Working together to help you to make a difference
Loving collaboration is one of our guiding principles at Actually and in that spirit we are building a community of Partners to work with us and with you.
We know that we can’t do everything. We’re great at strategy, planning, communications and PR, brilliant at training, awesome at creating supportive communities and we have a fantastic team of coaches working with and alongside us. BUT that leaves a lot of other stuff that you’re going to need and we don’t do – and we want to help you find brilliant, no BS people who can help you with all the things we can’t do. Every one of the Actually Partners is committed to working with changemakers. And every one of them is known personally to us at Actually.
Catherine Watkin is the UK’s leading expert in heart-centred sales. After a highly successful 20+ year career in sales she now works with business owners who are gifted and passionate about what they do but struggle in business because they feel awkward about using traditional sales approaches to sell their services. She teaches them how to sell in a way that feels authentic and comfortable – and most importantly gets them great results. Catherine is an authentic and inspiring role model for how it is possible to create a successful business without resorting to sleazy or manipulative sales and marketing techniques.
Actually says: Catherine’s heart-centred approach to sales and marketing is such a wonderful contrast to so many of the ‘Make six figures in six minutes with this one great trick’ approach I see so often advertised. Catherine is no less effective for taking a much more principled approach that aligns with integrity and compassion.
Felicity is the Founder and Managing Director of Zen – a brilliant communications agency based in Telford. She has a diverse skill set covering sales, marketing, psycho-linguistics, PR, media training, public speaking and presentation training. But her zone of genius is in helping leaders to communicate with integrity, personality, and genuine impact.
Actually says: Felicity is a brilliant consultant, a genius communicator and an awesome trainer. If you’re about to step on stage as a leader – whether it’s for the first or the 50th time – Felicity can help you to truly shine.
Website, Visual Branding & Design
The Good Alliance is an alliance of designers, copywriters, marketers & consultants, committed to helping ambitious changemakers turn their ideas into big world changing movements. Whether you are a coach or a consultant or a non-profit or a social enterprise – if you want to change the world, they want to help you do it! Cat’s particularly areas of expertise are around visual branding, design and creating compelling websites…like this one!
Actually says: Cat Townsend is a genius. I worked with her on the Actually branding look and feel – and it was as though she’d read my mind! I LOVE our brand and can’t recommend Cat highly enough.
Actually says: Karen Roswell is not only a brilliant photographer – her work brings out the essence of her subjects. And if she can make me laugh in front of a camera then she can make ANYONE feel at ease!
ONLINE MARKETING TECH SUPPORT
Actually says:Jason has been a whiz at helping me to sort out my membership site and – in particular – my ActiveCampaign database. All the things I don’t understand…Jason does and he does it with great compassion for my techno-phobia!
Helen is a style consultant and advisor with a difference. She is a stand for feeling fabulous instead of simply looking fashionable – because when you feel good, that’s when you look good. She works with entrepreneurs who dare to express who they really are – and need their wardrobes to catch up and support them in shining bright.
Actually says: I LOVE Helen’s work. She understands that how we look and feel in our clothes has a huge impact on our ability to shine, to connect and to be visible.
ACCOUNTANCY / TAX
Actually says: There is no-one else I would trust to provide professional accounting and tax services to me and to my business Actually. Nicola is a sensitive and sensible accountant and advisor for human beings!
FINANCIAL ADVISOR / PLANNER
Actually says: Aaron has helped me to take a completely different approach to my financial future that feels both reassuring and liberating!
Actually says: Debbie is warm, compassionate, kind and brilliant at what she does. If you’re looking for legal advice – I recommend her highly.
Organisational Change / Consulting
As a masters level qualified and experienced Change Agent, Joanna Rawbone, MSc, is committed to shifting the extraversion bias in organisations creating truly inclusive cultures that access the untapped potential of introverts. Since her TEDx talk on the subject, Joanna is in demand to bring about this organisational change through a powerful mix of consultation, facilitation, coaching and training using her proven 3 phase Flourishing Unlimited change model.
Actually says: I adore Joanna’s work with individuals and organisations. If you are an introvert committed to changing the world or if you want your organisation to create a more inclusive and diverse workforce that recognises the gifts and talents of all staff, then speak to Jo.
One of Many
Actually says: I cannot praise One of Many highly enough. If you are a woman wanting to create change – in your own life, your industry or the world, then you NEED One of Many.
Presentation / Public Speaking Training
Actually says: Stephanie is an incredible trainer. I’ve been doing presentation and public speaking for decades and yet I have learnt a great deal from her. I thoroughly recommend her work.
