A Message from Ruth Hughes, Founder & Director.

We are passionate about supporting well-being and resilience during times of change. We work with businesses, universities, and schools, specialising in supporting those experiencing transition and culture shock, utilising positive psychology and coaching psychology in bespoke consultancy and training programmes.

Employers: Are you ready to start growing your business and improving job satisfaction, productivity and employee retention? With our world-class associates at Curious Human, you can utilise positive psychology and coaching psychology techniques through consultancy and training to build lasting fulfillment and the sense of wellbeing you crave for you and your employees.

Universities and Schools: Are you responsible for UK and International student pastoral care, induction and good mental health? Do you want to improve student satisfaction, success, retention and word-of-mouth recruitment through building resilience and wellbeing? With more than twenty-five years of experience, supported by in-depth culture shock research and evidence-based positive psychology and coaching techniques, we provide unique training and support packages that make us leading UK experts in this field.

Curious Humans – For those starting a new job, relocating, returning to work, retiring, experiencing any kind of change or simply seeking a deeper sense of meaning and purpose in life: Do you want effective evidence-based support and an empowering coaching approach through times of transition in your life? Our Curious Human coaches are all trained at Masters level in order to fully support your wellbeing and resilience during this time of change.

You are not alone; Curious Human is here to support you and help you to flourish.

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Meet Jane Dennis, Director of Training.

Jane Dennis is a people professional with experience and expertise in developing and embedding Human Resource and L&D strategy, workplace policy and procedures, performance management and leadership programmes.

Jane spent many years in various corporate managerial and leadership roles, focusing on organisational development over the last twenty years.She has driven solutions and managed change programmes across the globe, responsible for design and delivery of training programmes for over 10,000 people.

Her BA studies in Humanities focused primarily on Philosophy of The Mind which incorporated psychological, philosophical and neuroscientific theories of consciousness, emotion, language, imagination and creativity. This learning, coupled with an MSc in Positive Psychology and significant first-hand experience, ensures Jane has the theoretical and practical understanding to deliver world-class development solutions.

Whilst living in Southern Europe, Jane produced and presented a popular prime-time TV show and other international TV projects. She has also published a young adult novel which she uses as part of her wellbeing learning solution to children in schools.

As an accomplished Coach, Trainer and qualified Laughter Therapist, Jane uses positive psychology to promote flourishing and wellbeing in the individual.

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Meet Andrew Piper, Associate Trainer & Coach.

Andrew Piper has been a professional actor and voice artist for 16 years, having trained at the prestigious Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, and is a professional speaker and positive existential coach, with an MSc in Applied Positive Psychology from UEL.

He has appeared on TV, in the West End, and toured internationally, co-edited ‘Actor’s Yearbook’ for Methuen/Bloomsbury for two years, is a guest lecturer in drama at Staffordshire University, and teaches well-being at London’s Actors Centre.

Before becoming an actor, Andrew worked in IT, writing project databases for clients such as London Underground (managing the tendering process for a £1.2bn procurement project), and Marks & Spencer, when they needed to track the progress of 200 suppliers moving over to a new warehouse labelling system. Andrew therefore brings a unique blend of technical, analytical, creative, and psychological skills to any project.

He is based in East London, and is co-parent to Sherlock, a very energetic Parson Russell Terrier.

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Meet Ruth Hughes.

Ruth is a professional coach, speaker and consultant who has previously worked as a qualified teacher, tutor, Head of Department, Youth Theatre Director, Director of Boarding, Senior Leadership Team member, Deputy Senior Designated Leader (Safeguarding) and Director of Marketing and Admissions. 

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A regular speaker and consultant at seminars and conferences for organizations such as the Boarding Schools’ Association, Country Life Future Schools Fairs, and BBSW, Ruth also worked as a postgraduate tutor on the BSA Boarding Management Certificate Programme in conjunction with Roehampton University for six years. Currently, she is at UEL researching an MSc thesis in Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology.