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About Me

I have been lucky to have three careers in my life. Television, business and as a public speaker.

All three have been challenging and immensely rewarding. I’ve learnt so much and continue to develop my skillset everyday through the people I meet and work with.

I’ve found my ‘why’ – helping others to sharpen their messages and deliver them with impact…and yes, I walk my talk.

Mission & Values

To empower individuals, businesses, and organisations by enhancing their confidence and communication skills.

Providing skills that enable us to talk with compassion, courage, and clarity, and then execute with knowledge, focus, and confidence. 

The stakes are high—whether it’s winning or losing a promotion or pitch, engaging stakeholders, or protecting your reputation, effective communication is critical.

One size does not fit all.

We know having worked across multiple sectors and a diverse array of clients, ranging from FTSE 100, 250, aim listed companies and SMEs to start-ups, charities, media outlets, not for profit organisations and professional services. 

Striving for Excellence

Striving to be the best – knowing that when we have given it our all we can rest easy and produce great results

Fueled by Passion

Loving what we do ensures we have the energy and drive to pave the way forward

Embracing Freedom

Working in ways that enable the use of both tried-and-tested approaches and innovative new tools to achieve the best results.

Joyful Learning

Plato’s philosophy that “learning should be fun!” is a guiding principle.

Executive Coaching

Whether you have taken time out from your career, are unsure about your progression, or want to smash the glass ceiling, I’m here to help.

Masterclasses​

From delivering Powerful Presentations to Media Training and Crisis Management – the experience you need to deliver your message.

Public Speaking​

With extensive experience as a keynote speaker, I deliver talks on topics such as ‘Making an Impact with Positivity and Personal Effectiveness.’

My Background

For more than fifteen years I was a television presenter, reporter and producer for some of the UK’s largest organisations, including the BBC and ITV. 

During my media career, I covered significant events such as the death of Princess Diana, 9/11, General Elections, and the rise of India and Pakistan as nuclear powers. For eight years, I anchored ITV’s news in the Midlands.

As an entrepreneur and investor, I co-founded the PR agency Fleet Street Communications and the creative design agency Grin Consultancy. Both businesses grew to seven-figure revenues, were profitable and worked with some of the world’s leading brands. After ten years, in 2022, both companies did Management Buy Outs and I successfully exited. 

My book ‘Positivity’ was published by The HotHive – 30 chapters on personal effectiveness to get you embracing a more positive outlook on life. (link to amazon)

I remain eager to embrace new challenges and projects that continue to inspire and motivate me. Hence, my podcast, Five Star Insights.

I am passionate about empowering and helping women and young adults on their journey to success. Currently, I serve as a board advisor to Auris Tech Ltd and an ambassador for Every Child Needs a Mentor.

Qualifications:

  • Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner
  • Emotional Intelligence Practitioner (Six Seconds)
  • Level 5 Coaching and Mentoring Certificate (Institute of Leadership & Management)
  • BA (Hons) Social Policy and Administration (University of Sussex)
  • Managing Happiness – Certificate from Harvardx
Presentation Skills
Media Training
Crisis Communication

I am a consultant, advisor, and trainer specializing in presentation, media, crisis communications, personal branding, and reputation management, working with clients in both the UK and overseas. Additionally, I serve as an Executive Coach, partnering with CEOs, MDs, entrepreneurs, and senior leadership teams.

I create and deliver customized masterclasses and programs that blend the right mindset with practical skills to help my clients achieve their goals.

Main areas of expertise

  • Presentation skills
  • Media Training
  • Crisis Communications
  • Reputation Management
  • Personal Branding
  • Executive Coaching

Qualifications

  • Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner (INLPTA trained)
  • ILM Level 5 Coaching and Mentoring Certificate (Institute of Leadership and Management)
  • Certified Emotional Intelligence Practitioner (Six Seconds Organisation)

Every year, I’m honored to be invited to present a diverse array of live events. From award ceremonies and annual dinners to business seminars, conferences, charity fundraisers, and entertainment shows, I enjoy bringing these occasions to life.

As a speaker, I cover a variety of impactful topics, including:

  • Crafting powerful messages that resonate
  • Inspiring personal effectiveness and leadership
  • The power of positivity
  • Reputation management – your greatest asset
  • Navigating the media maze

I’m also adept at tailoring presentations to meet your specific needs.

Highlights

RoleEventDescription
CompereTEDx – Birmingham City UniversityIntroducing the event and nine speakers. The theme was ‘Transformation in Uncertain Times’.
CompereRoyal Mail sales conferenceAnnual Royal Mail sales conference held at Alton Towers.
CompereCompanies House international conferenceA four day international conference. Presenters role included, links, introducing speakers, chairing Q&A and panel discussions.
CompereInvestors in Excellence AwardsThe largest awards ceremony in Europe, with 1100 guests.
CompereInstitute of Directors (IoD) Regional Awards (West Midlands)Leading businesses across the West Midlands attend the event. Arti also sat on the judging panel.
CompereWomen of the Year AwardsLuncheon attracting 650 business women. Previous winners include Karren Brady (The Apprentice) and Hilary Devey (Dragon’s Den).
CompereThe Mela – ITV’s live entertainment stage, NEC3 day event looking at Asian arts, culture and entertainment, attracting 20,000 people.

