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 (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.
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.
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!
Kat believes every young person has huge potential and should be supported to unleash this. Kat loves creating and nurturing partnerships to enable this to happen with experience working with young people, schools, businesses and grant funders as well as leading social enterprises + charities for social change. Outside of work Kat can be found spending time outdoors with her two young daughters, going for a run or learning to grow things in the garden.
Sharon (she/her) joined the Yes Futures team in 2020 with a background in Programme, Safeguarding and Outdoor adventures. She’s passionate about helping everyone discover their strengths and developing their ‘I CAN do this’ mindset. Sharon is a self-confessed Disnerd (Disney nerd) and escapes on Disney holidays as often as she can. Apart from Disney, she loves nothing more than walking her dog, camping and enjoying live music.
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.
Easrom (he/him) joined the Yes Futures team because he is passionate about supporting schools and young people. Due to Easrom's own experiences, he has a strong appreciation of the importance of Yes Futures' mission and has spent time coaching young people from North London. Easrom loves movies, gaming and illustrating. He also loves playing football, squash and running.
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.
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).
Jenni has worked in secondary education for 18 years, initially as a teacher and more recently leading on supporting students with Special Educational Needs. Passionate about helping others, Jenni is dedicated to encouraging and supporting young people to believe in themselves, and be the best they can be. Jenni loves to travel and as an ex-dance teacher she is always moving, dancing and attending the gym. When relaxing she loves a movie night with a big bag of chocolate!
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.
Trustees & Advisors
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.
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.
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!
Yes Futures Coaches
I'm a passionate chocolate lover who enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, outdoor activities like walking with my husky, running, traveling, and hobbies like reading and drawing. In my 17-year marketing career, I discovered coaching, and it became a pivotal moment. Now, I'm a qualified coach helping marketers build natural confidence in their leadership. I'm very excited about supporting young people through the Yes Futures programmes!
I am a qualified coach & Leadership trainer specialising in well-being & mental health. I pride myself on my positive & enthusiastic style as well as my inquisitive nature and am incredibly passionate about helping others unlocking their potential and discover how they can be the best version of themselves.
My passion is empowering people to find their inner strength and confidence so they can shine. Day to day I run my own business as a social media consultant and confidence coach for female owned businesses. In my spare time, you’ll find me on my paddleboard, or doing a spot of DIY!
I am a qualified coach who is passionate about empowering others to be the best versions of themselves. I am really excited to be a part of the Yes Futures team and I’m looking forwards to supporting young people on their journeys to achieve their goals and aspirations. In my spare time I love travelling, cooking and hanging out with my cat.
Rowena is a passionate experienced marketer, leading some of the coolest creative agencies around, and making advertising that gets talked about. She’s also a qualified transformational coach, and loves coaching as a side hustle, working with people of all ages and backgrounds to help them unlock their full potential. In her spare time, Rowena is passionate about health and fitness, the arts, food, gardening and her family.
A former teacher and school leader, Helen is now a certified wellbeing and mindset coach, working with both adults and young people. Her passion is to give people the tools to understand themselves deeply so they can make conscious choices that lead them to their own version of happiness and fulfilment. She has two young children, two guinea-pigs and loves swimming outdoors all year round.
Hello, I’m Tim, a passionate transformative life coach. I combine my love for empowering others with my natural ability to listen and guide you through exploration. I am committed to helping individuals uncover their inner strengths, overcome obstacles, and reach their full potential.
Being a mother to 18 and 24-year-old young men, I understand how challenging it is for a young person to navigate life at these times. With so much choice and pressure from society it can be very daunting and difficult. I do believe that the future is in the young generation and I am thrilled to be a part of creating that future.
Evelyn is a Career Coach with a business background. Evelyn is excited to be part of Yes futures and will bring calmness, warmth, empathy, and a sense of fun, her goal is to support young people to achieve their true potential.
Hi I’m Alex. Previously a media professional in the broadcast industry, I am now embarking on a new journey having recently trained as a transformational coach. I am very much looking forward to continuing my coaching journey with Yes Futures and the amazing young people they support. I am also a wife, mother of two boys as well as florist in training and keen flower grower!
I am a qualified Coach, supporting clients consider their development pathways. I love seeing people discover and realise their potential. I am also a busy Mum of 3, including 2 teens and I enjoy keeping fit.
