"Always remember that your power is greater than your fear"


meet the team


Ali Golds: Founder

Ali is a motivational speaker, writer & growth coach, who empowers women to conquer their challenges to achieve their dreams.

She founded The Juno Project with the purpose of helping girls to reach their potential, and wrote the This Is Me programme as a result of her own experiences, having seen the need for early intervention both in her work in education, as well as in business.

The charity is Ali's heart project; a chance for her to give back to girls who are experiencing similar things to those she has also faced.


Olga Gibbs:

Olga has been working with Looked After Children in both fostering and residential settings and understands the challenges young people, and children in care in particular, face today. She mainly worked with teenage girls, providing them with a support and guidance, which are underpinned by the therapeutic approach and training.

Olga is passionate about helping girls to be heard; to provide them with coping strategies to deal with their “everyday” challenges and to help them to realise their full potential.

In her spare time, Olga writes YA fiction.

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Asha Musoni: Chair of Trustees

Asha is currently a Programme Lead in the Home Office’s Human Resources division and has worked in the public sector across a number of functions and policy areas for over 12 years.

She was inspired to join The Juno Project as she is keen to support young people in unlocking their true potential whatever their background or experience, having faced her own personal challenges in the past. She is married and mother to three active children. In her spare time Asha enjoys reading, travelling and is a self-confessed foodie.

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Julie Stephens: Trustee

Julie is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, and founder of J2GA, a consultancy established to help entrepreneurs and small businesses to get started and future proof them for their growth and development.

Julie has worked as FD in many high tech companies, and lead the Finance, HR, Facilities Management, IT disciplines, in the UK, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Julie was inspired to join The Juno Project when she attended a presentation given by Ali, and sees it as charity she identifies with and can help.

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Gosia Tomicka: Facilitator

Originally from Poland, Gosia studied in three countries before coming to the UK. She has been working as an assessor and tutor for the last seven years, helping people to get back into employment and then higher education.

Having experienced a lot of challenges, she is very passionate about teaching others hands on techniques to help them to manage mental health problems and disabilities.

Gosia is a keen biker, and loves dancing and the Arts.


Paul Lantsbury: Trustee

Paul is a Finance Director, entrepreneur and business adviser who has made a career out of helping both businesses and individuals to manage their money better.

He has over 25 year’s experience of working in industry across a wide range of sectors. Paul is also the ex Finance Director of internet greetings card giant Moonpig.com and currently works as CFO/COO at Be the Business - the new movement launched by UK business leaders to transform the nation’s productivity through the provision of information, tools, training and collaboration opportunities.


Rocky Datoo: Facilitator

Rocky has over 15 years working in professional, organisational and learning development. She is a chartered member of the CIPD, as well as a qualified mental health first aider and coach with a broad range of experience across different organisation types and sizes.

Rocky specialises in supporting people to develop the skills and confidence to flex to life’s challenges by focusing on what can be done, not the obstacles in the way.
Rocky loves chatting over good coffee, baking squidgy cakes, playing Words with Friends, and yoga.


Sam Jackson:


Sam is currently the Sales and Marketing Director for Welland Medical Ltd.

Roll back 23 years, she was a single mum, unemployed and in the process of being made homeless.

Having gone onto achieve a Masters Degree and become a Company Director, Sam joined The Juno Project to work with young people to show them it doesn't matter what their background is, they have the potential to achieve more.

Sam is currently training for the Great North Run.


We are growing!

We are looking for the following people to join our team:

If you are interested in joining our team, and making a difference - please get in touch. We'd love to hear from you!