Change is done by people, not to people
These tools and resources are designed to support a conversation within your organisation – your leadership team, whole staff team, board team – that will draw out learning and insight to shape and develop your business plan in times of change.
We know that change is done by people, not to people, so we believe these tools are most useful when you engage with your teams and stakeholders to ensure that you have a collective understanding of where you need to go, and how you’re going to get there.
A range of videos to watch on the theme of business planning
How to create a business plan for our times Richard Watts
Change Management Richard Watts
Reshaping our working practice Richard Watts, Michele Taylor, Hannah Corneck, Jeanie Scott, Becky Chapman
Specialists on Representation and Inclusion
Hi there, I’m Anisa. I’m fiercely passionate about telling stories, building communities and inspiring action. My life mission is to facilitate amazing collaborations which help people to get how their worlds work.
I’ve been a social entrepreneur since the age of 15. Born and educated in Birmingham, I’m a graduate of Aston Business School where I read Business and Management. I’m now the founder and CEO Beatfreeks, a group of people and companies using creativity for good, and an experienced consultant, speaker and host.
I’m also trained in corporate governance and occupy multiple places on boards and committees. I was a commissioner for the West Midlands Mayor’s commission into Diverse Leadership in 2018, am a part of University of Birmingham’s Foresight and Strategic Research Themes Group and was the social entrepreneur in residence for the Inclusive Economy Partnership’s youth unemployment pilot in 2019. I’ve helped the co-founders of GirlDreamer Ltd, a non profit empowering young women of colour through adventure sports, to establish their company structure and served a three year term on their board from 2016 - 2019. I’ve also recently been selected onto the Legacy and Benefits Committee for the Commonwealth Games 2022.
I’ve won multiple awards for social enterprise, youth development and cultural leadership and am the youngest person to receive an Honorary Doctorate from Aston University as part of their 50 Year celebrations recognising 'pioneers of change'. I’m also an UnLtd Fast Growth Winner, which “backs ambitious entrepreneurs solving Britain’s social problems at scale”. I hosted TEDxBrum 2014 and spoke at TEDxBrum 2016 around my concept ‘Build The Thing That Builds More-Things’. In that very spirit, I also founded and led the curation of the first ever TEDxYouth in Birmingham in 2017.
Above all, I am passionate about youth, art for change, and redefining the culture of enterprise so that business and social are seen as inextricable.
Hello! I’m Vicki Igbokwe.
The types of work I love doing is collaborating with people and organisations who are ready to step outside of their comfort zones and explore possibilities and opportunities they do not think are available to them. They are ready for real change, willing to have meaningful conversations (including the difficult ones), understand the importance of their team and can trust the journey even while hitting temporary bumps along the way. This can be done through 1-2-1 coaching and group facilitation.
Characteristics I love to find in a client are those who are open to doing things differently, curious, able to laugh at themselves, open to being vulnerable, willing to let go of the façade, want what is best for them/their team/organisation and not with being right, want to have fun and enjoy the process.
Some of the organisations you have worked with include Dance4, Looks Like Me, AkomaAsa and Diverse City.
I’d love to do more work in the future with organisations that are ready for change, consulting on strategies that embed Diversity, Inclusivity and Equality in the heart of the organisation, empowering individuals within organisations to find strategies to lead their teams more effectively and generally creating space and time for organisations to connect with the individuals who are the foundation of their business.
Nice things clients have said about me include my ability to create a safe space for open conversations free of judgement, enable them to own being empowered, entertained and educated, bring focus and clarity, enable them to breathe and relax, let go of anxiety, tension, doubt, to laugh (sometimes while shedding a tear).
My specialist areas are dance, theatre and people. Working from the inside out.
My work will enable you to think fierce, be fabulous and live spirited in a way that brings value to you and those around you.