Our People

The Team

Street Wisdom is a global social enterprise that reinvests all profits. Our creative team are passionate about bringing inspiration to every street on earth.

David Pearl

Inventor

When he’s not authoring, speakering, making creative waves in the corporate world or improvising operas (Impropera) David is out on the street asking questions to see how much further Street Wisdom can go. And the answers keep coming!

Mark Brown

Cogmeister

Mark loves Street Wisdom. He is part of the Upping Your Elvis crowd and spends most of his time thinking and doing marketing.

Melinda McDougall

Global Producer

Mel is the beating heart of Street Wisdom, devoted to bringing inspiration to the highways and byways of planet earth. In other guises, she is a journalist, film-director, traveller, medical herbalist and seeker of adventure.

Chris Baréz-Brown

Co-Creator

Chris believes we can all live extraordinary lives. He is the founder of Upping Your Elvis and an original Street Wizard, although in recent years he’s traded the streets of the Big Smoke for the coastlines of Dorset.

David Micklem

Director

I am a theatre producer, arts consultant and writer with a passion for great stories, well told. Street Wisdom has been a fantastic way of helping me understand the story of my life, and of helping others find theirs.

Mark Adams

Street Wizard extraordinaire

Mark was a force of nature. Complete Street Wisdom enthusiast from the start, he provided the spark to get the Street Wizard Programme going. He will be much missed and never forgotten.

Scott Morrison

Director

Scott believes that changing the world is not about grand gestures. It’s about helping individual’s become the change they want to see. He knows that Street Wisdom has the power to do just that. Scott is the Bringer of the Boom!, speaker, author…

Jo Pearl

Director

Jo is a partner in Pearl Group, and loves Street Wisdom’s ability to uncover inspiration and insights. She uses it in family life, with colleagues boosting creative breakthroughs, and in her own ceramic design practice.

Nikita Mikhailov

Psychologist in residence

A professional business psychologist and an explorer of the human condition. Nikita is discovering how Street wisdom can help people to find their meaning and truth.

Street Wizards

Our international collective of Street Wizards includes coaches, mindfulness practitioners, well being at work specialists, creative consultants and leadership trainers. If you’d like to make use of the power of Street Wisdom in your work why not join them? If you would like to find out more about our Street Wizard Members Club send us an e-mail.

Anna Konrad

Stockholm, Sweden

I’m a former dancer who lives with my husband and daughter in Stockholm where I make a living as an engineer working with DNA sequencing. I dedicate a great deal to personal growth and awareness for time being mostly through psychosynthesis…

Caroline Bond

London, United Kingdom

I am a advanced clinical massage therapist, energy worker, mindfulness teacher, life mentor, city walker and traveller who finds inspiration, unexpected life and enlightenment in the highways and byways of our amazing 21st centaury towns and…

Chris Sollett

United Kingdom

Chris, a co-developer of Street Wisdom, has worked for over 30 years in theatre with a wide range of companies including The Royal National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company. He creates interactive workshops for business.

Claudia Monteiro

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Claudia is a connector, events producer, project manager and media & communications wiz. She has lent her hands, heart and arms to some of the most exciting sports and arts events in the UK, including Glasgow 2014 Comonwealth Games and…

Gavin Presman

London, United Kingdom

Gavin Presman is an Author, Insight Coach, Corporate Trainer and Play Maker who has a mission to help people hear their own wisdom. His new book, Negotiation: How to craft agreements that give everyone more, shares his philosophy that business and…

Georgi Kamov

Sofia, Bulgaria

Georgi Kamov is a motivational speaker, innovation consultant and author, igniting change in companies, organizations and institutions. Co-creator of Red Paper Plane, a new learning system for 3-6 year olds. Father of two happy kids.

