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Dr Jodi Nelson-TaborJodi Nelson-Tabor

Leadership/Creative Consultant. Author. Speaker. Digital Nomad. Filmmaker. Actor

Creative consultant and key media strategist with global experience as academic researcher, lecturer and professional trainer/facilitator, in the areas of creative and professional development, digital innovation, creative enterprise and its impact on the creative economy. I have travelled around the globe training and leading professional development workshops to over 1000+ students.

With an extremely diverse entertainment and media background, I also have extensive professional training and experience in Acting, Film Production, social media enterprise and music.

Born and raised in Oklahoma, I hold a Masters of Fine Arts in Acting from the prestigious California Institute of the Arts and a Bachelor of the Arts in Journalism and Public Relations from the University of Oklahoma. My Ph.D. is in Film and Media Studies from the University of Sussex in Brighton, England.

Actively involved in the education and arts communities, I also spend a significant amount of time mentoring fellow artists by giving time and expertise to organizations that support arts for social change.

An active member of Women in Film, International Documentary Association, SAG-AFTRA, EQUITY UK, WFTV, SPOTLIGHT, and ASCAP.



Dr. Kieran Fenby-HulseKieran Fenby-Hulse

Early/Middle Career Researcher Development Programme Manager at Coventry University

I am currently a Programme Manager and Senior Lecturer in Research Capability Development at Coventry University. I am a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Research Management and Administration, a regional representative for Vitae (a UK organisation dedicated to supporting the professional development of researchers), and the external representative for Goldsmiths’s (UK) Research Ethics and Integrity Sub-Committee. 

My research focuses on responsible and inclusive research and innovation, research impact, and researcher agency. I have been invited to deliver keynote papers, developmental workshops, and contribute to panel discussions at events in the UK and overseas and written a number of peer-reviewed publications as well as reports. In addition, I continue to undertake creative research in the areas of digital media, cabaret, and queer performance.

Before joining Coventry University, I worked as a Researcher Development Officer at Bath Spa University (creating and delivering training workshops for researchers at all stages of their careers), a Research Officer at the University of Brighton (contributing to their 2014 REF submission in Art and Design) and as a Research and Knowledge Transfer Support Officer at the University of Bradford. I have also worked as a postgraduate admissions assistant at the University of Bradford and as an editorial assistant for the journal ‘Eighteenth-Century Music’. My PhD was awarded in 2011 from King’s College London for a thesis entitled ‘The “Dramatic” Overture and the Idea of Tragic Narrative’, which was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.



Marco Stephano WilbrinkMarco Stephano Wilbrink

Transformational Coaching • Personalised Mentoring • Brand Consulting • Leadership Building

Whether in life, career or business I have a passion to bring transformation through speaking, coaching, writing and workshops, by empowering (social) entrepreneurs, changemakers, start-ups, individuals and companies, to use brand thinking and design creation to build strong (personal) identities for greater impact and differentiation. I believe a strong identity (knowing who you are, awareness of your values, passions, strengths) is foundational before visual design creation and marketing starts. This helps to develop a deeper authentic connection with the people you would like to reach. It will help you gain clarity about your life purpose, to find your own voice, to use your story to your advantage in living out your (brand) message, and will benefit in the way you offer your services and products.