Cool2BTrans - Katie Neeves - Trans Ambassador - Trans Awareness Training | Media Appearances | Public Speaking | Mentoring & Support

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Katie is a wonderful trainer, speaker and educator. She skilfully and warmly delivers presentations, talks, keynotes and discussions with a blend of heart, humanity and humour. Katie makes topics that can be complex and challenging into educational sessions were everybody learns, grows and feels a common sense of connection. All the best with your wonderful equality, diversity and inclusion work.

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Rasheed Ogunlaru

Coach, Speaker & Author

An excellent session which was funny, moving and educational. Katie is a skilled speaker who really engages her audience. The feedback we have received has been incredible. Thank you Katie!

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Mick Lawlor

Partner in the disputes practice at DLA Piper

I first had the pleasure of listening to Katie’s story back in May 2020 and since then have been on several calls since learning more about her journey.  Katie tells it as it is. The great and the really not so great times in her life, all of which have shaped her into the wonderful woman she is.  Katie’s story is powerful, emotional yet truly inspiring. I have learned so much how I can support not only trans colleagues but anyone who is in our LGBTQ+ community.  I really hope I can continue to be able to work with Katie and being the best trans ally I can be for anyone needing support on their journey.

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Kerry Kell

People Environment Assistant, Virgin Media

I recently interviewed Katie for my podcast.  It was a masterclass in storytelling!  She made my job really easy by sharing her story in such an interesting way; clearly understanding the questions that my audience would have at each stage and responding accordingly. Thanks Katie!

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Jo Dodds

Creator of POWER to Live more CALM

Katie has been a joy to work with for our session at Aviva. Katie talked to us about her own transition along with tips on good allyship. The session was really well received and we had lots of good questions and feedback. Katie’s sessions are filled with lovely humour making the audience feel at ease. I would love Aviva to work with Katie again and I can’t recommend her sessions highly enough. Thanks again Katie

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Joanne Clifton

Legal Counsel, Aviva

Katie delivered a powerful, insightful and engaging session on her own personal journey and tips for being a trans ally. She is very open and honest about her own lived experience and has a unique way of telling her story and educating people in a humorous and uplifting way. Thank you Katie!

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Kelly Godden

Senior Talent Professional, Ofcom

I had the pleasure of working with Katie on an online Pride event.  She’s one of the most articulate and entertaining people I have seen in this format.  Good humoured, well educated and a consummate professional. I would happily work with Katie again and sincerely hope we will. She’s very talented and I could see her presenting a talk show on a major TV channel.

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Natalie Bowen

Vice Chairperson, Rhondda Pride

I had been following Katie’s journey for some time, I found her story not only inspirational but her approach made me connect and really want to work with her. I love Katie’s approach, she shares her stories with warmth, wit and stacks of humour. Her story really captures the challenges she has faced. After working with Katie you will truly understand why she creates game-changing noise about Trans Rights and the role that you play as an Ally. Katie’s mission to educate and push for real change is critical, she has found the perfect way to connect with individuals and businesses. Her work will change the way people think, behave and will ultimately change the world for sure. Katie is a true professional and a beautiful person with an incredible story to tell. I look forward to working with her again in the future.

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Jo Major

Head of External Relations for The Association of Professional Staffing Companies

Katie provided a great Trans Awareness session to colleagues from emh group last week. People are still talking about how enlightening and informative it was. She also made it personal, poignant, accessible and, characteristically for Katie, good fun!

I highly recommend Katie as a Trans Ambassador to any organisation committed to equality, diversity and inclusion – if you are interested in learning more about trans issues, and how to be an inclusive employer, a learning and development session with Katie Neeves is a great place to start. Thank you Katie!

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Joanne Tilley

Executive Director Corporate Services ay emh group

I just wanted to drop you a message to say how much I enjoyed your webinar on Friday , really insightful and also your sense of humour kept it so engaging. Will def check out your company to see if we can do any work together in the future.  Thanks Katie for me it was the most interesting webinar so far and definitely the funniest.

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Emma Buckley 

Loved your humour Katie! Thank you for sharing your story and providing us with insight into how to be better allies to trans people.”

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Roxanne Newson

Social Media and Content Manager, Virgin Media

Inspirational storytelling at its best. I was lucky enough to listen to Katie’s story and can open and honestly say it was incredible to hear.   I can honestly say it was eye opening, informative and inspirational to say the least.  What a journey you’ve had Katie. Thank you for sharing it.

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Byron Jervis

Regional Community Wayleave Officer, Virgin Media

We were delighted to have Katie as a keynote speaker at our Diversity Network INCLUSION 2020 conference. Katie is a highly effective and engaging speaker, with the ability to tell her story and deliver important insights in a warm and entertaining way – which is crucial at a virtual event. We were very pleased with the feedback received from attendees, many of whom commented that Katie’s session and personal story made a real impact on them. The audience remained engaged throughout the session, contributing productive comments and questions. I would certainly recommend Katie for other speaking engagements. She was an absolute asset to our speaker line-up and I hope to involve her in future events.

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Alex Shaw

Head of Partnerships & Engagement, Transition Media

Katie did a talk at an LGBT+ youth group that I run. It was incredibly inspiring and our young people really benefited from Katie’s warmth and openness. If you are seeking a high calibre speaker on trans themes, you will be in safe hands by booking Katie. 5 star speaker. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Daniel Browne

Chair of Warwickshire Pride

Having taken part in one of Katie’s trans awareness sessions I can highly recommend her approach to the training she offers with both humour and honesty. I thought I had a good understanding of the subject however I learnt so much more during the session which I would certainly say has opened my eyes even more in terms of why we all need a deeper understanding in the arena of diversity in the workplace & the world around us.

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Andrea Yorston

Design & Product Consultant

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I was nominated for a positive role model award in the National Diversity Awards 2020.  Although I didn’t win the award, I received many positive anonymous qualifying testimonials.  If you would like to read these, please click the link below.

Katie Neeves

Trans Ambassador
I am a woman on a mission! But not just any woman and not just any mission…

Being an openly transgender woman and a trans ambassador, I am on a mission to not only show that it’s OK to be trans, but it’s actually cool to be trans too!

Through my media appearances, public speaking engagements, blog, vlog, social media, trans awareness training courses and via support groups, my aim is to reach out to trans people who may be struggling with their gender identity, to reassure them and to lead by example. I want to help educate the general public too. The more people who are educated about trans issues, the greater the acceptance and the easier it will be for trans people to live their lives in peace. Most bigotry and prejudice comes from ignorance and fear of the unknown. Education can and does save lives.

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