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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Beccy (she/her) joined the Yes Futures team in 2019 because she is passionate about helping young people to achieve their full potential. Beccy has spent the last 10 years working with young people from a variety of different backgrounds as an Outdoor Instructor and an 'Outstanding' primary school teacher including several years working in Thailand. In her spare time she enjoys going for countryside walks and spending time in nature.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Humphrey works in innovation and brand strategy, and is a trustee of Yes Futures because he believes that children can achieve just about anything, given the right support. He’s also proud to be the only member of the Yes Futures team to have appeared on Top of the Pops.
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.
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.
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
Tara has a background in arts education and is the co-founder of Offset Projects, a CIC dedicated to championing youth voice. She has worked with children & young people for 10 years and is constantly bowled over by their creativity and curiosity. Tara loves the theatre, visual art, dance, and all things food!
Manisha is an experienced leader in hotels, with particular focus on personal growth, development and a positive mindset. As a trained coach and a mum of two, she is particularly passionate about preparing children for life, to feel inspired and motivated to follow their dreams and be the best version of themselves.
Passionate about changing the perception of mental health to make it an uplifting, everyday conversation, Emma supports young people and adults through transformational coaching to develop a growth mindset and achieve their goals. Emma takes a dynamic, human approach to creating organisational change within PVL, a mental health consultancy.
Kevin is passionate about helping young people to be all they can be. He is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC). He coaches on leadership and mental health, and runs positive intelligence workshops. Kevin is an Enterprise Adviser and neuro-diversity champion. He enjoys travelling, cooking, singing and playing squash.
Louise has worked in HR since 2005 and has recently started her coaching diploma. A keen runner and theatre goer Louise is delighted to now also be part of the Yes Futures team and be able to support young people to identify and achieve their potential.
Sheila is a confidence and career coach, who is on a mission to help individuals build confidence and believe in themselves. Helping people to recognise their uniqueness as a huge strength. I’m very excited to be supporting young people achieve their goals and seeing their self-belief grow.
Having had a wealth of experience working in learning and cognitive development, in the UK and Switzerland, Annabel is passionate about supporting young people to become confident, resilient and successful contributors. She believes this enables them to live fulfilled and rewarding lives, feeling valued with a strong sense of belonging.
Stephanie will be joining as an Impact Coach for Yes Futures! She has such a passion for working and helping young people. Training to be a transformational coach herself she wants to use these skills to help support students reach their full potential. In her own time she loves adventures, being in the outdoors and travelling to different countries.
Alice is a child psychologist who has supported children’s social, emotional and mental wellbeing for over 12 years. Her passion is helping children and young people to overcome barriers and reach their potential. She is also a mother of two young children and enjoys doing crafts and being by the seaside.
Working in communications in the public and third sectors for most of her career, Charlotte has coached and mentored colleagues and new recruits to help them meet their potential. She was looking for a volunteering role utilising these skills while working with young people and Yes Futures seemed the perfect fit.
Mei studied a Diploma in Transformational Coaching in January 2021 to become a life coach, after personally experiencing the life-changing benefits of coaching. Mei has always been passionate about facilitating people to maximise their full potential. It’s a privilege for Mei to support Yes Futures to empower young people to reach their goals.
A transformational coach, Jane started life as an academic, travelled the world with events before specialising in coaching undergraduates and teens. Jane is thrilled to support the Yes Futures students to develop their resilience, confidence, self-reflection and communication skills to be the best they can be.
Eva is the founder of Ithaca Global Coaching Academy, an accredited Personal Performance coach, Licenced Master Practitioner and Trainer of Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), a university lecturer and author. She is passionate about nurturing individual potential and talent, and empowering, inspiring, and supporting people to achieve their goals and improve their circumstances. She is an avid life-long learner, cinema and theatre goer and traveller.
With a background in teaching and experience in graduate recruitment and coaching in the corporate world, Laura is excited to be part of the Yes Futures team. She is looking forward to helping young people explore what is important to them and develop their confidence and belief in themselves.
Dan works as a mentor, coach and consultant with young people and startups to explore ideas and bring innovative solutions to life. He specialises in people development and visual thinking to help people, help themselves by showcases there true selves and value. He is looking forward to working with the Yes Futures students to discover, empower and inspire themselves.
