Naomi has spent the last decade empowering business leaders and entrepreneurs to reach more of their potential. She has built a high impact career enabling clients to achieve positive, transformative changes in their personal lives, their organisations and their communities.
A social entrepreneur at heart, she launched first business whilst studying at university. The 4WD Foundation delivered behavioural change programmes to some of London's most vulnerable young people.
She went on to advise top investment banks on how to attract diverse entry-level talent and build inclusive cultures. Facilitating leadership development and employee engagement initiatives for corporate clients quickly followed. Clients include BP, CBRE, IHG, McDonald’s and Michael Kors.
In 2014 she set up the positive change agency, A Life Less Ordinary Wanted. From FTSE 500 companies in crisis, to individuals at a crossroads in life, Naomi harnesses emotional intelligence as a coach and facilitator to support her clients to become adaptable, compassionate, resilient leaders, building businesses and lives they love.
She graduated from the University of London with BSc Hons in Management. Since graduation has continued learning with WYSE International, Common Purpose and the Coaching Academy.
Naomi volunteers as an ambassador of the Young Women's Trust and is a trustee of the Donald Chesworth Educational Trust. In her spare time she seeks balance by travelling, meditating and running.
Simone Stephen MNCS - Head of Therapy
Head of Therapy
Simone is a qualified & accredited Hypnotherapist & Psychotherapist. She has been practising as an integrative therapist for over four years. Simone is passionate about her clients making positive changes to their lives with the support of her humanistic approach.
Simone supports clients facing various personal and professional challenges. Her experience includes addiction & habits, anger management, stress & anxiety, Self-esteem & confidence and Self-defeating behaviours.
Simone uses both Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in her practice. Her approach is both client-centered and goal orientated. This means clients are supported to both achieve their goals & reach a newfound internal equilibrium.
Simone studied Sociology & English at Brunel University, London. She then studied Therapy with Chrysalis. Simone is an accredited member of the National Counselling Society. Simone works with both adults and children and is fully DBS checked.
Emma Unsworth - Head of Operations
Imogen Donnell - Head of Marketing
Head of Marketing
Imogen's primary focus is sharing our story online to increase brand awareness and drive business results. Imogen has daily oversight of all digital engagement and social media content. She also oversees content strategy and campaigns. An adept researcher, she also keeps abreast of industry trends and challenges and provides crucial business intelligence to the company.
Imogen gained a BSc in Computing and Business at Kingston University, London before going on to pursue her interest in the world of marketing and storytelling with a Masters degree in Marketing Management at the University of Surrey.
Natalie Aidoo-Davies - Events Assistant
Natalie provides coordination and support for all our events, from formal Less Ordinary Life masterclasses to more social engagements and parties.
Natalie is passionate about event management and her positive energy and warm nature are contagious. She works hard to ensure Less Ordinary guests always feel welcome, comfortable and well fed!
Natalie studied Accounting and Business Economics at Middlesex University and currently works full time in the financial services. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, singing gospel music and enjoying good food.
Jaimie Crooks - Associate
Associate Coach & Facilitator
Sandra Manley ACC - Associate
Associate Coach & Facilitator
Sandra has spent the last 5 years as an Executive Coach, Facilitator and Consultant, developing people's potential in SMEs and more global organisations. Her focus is on authenticity and how we show up in our lives, whether that be at work or through play.
Through coaching, she works on creating possibilities with people who want to be ‘more’. More self-aware, more authentic, more in tune and more able to do the things that ignite a fire in their belly.
Her background is in both the public sector and private sector. It was after receiving executive coaching and the subsequent offer of a promotion and that Sandra took a leap of faith, declined the role and decided to pursue her own career in coaching.
In coaching, she found her missing piece- a piece that gave her a sense of greater authenticity and connection. It’s a realisation of purpose that she wishes to support others to find in themselves.
Sandra studied at DeMontford University gaining an honours degree and has post-graduate qualifications in Management Studies. She holds a Professional Coaching qualification is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
For fun, she cycles, works out, travels and sculpts. Her driving purpose is to add value to the lives of others and be the best of herself in all that she is and all that she does.
Dr Jasmine Gartner - Associate
Jasmine is a highly experienced trainer, consultant and writer.
She is a social anthropologist, with a focus on work cultures. She has change management experience in the public, private and third sector.
She facilitates training and workshops on employee engagement, diversity and inclusion, and unconscious bias.
As a writer and a researcher, she makes sure that ideas are transformed into sustainable impact for leaders and businesses alike.
She is the author of Employee Engagement: a little book of big ideas and she writes for HRZone.