Change Makers Interview

Emma is Director of Delivery at Volunteering Matters and Mum of two. She has been donating her time as a volunteer for many years and her contributions are inspiring.

We chatted all about life and her love of volunteering, from her many volunteering roles to her experiences of menopause and trying to conceive as a lesbian couple.

Emma shares some fantastic advice for how you too can find a fulfilling volunteering role supporting a cause close to your heart.

Emma Thomas-Hancock

Who volunteering has helped me become


Here's how we can work

Catherine Lee

" Anna kept me very much 'on track'. She has an incredible ability to get to the bottom of things and ask important
questions which really help the truth of the heart reveal itself.

Anna is a very focused, compassionate and skilful coach and guide. 

I highly recommend Anna, you will feel fully supported, heard and deeply celebrated!

"Anna has a true gift as a coach and I would recommend her
to all my friends who wish to go further in sharing their gifts
with the world. "

Lucy K. Maroncha

" It awoke the author that had been sleeping inside me and stirred the confidence
that had been hidden in me.

Anna is not only skilled in the practice but very passionate about seeing the
 success of her clients.

Anna is very encouraging and always ready to celebrate my successes with me.

I am so privileged to have met her and to have gone through the exciting six weeks with her."

"No amount of money can pay for this six-week experience."

Mick Jefford

"The goals we set together remain my guiding stars for my future life!

I now feel empowered to coach myself
with a mindset toolkit to refer back to.

The experience has been magical and
transformational, and I am so thankful to her. "

"Anna is a wonderful human being and excellent
personal coach, who I cannot recommend highly enough. "

Emma Verey

"They really helped me move forwards with confidence and feel excited for what’s to come..

Working with Anna was fantastic, she has a natural ability to
listen as well as motivate in a very organic way.

I ended my coaching series feeling really connected in my relationships  and full of possibility and potential for what I can create as a mind -body -health wellbeing teacher."

"I wholeheartedly recommend Anna’s life coaching sessions."

Mick Jefford

"I worked with Anna to set and achieve a goal around environmental activism.

Like many other people, I have tried to do my bit over the years through
individual action and behaviour change, but without a particular outcome in mind.

Anna helped me clarify my focus on campaigning against the air travel industry, and in particular, confront the pervasive cultural acceptance from which it benefits.

At a time when it is so easy to become overwhelmed by the enormity of current environmental challenges, it is a great relief to have this one goal
as a guiding star for  future action."

"Anna helped me clarify my focus on campaigning against
the air travel industry, and in particular, confront the
 pervasive cultural acceptance from which it benefits. "

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