Our Team

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OUR COACHES

Sandy

Storytelling Coach

‘Storytelling for business’ coach Sandy has worked with hundreds of founders, business professionals and academics to bring clarity into their complex communication worlds, and affect transformation through purpose-driven contextualised storytelling. She believes that stories, when told coherently from clarity of purpose and principles, act as a conduit to curiosity and truth seeking, fuelling the energy to enrich, transform and save lives… and the planet, too.

Alongside her husband Roger, a business writer, Sandy runs four coaching programmes through My Climate Story: The Story Revealer, Perfect Pitch, On the Stage and Storytelling Mastery.

Sandy – Storytelling Coach
Sandy – Storytelling Coach

Sandy

Storytelling Coach

‘Storytelling for business’ coach Sandy has worked with hundreds of founders, business professionals and academics to bring clarity into their complex communication worlds, and affect transformation through purpose-driven contextualised storytelling. She believes that stories, when told coherently from clarity of purpose and principles, act as a conduit to curiosity and truth seeking, fuelling the energy to enrich, transform and save lives… and the planet, too.

Alongside her husband Roger, a business writer, Sandy runs four coaching programmes through My Climate Story: The Story Revealer, Perfect Pitch, On the Stage and Storytelling Mastery.

Laurie – Pitching Coach

Laurie

Pitching Coach

Laurie supports climate solutions founders with communication services that shine light on blind spots, storytelling services that maximise enrolment, and clear and powerful coaching to help them step into bigger, calmer, more confident versions of themselves, capable of receiving the millions of dollars they need to launch or scale. Through her guidance, founders learn how to make themselves understood every time they talk about their ideas to any audience. Consequently, investors are empowered to fully understand their pitches, making it easy to decide whether they can enrol in the vision. Laurie also works with consultants who help with introductions to investors and provide consulting on making business models more investable.

Through My Climate Story, Laurie offers The Empowered Pitcher, Boss Energy, Pitch Power Preps and Co-Pitching, all of which are tailored to individual needs.

Jake

Investor-Led Coaching

Jake is an impact-focused leadership coach who works with climate solutions founders from all over the world. He draws on extensive experience in the venture capital space as an impact investor, and through the investments he has made he sits on the boards of a number of companies and advises many others. He is also a serial entrepreneur himself, and has raised multiple investment rounds for his own startups.

Through My Climate Story, Jake combines his expertise and experience to straddle the divide between the roles of coach and advisor, supporting founders to deepen their self-awareness, bring clarity to their technical growth and fundraising challenges and avoid the mistakes he’s happy to admit he made along the way!

Jake – Investor-Led Coaching

Jake

Investor-Led Coaching

Jake is an impact-focused leadership coach who works with climate solutions founders from all over the world. He draws on extensive experience in the venture capital space as an impact investor, and through the investments he has made he sits on the boards of a number of companies and advises many others. He is also a serial entrepreneur himself, and has raised multiple investment rounds for his own startups.

Through My Climate Story, Jake combines his expertise and experience to straddle the divide between the roles of coach and advisor, supporting founders to deepen their self-awareness, bring clarity to their technical growth and fundraising challenges and avoid the mistakes he’s happy to admit he made along the way!

Jake – Investor-Led Coaching
Jake – Investor-Led Coaching

Jake

Investor-Led Coaching

Jake is an impact-focused leadership coach who works with climate solutions founders from all over the world. He draws on extensive experience in the venture capital space as an impact investor, and through the investments he has made he sits on the boards of a number of companies and advises many others. He is also a serial entrepreneur himself, and has raised multiple investment rounds for his own startups.

Through My Climate Story, Jake combines his expertise and experience to straddle the divide between the roles of coach and advisor, supporting founders to deepen their self-awareness, bring clarity to their technical growth and fundraising challenges and avoid the mistakes he’s happy to admit he made along the way!

Hanna – Investor-led coaching

Hanna

Investor-Led Coaching

Hanna is an ICF-accredited coach and start-up adviser, who is continuously helping founders to level up their game and develop the capabilities and skills required to succeed. Being a VC partner and an active angel investor herself, Hanna knows that building companies with impact takes more than just a great idea. With the right coach, she says, founders can learn to unleash the power of storytelling to make that idea work for them.

Through My Climate Story, Hanna empowers founders to crystallise their visions, which not only invites focus for execution, it also makes their propositions compelling for partners, customers and potential investors. She predominantly works with early-stage founding teams who are looking to drive exponential growth and become globally recognised businesses in the quest to reverse climate change, as well as enjoy the journey along the way.