After spending fifteen years in the media industry, I knew I had developed a strong set of skills that could significantly benefit businesses. In 2009, I teamed up with my business partner, Steve Dann.

Together, as investors, co-founders, and directors, we launched several businesses centered around communications. This included Fleet Street Communications (www.fsc.uk.com), a PR agency, and Grin Consultancy (www.grin.uk.com), a digital design agency, both established in 2010.

Despite setting up these businesses during a recession, we managed to grow them concurrently, reaching seven figures and collaborating with some of the world’s biggest brands.

After eleven successful years, in 2022, I exited both businesses through Management Buy Outs.

Currently, I serve as a board advisor to the Edtech company, Auris Tech Ltd. (www.auris.tech).

Previous board positions

  • Mathew Boulton College (now Birmingham Metropolitan College) – Governor
  • University of the First Age – Trustee
  • Investors in Excellence – Non-Executive Director
  • Human City Institute – Non-Executive Director

Over the years, I have had the privilege of supporting and collaborating with a diverse range of charities.

Empowering women is a cause I am deeply passionate about, and I also dedicate my time to working with young people. I often give talks at schools, colleges, and universities about my career and the valuable lessons I’ve learned along the way.

My media career allowed me to work with Career Academies UK to develop Project Aspire at ITV, a program designed to lift the aspirations of teenagers who are either underachieving in the education system or come from disadvantaged backgrounds. The project included a confidence-building workshop and an inspiring tour of the ITV newsroom and studios.

I’ve been a longstanding supporter of the ‘Women of the Year Luncheon and Awards,’ an event that honors positive female role models and celebrates the achievements of women in society and business. Over the years, more than £500,000 has been raised for Revitalise and other charities through this initiative. You can learn more at www.womenoftheyear.org.uk.

Additionally, I back the work of Apps for Good, which empowers young people in the IT sector. More information about their impactful work is available at www.appsforgood.org.

I also collaborate with Forward Ladies, an organization dedicated to creating a global platform that connects women to opportunities, networks, businesses, and expertise that empower them. Discover more about their mission at www.forwardladies.com.

Five Star Insights – Podcast and Column

Arti writes a monthly column called Five Star Insights for Rich Woman Magazine.

She speaks to people from a wide range of backgrounds and sectors, all of whom are successful and making a real difference in society. She introduces them and then dives straight into finding out more about the individual through their five choices of a location, cuisine, music, literature and art.

A podcast, of the same name accompanies the column. 

Column on Rich Woman Magazine

Podcast on Rich Woman Magazine

Women of Spirit Volume 2 – Book

Arti was asked to write the foreward for Women of Spirit Volume 2.  

The book is an anthology of powerful and transformational stories written by women doing extraordinary things with their lives. It documents various aspects of the human condition and is full of guidance and inspiration.

Women of Spirit is a movement led by Susie Mackie who compiled the book. For more information go to www.womenofspirit.co.uk

Buy it on Amazon

Aljazeera – Presentation Training Diploma Manual

Arti wrote the Presentation Training Diploma Manual for Aljazeera’s Media Training and Development Centre which is headquartered in Doha in Qatar.

The manual is used as the foundation for all the centre’s TV presenting courses.

Positivity – Book

Arti’s first book, ‘Positivity’ was published by The HotHive in 2009.

In 30 simple lessons the book shows you the way to lead a fulfilling and enjoyable life. It focuses on what you secretly know or are learning about but aren’t putting into practice. In a nutshell we are quick to forget key ideas, thoughts, experiences and lessons that we use on a daily basis. Yet it is these things that make us who we are and make our life what it is.

Buy it on Amazon

I’ve enjoyed a dynamic fifteen-year career in the media, working as a television presenter, producer, and reporter for some of the UK’s largest organizations such as the BBC, ITV, ITN News Channel, Carlton, LWT and Mirror Group. For eight years, I was at the forefront of ITV’s Central News, delivering regional bulletins across the Midlands.

Throughout my media journey, I’ve covered momentous events like the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, and the tragic events of 9/11. I delved into critical reviews of the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) and the European Parliament. I also reported on the ascendancy of India and Pakistan as nuclear powers, the revitalization of the South Bank, and gave previews of the Tate Modern and the London Eye.

I’ve had the privilege of interviewing a diverse range of individuals including politicians, entrepreneurs, business leaders, entertainers, academics, athletes, and members of the public. My goal has always been to listen attentively and highlight the best in everyone I speak with.

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