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Do you need support with a project you are undertaking? Sometimes you’ve made a great start, but want an outside expert to provide best practices and guidance to achieve the highest quality outcomes. Other times you may need to increase your capacity on a short term basis.

 

Nola is available to consult on your projects and provide the perspective and hands on support you are seeking.

 

Given her attention to detail, reflective listening skills and extreme focus on clients and their needs, Nola is an experienced professional who will deliver top results with passion and commitment. She is known for pushing standards and elevating ideas to bring out the best in others. 

 

She is able to offer her expertise and guidance by drawing on fifteen years of frontline practice and management experience. This could be developing new products, programmes, resources and services or an evaluation of current services. She can lead on report writing and support with candidate selection.

 

Nola also designs and facilitates consultations with groups of children, young people and communities to ensure their voices are central at all level of programme and service design and delivery.

 

Please contact Nola to discuss your particular project and individual needs.

For an example of a recent piece of consultancy, an evaluation of a Grooming and Child Sexual Exploitation prevention service, please click here.   
 

"I had the great privilege of working with Nola as we launched our storytelling program with young women refugee and asylum seekers in Leeds. By the time fieldwork started, everything was ready to go – this is no small task, particularly considering that the work is highly sensitive – from my experience, it takes an exceptionally understanding and skilled person to collaborate on a program of this nature with us. Nola is that person. From recruitment to logistics, to deeply supporting the project through both her sensitivity, and her clear understanding of the local and global contexts of development, it is without question that Nola made our work in Leeds possible. Nola is as professional, proficient and organized as she is sincerely caring, truly understanding, and compassionate – indeed it is this unique blend of soul, heart, and mind that sets her apart. I wholeheartedly recommend Nola, and all she has to offer, to organizations and communities worldwide – the more she works the more humanity benefits. We cannot wait to continue working with Nola, and treasure this connection."
           Dr. Kristen Ali Eglinton,
                       Co-Founder and Executive Director,                              Footage Foundation
"There are many facets to Nola that make her wonderful to work with, but perhaps the most valuable asset is her unhindered desire to see her clients happy, she is very flexible in her approach and goes that extra mile every time. You won’t be disappointed!"
 
James Scott,
Youth Programme Facilitator
 

Consultancy

“Creative, attentive, honest, and one of the most compassionate minds you'll ever encounter, Nola is an empathetic and enthusiastic professional in the youth and community sector, who will no doubt deliver results that outshine your expectation every time.”
 
Samera Begum,
High School Teacher
 
"“It has been a pleasure to work with Nola for the National Union of Teachers Refugee Voices Project.  Her expertise and knowledge made it possible to capture the experiences of refugee children and young people living in Leeds and Bradford.  She went above and beyond the projects expectations – working sensitively and engagingly with the refugee children which enabled us to gather information we would not have been able to without her support. We would recommend her consultancy to anyone wanting to work with refugee children and young people. We hope we can work together again in the future! “
Sally Thomas
Policy Officer – Women and Girls’ Rights and Race Equality
National Union of Teachers
 

Some of our clients since 2015 have included: