse, multi-disciplinary
  • Trained in life coaching, journal therapy, non violent communication and more
  • Five years as communications specialist and content writer
  • 10 years as an art school educator
  • BA (Hons) Design and Applied Arts
  • MA Social History of Art
  • Research presenter in Milan, Stockholm, London, New York, and online conferences including Pebble Magazine’s Future Fest 2020 and Climate Exp0 2021

Introduction to Herbalism 10 week course

Introduction to Shamanic Journeying 2 day intensive

Silversmithing 10 week course

Foundation Training in Non Violent Communication 2 day intensive

Life Coaching Diploma Level 3 (150 CPD hours)

Journal Therapy Diploma (150 CPD hours)

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

BA (Hons) Design and Applied Arts, 2:1

MA History of Art, Distinction

Fellow of Higher Education Academy

Creative Lead and Content Writer in agency (’11-’12)

Comms Specialist and Copywriter in agency (’12-’15)

Visiting Lecturer London College of Fashion’s Centre for Sustainable Fashion (’17)

Teaching Fellow University of Leeds (’13-’18)

Self-employment in brand, communication and marketing (’15-’19)

Senior Lecturer Leeds Arts University (’20 – )

Researcher in intersection of education, art and sustainability

Conference presentations in Milan, Stockholm, London and New York

Published in Textile: Journal of Cloth and Culture Vol 12 Issue 3 (’14)

Creator of employment programme grounded in ‘ikigai’ (’16)

Keynote speaker University of Leeds Design Futures (’19)

Speaker Pebble Magazine Future Fest (’20)

Two month self-funded solo sabbatical around Asia (’14)

Lived and worked in Colombia, Canada and US (’19)

Awarded Best Specialist Blog at Blog North (’12)

Finalist ModeConnect International Fashion Writing (’14)

Nomination: University of Leeds Partnership Award for Innovation (’18)

Creator and curator of Sex Tapes, a night of sex positive spoken word (’19)

Category winner Venoor Poetry in Design (’19)

You can hear what I’m like in my podcast interviews on my Media page. I love deep conversation so please, get in touch if you would like to have me as a guest!

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The social media platform I’m most active on is LinkedIn – reach out to connect with me there and see regular posts.

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I’ve been writing online for about ten years, and my blog is full of big, new and creative ideas to inspire you.

“Great artists make the roads; good teachers and good companions can point them out.”

Ursula K. Le Guin