Hi, I'm Nyasha Pitt and I created Living Content in 2017 to harness my experience, which spans more than 20 years and many diverse
industries and sectors.
Although I would describe myself as a marketing generalist, I am a writer at heart. I love the written word and am never happier than when I am head down, consumed in prose. I revel in writing copy, poetry, stories... the written word is sacred to me. And I believe in the power of words to change both hearts and minds.
I've been fortunate to work both in-house and in agency, supporting some truly awesome brands along the way, including The AnchorCert Group, Weston Beamor, Domino Jewellery, The London Taxi Company (now LEVC), Butlins, Land Securities, National Express, English Heritage, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, LINPAC, Enterprise Inns, Brains Brewery and Marstons Pub Company. I have been fortunate to work with some truly amazing people too, delivering against challenging briefs and ambitious targets, so I understand the critical path which connects creative content to business development, customer service, relationship management, marketing and commercial returns.
I have worked at senior management level for the past decade, managing and directing large teams, coaching and mentoring, whilst embedding positive culture change and restructures. During this time, I have also supported friends and family through challenges with their own mental health. My own father's struggles with scizophrenia was a major driving force for change within both my personal and professional life. As his nearest relative, I found myself immersed in extremely demanding scenarios, made all the more challenging due to our strained father-daughter relationship. I also sought to support loved ones, as they struggled with depression and anxiety; all the while very conscious that for some reason, I appeared to be able to deal with high levels of stress.
And so, whilst I dealt with the tangible and emotional challenges that these situations presented, my curiousity about the human mind was also piqued. I became increasingly aware of the way that my mind worked. And increasingly hungry for knowledge about how our brains function, how we deal with stress, the possible impacts of nature and nurture and the ways in which words and self-talk could have positive impacts on the way that we navigate the world.
These moments led to my decision in 2017 to retrain as a Life and Performance Coach, as well as a Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner. This decision was truly life-changing. You can read more about this change here.
I believe strongly that you get what you give. So, when I'm not delivering for clients, I volunteer at Warwick Students' Union, where I am proud to support this fantastic organisation as a lay Trustee and Vice-Chair of the Board. I am also a Girls' Network mentor - a truly humbling and infinitely rewarding opportunity, that I feel very grateful for. I am a passionate advocate of self-development and am committed to the development of young people, so I also share my journey and experiences through public speaking at events for HE and FE students.
I consider myself an amplifier of women's voices and am Midlands Ambassador for the Women's Jewellery Network - the only dedicated business network for women working within the UK jewellery sector.
I am also a passionate and active advocate for diversity in leadership. I am part of the West Midlands Combined Authority's Inclusive Leaders initiative, where I am Chair of the Communications Sub-Committee. The Inclusive Leaders initiative is focused on improving diversity in the leadership of the region over the next ten years. I'm very excited and proud to play a small part in improving diversity of leadership in my region. I have pledged my commitment to the initiative and support West Midlands Mayor Andy Street's ambition to recruit 1,000 leaders from across the region by 2020.
I apply my personal values to everything that I do: Passion, Commitment
and Honesty. I also bring a lot of fun, enthusiasm, a very inquiring mind and a tendency to sing out loud.
If you'd like to follow my story, join me on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
And if you'd like to find out more about my professional skills, read some of my testimonials and connect with me on LinkedIn. Or you can simply get in touch!
I hope you've enjoyed hearing a bit of my story.
I'm looking forward to hearing yours.