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 ExecutiveSarah is an 'Outstanding' qualified teacher, with over ten 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.
Helena, Head of ProgrammesHelena joined Yes Futures in April 2019 after having worked on many youth programmes, including O2's Go Think Big and NCS. She is passionate about tackling the skills gap and empowering young people to develop and thrive. She loves cooking, experiencing new food and cultures, keeping fit and singing as part of the Songbirds choir.
Sophie, Impact ManagerSophie 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!
Ollie, Marketing and ProgrammesOllie 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!
Tracy, Administrative OfficerTracy 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.
Shirene, Programme ExecutiveShirene joined the Yes Futures team as she is dedicated to empowering young people to reach their full potential through coaching. She enjoys travelling around Europe and is learning Italian. She also runs a Vegan catering company and designs websites for small businesses.
Emma, Programme ExecutiveEmma has worked supporting young people for 14 year's in a variety of settings such as substance misuse, offending, alternative education and youth services. Emma is pleased to have joined Yes Futures as she is dedicated to helping children and young people realise their potential and live fulfilled lives. In her spare time she loves to travel, play netball and spend time with family and friends.
Hannah, Programme ExecutiveHannah 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.
Natalie, Programme ExecutiveNatalie has ten years teaching experience and is committed to helping young people develop skills such as resilience and confidence so that they are better equipped to grasp opportunity and flourish in the future. Outside of work, Natalie is passionate about sport and enjoys playing netball regularly.
Trustees & Advisors
Alex, Chair of TrusteesAlex is our Chair of Trustees. He has over 25 years banking experience, in a range of senior management positions. He currently works at Barclays. Alex is passionate about all children receiving equal opportunities and providing additional support to children who need more encouragement and development.
Holly, TrusteeHolly 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, TrusteeHumphrey 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.
Rachel, TrusteeRachel's background is in international development and fundraising. She enjoys contributing to Yes Futures as a trustee because she believes in supporting all young people to reach their full potential in life. Rachel enjoys running, foreign languages, travel and food.
Ali, TrusteeAli works with Yes Futures because he is excited about an organisation that develops a framework of skills in young people as a way to foster positive philosophies on life. He is a passionate sportsman, although some would say he writes about it better than he plays!
Mark, Education AdvisorMark is the Network Lead for Mathematics for Ark Schools, currently overseeing the provision of mathematics across all 18 secondary academies. Mark is also a Teach First '09 Alumnus, a Teaching Leaders Fellow, and an NPQSL participant. He is also a woeful rugby player and part-time marathon runner.
Yes Futures Coaches
Amy, CoachAmy is a qualified transformational coach who helps people to be their best in their personal and professional lives. She was also the shy kid at school who didn’t know what she wanted to do and feels passionate about helping kids to be their best self and live their best life.
Vanessa, CoachI'm Vanessa from Brazil and I've been an athlete for almost 20 years. My wish is to spread how important sport is for young people and give them confidence to achieve their goals. I love my pets and in my spare time, I like to be with my family, go to the park , listen music and be connected with the nature.
Natasha, CoachNatasha is a bilingual Communications Director with 20 years’ experience in international companies. She believes good communications play a vital role in our daily lives. The ability to be understood and to understand others is central to developing relationships and achieving personal goals. It is one of our key life skills.
Ellie, CoachEllie is a transformational coach and mental health advocate based in Surrey and London. Having mentored young people that are under-represented in higher education during her Psychology degree, Ellie is excited to be part of the Yes Futures program to support more young people in achieving their full potential and living happy, fulfilling lives. She is also a major dog lover!
Crystal, CoachCrystal is a qualified coach, a literature graduate, a mother, an explorer, a cancer survivor, an advocate for equality, a reader and a solid appreciator of herbal teas! Having been Head of various Services within the public sector, she now focuses her energy on providing personal development one to one coaching services which help build leadership skills, increase confidence, raise self-esteem and challenges mindset.
Dan, CoachDan, a recently qualified life coach with 3 years experience supporting vulnerable young people, enjoys facilitating others in identifying their strengths, overcoming barriers and achieving and surpassing their potential. He loves playing tennis, drumming and eating disturbingly large amounts of pasta.
Emma, CoachEmma is currently attending university as a mature student. She returned to education as she is passionate about personal development. She believes that finding out what makes you unique is an exciting and challenging journey, and she is ready to help young children develop life skills and discover their individuality.
