Supporting Bright Ideas
I have always loved brands, getting to know people and helping others. As a child, there was a spot on the wall in the playground where I chalked my own logo and would sit and listen to the things my classmates needed to talk about.
Fast-forward a few decades and I have worked in global branding and design agencies for over 17 years. In small independents, and large global agencies (WPP, Omnicom), my clients included Mars, Unilever, Tesco, Vodafone, Coca-Cola and L'Oreal. I am lucky to have gained a wide breadth of expertise and a lot of brilliant designers I can also call friends.
In Turned out Bright, I am taking the best of that experience and a full coaching qualification to help clients to create and build truly authentic brands,
grown from their passion and vision.
As a coach I can create a project path that starts wherever you are now and leads to a thorough and consistent brand, full of the energy to succeed.
Whether you have an inkling of an idea for a start-up, are contemplating a change in direction or expanding your successful business, the first thing I will do is create a bespoke approach. I love chatting to people on the brink of change to share ideas. Please get in touch and we can take it from there.
As a qualified coach, I work with people across all subjects as our minds do not simply separate how we feel about one part of our life without it affecting other parts. There are three defined ways that I coach, each with its own focus but with the opportunity to cover a wide spectrum of topics.
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Branding is a visual world. My Instagram is regularly updated with projects I have worked on, testimonials and branding inspiration. You can visit my full Instagram page @turnedoutbright via any of the images below. If you like what you see, please press the 'Follow' button while you are there!
TURNED OUT BRIGHT VALUES
'Turned out Bright' is a positive statement of intent, embracing the moment of change and striving for the best outcome. These are the fundamental values that inform my style:
Supporting Bright Ideas
Helping strong ideas rise to the surface, brainstorming from new angles and supporting you through brave moves when you need it.
When working directly with me and my network of experts, you stay in control. I use coaching to find a solution that is authentic to you and your brand.
Creating your own path
We start where you and your brand are now, discuss where you want to get to and work out what you need to get you there. No costly diversions for things that you don't need.
I graduated from Lancaster University with a degree in English Literature and a vague idea of becoming a writer. I landed my first job writing for the John Lewis in-house magazines, the start of a five-year career with JLP, mostly on their .com offering, before throwing caution to the wind and flying to Australia for the year of my life. On my return I wanted to see what it was like agency-side: this was the start of 17+ years working in branding and design agencies in London.
I worked on huge projects such as the Tesco launch into discount store Jack's, global redesigns of Unilever laundry brands, Mars pet food, the Vodafone brand and L'Oreal Haircare ranges. Alongside these, I had countless other clients: Tate + Lyle Sugars, Unilever local brands such as Marmite, Colman's and Pot Noodle, Lil-Lets and ASK Italian. These brands and the teams I worked with client-side, shaped my career. I loved the pace of agencies and the chance to help others with their own development. My full CV is on LinkedIn if you would like more detail.
I was born in London and live in Surrey with two characterful children and a supportive husband. I will always make time for friends, exercise, watching films and gin! I love to be outdoors, will walk all day given the opportunity, have at least four different notebooks on the go at any one time and I'm never afraid of a fashion statement! In the year I turned 40 I set out to 'Live Bright' and capture the colour, energy and positivity that felt like me at my best. I created Turned out Bright to enable me to feel energised and purposeful in my work as both a brand consultant and qualified coach.
GET IN TOUCH
To talk through where you are currently and your ambitions for change, please get in touch to arrange a time to chat.