Hello, my name is John. I'm very old 😊 and I bring a bit of experience, and a little bit of wisdom, similar to what I hope some of you get from your grandads! I have two children, two step-children, and six grandchildren, as well as time working in school supporting students.
As a qualified coach, I’m passionate about supporting people to create and sustain positive change in their lives. I’m excited to join the Yes Futures programme to help empower young people to develop their skills, realise their potential and create the bright future they deserve.
Simone is an Executive Coach focused on transformation. She believes passionately that people can make their own luck by using their strengths. Canadian by birth, she’s lived and worked in Europe and Asia and loves travel and experiencing new cultures. A mum of 2 and bonus mum to 2 more, she loves to empower kids by building self belief, confidence and resilience.
Hi, I’m Kirsten. I’m a qualified transformation coach. Earlier in my career I spent many years working and volunteering with young people, helping them to find their way in the world. I am step-mum to two amazing young men, have two very bossy cats and love being in nature.
Suzi is an Executive Coach with 20 years’ experience coaching and developing people. She is very excited about learning from and working with young people to unlock their potential, grow confidence and build their future. In her spare time, she loves renovating houses and making music with her band.
As a coach, Kate uses empathy and humour to help clients identify their strengths and set goals. Kate has been a teacher for 12 years and understands the realities of being a young person in school. Kate is delighted to provide students with time and attention to help them flourish.
I am passionate about coaching to help and supporting people as they develop and achieve their own version of excellence. In my full-time role, I lead on innovation in training and am currently exploiting working alternative and immersive realities. I love nature and photographing animals in their natural habitat.
I am a qualified coach and HR Professional who is passionate about the transformative benefits of coaching. I am excited to be working with Yes Futures to coach young adults with developing their skills and confidence, as part of their journey into adulthood. In my free time, when I am not busy being a taxi driver and band groupie to my two boys, I enjoy baking (red velvet cake is my favourite), aerobics and reading.
I’m a life coach, I strongly believe that everyone should be able to connect with their own talents and potential. Being aware of who we are and who we can be makes such a huge difference on how we can live a life of purpose, starting from a young age.
Kate owns a specialist recruitment business operating within the commercial, legal and media sectors. She is also a qualified transformational life coach and most recently qualified in the executive and corporate coaching space. Kate is passionate about coaching young people in the world of business, education and life goals and she is very excited to be working on the Rising Futures project with Yes futures going forward.
Nicola is a Career Coach and hosts a podcast. She helps people figure out what they want to achieve and then supports them to make it a reality. Outside of work Nicola is interested in cooking, walking, swimming and spends a lot of time being the taxi driver for her two children.
Hello! I live in Devon near the sea, and I have a 10 year old son. I love sports (especially running/swimming/cycling) and nature. I taught languages in secondary schools for 26 years, and left teaching earlier this year to change careers. I am hoping that I will help you to get the most out of this course!
Having been a primary school teacher for over 20 years, I now work with women, children and their families as a neurodiverse coach. We work together to figure out an individual’s superpowers, in order to help them thrive. I’m thrilled to be on the team of Coaches at Yes Futures, supporting young people to achieve their goals.
I am passionate about enabling young people to access exciting experiences and developmental opportunities to help them figure out how to make the most of their talents and what they want to do in their lives. I am therefore really pleased to be working with students on the Yes Futures programme. I am currently training to be a transformative coach and I am also a qualified counsellor.
I am a personal and career development coach. I worked in Financial Services for 32 years and have lots of experience in business change, leading teams and coaching. I am passionate about working with young people to help them become more confident and achieve their goals. I believe everyone has huge potential to learn and grow given the right environment. I love to travel, read, walk my dogs and play tennis.
I’m an Accredited Coach and really excited to be volunteering with Yes Futures to empower young people to find confidence and self belief. I’m a yoga teacher, ski instructor and mum to two dogs who love walks so we enjoy nature together. Fun fact: I trekked to Everest Base Camp!
Cecilia Garnett is a Career Coach with over 10 years experience recruiting, headhunting, delivering training and managing teams. She re-trained to become a life coach specialising in supporting people through their careers and has recently increasingly been delivering 'CV writing' and 'Interview Skills' workshops to sixth formers.
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.