Guilia Pesante

Verona, Italy

I am a jewellery maker and teacher of English as a foreign language with a background in graphic design. I am always struggling to keep everything together but I know how to tap into my creative world and find inspiration and answers to my questions…

Hannah Smith

Bath, United Kingdom

I am a coach and facilitator for people and organisations who believe things could be better than they are: enterprising charities, social businesses, social entrepreneurs and other optimistic individuals. I mostly work outdoors and love creating…

Inés Alonso

United Kingdom

I am an interdisciplinary entrepreneur with a passion for movement and its intersections with the business world. I use movement to look at businesses from an artistic performance perspective in order to design ways of working adapted to the current…

Jacki Scarcello

Los Angeles, United States

Jaki believes that every stage of life has a unique energy and that sucess comes to those who capture and utilize that resource.…

Jane Parslow

Brentford , United Kingdom

Jane is a coach who supports individuals and teams who are introducing change - to their organisations, their teams ... or themselves!…

Jeremy Lewis

Leeds, United Kingdom

The leader you want to be is defined by the choices you make day-to-day. Jeremy offers authentic, insightful and impactful development for individuals and teams to help them make better choices and increase their potency as leaders.

Jo Hunter

United Kingdom

Jo is a Co-Founder of 64 Million Artists who aim to unlock human potential through creativity. She was also a Clore Fellow in 2014-15 and is passionate about helping people be the best version of themselves.

justine clement

London, United Kingdom

Recently qualified Wizard (School for Wizards, 2yrs of psychology, psychotherapy, spirituality and life) who's spent the last 2 years exploring, learning, meeting, soul searching and creating. The results are an online platform of video workshops on…

Kev Wyke

Liverpool, United Kingdom

By day: would-be super hero helping people and organisations shine as bright as they can. By night: frustrated climber, happy partner & proud dad. My daughter tells her friends I help people to do work better! Founder of Leap Further.

Mark Hall

London, United Kingdom

Mark is an engagement expert at the RSA where he works with members to unleash their untapped creative potential. He is working to embed SW thinking at the RSA, where it is used as a tool to find new answers to some of the major challenges we face in…

Millie Baker

London, United Kingdom

Millie runs The Speaking Adventure, workshops in true, deep, unshakeable confidence for people with something valuable to offer.

Nick Hammond

London, United Kingdom

Nick is an experienced Communication and Innovation Expert, with a track record of delivering creative solutions for brand owners that drive business performance. The Creative Filter was created to help companies innovate, supporting this aim with a…

Rei Dishon

Jerusalem, Israel

These days Rei works as a freelance artist, designer and social entrepreneur and he often works on projects that bring together these three components.

Sarah Storm

Breda, Netherlands

I'm a Brit who has lived outside the UK for over twenty years - in France and now the Netherlands - so feel very much part of Europe.…

Sille Lundquist

Copenhagan, Denmark

Sille Lundquist loves to work outside-in. Exploring our outer and inner nature in the wilderness of Scandinavia and in streets around the world. Sille is the founder of BeingHuman, where she works closely with creative, driven frontrunners, leaders…

Thérèse Troedsson

Stockholm, Sweden

Creator of safe learning environments inspiring people, organisations and communities to develop.…

Tony Woods

United Kingdom

Street Stars

Street Wisdom is volunteer-led by facilitators that run free community events across the globe using our downloadable resources.

Alison Sutton

Glastonbury, United Kingdom

Helping people have peaceful minds and happier lives as an Emotional Wellbeing Coach specializing in Stress, pointing people back to how they are creating their experience of life's happenings.…

Andy Reid

London, United Kingdom

Andy happens to be the most positive person in the world. An ex-teacher and wizard with a marker pen (you name it, he can draw it), he possesses the God given super power of making everyone feel good.

Angela Wells

United Kingdom

I’m a speaker, NLP coach, webinar and Street Wizard facilitator!!…

Anja Mutic

Zagreb, Croatia

I'm a travel writer based in Zagreb, Croatia and Brooklyn, New York. Seeker of beauty in unexpected places.

Bryony Farey

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom

I am an HR and Change Consultant, enthusiastic runner and avid fan of being outside, peeking round corners - just to see what's there, and climbing hills to see what the view is like from the top.....