Hanna – Investor-led coaching

Hanna

Investor-Led Coaching

Hanna is an ICF-accredited coach and start-up adviser, who is continuously helping founders to level up their game and develop the capabilities and skills required to succeed. Being a VC partner and an active angel investor herself, Hanna knows that building companies with impact takes more than just a great idea. With the right coach, she says, founders can learn to unleash the power of storytelling to make that idea work for them.

Through My Climate Story, Hanna empowers founders to crystallise their visions, which not only invites focus for execution, it also makes their propositions compelling for partners, customers and potential investors. She predominantly works with early-stage founding teams who are looking to drive exponential growth and become globally recognised businesses in the quest to reverse climate change, as well as enjoy the journey along the way.

Gwyneth

Coach and Writer

Coming from a Psychology background, Gwyneth works to heal the multiple disconnects that have been normalised as part of today’s world – within ourselves, between humans, and between humans and nature.

Through My Climate Story, Gwyneth offers narrative coaching to look at the stories founders are telling themselves about who they are; assistance with tapping into founders’ authentic voice and purpose, listen to their inner wisdom and reconnect with who they really are and what they’re here to do; emotional intelligence support and training to help with the many difficulties of running a business, such as self-doubt, confidence and burnout; and emotional support and space-holding for those who want to express and process their fear, despair, guilt and anger around the climate crisis. She also produces written stories for the Content Team.

Gwyneth - Coach and Writer
Gwyneth - Coach and Writer

Gwyneth

Coach and Writer

Coming from a Psychology background, Gwyneth works to heal the multiple disconnects that have been normalised as part of today’s world – within ourselves, between humans, and between humans and nature.

Through My Climate Story, Gwyneth offers narrative coaching to look at the stories founders are telling themselves about who they are; assistance with tapping into founders’ authentic voice and purpose, listen to their inner wisdom and reconnect with who they really are and what they’re here to do; emotional intelligence support and training to help with the many difficulties of running a business, such as self-doubt, confidence and burnout; and emotional support and space-holding for those who want to express and process their fear, despair, guilt and anger around the climate crisis. She also produces written stories for the Content Team.

Zal – Product/Market Fit and Go-to-Market Coach

Zal

Product/Market Fit and Go-to-Market Coach

Zal is a life-long entrepreneur, and as such is firmly embedded in the startup ecosystem and has developed a track record in building and selling products around the world. Today, he advises early stage companies on how they can establish product/market fit, and then proceed from there to market. A Climate Reality Leader, trained by US Vice President Al Gore, Zal is especially passionate about working with organisations that are seeking to reverse climate change. His key skills lie in untangling complexities in order to get to the heart of benefits, and then turning these into stories that speak clearly and directly to potential investors and customers.

Through My Climate Story, Zal provides brainstorming workshops that help founders define the ideal combination of product features and customer focus that will ensure that their product fits with what the market wants. He works to deepen their understanding of their buyers’ personalities, then co-develops a strategy for product engagement that entices users to reach an ‘aha! moment’ and minimises churn.

Zal – Product/Market Fit and Go-to-Market Coach

Zal

Product/Market Fit and Go-to-Market Coach

Zal is a life-long entrepreneur, and as such is firmly embedded in the startup ecosystem and has developed a track record in building and selling products around the world. Today, he advises early stage companies on how they can establish product/market fit, and then proceed from there to market. A Climate Reality Leader, trained by US Vice President Al Gore, Zal is especially passionate about working with organisations that are seeking to reverse climate change. His key skills lie in untangling complexities in order to get to the heart of benefits, and then turning these into stories that speak clearly and directly to potential investors and customers.

Through My Climate Story, Zal provides brainstorming workshops that help founders define the ideal combination of product features and customer focus that will ensure that their product fits with what the market wants. He works to deepen their understanding of their buyers’ personalities, then co-develops a strategy for product engagement that entices users to reach an ‘aha! moment’ and minimises churn.

Robin – Visual Storyteller

Robin

Visual Storyteller

My Climate Story is Robin’s brainchild, and he also leads the business’ Content Team. These creative professionals are devoted to making founders’ stories visual, so that it’s easier for them to make an emotional connection with those they seek to influence and engage. By leveraging the millennia-old human tradition of storytelling, Robin says, we can make ourselves understood. And through fostering understanding, we bring others into our fold. By leveraging the modern day power of digital media in the form of photography and video, founders are able to deepen this understanding with their audiences, and bridge any remaining uncertainties by helping them develop clarity.

Aside from looking after the day to day running of the business, Robin captures compelling images that bring founders’ origin stories to life and show how founders’ climate solutions work in practice.

Robin – Visual Storyteller

Robin

Visual Storyteller

My Climate Story is Robin’s brainchild, and he also leads the business’ Content Team. These creative professionals are devoted to making founders’ stories visual, so that it’s easier for them to make an emotional connection with those they seek to influence and engage. By leveraging the millennia-old human tradition of storytelling, Robin says, we can make ourselves understood. And through fostering understanding, we bring others into our fold. By leveraging the modern day power of digital media in the form of photography and video, founders are able to deepen this understanding with their audiences, and bridge any remaining uncertainties by helping them develop clarity.