QUIZ CREATION / HOSTING
Steve is the Founder of SMA Digital. With over 17 years experience in the digital marketing industry, he has been recognised as the International Quiz Marketing Specialist for trainers, coaches & consultants. SMA Digital won The Connection Hub award for Best Service for Speakers, Authors and Coaches two years running in 2018 and 2019. Steve has helped well over 650+ coaches to create bespoke Assessment Quizzes that have brought them thousands of new, ideal clients who fully embrace their training, coaching and consulting services.
Actually says: Steve helped me to create both of the Actually quizzes. His knowledge of quiz set-up; his advice and above all – his commitment to brilliant customer service – made him a natural choice as an Actually Partner. Truly best in class!
Actually says: Laura has a refreshing, simple and accessible approach to meditation that makes it not only enjoyable but easy to fit into your life. She’s a brilliant advocate for the benefits of meditation.
NUTRITION / HORMONE HEALTH
Happy Hormones for Life helps you to optimise your performance at work, home and play! A team of qualified Nutritionists specialising in hormones and gut health, they use state of the art health tests to identify underlying imbalances that could be affecting your health. They work with you to create personalised targeted programmes that quickly and effectively address health imbalances. Typical results include improved energy, mood, weight, sleep, digestion, immune function, skin, hair, libido, bone health and more. When your health is optimal you are better equipped to change the world!
Actually says: I can honestly say that if it wasn’t for Nicki Williams, Actually would not exist. After a long period of really struggling with my energy and concentration – she was able to pinpoint exactly what was wrong and help me to put it right so that I had the energy to get on with my life and my work.
Morag is a consultant, copywriter and storyteller. Passionate about business being a force for good, she believes that great communication is the golden key to unlocking every aspect of your business. Morag supports purpose-led entrepreneurs to harness the power of words and story to think better, imagine bigger and reveal the limitless solutions available to them. Working online and in person (in London and the South East of England) she empowers her clients to find, and confidently share, their true voice, vision and offers so that their work can bring the maximum benefit to their people – and the world.
Actually says: Morag’s natural affinity with words and talent as a copywriter made her an obvious choice as Actually’s copywriting partner. She is warm, witty and incredibly wise, so if you need any help with anything remotely related to copy drop her an email at once!
Coaches / mentors / guides
Actually says: Ten minutes coaching with Stephanie is like a shot in the arm of confidence, insight and support. If your fear, self-doubt or poor self-esteem are holding you back – call her.
If you’re yearning for elevated productivity, if your results seem stagnant, or if you need a fresh perspective to catapult your performance – connect with Sharon. She’s a coach committed to guiding individuals towards peak efficiency and transformative outcomes.
Actually says: Sharon is an amazing coach and I thoroughly recommend her. She’s tough – but also empathetic – and she will help you to get results. That’s why she is Actually’s primary coaching partner – delivering coaching alongside our Foundations programme and for our JFDI members.
Harriet’s vision is for a world where it doesn’t occur to women that they or their bodies aren’t good enough, where they know, accept and celebrate their true value. As a sought after speaker and women’s leadership coach, Harriet’s clients and audiences show hugely positive changes in how they think, feel and act in their relationship with themselves and their potential. They learn how to ditch disempowering behaviours, feelings of low self-belief and general overwhelm to become confident, healthy, and successful. Harriet is the creator of the fast growing and feisty brand Self-Love & Sass, to be found on instagram at @selflove_and_sass
Actually says: Harriet is an exceptional coach working with women. If you suffer from self-esteem issues; struggle to accept and love yourself or have a constant ‘I’m not good enough’ voice in your head, speak to Harriet. It’s hard to change the world if you don’t believe in yourself.
Creator of the SOULFULLY YOU® card deck, Maria refers to herself as a guide, mentor, and facilitator. A powerful blend of ‘grounded and logical’ and ‘soulful and intuitive’, Maria has spent a big chunk of her career in business operations in the corporate world but in 2009 she changed direction as she committed to following inner guidance in all her decision-making. A practice that quickly became an integral part of how she operates in business and life in general. Maria helps you to discover and develop what it means to be SOULFULLY YOU® in business, leadership, and life.
Actually says: Maria is one of my ‘go to’ people when I need a catalyst to help me tap into my intuition, my inner knowing and my instinctive creativity. Her gifts are legion – and hard to explain – but I spend 1 hour with Maria and I can feel the shift in my physical and mental energy!
“Sara was the first person to teach me about communications strategy – what it is, why it’s important and how it underpins a communications campaign to ensure you get the right results.”
YOU HAVE MARKETING SUPERPOWERS®
You’re not bad at promoting your business, you’re just trying to do it in a way that doesn’t work for you.
Find out what your MARKETING SUPERPOWERS ® are and start communicating with your audience in a way that resonates with them & feels comfortable, authentic and natural for YOU.
Phew! Doesn’t that sounds awesome?