Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQs:

Can I book you to speak?

Whilst I can’t accept every request, I love to talk and offer inspirational talks, fireside chats or panel discussions which work well to provoke thought and whet appetite, please contact my speaker agent: 

Do you travel abroad for work?

If we are the right fit for one another, with pleasure. Subject to travel, accommodation and subsistence fees.

Can I interview you for an article, radio or tv appearance?  

If you are a journalist and have a media enquiry, please send media requests via the contact page and my team will expedite your enquiry.

How can I get started with anti-racism?

You can download my Introductory Anti-Racism Guide which has lots of information to help you get started on your anti-racism journey, if you’re ready to be challenged.

Can I share your Tedx talk / podcast?

Yes please share my TED talk and podcast far and wide – but please credit.

Where can I listen to your podcast?

You can find the latest episode of my podcast Conversations with Nova Reid on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Play

Where can I buy your book The Good Ally?

The Good Ally is available in hardback in the UK and in English speaking countries in Europe. It is also available in ebook and audiobook internationally. If you would like a hardback copy and you can’t find it locally, please ask your bookseller to stock it!
Click here for further information.

Do you have a Patreon? 

Yes I have a Podcast Patreon

Can I repost or share your Instagram posts?

I appreciate you wanting to share my content as this helps to reach a wider audience and engage more people in this work.  With that in mind, it is important for you to credit me when reposting/re-sharing my content. Please tag in the photo @novareidoffical in the first line of your caption. Please do not edit or change my original caption. Do not share if you are a business account that will benefit commercially from sharing my content. This includes by either advertising your own events or services, or if you are positioning it in a way that suggests alignment with your brand. 

Can I repost or share your instagram stories?

Yes please re-share my instagram stories – click the arrow share button to share directly to your story (do not screenshot as it removes the click-through link on the story). Include a direct text mention to @novareidoffical in an intentional and visible way. Do not share if you are a business account that will benefit commercially from sharing my content. This includes by either advertising your own events or services, or if you are positioning it in a way that suggests alignment with your brand. 

Can I tag you in my posts?

Happy for you to tag me in posts to raise awareness of, or recommend my work, but please can I ask that you don’t tag me in racist posts. 

Would you write for or contribute to our publication/book?

This work is how I make a living so I do not provide advice or content for free – with this in mind, if you would like me to contribute to your publication or book please get in touch here

Can you help me with my school project or support my academic research? 

I would love to be able help and offer support to all the projects and requests that come through but unfortunately I do not have capacity for this. 

Help, I or someone I know is experiencing racial discrimination or online abuse, can you help me?

I wish there were frontline services in the UK to better support those of us facing racial discrimination, including abuse online – we need more counsellors, support workers, legal aid teams and safety houses. I will continue to campaign  alongside other activists and organisations for change. However, as an individual, I cannot take on case work – I do not have the resource or the means to.

Glitch is a not-for-profit organisation working towards to ending online abuse – please visit their website for further resources and signposts to other organisations and partners who may be better placed to help.

Where relevant report incidents to the police. And report online hate to:

Consultancy FAQs:

Do you offer consultancy?

Due to the nature of anti-racism work and to ensure I am able to provide the best service I only take on an exclusive number of consultancy clients each year, who are ready to do the work. I am now fully booked for 2021 and unable to take on any new clients.

If you are keen to get started on your anti-racism journey, I have an online anti-racism course for individuals available for you or key staff who are motivated to do this work and get started immediately. Because the process of truly becoming anti-racist is very much an individual journey, the course serves as a great precursor to working together and I would strongly recommend that is your starting place.

Can you provide a one-off workshop?

I do not offer stand alone anti-racism workshops. From my experience I have found that it is impossible to get to the essence of anti-racism in one workshop. I am driven to ensure that my services are impactful and genuinely help resolve organisational and cultural problems. For that reason I have based my services on what I know to be most effective. The work that breeds the biggest transformation and sustainable change is the process of individual self-enquiry and ongoing consultancy. 

What kind of organisations do you work with?

I work with a wide range of companies and organisations from small businesses to global leaders. All are courageous leaders with a common trait of a strong desire for global change and a curiosity to do better.

Online Courses FAQs

Do you offer payment by instalments? 

Unfortunately we are not currently able to offer an option to pay by instalments. Thank you for understanding, we do try to offer partial and full bursaries throughout the year for students committed to anti-racism on lower income or facing periods of unemployment. 

What payment methods do you accept for the course?

We accept secure payment online by credit/debit card powered by Stripe and PayPal.

Can my employer pay for this course?

Yes. Many students are funded as part of their professional development by their employer. If your employer has agreed to fund (or part-fund) your place and needs an invoice, please ask them to contact my team with the name and email address of the student(s) they are funding and we’ll take care of the rest.

Which is the best course for beginners?

The Becoming Anti-Racist with Nova Reid course is ideal for  both beginners and those wanting to deepen their understanding . You can find out more about the online, self paced, course here.

I would like to pay it forward. Can I sponsor a place on one of your courses?

Yes! Please email my team. Contributions are greatly appreciated and go towards our bursary funds. Just let us know how much you would like to donate, and we’ll take care of the rest.

Becoming Anti-Racist with Nova Reid Course:

Who is the course for?

This course is for people at the beginning of your journey, who recognise they hold white privilege, who recognise that racism exists beyond an overt act of hate and want to do something about it, but often feel frightened of saying the wrong thing and don’t really know where to start. This is suitable for those interested in learning about anti-racism from a UK lens. It is for those who feel courageous enough to start introspection, unlearning and relearning and are keen to be part of change. Click here to learn more.

When can I start the course?

Once you’ve completed your purchase, you will be sent your login details via email and you can get started within 48 hours. Be sure to check your junk email folder if you cannot find the email confirmation. 

What will happen after purchasing the course?

You will be transferred to Learnworlds to complete your purchase. On receipt of payment you will be signed up to the Becoming Anti-Racist with Nova Reid course and receive an email with your log-in information. Be sure to check your junk email folder if you cannot find the email confirmation. 

Can I get a refund after purchasing the course?

All sales are final and no refunds can be given.

Can I complete the course in my own time?

The course is self-directed and designed for you to access online at your own pace. We recommend that you set aside an absolute minimum of 2 hours per week to complete the course. 

How long should I set aside for the course?

Consistency in this work is key so I recommend carving out an absolute minimum of two hours a week. The more the better.

How long do I have access to the course content?

You will have 12 months access to the course from the date of purchase.

What format does the course take?

You have access to a blend of video, audio learning and course notes alongside a course discussion forum on Learnworlds.  The course is divided into 15 modules with multiple lessons in each module equating to approx 30 hours of taught content (excluding homework and films). This is accompanied by homework, journaling prompts, films, media references, reading lists and tasks associated with each module.

Are there any assignments or tests?

There are no formal assignments or tests required to complete the course,  but you are given homework journaling, introspection, reading and further learning is encouraged.

Courageous Courage – Ally edition

Who is the course for?

This course is for those students who have completed my Becoming Anti-Racist with Nova Reid course and wish to further develop their skills for tackling racism.