Emma is qualified Life Coach who helps people to think about their options and make their best choices. As a parent of 3 adult daughters who all trained and competed in Karate at Elite level Emma has had many years of supporting, encouraging and listening to young adults at stressful times. Emma is excited to be joining Yes Futures as a coach and is looking forward to helping young people build their self belief and resilience.
Sarah is an accredited Life and Wellbeing Coach and Charity Coach with several years experience. She has spent much of her career supporting young people, and is pleased to continue her long association with Yes Futures by taking on a new role as an Impact Coach.
Mike works in the healthcare industry. He is also a fully qualified and accredited personal and business coach and is honoured to support Yes Futures and all the amazing students on the 2021 programme. Mike enjoys keeping fit, travelling and spending time with my family.
Heidi worked with young adults in the public sector for over a decade before changing direction. She now works with children who require long term healthcare. She is delighted to be part of Yes Futures’ coaching team and is looking forward to putting her curiosity to good use. Heidi enjoys reading, baking, quizzes (but always comes last!), and is currently learning to garden.
Having had a difficult time at school when she was a child, Nilam realised the value coaching could have had during those early years. Nilam has realised how childhood experiences can be so impactful in later life and is grateful to have the opportunity to share the benefits of Yes Futures coaching with today’s young people.
Mary has held many roles in large companies and the best part was helping staff reach their full potential, especially new leaders. Now that she is a qualified coach it is only natural to start with the younger age group to ensure they have a springboard to their future aspirations.
Jane is a qualified coach and her day job is working in HR for an entertainment company. She’s passionate about supporting people of all ages to better understand what they want out of life. In her spare time she loves travel and hang out with her dog, Stanley Tucci.
Gerry is a qualified transformational coach who is passionate about empowering people to achieve their full potential. Having mentored young people with their careers in the past, Gerry knows the value of support, encouragement and listening to young adults. Gerry practices yoga regularly and enjoys being in nature. Always having a curious mind, she explores the world through travelling extensively and reading voraciously.
Kathy has run her own business and helped develop the full potential of her staff beyond their expectations. She understands the power that confidence and self belief brings to a young adult to enable then to achieve the most from life. She wants to continue to motivate, encourage and empower young adults to be the best version of themselves as possible and is honoured that Yes Futures has given her that opportunity.
Sharmeen is really excited to start coaching young people with Yes Futures. Sharmeen started her own life coaching business for young people and parents because she strongly believes in bringing out the best in teenagers to see them achieve their goals with confidence.
Cristina run a small business that sells self care gift boxes and is also trained as a Life Coach. She's really passionate about young peoples’ minds and their evolution, that’s why she's joined Yes Futures. Cristina is hoping to make an impact and inspire others to become more confident and loving towards themselves.
Having worked in technology and data in the past ten years, Summie is now changing careers to become a qualified life coach. Summie is also an energetic mum, a proud Londoner, an amateur musician, and a fun-lover. She looks forward to supporting and inspiring young people to reach their goals.
Stacey is so excited to be a part of the Yes Futures team! Stacey is a Youth Coach, and she finds it so rewarding to see young people grow and development as the stars of the future. Stacey has been a Scout leader for 5 years, and enjoys walking, camping, and reading in the garden. She also loves music and dancing!
Interested in becoming a Yes Futures Coach?
We're always looking for more volunteers to get involved in our programmes!
You can empower young people to have a happy and successful future!
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.
"Being a coach for Yes Futures is a rewarding experience. Seeing some of the students grow in confidence and realise their strengths and potential is wonderful. To be part of that is priceless."
David, Yes Futures Coach
"Being a Yes Futures coach has been a brilliant experience for me - having the opportunity to work with and see the impact you have on critical life skills for these children is very rewarding. I would highly recommend it!"
- Tom, Yes Futures Coach
“Volunteering with Yes Futures gave me the opportunity to gently encourage young people to step out of their comfort zone, and seeing their genuine glee - after doing things that they never imagined they could - made it all completely worth it. It's fulfilling and it's fun - do it!!”
- Liam, Yes Futures Coach
Develop and gain experience in:
1-2-1 Coaching, Behaviour Management, Youth engagement, Group facilitation.
We cover all expenses; provide full training, DBS checks and ongoing support throughout.
To register your interest in becoming a Coach with Yes Futures, or to find out more information, please get in touch.