Co-founder of Wildfire Women, Thea Anderson has been a life coach for over a decade with an international client base. Thea had to fight to recover from devastating illness in her 20’s which lead her to this work. Now recovered for many years, Thea supports creative, courageous women get unstuck & powerfully put their work in the world. She has featured in national magazines, taught many courses & is an engaging humorous speaker. Her clients range from authors, to women who work in the media, to teachers, architects to other coaches & many more!
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Co-founder of Wildfire Women, Cat’s here to let creative introverts know that actually YES they can – nerves and awkwardness and all! She is the founder of The Creative Introvert, a podcast where she offers advice and support to creative individuals who cringe at the thought of ‘self promotion’. With a love for writing (and pop psychology!) Cat also writes for various online magazines as well as the Huffington Post.
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Amy is a highly acclaimed playwright having followed in the footsteps of her late father screenwriter Jack Rosenthal. She is also the daughter of actress Maureen Lipman. At the age of 24, she became writer in residence at Manchester’s Royal Exchange. She went on to win the Sunday Times Drama Award with her debut play Henna Night in 1999. Amy now sits on an oeuvre of well-received plays & radio dramas, as well as having written regularly for national newspapers.
Mary Fenwick works with women in politics, business and the media. Her high- profile clients include the founders of political parties in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Libya. She is director of a not-for-profit organisation that works in countries in transition to democracy. However, you might recognise her from her monthly agony aunt column in PSYCHOLOGIES magazine full of wise wisdom & sage advice. Watch her TED X Talk here.
Sophie Reid is a Brighton-born musician, actress & aspiring maverick most inspired by Patti Smith, Helena Bonham Carter, Janis Joplin & Judy Garland. Her most recent film LA BARRACUDA is currently touring the international film circuit and other projects include Game of Thrones and Beauty and the Beast. Learn more >>
Hela has been the co-director & the soul of Sister Snog for 16 years, a remarkable club for successful business women who want to stop networking and start connecting. Hela previously ran a successful boutique branding agency with longtime business partner Annie (also co-director of Sister Snog). Hela is a wonderful force of nature (a favourite at Wildfire Women #1) who will inspire you to find your tribe.
Screen writer & producer Nuala O’Sullivan was so tired of the lack of representation of women over 50 in front of & behind the camera that she started a film festival. Now in it’s 4th year, WOFF aims to address the double whammy of ageism and sexism many older women face in the film industry. The festival showcases an incredible array of national & international films.
Once terrified herself of public speaking, Annik is the founder of Speaker Express. They have helped thousands of entrepreneurs to successfully pitch for investment and funding, gain the confidence to push their business from home office to the stage, speak on TEDx stages or landing big corporate contracts.
Cate Mackenzie is a Psychosexual Therapist, Couples Counsellor and Love Coach and taught in six countries world wide. She has worked for Benefit, Models 1 and Comedy Central running workshops, has written a two year column on love for Spirit and Destiny Magazine, has been a Dating Coach on Channel 4’s “The Undateables” and her heart paintings have been sold world wide. Her passion is to help people open themselves to a joyful life. Learn more >>
Catie Wilkins is a writer, comic and award- nominated children’s author who has written for BBC, The Independent, and New Humanist. She is the author of the acclaimed MY BEST FRIEND AND OTHER ENEMIES series which have been selected for Bookbuzz, nominated for awards and ranked No. 1 in the Independent’s Top Ten Children’s Books for Christmas. Catie currently has a two book deal with Nosy Crow and is working on the first of her YA titles. She is also the mother of 2 small children with comedian Richard Herring. Learn more >>
Born in London, UK Roz Try-Hane lived and worked in Paris for 5 years, where her love for cinema was cemented. Roz started writing reviews, eventually moving back to London in December 2014, where she carried on writing reviews etc, featuring in Psychologies magazine, BBC 2 Victoria Derbyshire show, The Film Programme on Radio 4, FOPP.com (part of the HMV group), HMV.com, Battle Royale With Cheese. Currently writing her first book, Roz is trying to get the general people to see all the great films that they miss because the current critics just focus on the big releases.