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Meet The Founder


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Gloria Hyatt MBE

Founder & Director

A Consultant, a certified Corporate and Executive Coach, Counsellor, NLP practitioner, qualified Teacher, Trainer and former Head Teacher....


Gloria is fascinated with developing people, business growth and bringing strategy to life. She is known for encouraging meaningful change with expertise in the Public, Private, Voluntary and Charity sectors and has been described as an education pioneer.

She set up the 1st Independent school and Academy in the UK,  with a multi-cultural, multi-racial student and work force population. It was awarded an outstanding grade by HMI. The first school with adult learners services in the UK, (Elimu Academy) that had multiple business arms. It was a Charity, Limited Company and Extended School service for adults and children. This ignited her passion for bringing people together from all walks of life and cultures, enabling them to realise their potential. 

Her Majesties Inspectors said "if Elimu Academy was Local Authority provision it would be a source of pride for its joined up and inclusive ethos".

She is Liverpool's 1st black head teacher. Was the youngest member to be appointed by the secretary of state to sit on the board and act for General Teaching Council for England. She was the youngest to serve in the Deputy Prime Ministers Office as a Neighbourhood Renewal Consultant.


She thinks outside the box. A trusted partner for organisations, leaders and teams she has influenced at high levels. She is a recognised expert in change and transformation in the most challenging of circumstances.

Her passion is people, developing and growing potential and businesses. Her versatility for working at all levels is seen in her grass roots work in communities and at the highest levels in the world of government and business. 

Awarded an MBE for services to education, her biggest achievement is influencing cultural and behavioural change that empowers people and organisations to excel.

She has featured in numerous media's TV, Radio and Print sharing her expertise in change management.. 

  • In 2003, she was also honoured with the ‘’Merseyside Women of the Year’’ award.

  • In 2004, she was also honoured with the ‘’Women of Merit’’ award.

  • And, she was featured in the prestigious reference work, ‘‘Who’s Who of Black Achievers’’ – and, in ‘’Liverpool’s Black Pioneers’’ by Dr. Ray Costello, who says, "she pioneered the case for future black teachers to rise to management positions in Liverpool"

  • In 2007, she was featured in ‘’Black Britannia Role Models’’ endorsed by the Prime Minister

  • In 2008, she was featured in ‘’Liverpool’s Sung and Unsung’’

  • 2009 saw her honoured by an entry in ‘’Top 50 UK Black Achievers’’

  • 2012-2013 she was an honoured member in The Standford Who's Who Black Book. 

  • 2020 She had a class named after her in Lipa Primary School recognising her influence in the city of Liverpool. 

  • 2022 Placed on the Northern Power List by Northern Power Women after being nominated in the disruptor for good category.

Her contributions are recognised by local, national, and international media examples below:




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Gloria speak to Prime
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