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


We asked Katie to join us on IDAHOBIT day to present a Trans awareness session to a key audience, from a number of different countries. Katie shared her very powerful story with candour, searing honesty and humour. There were some really useful tips in terms of how to create strong Ally/Advocate relationships and we will absolutely be asking her back to continue our education and awareness journey. The feedback from our employees was significant, with commentary such as “inspirational, educational and poignant” If you’re looking for an interactive, powerful speaker, please don’t hesitate to work with Katie. We’re delighted we chose to and look forward to working with her in the future.


Shelley Ferris-Smith

EMEA & ZIP Diversity & Inclusion Specialist at Zurich Insurance plc

We booked Katie to run two Trans Day of Visibility workshops for Virgin Media 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

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 attended our International Women’s Day panel at Virgin Media yesterday and what an honour that was. An inspirational speaker with a fantastic sense of humour that really shone through. Katie has been incredibly engaged throughout all the planning and a real joy to partner with on our IWD plans. In a very short time I’ve already learnt a huge amount from Katie and I’d really encourage others to take the opportunity with Katie to learn and grow.


Danielle Peel

Project Delivery Lead, Virgin Media

Katie’s session was inspiring, informative and funny. I appreciated hearing your journey. It really helped staff to understand and empathise with your highs and lows and more importantly to see transitioning people as everyday people. I am confident that the tips you shared will help to improve patient experience. I’d definitely like to work with you in the future.


Maggie Morgan-Valentine

Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion at North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

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.


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!


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.


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!


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


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!


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.


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.


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!


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.


Emma Buckley 

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.


Byron Jervis

Regional Community Wayleave Officer, Virgin Media

Thank you for sharing your story with the colleagues at BGL Group, you’re so inspiring! We wanted to work with you to help educate and empower individuals and you did just that. The feedback from our colleagues was amazing. In the hour long session, you made such an impact and even brought some humour too. Thank you so much. Would highly recommend.


Emily Taylor

CSR Manager at BGL Group

Katie delivered an excellent talk for the Harvey Nash Group around her own personal journey and how we can become better allies to the trans community. Her delivery was brilliant and her content was moving, insightful and informative; the feedback we have received from those who attended has been superb. I’d highly recommend engaging with Katie in any capacity.


Pippa Hawker-Bond

Global Talent Partner for Harvey Nash Group

Katie ran an exceptional trans awareness session for homeless services in Westminster. Attendees reported that ‘Katie is a breath of fresh air’ and that ‘her ease and confidence in telling her story made me feel at ease’. Totally recommend Katie in her ability to bring humour and humility to such an important issue, while candidly telling her own story.


Anna Midgley

Homeless Health Coordination Project Coordinator, Groundswell

I can’t thank Katie enough for delivering an extremely insightful lunchtime session for Kent CIPD today on what it’s like to be transgender and how HR can support transgender employees. Katie is so personable and delivered the session with passion, humour and openness which was really well received by the audience. If you are looking for someone to deliver transgender training for managers and employees in your organisation I couldn’t recommend Katie enough!


Kay Makin

Head of People at Integrated Service Solutions Ltd

Our whole team enjoyed and much appreciated Katie’s talk. From those of us who have never heard the personal story of a trans person before, to those of us with close trans friends and family. We all learnt something, and felt we had a safe space to ask questions and converse together.


Anna Brent

Executive Producer & Head of DEI at Across the Pond

I just wanted to say thank you for sharing your story with all of us today, it was brilliant.  It’s not easy to sit and talk for 45 minutes and have everyone hanging on every word, super job!

Aaron Hutchinson

Managing Director, Across the Pond

I reached out to Katie a few months ago, after following her on LinkedIn. I loved her strength, bravery and message. She was on a mission to educate people. I reached out to her to find out if she would be a speaker at an event I was running. Katie did not disappoint and she captivated the audience. I cannot recommend Katie highly enough. I am a true believer of the power of Allies and the importance of Diversity, Inclusion and belonging. We live in a world where our differences should be celebrated, we need to support each other and we need to be open to learn. Katie, thank you for being my friend and I am proud to be your friend and Ally.


Chikere Igbokwe

DEI & Anti-racism Consultant

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Katie Neeves

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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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