Our Amazing members

These are just a few of our awesome members who have been through our programmes and found what their next steps can be with the support our community!

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Our amazing team...

Occasionally, you'll meet people who care enough about a cause they're willing to commit their time and energy to make a difference. We're a volunteer team made up of some of the members we've had the privilege to support and people who care about our mission to the extent they'll put time, energy and effort into supporting it.

People over 50 have for too long been overlooked.  This is the demographic this country and most organisations need and whilst (it feels) like the government and most organisations are talking instead of doing, we're taking charge and building up a community of people who have the skills and ambition to make things happen for themselves.

We commit our time, energy and resources to building the blueprint. We share what we do because we want to raise standards. (There is too much fluff and opinion in this field).

When did it start?

This all started when Harris met Lucy at a dinner exploring the solutions to an ageing society. Their visions were aligned - Lucy the psychologist specialising in mid/later life career development and Harris the tech wizard who makes everything happen.

We're a registered Community Interest Company (basically we're too small to be a charity!) As a non profit, we remain neutral: our commitment to only sharing what we believe to be useful and valuable for our members means we don't accept referral fees, allow advertising and we have no interest or reason to sell your data.

Where Member Funding Goes?

We operate on a volunteer basis to support our activities of helping our members lead longer, fuller, working lives. Our member fees go to supporting our platform, our legal fees, and general company admin. Your support helps us on the journey to achieving our mission.

Give As You Learn

"100% of our fees support charities, small businesses and our own community"

A successful track record of helping people build better futures

Focused on needs as we change and get older

A dynamic community of talented, well connected professionals

Innovative opportunities  to enable longer working lives

OUR VALUES

Not for Profit

We are purpose driven. Any fees charged help our community, charities and small businesses.

Research Based

We care about evidence. If we can't back it up we don't share it - or we share with caveats.

Community

We are stronger together. Collectively, we have a louder voice to influence change

Meet the team

Harris Karim

Co Founder
Tech Lead.

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Anna Streule

Anna Streule

Co Founder
Editor and Comms

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Lucy Standing

Lucy Standing

Co Founder
Strategy and Partnerships

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Mike Mansfield

Mike Mansfield

Thought Leader
Program Director

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Alan Hayes

Alan Hayes

Psychologist
Career Coach

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Natalie Forkin

Natalie Forkin

Communications
Marketing Expert

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Advisory Board

We are a mission based not for profit full of incredible and passionate advisors

Ian Tracey

Ian Tracey

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David Blackburn

David Blackburn

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Michael Easton

Micheal Easton

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Baroness Ros Altmann

Baroness Ros Altmann

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Become a Brave Starter with us!

We are always looking for brave people who want to help people succeed in their life aspirations. If you can regularly commit a few hours a week, please send us an email to hello@bravestarts.com with your background (preferably LinkedIn) and why you would like to join our mission and team.