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-founder

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? Sign up to our Street Wizard Programme which licences you to use Street Wisdom professionally, connects you with a vibrant community and enhances your skills.

Alison Sutton

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.…

Angela Wells

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

Anna Konrad

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jeremy Lewis

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nick Hammond

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

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

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

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

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

Street Stars

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

Andy Reid

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.

Chris Kane

Interested in doing interesting things with interesting people.

Christopher Bemrose

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…

David DSouza

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

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,…

Emma Browes

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…

Gilly Walker

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

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

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

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

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

Jack Coleman

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

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…

Kat Hounsell

Kat has a passion for turning extraordinary visions into happy realities. She works with organisations, teams and individuals to make this happen through partnership, consultancy, coaching, and facilitation. With a background in the food and drinks…

Kenny McCarthy

Lorna Prescott

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

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

... 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

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.

Mike Pupius

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

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.

Phil Wilcox

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

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!

Sarah Sansom

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

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

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

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.