Iris, CoachIris is a Coach as well as NLP Practitioner. She started her coaching training in 2011 and is a member of Association of NLP. She has extensive background in leadership, management and counselling and is an experienced executive coach and facilitator having trained at the Executive Coach Training.
Madalina, Coach and AmbassadorAs someone who took part in the Yes Futures Programme themselves, I am very excited by the opportunity to return as a Coach. Something that is very close to my heart, and strongly advocate for, is mental health. My aim is to raise awareness and reduce the stigma young people are met with when talking about their mental health. Most importantly, I look forward to helping students develop the confidence they need in order to realise their potential and live a fulfilling life.
Natasha, CoachNatasha is excited about joining the Yes Futures Team. Currently on a career break to care for her twin boys, she is keen to utilise her coaching skills gained during her 15 year career in Human Resources for the benefit of young people to help them recognise their full potential.
Matt, CoachHaving hosted a World of Work Day in 2018, Matthew hopes to help young people as a Yes Futures coach. Using his skills and experience from being a Scout leader he hopes to support young people be comfortable with who they are and to utilise their strengths to succeed.
Georgina, CoachGeorgina is a passionate that coaching can help everyone, and the Yes futures programme supports her belief that by helping and enabling young people to gain confidence, communication and resilient talents early that it will help on their life journey.
Gayle, CoachGayle believes that self-belief and confidence are among the most important skills we can share with our young people. She has trained as a stress management consultant and recently qualified as a life coach. She is thrilled to be a part of this project.
Jennifer, CoachJennifer is an Anxiety Management Coach, and a volunteer with the Family Lives charity. She was concerned by the anxiety experienced within her teenage daughters peer group as they were growing up, so retrained as a Anxiety Management Coach two years ago. She is passionate about helping children and teenagers develop their confidence, self worth and resiliency, and providing them with the tools and techniques to live happy fulfilled lives.
Nikki, CoachNikki has spent over 20 years working in large corporates and social enterprises helping people be the best they can be. She believes that if individuals create a good level of self awareness and a determination to continually learn, confidence can grow and challenges can be tackled. She is excited to be working with more young people and giving them the space, focus and support they need.
Maggie, CoachMaggie joined Yes Futures team from a background working with young people in mental health and the criminal justice system. She believes through coaching, young people can realise their full potential and create the best future for us all. She loves running marathons, reading, singing, badminton and the outdoors.
Kerry, CoachKerry is passionate about helping everyone join in, and has been supporting young people through leading O2's Think Big and Go Think Big programmes. She grew up in Rochford, is a new mum, loves walking her dog and is an amateur knitter.
Ritu, CoachRituparna believes that young minds are the founding stone of a better future. She is passionate about supporting them to gain confidence to face the world and carve out a path for themselves. She enjoys writing fiction and is currently learning to play the guitar.
Samantha, CoachFor almost 20 years Samantha Page has been helping young people to aim high, to realise their own potential, coaching on confidence, resilience, self-awareness and encouraging goals which create aspirations. Currently Samantha works with young adults, assisting them into employment and training under structured apprenticeship programmes in the Built Environment sector; supporting the transition from education to employment.
Jane, CoachA Coach, Conference Production Consultant, a Mum and a Wife. I have 21 years’ experience of creating very successful global conferences by coaching, mentoring and building effective conference teams. I am passionate about helping young people to develop the confidence and resilience to be whatever they want to be.
Tia, CoachTia is excited about supporting and empowering young people. Through her experience in HR, managing and mentoring young adults, Tia recognises the importance of acquiring soft skills in order to transition smoothly from education to the work-place. Tia is also a keen ‘yogi’ and enjoys theatre and interior design.
Pam, CoachI am personal life coach who is passionate about empowering others to achieve their dreams. I help clients become self-reliant by providing them with new techniques and tools that will give them the confidence to take action and achieve their goals.
Julia, CoachI am a life coach and passionate about helping people to feel happier, more fulfilled, manage their anxiety and fears through psychosomatics therapy. I look forward to working with children to help them to develop their strength, confidence and raise their self-esteem.
Lily, CoachLily is delighted to be joining Yes Futures this year. Coaching is something Lily is passionate about, having seen the positive effects of mindset shift in her own life as well as through working with others. She gets a huge amount of pleasure and fulfilment from working with coachees to see their challenges and aspirations in a new way, and finding their path to overcoming or achieving.
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
“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
"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
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.