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!
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!
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.
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.
Shakade (he/him) has joined Yes Futures from the Governement Kickstart Scheme. He is passionate about coaching and is an aspiring Life Coach. In his personal life he regularly trains in calisthenics and is a very motivated athlete.
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 Head of Fundraising at Ambition Institute, a charity that develops and trains expert teachers and school leaders, improving the education of more than 1m disadvantaged children nationwide.
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
Yalda has been a social welfare solicitor since 2013 working with vulnerable adults and children and specialises in Mental health, Mental Capacity, Community Care and Housing law. Yalda is currently in the process of changing careers and applying to train as primary school teacher. Through the Yes Futures platform, Yalda is passionate about motivating and empowering young students to achieve their full potential.
Emma leads a not-for-profit organization that develops and supports policy initiatives to improve global public health. Emma is also trained as a life coach and joined Yes Futures to help young people explore what is important to them, to empower and motivate them to achieve their goals.
Moe is a 12x Cofounder who has been a startup entrepreneur for over two decades. He is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the ICF, and has been coaching leaders and teams since 2005. He offers pro bono support through a number of Youth Empowerment programmes globally.
Former recruiter turned project manager in the social impact sector. Her recent work focused on youth employability and entrepreneurship education. She is passionate about enabling people to realise their potential.
I work in a HR (Resourcing) team at a University, which I absolutely love! I am passionate about inspiring and empowering others (particularly young people), unlocking potential and encouraging self-belief.
Having 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.
Debs has a background in coaching, mentoring and support work. She is very keen in helping ensure all young people are given the opportunity to empower themselves now and for the future and thinks everyone has the right to know how to look after their emotional well-being in a way that is right for them.
Jay specialises in helping 13 to 16 year-olds amplify their potential, so they get very clear about what success looks like with school, friends and their future! Young people work with him in a safe and understanding way, free to challenge themselves and grow a bit better each time.
Phil has worked in Design in London and Melbourne for over 20 years. He has a wide variety of other experience including a stint as a ‘soccer’ coach in the US. Self-motivated and passionate, he sees coaching as the chance to encourage, inspire and ultimately empower children to become the best version of themselves. In his spare time, he likes running, cycling, hiking, playing football or tennis and enjoys reading or a good film.
Vicki has had lots of different jobs, in TV production, public art commissioning, theatre, and as a workshop facilitator and mentor. She believes everyone already has inside them what they need to reach their full potential; they just need a little help finding it so they can help it grow. Vicki loves helping young people do this.
Marjana is a transformational coach who helps adults who feel unfulfilled create a life that makes their heart sing. As a Yes Futures coach, she is excited about helping young people develop essential skills and self-awareness early on, to help empower them to reach their full potential.
As an English teacher and recently trained coach I am excited about combining my experience and passion for working with young people, with my coaching skills, to help young people recognise their value and realise their potential. In my spare time I like running, tennis, country walks and reading.
Matt is passionate about developing people, and has been coaching with Yes Futures since 2018. In his day job, he runs personal and career development programmes for socially and ethnically diverse 16-28 year olds, in partnership with leading businesses. In his free time, he enjoys travelling, cooking and doing improv.
Wilson is a certified coach having worked with fintech’s, early stage enterprises and large corporates. He is founder of Co-living by Design Limited and Bravehawk Limited, an investment firm.
Deborah comes from a background of teaching and managing courses at London universities. She loves the power of coaching for supporting personal development, including setting and achieving goals. In her spare time, she's a keen skier, and more locally enjoys exploring London whilst walking her dog.
As an experienced teacher and qualified life coach, I'm thrilled to be part of the Yes Futures programme. It’s an honour to work with children and young people to support their emotional needs and help them to develop their confidence and raise their self esteem.
Mevy is a Mindset Coach for millennials and is passionate about helping young people own their inner brilliance. In her spare time she is an avid yogi, Bollywood dancer & enjoys travelling.
Areej Abdi has 20 years of running a business, is an accomplished artist, teacher and NLP Lifestyle and Wellness Coach, she believes that every opportunity should be given to support the young to achieve their dreams and goals easily - By working together there is unlimited potential in each young person
Kathleen has worked in Learning & Development for many years and especially enjoys business and personal coaching. She loves helping people to overcome the challenges in life and to find their passion!
Tia 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.
I am an early childhood specialist, educator and life coach who loves helping parents to become more conscious so that they can develop balance and harmony within themselves and their families. I believe that living at our fullest potential is an inside job developed through self belief, compassion and unconditional self love.
I am passionate about supporting children and young people with their academic journeys in my role as a manager for a tuition provider. It is not only about academics but the self belief and confidence that they can be anything they want to be that matters too. I love to walk my Beagle, Bailey at the weekends with my husband and love to travel abroad and explore!
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.