Aside from looking after the day to day running of the business, Robin captures compelling images that bring founders’ origin stories to life and show how founders’ climate solutions work in practice.

Aarati

Science Communicator and Animator

Aarati found her passion for science communication while studying for her PhD in Biomedical Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco. During graduate school, she joined a team making whiteboard videos and learned how to break down complex scientific concepts for a public audience. She is constantly inspired by the latest innovations in science, and looks to spread her enthusiasm to others through scientific storytelling.

Through My Climate Story, Aarati focuses on helping climate solutions startups make their ideas and technology accessible and engaging without compromising scientific accuracy. Drawing on her years of experience in laboratory research and data analysis, she’s able to quickly grasp the nuances of a new technology. She then works with company founders to create illustrated, on-brand explainer videos that grab the attention and interest of investors and empower the public to take action.

Aarati

Science Communicator and Animator

Aarati found her passion for science communication while studying for her PhD in Biomedical Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco. During graduate school, she joined a team making whiteboard videos and learned how to break down complex scientific concepts for a public audience. She is constantly inspired by the latest innovations in science, and looks to spread her enthusiasm to others through scientific storytelling.

Through My Climate Story, Aarati focuses on helping climate solutions startups make their ideas and technology accessible and engaging without compromising scientific accuracy. Drawing on her years of experience in laboratory research and data analysis, she’s able to quickly grasp the nuances of a new technology. She then works with company founders to create illustrated, on-brand explainer videos that grab the attention and interest of investors and empower the public to take action.

 

Zoë

Zoë

Brand Strategist

​​Zoë has ten years of experience designing for brands like Hyatt, BET, City Winery, Intel, Grubhub and The Peoples’ Choice Awards. She uses her knowledge from the hospitality and entertainment industries to make climate solutions brands relevant and beautiful. With a BFA in Visual Communication and two years of international travel and teaching experience, she is equipped with both the skills and perspective to bridge the communication gaps that often come up between unrelated parties.

Through My Climate Story, Zoë offers brand strategy and visual identity work. She also provides pitch deck critique, design and build services, in which she explores founders’ visions in workshops that clarify their stories, then creates concise and beautiful decks that investors love as much as our clients do.

Zoë

Zoë

Brand Strategist

​​Zoë has ten years of experience designing for brands like Hyatt, BET, City Winery, Intel, Grubhub and The Peoples’ Choice Awards. She uses her knowledge from the hospitality and entertainment industries to make climate solutions brands relevant and beautiful. With a BFA in Visual Communication and two years of international travel and teaching experience, she is equipped with both the skills and perspective to bridge the communication gaps that often come up between unrelated parties.

Through My Climate Story, Zoë offers brand strategy and visual identity work. She also provides pitch deck critique, design and build services, in which she explores founders’ visions in workshops that clarify their stories, then creates concise and beautiful decks that investors love as much as our clients do.

Roger

Writer and Creative Strategist

As a journalist, writer and creative strategist, Roger has observed over decades how many people struggle with an apparently simple task: telling their story productively. Beginning as a correspondent on the frontline of the Zimbabwe independence war, he learned at first hand the corruption of power, and the power of corruption. He has used his experience as a journalist to probe lives, businesses, and ideas whose moral and ethical depth deserve wider traction. Through his own long-term creative strategy business, he has helped hundreds of startups and small- to medium-sized enterprises identify their true purpose and communicate it with candour, ingenuity and wit. It helps that Roger is also a well-published poet, whose feel for language, rhythm and metre can make even the driest business message sing.

In My Climate Story, Roger deciphers, interprets and re-tells the often complex or technological code of climate-aware entrepreneurs into messages their markets need and pine to hear.

Roger

Writer and Creative Strategist

As a journalist, writer and creative strategist, Roger has observed over decades how many people struggle with an apparently simple task: telling their story productively. Beginning as a correspondent on the frontline of the Zimbabwe independence war, he learned at first hand the corruption of power, and the power of corruption. He has used his experience as a journalist to probe lives, businesses, and ideas whose moral and ethical depth deserve wider traction. Through his own long-term creative strategy business, he has helped hundreds of startups and small- to medium-sized enterprises identify their true purpose and communicate it with candour, ingenuity and wit. It helps that Roger is also a well-published poet, whose feel for language, rhythm and metre can make even the driest business message sing.

In My Climate Story, Roger deciphers, interprets and re-tells the often complex or technological code of climate-aware entrepreneurs into messages their markets need and pine to hear.

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