The trans-awareness workshop with Katie made a lasting impact and impression on the team.  Many have said that it was the most exciting training in years.  They said that they had thought about it a lot afterwards and would like a follow-up for further discussion. I would 100% recommend Katie’s trainings to other organisations.

Katrin Terwiel
Vice President Diversity & Global Talent, Deutsche Telekom

Would not have the slightest hesitation in recommending Katie for anyone who is looking for a speaker and educator in the Trans/LGBTQIA+ area.
Katie was extremely open and honest about her journey and spoke extremely well about allyship and advocating for the Trans community. Katie spoke in such a way she was able to make a connection with so many, and at all levels of knowledge and experience. As the host of the talk I have received a number of messages/emails from those who attended, each and everyone thankful and inspired by her words, several of who are looking to speak to Katie separately. One of the pieces of feedback I received said that Katie was the best speaker they have heard in the entire LGBTQIA+ area and I wouldn’t disagree with that at all.
I will be hoping to work with Katie again soon, I feel her level of candor gets away from the sensationalism we often see portrayed elsewhere and allows people to see the true experience of a Trans person.

Tim Riecken
Team Administrator & Lead of the Pride Steering Committee at National Grid

Katie is a phenomenal speaker and trainer. She creates a safe space for open dialogue and learning as she blends thought-provoking content with humour and warmth. Katie uses her personal story with such generosity and openness it’s impossible not to feel totally engaged – which creates such rich conversation and teases people out of their shells to ask questions. A three hour session flew by!

Jamie Scotto
People & Culture Advisor - HR at UnLtd

We booked Katie to run two Trans Day of Visibility workshops for Virgin Media O2 belonging networks. She was engaging, hilarious and amazing. Every bit of feedback we received from those who attended was beyond positive. I personally have never laughed and learnt so much in one hour! 

Chloe Rainford
Mobile Trading & Online Sales Graduate at Virgin Media O2

Katie delivered an engaging, inspirational and educational Trans Awareness session for ENGIE on International Transgender Day of Visibility. She connected with the audience, telling her own personal story with humour and heart and provided a safe space for people to ask questions. There were so many wonderful comments received by employees after the event. I would highly recommend Katie as a speaker.

Jennie Pitt
Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Employee Engagement, Relations & Policy at ENGIE

Katie gave a trans awareness talk to our HR group recently, and I am genuinely blown away by how impactful, engaging, accessible and funny she managed to make the talk.   It really was wonderfully presented, she had a great informal and engaging style, and Katie’s openness about her story and her experiences really enabled the group to feel relaxed and comfortable to share their own experiences and ask any questions.  Katie is a fantastic presenter with an amazing story to tell, and I genuinely haven’t laughed so much in a session full of HR people in all of my career!  Thank you so much Katie: I hope we get to work together again soon!

Michelle Hartley
Human Resources Director, Barrow & Parker HR Consultancy

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

Joanne Clifton
Legal Counsel, Aviva

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.

Natalie Bowen
Vice Chairperson, Rhondda Pride

Katie and I have recently worked together on The Queer Student Awards which she hosted this year. As Event Director I was looking for a host who could command the attention of a large room of people (150 guests) for 3 hours, whilst also bringing their own personality to the stage. In short Katie did not disappoint. In the weeks leading up to the event, we collaborated virtually to create a talk track for the evening, which Katie fully committed to. She provided comments and feedback on this and made suggestions on how to improve the flow of the evening. She was punctual on the evening itself and worked with me before the evening started to rehearse as well as supporting me with the award presenter briefing. I felt very safe in her hands, and very confident that she would deliver in her role as a result.

The feedback that Katie has received from guests who attended includes these comments:
Katie was a fantastic host, she created a fantastic atmosphere even from home
High energy hosting with some humour to keep us all entertained
Katie’s timing was impeccable
Incredible job of hosting
Katie – brilliant host

I can not thank her enough for the work that she did on the evening – her humour had the room in stitches at several points which really helped to keep the energy up throughout.

I would strongly recommend her for any hosting opportunities – just fabulous!

Steve Keith
Founder & Event Director of The Queer Student Awards

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.

Jo Major
Head of External Relations for The Association of Professional Staffing Companies
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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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