Adah Parris

futurist, Consultant, and Public Speaker in London, United Kingdom

Adah Parris

futurist, Consultant, and Public Speaker in London, United Kingdom

Futurist, Consultant, Coach, Public Speaker, and Artist in London

An intellectual and enthusiastic curator of people, patterns, and stories. A branding and storytelling consultant with 20 years’ experience creating coaching, transformational change, and immersive environments. I have worked with businesses and individuals across brands, advertising, media, technology, start-ups, entrepreneurship, and education and take a human-centred design approach to problem solving. I now work as a consultant, public speaker, learning designer and coach, specialising in branding, experience, and storytelling. My clients have included Oath, Sainsbury's, Innovate Finance, M&C Saatchi PR, The British Council, The Startup Institute, The Hospital Club, Mindshare Huddle 2015, The EU Council, The British Film Institute (BFI), and The School of Communication Arts.

A Consultant Futurist to The Friday Club London. Launched in December 2012 this monthly invite- only mentoring event brings together the cream of London’s advertising and marketing innovators and decision-makers with some of the UK’s hottest technology start-ups. This event introduces new technologies to people who help start-ups with communication and strategy ideas whilst making personal introductions to potential partners.

Active on the international speaker circuit, I have presented at Google for Nonprofits UK Annual Summit 2017, DigitasLBi UK NewFront 2017: Make the Internet Great Again, Pirate Summit, Shambala Festival, Noisily Festival, Obonjan Festivals, Silicon Beach 2016, ArabNet Dubai, and Digital Shoreditch.

I support youth development and ran workshops for young people as part of the Adidas Future House initiative in East London, and have worked with the British Film Institute (BFI) and Watershed to help launch their 2016 national autumn film season, Black Star.

In my spare time, I am an Artist who creates wearable art and immersive experiential environments to help people explore their sense of identity, primarily through an understanding of their relationship with their five senses.

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