About

We’re part refreshing, part challenging and a lot effective

We’re very human, refreshingly straight-talking and confidently optimistic that change is wanted by both men and women.

Most people recognise that men and women energise each other by fuelling each other’s strengths, the result of which is a serious competitive edge for your organisation.  We work with major organisations all over the world so they have broader operational and creative skills, more powerful emotional intelligence and a more human face.

Like a lot of women, we grew up with a pretty indefeatable optimism around our potential.

As teenagers we admired the positive, have-it-all messages coming from Madonna and The Spice Girls, but, for lots of women, the system is still not set up to support the dream.  Untapped potential is endemic.

With many organisations recruiting a 50:50 split at junior levels, yet women still only accounting for around 25% (at best) of senior positions, it’s clear that laws and policies aren’t working on their own.   So we set up Shine to help create the change we all want to see.

Anna Baréz-Brown

WORK STREET CRED

A successful career in media.  Loved and survived the dot.com era.  Cross industry expertise from advertising, banking, beauty, FMCG, fashion, law, media, IT and oil.  Coaching leaders to succeed big time while being empathetic. Queen of workshop design.


PROUD OF

Making the corporate world a more human place, helping women to create the change they want to see, loving what I do, being a mum, finding my husband, building my own brand plus I make a great chicken soup and I love to dance.


WHAT OTHER PEOPLE SAY

Passionate, funny, inspirational, strong, so enthusiastic, straight talking, nurturing, slightly nuts, hugely supportive, natural performer.

Our team

Caroline Whaley

WORK STREET CRED

Senior brand marketing roles with Nike and The Nike Foundation in Europe, North and South America. Work with teenage girls in Africa to empower and shift social norms and continue to work with Nike, Girl Effect, DFID, The Gap and people doing crazy things like running for office.


PROUD OF

The impact of my work in Africa.  Working with and seeing every woman leave Shine feeling mighty and ready to take on the world. Gives me goosebumps.  Completing a 110km run over 3 days, cycling 1000 miles from Lands End to John O’Groats, raising £11,000 for Dementia UK and being First Mate to my yacht skipper husband Tim without arguing (mostly).


WHAT OTHER PEOPLE SAY

An incredible ability to see the potential in people, kind yet sharp of mind, human, empowering and exciting, bloody nice.

Alice Draper
Operations & Logistics Guru

WORK STREET CRED

More than a decade in sales and hospitality management in the UK & Australia. Co-ordinated events from large scale corporate conferences to special occasions. In the business of making stuff happen.

PROUD OF

My bravery in trying new things (including a stint as a motor cycle stunt man’s assistant), taking risks to better myself, bringing all my knowledge across my careers together and returning to live by the seaside knowing who I am and what I want.


WHAT OTHER PEOPLE SAY

A big love bomb whose glass is always half full. Uplifting with an infectious laugh and an all round force for good. A person who you can totally trust.

Mandy Ayres
Shine Senior Leader

WORK STREET CRED

Over 20 years experience in Senior Leadership roles covering the Corporate, Public and Charitable sectors always driving positive social change in sustainability and community impact. Unleashed my entrepreneurial spirit to develop my own coaching and leadership business supporting elite athletes to find their true greatness post their sporting career.


PROUD OF

Being part of and leading many gamechanging projects all over the world whilst having a lot of fun with so many great people over the years both personally and professionally.


WHAT OTHER PEOPLE SAY

Loves a challenge, ridiculously positive and always ready to jump in and make things happen with a smile on her face.

Anne Boisier-Fouché
Shine Senior Leader

WORK STREET CRED

Operational and strategic managerial roles in FMCG companies in France and the UK. Led and developed multi-cultural team for 3 years in Japan. Trained hundreds of managers all over the world. Cross industry experience in beauty, FMCG, fashion and life science. Teaching and mentoring young graduates in leading European Business Schools.


PROUD OF

Managing to build a successful and fulfilling career despite relocating 3 times in the past 10 years. Inspiring (almost) every single individual I have trained or led to make a change for the better. Starting hot yoga at 40 and pushing myself further in each flow …without collapsing.


WHAT OTHER PEOPLE SAY

Incredible energy, seizing any opportunity to learn and grow, life lover, always looking for authenticity, honest and loyal.

Lil Lusty
Shine Senior Leader

WORK STREET CRED

Almost a decade successfully climbing the ladder of the world renowned innovation consultancy ?What If! Innovation.  Clients include Sky, Google, Brit Insurance, British Gas and Hasbro. Love creating experiences that help people further succeed in their jobs.


PROUD OF

Inspiring a sense of possibility in people and businesses. Encouraging honest conversations. Using my business head and my heart in equal measure. Being a mum, wife, sister and daughter. 


WHAT OTHER PEOPLE SAY

Empathetic, hugely optimistic, a sack of positive energy, shiny eyes, always up for it, tough, a party girl who likes fancy dress.

MJ Cabanel
Shine Senior Leader

WORK STREET CRED

Microsoft, UBS, Nestlé, Deutsche Telekom, Swiss Re and the World Economic Forum.


PROUD OF

My family, particularly my kids, running a successful leadership business for ten years, moving to Europe in 1993, throwing wonderful parties!


WHAT OTHER PEOPLE SAY

Inspirational, fun, challenging, a big heart, passionate and on purpose.  Helps people to be their most resourceful, powerful self.