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I’m driven to enable people find and have voice.


  • back in the UK after 12 years in NZ, to take up a role with a central UK government agency where I’ll be leading a newly formed team to develop and deliver an international multi-day conference in 2025 : back on the market again
  • coach leaders (1-2-1 & teams) in honing powerful spoken stories (in-person and online) via masterclasses in ‘purposeful storytelling’ (foundation and advanced learning experiences available)
  • consult on crafting delicious learning experiences (see below)


  • authored Zen And The Heart Of Social Media
  • spoken at four TEDx’s (Nelson, York, Cardiff, Amsterdam)
  • produced over 200 podcasts (before it was cool) from 2006 & started vodcasting in 2007
  • created award-winning The Web Makes Me Feel project
  • founded MediaSnackers (a leading social media training and consulting agency from 2006-2011)
  • spoken and advised on five continents regarding digital strategies for folks like The Gates Foundation, UNICEF, BBC, Ubisoft, Welsh Assembly, Hasbro, global city developer IBI Group etc
  • founded CEO and executive-level mentoring firm, Social Media For Suits (‘paused’ in 2011 along with MediaSnackers)
  • four years as a mentor for Culture Hive Marketing Academy
  • been a Social Media Manager for national education organisation, CORE Education
  • spent 14 months as a business designer in a design-thinking agency
  • worked in various levels of local government and was the UK’s first & only (at that time), Corporate Youth Officer… oooh!

Yes, DK is my (legal) name. Just a D and a K.

Diva speaking / masterclass requirements:
Don’t do panels / speak for free (unless it’s a wholly run volunteer initiative) / participate in events with no gender / cultural balance;
– Presentations / masterclasses are delivered via Keynote (I use MacBook and if needed have a HDMI converter plus bluetooth clicker), just require a large screen TV with speakers (as there will be video clips shown) or high fidelity projector in dark room (or capability to control the lighting as to not ‘wash-out’ the presentation – please no projecting on coloured wall as degrades the experience);
– A lapel mic is preferred (if a big room / lots of humans) or hand held mic, as don’t do lecterns;
– Am gluten / dairy / (processed) sugar / (hot) spice free.
Thanks and appreciate your time on this, happy to chat to provide clarity.