Blueprint’s work is about stimulating and energising a different way of thinking and behaving in business, whilst the one-to-one work is primarily with large corporates, Blueprint’s thinking and approach are relevant to organisations of all sizes. Blueprint also convenes forums and events, and works with investors and influencers from wider society, including NGOs, academics, business schools, coaches and advisors, to help create the environment for purpose-led businesses to thrive.
Soulla joined Blueprint in December 2012. As well as overseeing the operations of the charity, Soulla runs workshops for teams, manages a network of coaches and consultants to business and leads on a number of other projects.
Soulla is a trained coach and was previously a director at KPMG.
After a diverse career, spanning a range of sectors from corporate finance to local government, and scaling a video game business across Europe, he launched Essentialise in 2020. They support organisations in building wellbeing and inclusion strategies, and deliver bespoke interventions and workshops. His mission is to cultivate cultures where work is a net positive for employees, where regeneration and equity are as standard.
He has won a number of awards for this work, including the Great British Entrepreneur of the Year for Service Industries in 2021 and a National Startup Award in 2022. He has overcome challenges such as losing the ability to walk and mental health struggles, and speaks on a variety of topics from gender equity to the sustainability of people.
Lee is also the Director of Wellbeing Lancashire and a Trustee of Age Concern. His first book, the Millennials Guide to Wellbeing, is due for release in 2023.
Francisco is the Creative Director & CEO of Luma Creations, the leading Latin American Arts & Culture organisation in the North West. He is a composer, writer, producer and the artistic director of LA FERIA, Liverpool’s Latin American Arts & Cultural Festival. He has managed local, national and international projects; has been the Artistic Director of various festivals including the One World Festival, the Merseyside International Street Arts Festival (Brouhaha International) and the Chester Carnival of Giants. He was the CEO of MZONE (Liverpool & Merseyside Youth Music Action Zone), from its inception and developed an annual programme that enabled over 10,000 children and young people to take part in music activities. He has programmed large scale events including the Street Arts programme for the Liverpool Millennium celebrations and the celebration of George Harrison’s Life.
Francisco has taught Developing professional practice, event/project management and music industry studies at Chester University and created a fit for purpose training programme called Creative Futures, to support and develop creative freelancers and new arts & culture businesses. The latest being a partnership with the Business & IP Centre based in Liverpool Central Library.
Francisco is a member of SHIFT Liverpool, the sustainability network for the Liverpool City Region’s cultural sector. He has sat on a number of strategy groups over the years for the Arts Council England and is part of the Liverpool (City Region) Festival Forum. He works across disciplines and is consistently called upon as advisor and consultant nationally.
A professional with 20+years change leadership experience in the FTSE Top 10, she started her consulting firm in 2019 to support sustainable development within SMEs.
Katherine holds an MBA with distinction, specialising in innovation management as well as certificates in ESG, digital strategy, and sustainability management from established universities. She’s also a Fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants.
She’s the host of the internationally acclaimed Where Ideas Launch – Sustainable Innovation Podcast, ranked among the top 5% globally, achieving the top spot in 5 countries, and the top 10 in 19 separate charts.
As a sought-after leadership and career transition coach and keynote speaker, she facilitates workshops and learning sessions for communities within global brands such as Amazon, Women Tech Global, ACCA, Stryker, Speak Up, Mind Channel and more.
After spending 25 years in big business, Ravi shifted his skills in strategy and change, towards working with smaller privately owned companies that want to be better, and need a helping hand to get going … or go faster. As one of just eight ‘certified’ Conscious Capitalism consultants in the world, he is dedicated to shifting the narrative of capitalism towards making a positive impact in the world.
He is the host of the Good Business Talking podcast which shines a light on businesses that are a force for good. He is a mental fitness Coach to social impact entrepreneurs from under-served or marginalised backgrounds. And he is a Trustee of a national homeless charity.
And at a more personal level, he is a self-confessed food snob and a DJ in training.
Jill is also the author of “It Really Is Just Good Business: the art of operating a responsible, ethical and profitable small business.” This year, Jill was nominated as one of the top female entrepreneurs in the UK in the Small Business Britain #ialso2023 campaign.
Amy holds an MSc in International Business from Universitá Bocconi which focused on sustainability and CSR. She holds an accreditation from the prestigious CFA for ESG investing and is certified by Cambridge University for Sustainable Supply Chain Management.