WHO I AM

 

I am an Oxford educated ritual designer, creative facilitator, inspirational speaker, voiceover artist and musician.

For over a dozen years, I have been creating experiences designed to connect us to our creativity, to each other, to ourselves and to the possibility of wonder.

As a ritual designer, I create bespoke ceremonies to honour the thresholds in our lives, be that a rite of passage for an organisation at a point of transition, an individual stepping across a threshold in their career or any number of other transformations in work, love, life or death that call for a moment of meaning.

I create content to inspire curiosity, creativity and wonder, from interviewing world leading scientists, creators, artists and entrepreneurs in the Possibility of Wonder to offering online courses on creativity, wellbeing, ritual at work and the art of ritual design. My TEDx talk ‘Why we still need ritual’ has had over 14k views and I have been a keynote speaker at Google, Sunday Assembly and the UN International Day of Happiness. 

I work with people of all values and beliefs, as well as working with organisations to bring ritual design into culture change. As a creative facilitator, I remind individuals and organisations how to play, get creative and shift their perspective so that they see the world afresh, equipping companies as well as digital nomads to create their own rituals for creative inspiration, accessing flow and aligning their work with meaningful missions.

I broadcast live to Psychologies online community of 1.4 million subscribers every month and have been featured in Psychologies magazine, The Sunday Times, Amica, ES magazine and Radio 4's Digital Human.  

I recently collaborated with world-renowned neuroscientist Beau Lotto to explore the relationship between meaning making, perception and ritual in a ground breaking event in New York for L'Oréal. I have designed and led experiential workshops for everyone from 7 year olds to CEOs, working with organisations as diverse as Google, the United Nations, the Law Society, Lush, the London College of Communication, Leader’s Quest and Panasonic.

I spent a year creating bespoke experiential adventures for a world leading department of quantum physicists at the Centre for Quantum Photonics in Bristol University, who labelled me as the “creative angel, sage, oracle and advisor in residence”. (Their words, not mine.) I am also an associate at Meeting Facilitators and Atmosphere where I bring my expertise in creativity, communication and how to make work feel like play. 

I got into Oxford University to read English literature at the age of 16 and have studied everything from poetry to playwork and showmanship to shamanism, exploring a wide variety of personal development techniques and learning that many different paths lead to the same mountain top. 

My role as ritual designer at Grace Gelder’s self marriage in 2014 was part of a viral news story that was covered by international media outlets from broadsheets and tabloids to radio and talk shows the world over. In 2012, I co-produced a 36 hour long immersive theatre production for an audience of one in San Francisco, which was covered by the New York Times.

As a voiceover artist, I have worked with clients such as the BBC, Pearson Education and AXA, and narrated the eight part series The Retreat which is now on Netflix . I am also a prolific singer songwriter who has recorded and performed everywhere from India to Italy and LA to London, continuing to write and perform for pleasure, as well as singing on a Hollywood movie soundtrack in 2017.

I founded a successful not-for-profit, now dormant, set up to remind parents and children how to connect through playing in nature, which was granted £238k in BIG Lottery funding and went on to run residential workshops for hundreds of families.

I also write love letters to strangers and leave them in nooks all over the city.

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