Be Your Own Black Widow

Caroline Pankhurst
Speaker Caroline Pankhurst Founder, Be Braver

Like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, helping people find their Courage.

Dorothy but without the red slippers. Caroline unlocks her Clients ability to confidently enjoy delivering bold plans in pursuit of creativity, results, impact and innovation.

Through Be Braver she equips teams and individuals with the courageous mindset and mental strength needed to sustain challenge and adversity.

Creating energy, and excitement in those she works with, the tools and foundations of the Be Braver programme create purposeful transformation at both an individual and organisational level.

Her skills and approach are a rare blend of business and commercial expertise with coaching and positive psychology. Thoughtful and analytical, reflective and measured, creative and enterprising. She sees laughter as a measure of success on the road to courage and growth.

She has developed the unique Be Braver model blending psychological research and theory and strategic thought leadership to unlock the barriers that prevent ideas, growth and change.

With 20+ years experience delivering brand, digital and technological solutions for FTSE 100 companies to deliver commercial performance and created strong leaders, her work is placed firmly in the heart of commercial business.

Currently researching a Phd in the psychology of personal courage she speaks on panels, events and podcasts.

Passionate about the need to create a more equal, sustainable and mentally healthy society she speaks of the need to realise more courage and bravery to create more fearless solutions and changemakers.

A Pankhurst by deedpoll not birth, Caroline sits alongside Helen Pankhurst, on the steering committee for GM4Women2028 and is driving a newly launched initiative to make Greater Manchester the best city for Gender Equality. Caroline is passionate to see more women advance in business and in STEM.

A member of the British Psychological Society, BIMA and IOD she has worked extensively in sectors including in financial services, media, charity, telecoms, retail, FMCG.

Described by Radio 5 as a ‘woman who goes her own way’ she has also been described as ‘a sassy, ballsy focussed and inspirational leader with a sharp mind and quick wit' 

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