I am… Katherine Godsmark and I implement, produce and oversee the huge range of events we deliver across our programmes.

I’ve been… involved in creating change and building human connections throughout my career. Whether driving structural transformation in the face of cultural opposition or educating a local population in marine conservation and ocean survival, each of my experiences has taught valuable mentoring lessons. I guide and am guided by respect and humility. A simple conversation becomes a dialogue and develops a relationship. Working in some of the most beautiful locations in the world has given me the scope to learn new languages and ways of interacting. To change behaviours, we must first challenge our beliefs about other people. Mentoring enables this process for both parties and the impact speaks for itself.

I love… witnessing the energy and momentum our events evoke. Each event is unique because our speakers and audience share their personal insights and experiences. Being a part of this is inspiring in itself.  Mentoring is the visible impact of a shared dialogue – that’s unrivalled in professional relationships. My own mentor taught me to be brave, to be bold and to keep going. I hope our event attendees feel inspired to do the same.

I bring… proof that learning through experience matters more than meticulous career planning. In respecting cultures and reflecting understanding, we learn the importance of shared dialogue to drive lasting change.

Contact me at katherine@moving-ahead.org or 01491 579726