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driven by purpose

We are driven by our passion for purpose and for helping YOU to make your difference in the world.

our passion

is for purpose

We want to change the world.

Our vision is a world in which every business is driven by purpose.

To achieve that, we need to demonstrate that purpose-led businesses are commercially viable. That it’s possible to do good and do good business.

That’s why we are on a mission to support purpose-led entrepreneurs to unleash the power of great communications to grow their business, increase their impact and shout about their success!

Because that’s how we ACTUALLY change the world!

sara price, founder

I am a rebellious optimist: a serial entrepreneur driven by my desire to help other purpose-led changemakers to make a difference, make a living AND change the world. 

After 5 years of studying politics at Exeter, the LSE and at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Aix-en-Provence, I began my career in the Westminster Parliament. There I learnt about the corridors of power; how deals were made in smoke-filled rooms and that the ability to communicate is THE core skill required to truly make a difference and create change.

Since then I have dedicated my entire career to helping people, organisations and brands to communicate better. Over 26 years in PR and campaigning, I have advised some of the largest companies and charities in the world from UNICEF to Avon, from Kellogg’s to Variety – and start-ups including fledgling space missions and challenger bank Starling.

I am no stranger to the impact of crisis, chaos and global uncertainty on life, a career and a business. I managed to progress my career – reaching the UK Board of one of the world’s largest PR agencies – whilst navigating through divorce, cancer, at least three recessions, bereavement and a horrific accident that left me with injuries requiring multiple surgeries. I also co-founded my first entrepreneurial business in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crash – and grew it into a profitable independent communications consultancy with revenue over 7 figures in just 12 months – in spite of a global economic meltdown! 

I now work exclusively with purpose-led entrepreneurs, business owners and coaches through Actually. I use everything I have learnt in my career, plus my coaching and training skills, to help you to harness the right mindset, skills and support you need to make a difference and change the world.

“Sara always brings clarity and perspective when it’s needed most. Her skill at bringing simplicity to complexity is invaluable, and she does all of this with charm and grace, making her a trusted go-to for anybody looking to lead.”

Louise Watson, IdeaScout

Julie Minns, ASSOCIATE

I met Sara more than 25 years ago when we were both working in Parliament. She and I campaigned together in Lambeth – where later I was elected as a Councillor – and remained firm friends long after we’d both left Westminster to pursue our careers.

My first roles after Parliament were in the non-profit sector where I worked for SCOPE and then the NSPCC. I campaigned for equality of access to polling stations for disabled people; established a network of 80,000+ campaigning supporters for the NSPCC and launched their FULL STOP campaign in Parliament.

It’s been twenty years since I left the NSPCC. Since then, I’ve advised CEOs and Boards of companies like Three and UKPN.

I’ve led teams and developed strategies to influence consumers and stakeholders and improve brand reputation.

And still, Scope’s ‘Polls Apart’ campaign is one of the things I am most proud of in my career.

I have always believed in the power of organisations and individuals to create change.

I have always wanted to make a difference.

It’s why I went to work in Parliament.

It’s why I became a Councillor.

It’s why I’ve joined Actually.

“Julie has a fine strategic brain and she will roll up her sleeves and get stuck into implementing your vision. She asks the right questions at the right time as well as bringing her own flair and creativity. I always enjoy working with Julie, she creates professional and eye catching communications campaigns that have real impact”
Nicky Philpott, UK Health Alliance on Climate Change

HANNAH HEMSTOCK, ASSISTANT

My 14-year career championing sustainability in the mining and aggregates industry was paused in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

This pause was a blessing – allowing me the time and freedom to adjust my focus onto what actually brings me joy.

For years in my spare time, I had been helping a wide range of small businesses to achieve things they couldn’t do alone – from websites, design, social media management, HR, operations, events – you name it, I’d been there and done it. 

This brought me joy.

I thrived as a behind-the-scenes, positive, calming influence for business owners to lean on.

So what attracted me to Actually?

Sara’s insightful, no-nonsense and interesting perspective on communications and community. 

The Facebook Group and JFDI Tribe communities oozing positivity and togetherness. 

The dynamic, joyful and collaborative team. 

The real difference Actually makes in the lives of the community members. 

Actually feels 100% aligned with my desire to create a positive change in the world, driven by purpose.

I’m so excited to be part of this team. 

What a dream job – to actually make a difference. 

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You may win one of our awesome prizes....and you may not. But we wanted everyone who takes part and helps us to spread the word about the Actually Making a Difference podcast to get something as a token of our gratitude and appreciation.

So, if you enter the competition before the deadline of 6pm on Sunday 17th July, you are guaranteed to receive a selection  of audio recordings of Actually's BEST Masterclasses: some of the best advice, support and insight that we have shared over the past 3.5 years.

Just our way of saying THANK YOU!

 

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