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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Ollie, Community Manager
Ollie, Community Manager

Ollie (he/him) joined Yes Futures after running his own business as a consultant to entrepreneurs in Brighton. His passion for early stage organisational growth makes him an ideal fit for our growing charity. He is a big friendly giant and wants to support everybody to realise their potential!

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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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Sorca, Communications and Marketing Officer
Sorca, Communications and Marketing Officer

Sorca (she/her) joined the Yes Futures because she believes that every young person should be given the opportunity to realise their full potential. A lover of all things creative, Sorca enjoys visiting art galleries, going to the theatre, and gardening when the sun's out!

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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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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

Sarah, Coach
Sarah, Coach

Sarah previously worked as a HR Leader with international brands, providing coaching and development for executive managers. Sarah has spent the last 7 years working with children with special educational needs and as a mentor at the primary school level. She is looking forward to applying her coaching experience with Yes 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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Paula, Coach
Paula, Coach

I have an MSc in Child & Adolescent Mental Wellbeing and currently work as a university tutor. I have always had a strong interest in this area and am therefore delighted to be joining Yes Futures as a coach. I enjoy nature, long walks in the countryside and travelling in the motorhome.

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Hollie, Coach
Hollie, Coach

I’m Hollie, and I’m currently training to become a life coach to support young people to explore their potential, and plans future steps to reach their goals. I have always worked alongside young people, as I love how inspiring this age group are, and enjoy seeing them flourish beyond their expectations.

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Rita, Coach
Rita, Coach

It’s great to be part of the Yes Futures coaching team, supporting students get a great start in their life. I’m a qualified professional & personal growth coach helping people recognise their own potential and work through challenges so they can lead positive, wonderful lives!

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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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Catherine, Coach
Catherine, Coach

Catherine is a qualified Career Coach with a previous career in Human Resources. She is passionate about helping others know themselves better so that they can make the right decisions, and she is excited to work with children to help them develop their self-awareness. Catherine is married with 2 young children and moved to the UK from France 12 years ago.

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Lorna, Coach
Lorna, Coach

I am an experienced Employment and Personal Development Coach with a background in delivering Back to Work Programs on behalf of the Department of Work and Pensions, Private and Charitable Companies to help unemployed people achieve their career goals. I am really looking forward to volunteering with Yes Futures, and helping young people realise their full potential.

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Crescentia, Coach
Crescentia, Coach

Crescentia is an ICF ACC qualified coach. I am excited to be working with Yes Futures to support the young people to gain confidence and realise that they have the power to create the life they want.

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Sophy, Coach
Sophy, Coach

An ICF certified coach, I listen without judgement and help you recognise what lights you up and what’s holding you back. Together, we will explore what you’re thinking, feeling and being, to discover how you can live and work in a way that’s meaningful and fulfilling for you.

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Audrey, Coach
Audrey, Coach

Audrey is a coach on a mission – to put happiness at the heart of how we live, work and play. She believes that happiness drives success and loves working with young people to discover what brings them joy and unlock their unique talents.

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Flo, Coach
Flo, Coach

Flo’s mission is to help people live more conscious and fulfilling lives. A lifelong learner working in Online Education and self-confessed audiobook addict, Flo loves to find new ways to live better. Flo regularly practices yoga, she has a cat called Cleo and is training for her first marathon.

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Jonathan, Coach
Jonathan, Coach

Jonathan (He/Him) joined Yes Futures while running his own training business, as he wants to give back as well. He loves helping people realise their potential and is fascinated by what makes life easier/more fun.

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Sue, Coach
Sue, Coach

Sue helps people uncover the best version of themselves. She specialises in wellbeing, personal performance, and strengths development coaching and she’s excited to use her experience to help students of the Yes Futures programme. Sue loves exploring and photographing the coast and watching the latest movies in her spare time.

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Viveka, Coach
Viveka, Coach

Viveka has a background in visual anthropology and psychology and works as a mental health and wellbeing coach. She is passionate about helping people achieve their potential in a holistic and sustainable way. She is excited to support young people in finding their potential in a supportive and integrative environment.

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Rebecca, Coach
Rebecca, Coach

Rebecca is an Executive Coach specialising in leadership, team & career coaching. As a mother of a neurodiverse child, she recognises how a small amount of the right support can lead to big leaps in confidence and resilience and is excited to volunteer for Yes Futures to help more children reach their full potential.

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Rosalind, Coach
Rosalind, Coach

Ros has a background in business transformation and recognises that people and their individual talents lie at the heart of positive change. She believes everyone should have a supportive space to explore their strengths and aspirations, and discover what ignites their imagination. Ros loves being in the "great outdoors" and is looking forward to partnering with Yes Futures to broaden young people's personal horizons.

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Matthew, Coach
Matthew, Coach

Matthew joined Yes Futures as a coach after training in positive psychology learning about what makes a great life. He is passionate about helping people navigate their way through life’s crossroads to ensure they live a flourishing life. Matthew enjoys running and reading. He has children and a dog.

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Laura, Coach
Laura, Coach

Laura is an accredited coach with a background in consumer goods and retail. She passionately believes in the role coaching can play in unlocking our unique potential at all stages of life and is really excited to join Yes Futures this year as an Impact coach. Outside of work, Laura has three young children, loves running, travel and dreaming up adventures!

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Paulette, Coach
Paulette, Coach

Paulette is a life coach who coaches women, widows, and couples needing marriage preparation and relationship coaching. She is also an author, wife, mother, and grandmother and she is really looking forward to working with young people and to see them flourish and achieve their potential through the Yes Futures program.

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Anika, Coach
Anika, Coach

I joined Yes Futures because I am passionate about empowering (young) people to pursue their dreams. As a qualified transformational I create a safe space to inspire curious exploration and sense-making and help others tackle their challenges and goals, learn about themselves and celebrate their growth at every step of the way!

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Lizzie, Coach
Lizzie, Coach

Lizzie is passionate about empowering others to achieve their potential and build the future they want. She has spent her career in postgraduate education supporting healthcare professionals to achieve their development goals and is excited to be part of the Yes Futures’ coaching team. She loves learning new things and has recently taken up karate and sewing.

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Emma, Coach
Emma, Coach

Emma is a wellbeing strategist and transformational coach. Her passion is helping people find their voice, a zest for life and contentment in this increasingly chaotic world. She feels privileged to be working with Yes Futures as an Impact Coach.

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Amanda, Coach
Amanda, Coach

Amanda is a Business & Personal Coach. She is passionate about supporting young people, professionals and those that need a little help and guidance to bring clarity and awareness for their light to shine bright. A mother and grandmother that enjoys learning, music and sports. She looks forward to being part of the Yes Futures programme.

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Anna, Coach
Anna, Coach

Anna has a background in Education and is a Personal and Business Coach. She is inspired to help people achieve their potential, feel happy and be successful. Anna loves outdoor adventures and campervan travels; she’s delighted to be part of this next adventure with the Yes Futures coaching team.

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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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Clare, Coach
Clare, Coach

Clare’s background in HR led her to qualify as an Executive coach. She uses her warmth, compassion, positive humour and enthusiasm to put clients at ease and empower them to reach their potential. She chose to join Yes Futures to provide young people with the tools to believe in themselves.

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Hazel, Coach
Hazel, Coach

Hazel (she/her) is an accredited coach with the International Coaching Federation. She volunteers for YesFutures to help the younger generation realise they are empowered to build the future their heart desires. She works as an internal coach and mentor at Guide Dogs for the Blind.

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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.