Who I Work With

“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 to small businesses owners, established luxury brands and corporates. Here’s what a few of them have to say:

“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.”

Karen Tippett

“I had a session with Nova and it really was life changing. The session enabled me to connect the dots that were subconsciously causing me to feel blocked about certain things.

I booked NLP coaching with Nova primarily because I was starting my own business and was experiencing some unexpected fear around being visible. Through the coaching I was able to see why I was feeling this way and that awareness has been magical in giving me what I needed to push through the blocks and really just get out of my own head and out of my own way.

The time I spent with Nova had a profound impact on me in the immediate aftermath but even nearly 6 months later it is still helping. For me, starting my own business was something different and so it required a different approach. I am so glad that it opened me up to the world of life coaching, I think it is something that everyone can benefit from on some level. As humans we develop a story in our heads and coaching helps to unpick that story in order to progress, resolve issues or simply feel better.

Nova has such a friendly, loving and personable manner. She makes you feel comfortable, so you don’t need to worry about opening up because she makes it easy to do so. I would recommend working with Nova 100 times over.”

Nicola Rae Wickham

“I was feeling completely overwhelmed with work and life and seemed to be working constantly but not feeling I was achieving anything, just spinning around in circles. I decided I needed things to change and to get order back into my life. I met with Nova and we worked through what values were important to me, how I was spending my time and looked at the balance (which also hightlighted the imbalance) of these. This was a great way to see indicators on why I was feeling the way I was.

Nova has a wonderful way of seeing through situations, and asking questions in a way that really makes you stop and think. I feel Nova really sees the person I am inside and has helped me focus. She is helping me bring order to different areas of my life. Nova is a very special person, gentle and encouraging, a great mentor and an inspiration to me.”

Marsha Hall

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.

Danielle Wilkins

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.

 

Rita Colson

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”

 

Group Wedding Director

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.

Laura Babb, Director

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.

Director of Deliverability

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.

Quality Manager