NOW FULLY BOOKED - Free 1:1 coaching sessions

We are delighted to once again be free 1 hour coaching or mentoring session with a number of professional coaches who are committed to helping individuals develop their personal growth and impact, available on a first come-first served basis for all registered Convention delegates

KiKu Coaching

KiKu is a Japanese word with many meanings.  For us, it means to LISTEN to ASK to HEAR.  Founded by Susie, Alex and Richard, we love the fact this one word simply defines what makes us more than your usual coaching agency.

How we see it

The client must feel heard and understood, they need to own their goals and outcomes.  When someone is prepared to put the work in to discover what they really have potential for and to own their own narrative, they will enjoy huge rewards.

KiKu & Institute of Fundraising 

We’re back for our second year offering free coaching to delegates of Fundrasing Convention.  We unfortunately won’t be able to meet you face to face but can still conduct the sessions via Zoom.

We have four different coaches available this year.  Have a read through their biogs then click on the link to book in a free one hour session over the three days of the Convention.

We look forward to working you!

Susie Boyle

Co- founder 


Susie has been a nurse for 20 years spending some considerable time mentoring in the NHS. She specialise in leadership, holding a masters degree in the subject, and has significant medico-legal experience.

Susie coaches anyone who wants to become better, as she believes everyone should have the opportunity to grow.





Alex Hodge

Co- founder 


Alex is a performance coach dedicated to supporting her clients to live their best lives, by helping them to maximise their potential in ways that are healthy and sustainable.  Ultimately, her goal is to support her clients in making sure they feel good in their job and in their lives!

In her 19-year career, she ran market research projects in the voluntary, public and private sectors – helping her clients understand consumer mind-sets and behaviours and advise on how these should affect key decisions within the organisation.  She currently works with a number of clients in the charity sector.



Richard Taylor

Co- founder 


Following his role as Stores Director at The Early Learning Centre, he became Trading Director at ICRFin 1998 and then 4 years later the Exec Director of Fundraising, Marketing and Communications at CRUK. From 2015 to late 2018 he took on a similar role at Macmillan Cancer Support.  Along the way Richard has been the Chair of the IOF as well as trustee of two other smaller Charities.

More recently he set himself up as Coach and Mentor helping people across the sector to excel in their role whilst working through the challenges, difficulties and opportunities of senior leadership.  He is currently a Trustee of the Tony Elischer Foundation and advisor to Guys and St Thomas's Charity. He is totally committed to helping individuals thrive and grow through the exploration of learning, insight and self-awareness. 


Adam Thomas



With over 16 years experience of working in the public sector Adam has had the privilege of working alongside and leading many inspirational professionals who care about people and their communities. As an executive coach, he now supports leaders to be the best that they can be and enjoy seeing them thrive as they explore and achieve their goals.

Adam is passionate to see people grow in confidence and to support and challenge them to reach their full potential. He also firmly believes that everyone’s story is unique and that ultimately, we all have the capacity to do great things and feel proud of ourselves, our teams and our achievements.



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