Our Vision

Every charity leader and changemaker has the confidence, skills and energy to create positive change for themselves, their teams and the world around them.


We will encourage you to make brave decisions for yourselves and your organisations, even when this is difficult.


We think outside the box, finding unique solutions to your challenges and tailoring our programmes to every individual and organisation we support.


We collaborate with brilliant partners and associates with the diversity, skills and values needed to support you.


We recognise that the leaders we work with will need different types, and varying levels of support to get to the same place.

Our ‘Why’

The charity and public sector are facing greater challenges than ever before. An accelerated pace of change, staff turnover, funding cuts and increased demand is leading to stress and exhaustion. The way we work needs to change.

The sector needs strong leaders with the courage and confidence to make difficult decisions. Leaders who are visionary, authentic and trusted. Leaders who have the energy to support, inspire and motivate their teams to continue to do the vital work that makes lasting change.

Animo’s Founders

Kate and Maria first joined forces in 2018 after becoming accredited coaches with the International Coaching Federation. Together they bring 35 years of third and public sector expertise, which has been used to develop Animo’s leadership workshops and programmes.

They have an impressive portfolio of skills, knowledge and experience that spans social housing, homelessness, health, youth leadership and youth voice. They have developed successful programmes, nurtured and led high performing teams and developed strategy.

Animo Leadership brings their purpose and passion alive as skilled facilitators and accredited coaches who understand the third sector. They want to support you and your teams to develop the courageous leadership skills that will enable you and the sector to thrive.

Sponsorship opportunities

We know that smaller charities struggle to find the budget to develop their leadership which is why we are always looking for sponsors who believe in our mission and who want to invest in strengthening the sector. If you are a funder, philanthropist or private sector organisation then we’d love to hear from you.

Ready to take your first step?

Get in touch with us today and take your first steps towards empowering your leadership team.