We are a small and friendly team, with a huge passion for supporting the lives of young people.

Meet the Yes Futures Team

Yes Futures is a multi-award winning charity, run by experienced qualified teachers. It takes a lot of dedicated people to run our coaching programmes. Together we work towards building a future where all young people are confident, resilient and leading fulfilling lives. 

Yes Futures Team

Sarah, Chief Executive (Maternity Leave)
Sarah, Chief Executive (Maternity Leave)

Sarah (she/her) is an 'Outstanding' qualified teacher, with over 16 years' experience in youth engagement. She established Yes Futures in order to have a greater impact on the young people who need it most. She enjoys baking and experiencing new languages and cultures.

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Sophie, Acting Chief Executive and Director of Impact
Sophie, Acting Chief Executive and Director of Impact

Sophie (she/her) joined the Yes Futures team because she is passionate about giving children the best start in life and supporting young people to fulfill their dreams. She loves to travel and experience new cultures and foods, and is about to attempt her first triathlon!

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Brandon, Head of Operations
Brandon, Head of Operations

Brandon (he/him) passionately believes in helping every young person discover the passions and talents within them. He has spent the last decade leading international volunteering and active citizenship programmes both from a desk in London and on the ground in several countries. A lover of the outdoors, he likes to hike, go on a park run or open water swimming and occasionally jump off something for the fun of it – all the while being the best dad he can be.

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Dave, Head of Finance and Governance
Dave, Head of Finance and Governance

Dave (he/him) is a qualified accountant with 20 years’ experience in charities including in the education sector. Dave loves working at Yes Futures and seeing young people discover their passions and talents. Outside of work Dave can be found doing anything hands-on creative, whether crafts, cooking, making music, or even a spot of DIY!

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Tracy, Finance and Administrative Officer
Tracy, Finance and Administrative Officer

Tracy (she/her) joined the Yes Futures team having volunteered as a leader with Girlguiding for more than 15 years and recently trained as a coach. She is passionate about helping young people to discover their own passions and to help them make their way down their own path – no one else’s. Tracy is a self-confessed Harry Potter and Marvel superfan, enjoys running (only in the cooler months), makes a mean banana loaf and wishes Christmas could be all year round.

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Hannah, Senior Programme Manager
Hannah, Senior Programme Manager

Hannah (she/her) joined Yes Futures because she is passionate about supporting young people to facilitate giving them opportunity to excel and thrive in life. Hannah has spent many years working all over the world working with children. She enjoys dancing, baking, sewing, camping and a variety of outdoor activities such as sailing, paddle boarding and hiking.

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Sharon, Programme Manager
Sharon, Programme Manager

Sharon (she/her) joined the Yes futures team in 2020 with a background in Programme, Safeguarding and Outdoor adventures. She’s passionate about helping young people discover their strengths and developing their ‘I CAN do this’ mindset. Sharon is a self-confessed Disnerd (Disney nerd) and escapes to Disneyland Paris as often as she can. Apart from Disney, she loves nothing more than walking her dog and camping.

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Ashleigh, Programme Manager
Ashleigh, Programme Manager

Ashleigh (she/her) joined the Yes Futures team because she is passionate about encouraging young people to believe in themselves, equipping them with the tools they need to achieve beyond their circumstances and limitations. She loves learning languages and taught Spanish for five years, educating students across London and Nottingham. Ashleigh is also a skincare enthusiast and in her spare time she enjoys make cooking videos on YouTube to help families and friends connect through food.

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Alex, Programme Manager
Alex, Programme Manager

Alex (she/her) joined the Yes Futures team because she is passionate about supporting young people to recognise and achieve their potential. She has previously managed careers coaching programmes in London and also spent time as an EFL teacher in Spain. Alex is an avid reader, loves history and long walks (preferably with a dog).

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Sophie, Communications and Marketing Officer
Sophie, Communications and Marketing Officer

Sophie (she/her) joined the Yes Futures team because she is passionate about inspiring every child to fulfil their potential. Sophie joins us from the NSPCC, having previously worked with children through a local council and as an English Literature tutor. In her spare time, she enjoys writing, running, and learning about new languages and cultures.

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Claudia, Programme Manager
Claudia, Programme Manager

I have a passion and drive to ensure positive and healthy growth of young children. The ultimate reward is to see children maximise their potential by enabling them to become the best version of themselves. I have previously worked in Primary School settings as a class teacher and leader in Special Education and Safeguarding. I love spending quality time with my family, sewing and playing the steel pan instrument.

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Trustees & Advisors

Andrew, Chair of Trustees
Andrew, Chair of Trustees

Andrew is excited about Yes Futures because he believes passionately that all young people should be given the utmost support to identify and then achieve their potential. His background is in educational publishing and services for schools, and when not at work he enjoys hiking and cycle-touring in the UK and abroad, as well as keeping up with the latest movies at the cinema.

