Living Content founder Nyasha Pitt is a leading communications expert and recognised Diversity and Inclusion professional, specialising in Women's Equality, Race and LGBT+. She is also an accredited Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner and Association of Coaching Executive Coach.
Nyasha has more than 20 years' experience in commercial strategy, public speaking, content creation, media and public relations, digital marketing and training; experience harnessed when she created Living Content in 2017. Nyasha has worked at c-suite / directorate level, both in-agency and in-house supporting B2B, B2C and public-sector brands including The Assay Office Birmingham, Butlins, National Express, English Heritage, Land Securities, The London Taxi Company (now LEVC), Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, Enterprise Inns, Brains Brewery, Spirit and Marston’s.
She has extensive experience in written and verbal communication, including acting as the main organisational media spokesperson (including ‘firefighting’), running press offices for both private and public sector clients, developing website copy for B2B and B2C audiences, creating hard copy marketing materials, ghost-writing for CEOs and senior influencers, crafting speeches and managing coordinated social media campaigns. She is a respected industry influencer within the UK jewellery trade, and is a contributing writer for leading title, Professional Jeweller, as well as regularly providing editorial content and opinion pieces to other titles.
Nyasha is also Communications Director for the global jewellery trade membership organisation, the Women's Jewellery Network. She is a regular broadcast contributor on BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire, where she is a newspaper reviewer on Breakfast with Trish Adudu and a member of the Brody Bunch, with Brody Swain in the afternoons.
She was acknowledged as one of 50 Inspiring Individuals working in Diversity and Inclusion by PricewaterhouseCoopers in a national digital campaign for their Stonewall 50th Anniversary celebrations. She was also acknowledged as a senior Black leader and influencer by the West Midlands Combined Authority as part of their 2019 Black History Month celebrations.
Nyasha uses her extensive communications skills and platforms to champion equality and dignity at work. As well as providing consultancy and delivering keynote speeches through Living Content, Nyasha also champions change through her own activism.
iDNetwork - Networking for Black Professionals in the Midlands
Innovative events and effective networking for Black Professionals, supported by the West Midlands Mayor's Office, PwC, Wesleyan and University of Warwick. Nyasha was accepted into the prestigious Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Start-Up Programme, in partnership with the School for Social Entrepreneurs (jointly funded by the National Lottery Community Fund) in 2019 in order to scale iDNetwork, which will have a charitable arm delivering free training to disadvantaged Black people across the Midlands, in 2020.
iDENT Festival - Celebrating the Black in the Red, White and Blue
Free festival, open to all, celebrating the breadth of Black art, music and culture, held at the Warwick Arts Centre, as part of the Road to 2021: Coventry City of Culture. Nyasha successfully won funding from the Heart of England Community fund to create and launch this free festival celebrating Black culture and heritage as part of the Road to 2021 – when her home town of Coventry will be UK City of Culture; more than 300 people registered for the first iDENT Festival, held at Warwick Arts Centre, enjoying music, talks, panel discussions, spoken word, poetry, film and contemporary artwork – all created by people of African and African Caribbean heritage. Nyasha is working with the City of Culture and Warwick Arts Centre on next year’s event, which will be a two-day event, taking place on 1 & 2 August 2020 (visit https://identfestival.co.uk/ for more information and images from this year’s event).
Nyasha is Vice-Chair of Warwick Students’ Union, Vice-Chair of Coventry Pride, and Chair of the Communications sub-committee for West Midlands Mayor Andy Street’s Inclusive Leaders initiative. Nyasha is also a qualified Executive Coach and accredited Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner. She loves singing and is a soloist as well as a member of the Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer Well Woman choir.