Cecilia

London, United Kingdom

Cecilia is a Learning & Development Professional with over 16 years experience working in media and creative sectors. NLP Master Practitioner with a special interest in the power of the subconscious.

Chris Kane

London, United Kingdom

Interested in doing interesting things with interesting people.

Christopher Bemrose

Bognor Regis, United Kingdom

I am fascinated by the relationship between the world outside us and the world within - something that Street Wisdom taps into effectively and deeply. Over the last couple of years I have developed and run workshops on themes including crosses and…

Christopher Hix

Sevenoaks, United Kingdom

Having recently retired from a career as an accountant in commercial and public sector organisations, I am now working with several charities which aim to create a more positive world. I am also seeking opportunities for Supporting Artiste work in…

David DSouza

London, United Kingdom

David is part of ‘Beyond the Workplace‘ utilising Street Wisdom to help people think and talk about the future of work and to open up options for people both professionally and personally. Let’s solve everything in 2 hours (or at least get…

David Eustace

Vancouver, United States

Born in Toronto, living in Germantown, about two hours north of New York City. I work as an artist, represented by a great little gallery in nearby Hudson, as well as teach at fun place called Kite's Nest. Between all the Things & Stuff, I paint,…

David Goddin

Cambridge, United Kingdom

I'm a consultant working with leaders, teams and organisations looking to create people focused change. I bring a particular emphasis on leadership development, team development and coaching. I regularly write on Change, Coaching, Leadership…

Emma Browes

Leeds, United Kingdom

Amplifying awesomeness and facilitating fabulousness. Mostly thinking about innovation, creativity, personal / team development and adding a sprinkle of the social. Geek. Flamingo fan. Yoga practicer. In case of emergency alliterate & add…

Gary Loftus

Manchester , United Kingdom

Manchester born, living near the city, runs The Orange Club UK and Coffee Club Coaching. Has a passion for community building, being kind to others and travelling the world.

Gilly Walker

Newark on Trent, United Kingdom

Born in Scotland, now living in Newark on Trent, I'm a photographer, writer and tutor with an interest in using photography to develop mindfulness and self-awareness.. There's an obvious overlap with the Street Wisdom approach, which is what…

Hannah & Carole

Edinburgh & London , United Kingdom

Hannah & Carole are both experienced Coaches & Facilitators. They met on their first day of Coach Training and discovered a mutual passion for taking this work outdoors. Hannah is a Street Wizard. Hannah is based in Edinburgh & Carole…

Helen Amery

Nottingham, United Kingdom

I care about making work better through great leadership. Most of my career was in HR at Boots where I saw and felt the difference great leadership makes. Since setting up my own business I've been enabling leaders to make sustainable change that…

Helen Gormley

Poole, United Kingdom

Helen has a background in education, psychology and learning and development. She is passionate about living life to the full working with individuals and organisations to move from I can't to I can. Director @HJAhere and www.helengormley.co.uk.…

Ian Sanders

London, United Kingdom

A storyteller and consultant who gets people, brands and organisations fired up about their story and purpose. Author. Fuel finder. Coffee drinker. https://twitter.com/iansanders

Ivan Kobelev

Vienna, Austria

Jack Coleman

Buenos Aires, Spain

I'm currently the token English guy at a Barcelona based digital agency called Runroom, working as the Head of New Business. Having lived in London, Buenos Aires and now Barcelona, means I’ve worked in a variety of markets and cultures, and I'm…

Jim Lusty

London, United Kingdom

England provides many of Jim’s passions, including its rugby team, its beer, its coastline and its fascinating history. As a partner with Upping Your Elvis, Jim relishes the challenge of working with individuals and organisations to help them…

Kenny McCarthy

London, United Kingdom

Krystyna Gadd

Leeds, United Kingdom

Krystyna is a leading authority on accelerated learning and its application in the UK. She has been training trainers, facilitators and subject matter experts since 2008, through CIPD professional programmes and her own workshops. She has published a…

Leticia Sánchez

Bilbao, Spain

I am a coach, actress and facilitator for people who want to develop their emotional skills. I really believe that our well-being is based on what we think, feel and do

Linda Forbes Young

London, United Kingdom

Helping people bridge the gap between where they are now in their lives and where they really want to be. Making ordinary lives extraordinary is the aim of my game!

