‘Follow your passion. It will lead to your purpose. O Winfrey’
“I adore helping people, am passionate about equality, have far too many shoes and strongly dislike marmite”
I am a creative through and through and started my career as a professional actress and singer in theatre and had the pleasure of performing to audiences of over 10,000 at Wembley Arena. This continues to serve me well with my joy for writing, public speaking and storytelling. It was after an injury that I re-trained as a holistic therapist and went onto work in mental health & wellbeing for 10 years, which fuelled my passion for positive wellbeing and a desire to contribute and help people be the change they want to see in the world.
Often described as a force to be reckoned with, Nova is an inspirational TED speaker, writer and diversity and anti-racism campaigner. Nova approaches her work from a unique position and uses her professional background in counselling skills and mental wellbeing and understanding of human behaviour (NLP) to encourage meaningful change from the inside out. She has worked with over 200 progressive organisations and individual clients, including Change.org, Lufthansa and Bloody Good Period, and also recently launched an online anti-racism course
In 2019 Nova was shortlisted for an Inclusive Companies Award and nominated for a National Diversity Awards.
Nova is a passionate advocate for equality and helping people be the change they want to see in the world. She regularly appears on BBC News, Sky News and BBC Radio as an expert on race and diversity matters. In 2018, Nova was invited to attend the Royal Wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to provide expert media commentary.
Nova is a popular keynote speaker, and regular mentor at the Southbank Centre’s Women of the World (WOW) Festival. In March 2019 Nova was invited to lead a panel at the UK’s first SHE Summit. In the same month she was honoured to be named one of the Top 100 Black British Women by the Black Magic Network, as part of International Women’s Day 2019. Later that year, Nova was invited by Tedx Frankfurt to give a talk on microaggressions and was upgraded as a TED talk in 2020.
Nova is a regular writer for publications including Refinery29 UK and Restless Magazine, and is also founder of multi award-winning wedding platform and London show, Nu Bride, the leading inclusive platform dedicated to diversity in the mainstream wedding industry.
Nova is a passionate advocate for equality and helping people be the change they want to see in the world.