“Nova Reid is both a powerhouse and a pioneer. I have worked with her on shoots that have involved multiple luxury partners, outstanding creative briefs that are uncompromising in her passion for representing diversity. Nova’s professional relationships, keen eye and understanding of the industry and ability to offer brands a prestigious platform to showcase to her audience are just some of the reasons so many like to work with her. Above all it’s her ability to bring creatives together with a brand and commercial focus and make it look easy that I admire the most.”
“It is a pleasure and a privilege to be in a position to be able help”
I enjoy working with an eclectic mix of clients who want to actively be the change they want to see in the world through business and beyond. From individual change-makers and small businesses owners, to established luxury brands, charities and corporates. Here’s what a few of them have to say:
Having worked in wedding journalism for a long time, I can honestly say Nova is one of the kindest, most professional people I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. Her engaging articles are always on point and written to the highest standard, and her knowledge of the bridal world has proven to be indispensible to me over the years. Yet it’s her passion and dedication to encourage a more diverse and inclusive wedding industry that really makes her stand out – Nova is a rare gem and a true expert in her field.
I chose to Nova to produce a press launch for my business after working with her previously on another project and I loved her professionalism and what her brand stands for.
Working with Nova is wonderful. She is professional consistent and full of integrity.
As a result of working with Nova it has raised my brands profile and my business has already started to gain the right attention from media and the industry.
It has been a wonderful experience working with Nova and I look forward to continuing to work together in the future.
We love working with Nova, her talk on our wedding training day gave a fresh new angle for our wedding team to think about.
On the feedback her talk was voted ‘most enjoyable of the day’! We look forward to working with her again soon”
Nova is one of the most inspiring speakers I’ve ever heard.
Inspirational, educational and REAL!
Nova has impacted on every area of the two business that I run. From inspiring me to examine my photography business to ensure I prioritise diversity, to educating 100s of photographers at the conference I run to elevate their knowledge around issues affecting people of colour who are navigating the wedding industry while planning their weddings, as well as wider societal issues around race, perception and bias.
I had the pleasure of working with her twice recently and at both events she was engaging, informative and she got people really fired up and excited to take what they’d learned back into their professional and personal lives. It’s a real skill to be able to handle powerful issues like race and diversity in the compassionate and sensitive way that Nova does. I would work with her again in a heartbeat.
Nova hosted a very engaging session for Change.org on Intersectionality and the Importance of Diversity in the Workplace. It was a solution-based presentation that led to a thought-provoking discussion. Nova was well-prepared and delightful to work with. The team appreciated her willingness to continue the conversation if people had further questions or thoughts. We strongly recommend her to anyone looking for a speaker in this area.
We love working with Nova. We came to her ready to do the work, but was so afraid we might get it wrong, I was stalling when I could be using my platform to make a difference. But Nova has encouraged me and my team to be brave and has challenged me to reach out and make connections with other organisations in order to change the conversation in charity around race. She has been incredibly flexible to the needs of our charity. Not only does she stimulate open and non-judgemental conversations, but she brings practical solutions to the table too, helping me hit the ground running with the anti-racism work that Bloody Good Periods stands for. I would encourage all charities and businesses who care about diversity and inclusion and want to make change in a meaningful way, to bring in Nova’s services
Doing anti-racism work with Nova over the past year has been life-changing. Being a part of the movement to dismantle racism is so important to me and has been for years, but I just didn’t know what I could do or what I was supposed to do as a white woman. Nova, with her online course and masterclasses, is showing me the way.
I’d been speaking to Nova Reid, for a while trying to work out when we could commit to her Diversity and Inclusion Programme and how I would pay for it given our shoestring budgets and existing commitments. And then I heard myself apologising to Nova about how the project ‘kept slipping down the list’ and the full force of this statement hit me. BAME people are always ‘put to the bottom of the list’ in life and in business and until we decide to put diversity and inclusion at the top of the list things aren’t going to change. We’d actually just had the worst month and now was exactly the ‘worst’ time to commit but I decided to pay up and book the session on the spot.
Investing in Nova Reid’s Diversity and Inclusion programme has been one of the most important, rewarding and empowering things we’ve done as a business
During a dedicated workshop on diversity and bias, Nova Reid offered a safe space where our participants could reflect on our pre-programmed realities, biases and prejudices. Her workshop was an interactive session, filled with laughter, aha-moments and even tears.
We highly recommend her workshops, just a short interaction with her can evoke change. She has a calm and kind way of presenting that truly connected and inspired not only our participants but management to continue bringing awareness and promote inclusion. We can’t speak highly enough of Nova or her workshops.