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Eve Holt
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Who am I?

"I admire Eve's tremendous energy and spirit

and ability to draw people together"

You can learn more about me from my 1-Page Profile.  I'd love to connect with you on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Why HappenTogether?

I've always been driven by purpose and a commitment to help build a better world.  I trained as a solicitor, seeing the law as a vehicle for social change and justice. After a spell of criminal and asylum work, I immersed myself in public law for 13 years - in particular education, health, mental health and social care.


I left my legal career behind out of a desire to work with people to help them make the change they want to see in their own lives, communities, workplaces and in society as a whole:

  •  to help them identify what really matters to them and find more sustainable and person-centred solutions to the problems they face;

  • facilitate better conversations, connection and collaboration - as a key to improving wellbeing, preventing crisis and resolving conflict and unlocking human potential and social capital.

  • actively seek out, test and develop new ways of living, working, leading, collaborating and governing - to help good things happen and bring about social change.

What do I do?

  • Design-in the means to achieve fairer, more inclusive and sustainable communities and workplaces

  • Deliver skills and opportunities to enable everyone to achieve their potential

  • Enhance the health and well-being of individuals and communities

  • Bring people and digital technology together to achieve purposeful change

How do I do it?

My key skill sets and experience cover:

  • Facilitation and coaching for individuals, teams and large groups using Clean language, and Organisation and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC )tools and human-centred design.

  • Person-centred, strengths based and asset-based approaches.

  • Legal expertise from 15 years practice across Crime, Family, Asylum, and all areas of public services and human rights.

  • Community organising and movement building.

  • Deliberately developmental teams and organisations

  • Working Out Loud and behavioural change for digital transformation

  • Public policy and public sector service commissioning

  • Project initiation, design and implementation from small, grassroots initiatives to major transformational change programmes and organisational design

  • Leadership and governance in small to medium-sized voluntary and community sector organisations

  • Gender equality and inclusion expertise

  • Cycling training, programme development and advocacy.


Eve’s deep conviction that citizens must be part of any effective change, alongside her diverse range of skills and experiences, mean she has been a great asset to our work with the Manchester Homelessness Partnership and Greater Manchester network. She has helped us involved people experiencing homelessness and volunteers in effective change.  She brings great integrity, care and energy to everything she does.”

Viv Slack, founder Street Support Manchester.


Some current work and projects:  

  • Co-founder of DivaManc (growing women’s voice, participation, influence and power in Greater Manchester and the devolution process.)

  • Co-lead for 'Making Devolution Work for Women' project with Fawcett Society (facilitating women's voice in Greater Manchester)

  • Co-lead of SomeWomen ( a 'centenary cities' project led by the Pankhurst Centre, Manchester - the campaign for voice and vote of past, present and future).

  • Co-lead for 'Women, Power and Politics: In UK and Internationally' (research project with the British Council)

  • Co-lead for Parliament Project North (inspiring and supporting women to run for political office - delivering workshops, webinars and peer coaching circles)

  • School Governor,  Chair of Manley Park Primary School and Member of the City of Manchester Learning Partnership  (Manchester's primary and Secondary Pupil Referral Units) one of Manchester's three Local Leaders of Governance, active lead and member of local PTA  regular advisor on Co-operative academies (Education)

  • Trustee Manchester City of Sanctuary (Welcoming Refugees & Asylum Seekers)

  • Founder and lead at the Bike Hive (Community Bike Project) and Whalley Range on Wheels (named Community Cycling Club of the year in 2016 by Cycling UK).

  • Co-founder and lead PushPedalScoot (Cycle Training Programme)

  • Coach at National College for Teaching and Learning (Women Leaders in Education)

  • Design and facilitate Coaching and Collaboration Circles (coaching at scale,  includes 'working out loud' circles,  coaching for women social entrepreneurs, women in politics, women in education and academia)

  • Consultant, advisor and volunteer for Street Support Manchester (supporting growth of a place-driven citizen-led network making it easier for people who are homeless to get the help they need...with people with personal lived experience of homelessness at the heart of all it does.

  • Co-lead of M4 - (collective of citizens in Greater Manchester nurturing self care and social change)

  • I play an active role in the community as a regular volunteer and community organiser, this includes as an advocate and volunteer for local Forest school and Philosophy for Children sessions;  organising two local Jo Cox Great Get-Togethers in 2017, supporting the Pipeline Project (encouraging more people of African and Caribbean heritage into public office), supporting events and activities in local schools, parks and community settings.   Helped establish a legal advice project supporting young people facing exclusion, with Manchester University and Law Centre. Supported development of community cycling projects across Greater Manchester in collaboration with Cycling Uk and TfGM.



We are dreamers about a different and better, happier, healthier world. 

Dreamers who believe we can get on and create good things now - for ourselves, others and our communities.  


We are 'do-ers' that want to collaborate to make things happen, not sit in endlessly long workshops, sessions or meetings working out how to get there.  

And we want to help others make things happen too.  


We are curious explorers who traverse multiple domains. Asking questions, translating systems, challenging norms and deepening understanding.Forever learning.


We are connective neo-generalists, bringing "together diverse people, synthesising ideas and practice, addressing the big issues that confront us in order to shape a better future." (The Neo-Generalist, Kenneth Mikkelson & RIchard Martin



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