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.
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!
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.
Oliver, Programmes and Marketing OfficerOllie 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.
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.
Beccy, Programme ExecutiveBeccy 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.
Steven, Programme ExecutiveSteven first started working as a youth mentor in 1999, and has led on a range of youth programmes on employability and financial literacy. He has also worked as a technology recruitment consultant, qualified teacher, and currently runs a local social-action group. He loves travelling and meeting new people.
Kim, Programme ExecutiveKim has been a teacher in London and Norfolk primary schools for almost thirty years and is a maths specialist. She joined the Yes Futures team as she believes education should be holistic and extend beyond the academic. She enjoys reading historical novels, painting and spending time with her menagerie of animals.
Trustees & Advisors
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
Rachel, CoachRachel has over 10 years of experience helping businesses to design new products and services to improve people’s lives. In the last 5 years, she’s focused on shaping the future education and wellbeing in both her professional and personal life. She enjoys coaching and empowering others to be their best selves.
Precious, CoachI’m a wellness coach in training with great passion to help support others and see them thrive to their full potential. I run a small group called The Intentional Woman, I am a wife, a mother to two lovely children and I work full time as manager.
My aim is to help support people to live a healthier and better life. To help people achieve their goals by supporting them all through the way, to overcome self doubt and negativity, to bring people to a state of self love and belief that anything se
Wilson, CoachWilson recently moved to Brighton, having previously lived in Hong Kong and Australia, where he studied business psychology and finance. Over the years Wilson has worked as a management consultant and has coached school leavers helping them transition into full-time work. In on the weekend, Wilson likes to hike with his 2 children.
Tim, CoachTim has a variety of coaching experience, from his leadership role in the civil service to coach/mentoring with other charities and coaching cricket and football teams of varying ages. Alongside his work with Yes Futures, Tim is currently studying for a diploma in transformational coaching. As a father of three children, Tim is passionate about helping young people develop their confidence and be at their best.
Vanessa, CoachVanessa is a qualified Life coach and mental health advocate. With her experience in mental health services, she is committed to empowering young people to expand their range so they can access their full potential and reap all of the benefits that come with it.
Harpreet, CoachHarpreet is a Success & Fulfilment Coach, Business Mentor, Motivational Speaker, & Founder of Happiness TV. He is excited about working with Yes Futures to help children live with greater Resilience, Confidence and Happiness.
Megan, CoachQualified in Zen Coaching, Megan uses a mindfulness-based approach to enable clients to realise their true longings and motivations, thus overcome barriers and fulfill their potential. She combines this with 5 years child and youth work experience to support your child towards a path of loving their life.
Julia, CoachI am so happy to be working with Yes Futures as a coach. I have worked in HR for 15 years, travelled the world twice, worked as a teaching assistant in Thailand and the UK and on a boat in Australia harvesting pearls. I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. I love to learn, laugh and have a good go at life.
Jules, CoachAs 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.
Gerry, CoachGerry 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 children and 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.
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!
Belinda, CoachHaving worked in change roles in the financial
services sector for over 20 years Belinda is
passionate about helping youngsters explore their
options and consider their strengths as well as their
skills. Her moto is to always ‘meet or exceed
expectations and provide clear communication
along the way’, an essential life skill. Belinda’s
hobbies include beekeeping and cheese making
(when time permits) and she enjoys the countryside
from horseback and on foot with her doted upon
demented old dogs,
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.