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Frances Hayes 

Transformational Coaching, Mentoring, Reflective Practititioner.

Frances has qualifications and experience in Teaching and Learning, Counselling and Coaching, having been involved in education and training for over twenty years.  She brings with her a background of working alongside people to explore the impact of personal styles and preferences in relation to examining options for change.  Her particular interest is in exploring how we learn and change; how we recognise opportunities and creatively apply these insights to achieve different results

Combining her interests and expertise in education, health and the arts, Frances works as a Coach, Mentor and facilitatorHer experiences in the creative sector include work as a freelance photographer and researcher in addition to having been Company Director of an Independent Music Production Company.  

Frances provides Confidential Consultancy using coaching and counselling skills; her experience includes setting up coaching and mentoring projects, board member of a range of arts and cultural organisations and steering group member of a regional coaching group



Vernon Douglas

Young People, New writing & Theatre Practitioner.

Vernon is a theatre director, actor, mentor, motivator, teacher, guide and performance coach, who for over twenty years has been working with young people. He believes that the arts plays a vital role in the development and empowerment of young people, which in turn “enables them to play an active role within their local community and beyond”.

As a director, he has developed his theatre practice via his associate work at: The National Theatre, Royal Court, The Young Vic and The Almeida to name a few.

He heads his own production company Odd Man Out productions under which he recently directed a new version of Miss Julie at the Bussey Building, Peckham. Vernon also curates and produces the monthly “Platforms” event; which allows new writers to uncover “untold stories and unheard voices; whilst providing a platform for emerging talent to showcase their creativity”.


Nick Obie

Education, Youth and Alternative provision specialist.

Nick has over 15 years’ experience of working with young people. His journey started out in the United States working with young offenders and children at risk. After several years of teaching in secondary education in the UK, he joined the ‘Future Leaders’ fast track initiative in 2010 with a mission to develop strategies that would “bridge the achievement gap and change the life chances of young people”. He rapidly rose through the ranks of leadership as Head of Department (PE); Head of faculty, Head of Year and Assistant Head Teacher.

He then went on to establish a new curriculum as Head Teacher of an independent Alternative Education School in Westminster London.

Nick is a qualified youth coach and life coach. He believes in “empowering people to achieve and become better at their jobs”.  He has guided many through to go on to realise their potential, reach their life ambitions and achieve job promotion.


Cheryl Carty

Media Industry professional.

With over 10 years professional experience in the media industry Cheryl has worked in some of the largest companies in the world including the BBC, The Walt Disney Company EMEA and Warner Bros. Entertainment UK. Her knowledge base and skills come from promoting and working directly alongside high profiled music artists such as Robbie Williams, Tina Turner and Kylie Minogue, and actors such as Ben Affleck, George Clooney, Tom Cruise and Daniel Radcliffe.  Cheryl currently works at one of the world’s leading film studios, planning the smooth running of publicity activities with executives in the movie industry. She has worked on numerous film premiers and award ceremonies, the most recent being the BAFTA’s.

Her vision is to enable fresh talent to thrive and understand the language of Media “so that diverse experiences can be represented in the workplace, behind the scenes and in front of the camera”.