In a constantly changing world, our handpicked mentors can support your navigation through life. By bringing a fresh perspective and creating space to honestly consider your thoughts, fears, visions and ambitions, each mentor can develop and guide you forward. With a variety of professional experiences and backgrounds, you choose who to connect with on a level that aligns with you.
Branding + PR Coach
— A communications coach, Rachael Grieve has spent over two decades guiding individuals through the hairdressing industry. Creating authentic connections that support the growth of creatives, she nurtures relationships with intention and vision. Inspired by a sense of community and a slower way of living, Rachael listens before offering conscious direction for growth.
— Rachael’s background in press has provided her with insight and experience on how the industry communicates with each other. Understanding how to shape careers combined with an intuition that has developed over the years, Rachael is focused on supporting healthy mindsets within individuals. Prioritising a lifestyle that promotes gratitude and kindness, she provides direction and guidance through all aspects of communication – with yourself, others, and the industry at large.
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— Acclaimed hairdresser and accredited transformation coach Karrie Fitz founded her agency KIT Studios on International Women’s Day 2021. Her aim: to encourage positive growth and curate cultural impact in the world of hair.
— Inquisitive and not afraid to tackle issues affecting the industry, KIT offers a bold approach to agency life. Karrie has curated a team that represents hair talent, cultivates conscious digital marketing and PR, and mentors clients to achieve their goals in the most mindful of manners.
— Karrie is the epitome of a multi-hyphenate with experience and talent spanning hair, coaching, content, and culture. The combination of her fresh vision, experience of mentorship and coaching with the emotional intelligence required, has resulted in a progressive and truly unique agency.
Digital Content Coach
— With a focus on digital content creation, Erris knows good communication. Building significant social followings for a variety of brands, she understands the importance of original and engaging content. Combined with her ability to get behind the brand, skills in strategy and social trend forecasting, Erris creates impact.
— Having 200,000 organic followers on TikTok and added over 93,000 authentic followers to a new initiative in less than a year, Erris uses her distinct perspective to create connections with the audience by coaching brands on how to generate captivating content. She navigates the ever-evolving social media landscape with ease, offering creative direction to engage with followers in a diverse and authentic style.
Business + Mindfulness Coach
— A highly recognised business mentor, Simon Shaw brings a wealth of industry experience. A former hairdresser and salon-group owner, employing over 300 people, his business background provides Simon with the tools to understand and empathise with today’s professionals. In 2009 he stepped down from the business to focus his energy on education, with the primary focus on nurturing personal growth and delivering exceptional customer service. The following year this further developed into a coaching platform.
—A fully qualified business coach, Simon Shaw devotes his time to working closely with individuals and teams, providing guidance and mentorship across all facets of a business. One of his passions is presentation training, empowering creatives to enhance their skills and conquer any anxieties they may face.
Sustainability + Well-being Coach
— Lucy Cargill is a sustainability consultant and wellbeing coach. Passionate about raising consciousness and making a positive difference in the world, she is an award-winning leader and entrepreneur, with over 14 years of experience in the global social impact space. A firm belief that bringing a mindful and compassionate approach to high-level business is key to building successful and sustainable companies, Lucy operates with kindness, transparency and integrity, bringing her warm and unique approach to everything she does.
— Lucy empowers her clients to work mindfully while ensuring a balance between economic growth, environmental care and social well-being. As a certified coach and meditation, mindfulness and breathwork practitioner, she brings a fresh, outside perspective to the industry. Her ability to make meaningful connections has empowered a variety of individuals. An experienced space holder and facilitator, she specialises in personal and professional development, creating and implementing sustainability initiatives, developing key relationships and partnerships, and fostering an empathetic and person-centric culture that drives performance and impact.