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Holly, Trustee
Holly, Trustee

Holly is a Trustee of Yes Futures because she is passionate about supporting young people to become more resilient. She manages a social investment fund - making affordable loans to a wide range of charities and social enterprises across the UK. Holly's background is in consulting, and she enjoys cycling, cooking and hanging out with her children.

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Laurie, Trustee
Laurie, Trustee

Laurie is passionate about ensuring disadvantaged young people get access to a fair education and have the support they need to thrive as adults. He is the Director of Fundraising, Marketing & Communications at Kidney Care UK.

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Anas, Trustee
Anas, Trustee

Anas is a Trustee of Yes Futures because he believes all young people should be able to achieve their full potential. His background is in strategy consulting and business mentoring. He is an accredited mediator. He is also a regular runner and a published poet.

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Jess, Trustee
Jess, Trustee

Jess is a Trustee of Yes Futures because she is passionate about young people being able to fulfil their potential. Jess's background is in HR, particularly in the education and charity sectors. She enjoys playing netball, dancing and travelling.

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Emily, Trustee
Emily, Trustee

Emily is an experienced HR and Operations leader and an ICF credentialed coach. She is a Trustee of Yes Futures as she is passionate about enabling young people to understand and unlock their potential. Outside of work Emily loves spending time with her family, keeping fit and drinking wine with friends!

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Yes Futures Coaches

Natasha, Coach
Natasha, Coach

As a Life & Mindset Coach, I am really looking forward to supporting and empowering the young people on the Yes Futures Programme. I am a mother of 3 and I see some of the challenges young people face today. I am excited to be able to help equip these young people with the tools to create a life for themselves with clarity, purposefulness and joy.

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Clare, Coach
Clare, Coach

Clare is an ICF Accredited Coach who looks forward to helping students consciously reach their full potential on the Yes Futures programme. Clare believes in a unique inner genius residing in, and waiting to be discovered in each of us, regardless of our circumstances or what others say about us.

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Humaira, Coach
Humaira, Coach

I am a Black Belt in MMA - I not only teach young people the art of self-defence but equip them with life skills from character building to world of work values. As an ambitious young person myself, I’m excited to fuel the vision of a confident and successful youth! I am an MMA fighter and Instructor, digital artist and poet.

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Helen, Coach
Helen, Coach

As a newly qualified Transformational Coach, I’m really excited to be part of the Yes Futures programme. I have two children and understand some of the challenges faced by young people in today’s world. I want to support young people by creating a safe space in which they can be heard, develop and grow.

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Sharon, Coach
Sharon, Coach

I am delighted to be working with the Yes Futures team to enable and empower young people to access their own skills and knowledge to be their best selves. I am a psychologist and a coach, a mother to two young men and hope to use these experiences to walk alongside and support young people on their life journey.

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Primo, Coach
Primo, Coach

Primo loves movies and road cycling! He has loads of corporate experience and moved from Project Management to Learning & Development. He also loves helping individuals be more effective through the power of coaching. As a Yes Futures coach he’s excited about using his experience to support the students.

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Carolyn, Coach
Carolyn, Coach

After 20 years in Hong Kong as a guidance counsellor, Carolyn helped students plan their futures, in international schools amongst a diverse student body. As a qualified coach, Carolyn believes the transformative nature of coaching enables young people to take ownership of their goal setting. Now repatriated to the UK, Carolyn wishes to continue working with students here.

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Ian, Coach
Ian, Coach

Ian is joining Yes Futures for the first time. He leads early careers, apprenticeships and school engagement activity for a major financial services company. Ian is passionate about helping young people feel and become better prepared for the onward journey into the world of work and building skills through activity inside and beyond school. Beyond work Ian enjoys the outdoors in particular running and leads a local running group as well as helping adults get into running fitness.

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Lisa, Coach
Lisa, Coach

I’m Lisa, a qualified life coach. I run a a small coaching business and volunteer in a local secondary school as a youth mentor/coach. I am passionate about supporting and encouraging young people to reach their full potential and I am delighted to be a part of the yes futures programme. My others passions include spending time with my family and friends, fitness and travel.

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Cathrine, Coach
Cathrine, Coach

Cathrine has previously been volunteer coaching colleagues in the corporate sector to help them meet their potential and recently set up her own coaching business. She was looking for a volunteering role to use these skills with young people and Yes Futures was a perfect fit. A mum of 1, Cathrine loves paddleboarding and being outdoors.

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Lucie, Coach
Lucie, Coach

Lucie joined Yes Futures to help young people find their bright sparks. She is a leadership and team coach and consultant with a background in education and charity sector. She loves travelling, being outdoors, swimming and yoga and is also a keen baker.

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Gerry, Coach
Gerry, Coach

Gerry has a background in business transformation and is now a transformational coach and fitness instructor. He thrives on positivity, authenticity, living life to the full and being happy. He is excited to be partnering with Yes Futures, bringing his energy, passion and expertise to support young people embrace their own power, so they feel motivated to move forward with pace, purpose and confidence and be their best.

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Irene, Coach
Irene, Coach

Irene is a Certified Coach since 2019 and has 13+ years’ experience in Finance. She is passionate about helping people to find and be the best version of themselves and is looking forward to learn and work with the students of the Yes Futures programme. Irene loves travelling and weightlifting.

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Magda, Coach
Magda, Coach

My name is Magda and I’m a coach in training. I would like to facilitate young people to embrace their uniqueness and feel empowered by it. I believe that everyday we can become a better version of ourselves.

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Lucy, Coach
Lucy, Coach

I am really excited about joining Yes Futures and for playing a part in motivating and empowering young people to be the best they can be. I also work in business development, primarily for start-up companies and as a running coach. I specialise in working with children and young adults to help improve their love of sport. I love the outdoors and can regularly be found running, cycling or surfing with my husband, son and dog.

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Jane, Coach
Jane, Coach

Jane is passionate about nurturing growth and raising self awareness through her experience as a qualified Coach and HR professional. She has a daughter and two young grandchildren and is grateful to be working with young people to equip them with the skills to journey through their lives.

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Bola, Coach
Bola, Coach

I believe everyone is born to shine. A passion to empower young people to discover their full potential and live a fulfilled life by being who they are created to be, has led me to train as a transformational coach. I have a career as a Food Technologist, but spend my spare time coaching young people and women to live a fulfilled life.

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Tanya, Coach
Tanya, Coach

I’m a transformational life coach looking to help young people get to know themselves better, gain confidence and get clear on their goals to help them move forwards in their life. I am so excited and feel very privileged to join Yes Futures and be part of helping young people to thrive.

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Monika, Coach
Monika, Coach

Monika is a qualified Transformational Coach who is passionate about personal and professional development. Her mission is to support everyone who would like to live up to their potential to be empowered, find clarity and take positive action. She is looking forward to making a contribution to the Yes Futures programme.

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Gemma, Coach
Gemma, Coach

Gemma (she/her) is a credentialed ICF Life Coach, Part Time Cabin Crew and currently studying a Diploma in Mental Health Coaching for Children and Adolescents. This is her first year volunteering with Yes Futures and is overjoyed partnering with Young People and Schools. Gemma is a big fan of Theatre, Travel and Cuisine.

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Fiona, Coach
Fiona, Coach

Fiona is a qualified Transformational Life Coach, has her own business Positive Futures Coaching, is studying for a Masters in Positive Psychology and is a keen supporter of Yes Futures. She works holistically to build self-awareness, emotional intelligence, purpose and joy and feels the younger this starts the better!

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Sarah, Coach
Sarah, Coach

Sarah is passionate about supporting young people, professionals and teams in developing a ‘Growth Mindset’, overcoming any ‘limiting beliefs’, while helping them achieve their short and long-term goals. Sarah is a MBA, an Accredited Executive Coach and has held various leadership roles in global B2B information businesses.

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Rhian, Coach
Rhian, Coach

Rhian is training to be a transformational coach. She is excited to be joining Yes Futures and is looking forward to supporting young people to believe in themselves, develop confidence in their abilities and to realise their potential. Rhian has 3 teenage daughters, and loves running, dog walking and crafts.

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Claire, Coach
Claire, Coach

Claire is also an NLP Master and Coach, as well as being a mum to 2 young children. After seeing the impact that Covid had on her own children, she now feels passionately about helping to support younger people in believing in themselves so that they really can achieve their full potentials. Claire truly believes that if you empower your mind, you will change your life!

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James, Coach
James, Coach

James believes everyone has their own unique potential. With a desire to be part of solutions whatever the problem, James' superpower lies in being a 'thinking partner' helping to create that spark in others to engage, empower and enable themselves. A vegan, runner, cyclist, sleep obsessed, motorbike fanatic with two kids, two cats, a puppy and a Guinness World Record, James is passionate about the beauty in the diversity of the world in which we live.

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Jane, Coach
Jane, Coach

Jane is super-excited to be connecting, encouraging, empowering and having fun with young people on the Yes Futures programme! She has loads of corporate HR experience, and more recently moved into the Coaching space. Jane loves to move (dog walking, running, cycling) and to connect (with people, nature, new experiences).

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Sheila, Coach
Sheila, Coach

I'm a dog lover, runner-in-the-making, Wedding Celebrant and languages teacher. I have worked in several countries, and I passionately believe that every single person has talent and huge potential. I am excited to be a coach, and help young people realise the possibilities, and feel more confident about their futures.

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Mandy, Coach
Mandy, Coach

Having spent 20 yrs working in the corporate sector, I retrained to become a transformative coach after experiencing the positive impact that coaching had on myself and those around me. I am delighted to be part of the Yes Futures coaching team. I have 3 children of my own and I’m excited about helping young people to develop the tools that will help them to realise their potential and grow.

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Become a Coach

We're always looking for more volunteers to empower the young people on our programmes.

 

As well as enabling them to reach their full potential, working with young people can help you to grow and develop new skills, as well as giving you a sense of fulfilment.