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About Talk to Action Events
Talk to Action offer a
 virtual leadership event series designed to stimulate new thinking and move people to take brave action on socio-cultural and environmental change through business.

Creatures of habit, we want to stick to tried and tested strategies to help us recover – but old methods are seemingly ‘broken’. The harsh new reality is signalling a need to think and do differently.

Even if change feels counter- intuitive and scary, now is an ideal time to question the status quo, be open-minded, experiment with new ideas and take risks.

This is not another series of passive online learning sessions. We offer a co-creation space where you can thrash out your thoughts and ideas. It offers a fresh approach to provoke new thinking on inclusion, cultural innovation and thought leadership.

It’s a safe, collaborative space to gain new insights on how to focus and get important work done. You’ll remove the barriers so you can go from talking about change to making it happen. 

For more details contact me by clicking here.

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De-Mystifying Neuro Diversity  Workshop
To gain a competitive edge, foster innovation and build diverse teams, are you unlocking the power the neuro diverse community in the work place?
At a time, when we seek out problem-solvers and people who think differently to drive positive change and tackle our huge challenges, are you tapping onto the exceptional pool of talent neuro diverse thinkers can offer?

How can you ensure an inclusive hiring process that builds psychological safety and nurtures a thriving, resilient and diverse work force.

This workshop offers a fresh approach for you to gauge how to build diverse teams that are inclusive of talented individuals who think differently, naturally.

The format
Each virtual session has been expertly curated, mixing thought provoking interactive workshop techniques and personal growth coaching methodologies. It’s a unique experience to allow for mind shifts allowing you to take steps towards your change-making visions. You’ll do the tough work of figuring out what’s holding you back and why. You’ll find a powerful set of tools to test and implement new strategies and methodologies.

Extra support
1:1 mentoring and coaching also available
Plus regular content and updates to keep you focused and on-track.



If you feel a strong desire to experiment but at the same time you also feel immense pressure to go to the ‘safety’ of old habits, this is where Talk to Action’s workshops and events can help anchor you so you can move forward.

If you feel caught between fear and hope, it may be the time to decide which feeling you’d like to be guided by at this critical time.

For more details contact me by clicking here.


I set up bespoke events for clients: panels, workshops, meet ups, and large scale conferences across Europe, Asia and the US.

Clients have included Thomson Reuters, Hachette Publishing, Campden Events, Mobile Ecosystem Forum and TM Forum.

For event curation, contact me here.

Client Testimonials

” I want to personally thank you for the invaluable support you’ve consistently provided – it has made all the difference.We knew it would be challenging to launch such a meeting on complex legal issues, with a reduced lead time and on a referendum day. You made sure it was possible to, and did, deliver. Your work has just been outstanding.”

Helen Roberts,
Chair of ‘Life Sciences Forum’ Event Organised for Thomson Reuters.
Of Counsel, Network with Slaughter & May, De Brauw, Bredin Prat, Hengeller Mueller”

“Stephanie was successful in all her projects across a number of industries. Her ability to research and develop programmes to ensure they provide the highest quality of information for the market was superb. ”

Suzy Mayhew,
Previous Events Director at Campden Wealth, Hodder Education and TM Forum.
Stephanie set up multiple event programmes across Asia, the US and Europe for these clients.

“I have to say that was one of the most professionally organised and informative events I have been to on the subject. Great panel speakers – well done. Delighted to be involved.”

Ed Watson
Global Communications Director, N Brown and ex PR Director Debenhams
Speaker at Be You Talks  The Body Confidence Event

“Having worked with Stephanie at MEF for 3.5 years I can say with confidence that she is a bright, self-motivated, high energy, tenacious individual with the drive necessary to achieved desired goals. Her work is always of the highest standard”

Suhail Baht
Previous Initiatives Director, Mobile Ecosystem Forum
now Director Transformation Products & Services Director, Ooredoo 

Be You Talks

I created my own event series (2013-2016), named Be You Talks to raise awareness of key issues affecting women and girls. Two sell-out events received wide press coverage across national UK papers and across key trade magazines.


Be You Talks Events – Our Story

Be You Talks Events was initially set up in 2013. We launched a consumer event ‘Why Size Doesn’t Matter’ a fun night addressing ways to tackle low body confidence . The sold out event was covered in The Guardian and Observer and led us to later address the wider issue of gender representation in the media.

‘The Body Confidence Event’ took place in London on 30 November 2016, this time gathering high profile politicians, business leaders and campaigners to address the lack of diverse imagery in advertising and in the media.

Be You Talks Events have been covered in the press by national newspapers and key trade press.

I have to say that was one of the most professionally organised and informative events I have been to on the subject. Great panel speakers – well done. You should feel very proud and rightly so. Delighted to be involved.” 

Ed Watson, Global Communications Director, N Brown and ex PR Director Debenhams (Speaker at Be You Talks Body Confidence)

The Body Confidence Event 

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The Commercial Case for Diversity in Advertising and Social Media

Diversity in Advertising – Ditching Stereotypes – Nurturing Social Networks
A unique event that demonstrated the commercial & social value of promoting positive body imagery & explored the power of social media to influence body confidence – We shared practical solutions to shape empowering messages
to boost confidence and self-esteem

The UK’s visionaries gathered at one groundbreaking event
30+ speakers spanning business, media, academia & government alongside charities & body confidence campaigns
Includes Unilever (Dove & Lynx/Axe), N Brown, Google, Sport for England, Be Real Campaign, Minister for Women & Equalities

Attendees included marketing, advertising, creative execs from digital & traditional communities, public sector & campaigners

Exceptional programme and speaker line-up 

Event supported by

Be You Talks, formerly known as Be Real Talks, launched its inaugural sell-out consumer event at the London College of Fashion in 2013.  An original line up of entertainers, comedians, stylists, artists and psychologists inspired the audience to feel empowered and make positive change in their lives.  The event was a cross between a theatre experience, comedy club with a funky workshop element.  A one off original night of fun and thought provoking talks.

Rave reviews from event attendees and the press followed the event, including The Guardian and Observer & Huffington Post.


Line up of inspiring speakers and entertainers included

Dr Linda Papadopoulous, Psychologist
Natasha Devon MBE and Ruth Rogers Co-Directors, The Body Gossip Campaign
Hollie McNish, Performance Poet
Deborah Frances-White, Comedian
Sarah Jane Szikora, Figurative Artist
Sophie and Audrey Boss, Authors of Beyond Chocolate
Maddie Sparkles, Life Coach and Entertainer
Carol Spenser, Stylist & Best Selling Author

The event was supported by Body Gossip, Bare Escentuals,, Beyond Chocolate, and Curvy Kate.
Our drinks and food sponsor, Leon
Our charity partner Beat.