Mike Mounfield is a Director, published author with a background in civil engineering and spent three decades in transport and highways, working in the public, private and third sectors. Mike’s education is a bit broader than his engineering origins would indicate, with more recent degrees in art history, philosophy and psychology as well as a postgrad qualification in management.
Mike ran his own road safety consultancy for ten years from 2002, but re-booted his career in 2012 by starting The Wisdom Factory CIC.
Sarah Rennie is also a Director and leads our Equality and Diversity programme. She previously ran an access consultancy positioned to help organisations maintain and develop positive reputations among disabled consumers. During this time Sarah was elected as President of the Access Association, a national membership organisation for local authority officers and access consultants. Prior to this, she was a property litigation solicitor.
Sarah delivers an extensive programme of disability equality training courses around the UK and is a regular public speaker drawing on her legal knowledge, commercial realism, personal experience and dry sense of humour.
John Kemp joined as an Associate in 2014 and is now Head of Training for The Wisdom Factory. He’s a former Royal Marine Commando and Fire Officer, is a national public-speaking champion and an accredited stress management practitioner. John is currently supporting managers in a major supermarket chain to increase their stress awareness and personal resilience. He is well known for captivating audiences with his expertise, wit and imagination.
Natasha Hettihewa-Young is our newest exciting recruit. Initially she will focus on the training arm of The Wisdom Factory and developing the Equality and Inclusion workshops with Sarah. An English Literature graduate Natasha began her career in corporate PR in London but has retrained as a psychotherapist in the Midlands. She works in Adult Mental Health in the NHS and is also Co-director of the Fuse Festival in Lichfield, a music and arts festival which provides an outlet for her creativity, organisational skills and passion for her community. Natasha is articulate, deeply thoughtful and energised by the work she loves. If you want to talk about power dynamics, microagressions or unconscious bias you’ll find her at the TWF office.