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


meet the team


Katie Shephard: Charity Manager

Katie comes from over 15 years’ experience in the corporate world of HR and Business management. Since having her two boys, she has looked at life in a very different way and started to invest in herself and others.

Katie has become a passionate networker, taking great pleasure in connecting and supporting people, especially mums with their own businesses. She believes in empowering women and ensuring that they know their value.

Katie having experienced challenges herself in the past, thrives on seeing others succeed and is a great cheer leader.


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.


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.


Ali Golds: Founder & Chair of Trustees

Ali is a business strategist, writer, and motivational speaker.

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


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.


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.


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!