Our Quiet family

Meet our Quiet family

Everyone on our team has felt socially anxious, shy or not good enough and we've all felt alone, broken and ashamed at times. We believe no one should feel like they're the only one going through this so we're opening up about our experiences to let you know that you're not alone, and to give you hope that your life can improve. Many of our team members have shared their personal stories on the blog - look for the little link icon below each team member to visit their story.

Facilitators

Hayley Stanton

Hayley Stanton

Managing Director and Coach

Hayley founded Quiet Connections and delivers confidence workshops and coaching, while making sure Quiet Connections runs smoothly

Stacie Clark

Stacie Clark

Director and Community Coordinator

Stacie coordinates Community Connections; delivers confidence workshops and is bringing our #WeAreEnough project to life

Ian Trustrum

Ian Trustrum

Group Facilitator and Independent Counsellor (final year FdA)

Ian leads our Speaking Connections workshops, delivers confidence workshops and offers one to one Counselling support for adults

Annika Wilby

Annika Wilby

Group Facilitator and Community Connector

Psychology Graduate and Trainee Coach, Annika supports people through our social gatherings and events

Fi Hartley

Fi Hartley

Community Connector and Independent Personal Trainer

Fi transformed her life through exercise and now helps other people to access fitness when they feel socially anxious

Every member of our delivery and community teams have achieved a Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work Award, which means there's always a first aider at each of our events. Now we're working towards getting every team member who supports groups or individuals trained in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills too.

Community Connectors & Befrienders

Stacie Clark

Stacie Clark

Director and Community Coordinator

Stacie coordinates Community Connections; delivers confidence workshops and is bringing our #WeAreEnough project to life

Annika Wilby

Annika Wilby

Group Facilitator and Community Connector

Psychology Graduate and Trainee Coach, Annika supports people through our social gatherings and events

Ellie Smart

Ellie Smart

Community Connector

Ellie facilitates our social gatherings, planning events (usually by the sea!) and supporting us with marketing

Sophie Cowles

Sophie Cowles

Events Coordinator and Community Connector (Falmouth)

Sophie runs our Falmouth Community Connections group and works with Stacie to design and deliver our #WeAreEnough events

Gracie Sodzi

Gracie Sodzi

Community Connector (Falmouth)

Gracie has been leading creative groups to support positive mental health for a while now and she'll be running the group in Falmouth.

Sarah Summers

Sarah Summers

Community Connector (St Austell)

Sarah has grown her own confidence with support from Quiet Connections and now helps others to get involved

Emily Gibbs

Emily Gibbs

Community Connector (Truro)
Fi Hartley

Fi Hartley

Community Connector and Independent Personal Trainer

Fi transformed her life through exercise and now helps other people to access fitness when they feel socially anxious

Michelle Bearham

Michelle Bearham

Befriender

Michelle grown her confidence with support from Quiet Connections and is now a friend to others as they start their journey

Supporting from behind the scenes

Jason Crabtree

Jason Crabtree

Director and Risk Manager

Jason manages risk assessments, policies and procedures; strategically keeps us on track; and delivers first aid training for team members

Sarah Spargo

Sarah Spargo

Designer and Brand Manager

Sarah skilfully created the Quiet Connections brand and keeps us aligned with her compassionate challenge and creative design

Georgina Dent

Georgina Dent

Writer and Editor

Georgina uses her passion for turning her past experiences into fuel for creative endeavours to grow our blog with valuable new content

Quiet writers

Hannah-Mae Dixon

Hannah-Mae Dixon

Writer

Hannah is a huge advocate for self help books and self care rituals as a great way of learning to understand and deal with your struggles

David Morten

David Morten

Writer

Dave learned to channel his experiences into his creative work, knowing it's important to talk and share to gain perspective and enjoy life

Chelsea Fowler

Chelsea Fowler

Writer

Chelsea is passionate about using her own experiences and stories to help other people grow in confidence and strength

Georgina Dent

Georgina Dent

Writer and Editor

Georgina uses her passion for turning her past experiences into fuel for creative endeavours to grow our blog with valuable new content

Lewis Gwilt

Lewis Gwilt

Writer

Lewis has learned to manage feelings of social anxiety and a diagnosis of Aspergers and hopes sharing will help you to feel less alone

Emma Schwartz

Emma Schwartz

Writer

Online marketing specialist, Emma overcomes low confidence and social anxiety by thinking positively and stretching her comfort zone

Hayley Stanton

Hayley Stanton

Managing Director and Coach

Hayley founded Quiet Connections and delivers confidence workshops and coaching, while making sure Quiet Connections runs smoothly

Stacie Clark

Stacie Clark

Director and Community Coordinator

Stacie coordinates Community Connections; delivers confidence workshops and is bringing our #WeAreEnough project to life