Lorna Prescott

Birmingham, United Kingdom

I love being outdoors, and when I’m not you’ll most likely find me in an independent coffee shop learning as much as I can about ways to help people start interesting collaborative projects together. I have the best job in the world working for…

Louise Ordish

Reading, United Kingdom

A marketer, poet, mother of four, trainee psychotherapist, street wisdom guide, Louise loves to lift the lid, explore, create, or uncover. Street Wisdom walks are right up her street. [oops]

Lynne Ling

Bishop's Stortford, United Kingdom

... currently exploring the transition from self-employment into semi-retirement; fascinated by questions around spirituality and involved in facilitating spiritual conversations; seeking wisdom and wishing (humbly) to be wise ...

Matt Bolton-Alarcón

Arundel, United Kingdom

An avid guitarist and music lover, Matt lives and breathes creativity. As a part of the Upping Your Elvis family guides thousands of people every year to unlock the special sauce within them.

Michelle

Cheltenham, United Kingdom

I am committed to social change and social action and the ability of individuals to be happy, healthy and empowered to make a difference to their own lives and the lives of others through my businesses:…

Mike Pupius

Sheffield, United Kingdom

Volunteer Park Ranger and mindfulness trainer. Co-founder Centre for Mindful Life Enhancement delivering free six or eight week courses in Mindfulness Based Life Enhancement. Course includes a range of mindfulness practices, positive psychology,…

Monique Margo

Mexico City, Mexico

Walking is part of my daily life. I’ve always thought the streets are full of new and interesting findings despite the fact you walk them every single day. Creating, planning and writing custom editorial contents is what I do for a living.

Patricia

Cambridge , United Kingdom

Project director of ArchaeoLink whose purpose is to assist communities to benefit educationally, societally and economically from their archaeology and cultural heritage. I'm a Mediator and now a Street Star.

Phil Wilcox

Manchester, United Kingdom

Phil's made a promise; to make work better by placing emotion at the heart of it. Fusing academic success (MSc Emotion, Deception & Credibility) with practitioner experience (20 yrs in L&D/HR) Phil is formidable source of actionable insight.

Philip Cowell

London, United Kingdom

Originally from the seaside, I've lived in Brixton and Herne Hill for over 12 years. I work as a copywriter in a design agency and I've had trainings in creative writing, philosophy for children, reminiscence and lifelong learning. I love words!

Rachel Crowther

Bristol, United Kingdom

Training facilitator, actor and co-founder of drama-based training company Different Duck. Converted to Street Wizardry in 2016.

Rebecca Narracott

Nairobi, Kenya

I am a novelist from London but currently living in Nairobi with my husband and three children. I love photography, yoga, reading and travelling.

Sarah Sansom

London, United Kingdom

Sarah Sansom is a creative facilitator working internationally with businesses, artists and young people to help turn their passion into action and action into results. Director @timewontwait and lover of @streetwisdom

Susanne Taylor

Munich, Germany

Susanne grew up sharing everything - including her birthday (she's a twin!) - and realized sharing always creates more of what you're sharing. Her passion is to connect people across, through, and with their differences, as a coach and facilitator -…

Tihomir Georgiev

Santa Cruz, United States

My name is Tihomir and my passion is learning, development and support of people who want to improve the quality of their lives.…

Tim Scott

London, United Kingdom

Tim Scott is an HR professional, writer about business and HR, semi-retired DJ and music producer, Dad to two boys and a self-confessed social media convert.

Vernon James

United Kingdom

Vernon James is the founder of The Casual Artist. He is a creativity coach successfully helping individuals find purpose and fulfillment in life by reconnecting them with their creative passions.