Our story

A not-for-profit organisation empowering students through coaching

Despite the progress made in social mobility, students from underrepresented and disadvantaged groups experience significant inequality of opportunity in accessing and succeeding in higher education. While progress has been made to address the barriers these students face, more still needs to be done.


Inclusive Futures was established by Jess Woodsford and Rose Sellman-Leava, both professional coaches with a passion for tackling inequality, to support students to pursue the future they want, regardless of their background or personal characteristics.


Inclusive Futures (a Community Interest Company) provides targeted coaching to underrepresented students to support and empower them to address the barriers and obstacles they face to accessing and succeeding in HE.

Our work with students includes

Future focus coaching

Working with post-16 students, and students currently studying in HE to explore what they want for their future, and support them to make decisions about next steps.

Transition coaching

Working with students who have accepted a place at an HE provider, supporting them to start their HE journey with confidence and resilience.

disengaged students

Working with individual students who have been identified by their provider as disengaged or at risk of withdrawing from their course, to find ways to overcome the barriers and difficulties they are experiencing.


Facilitating a co-creation process with students to identify barriers they have experienced during their HE journey and develop solutions to address them.

Executive coaching


We also provide executive coaching for leaders, individual staff members and teams within HE providers and other organisations. We support you to develop and strengthen your approach to addressing inequality of opportunity and drive an inclusive culture.


As a not-for-profit organisation, all income is reinvested back into the organisation to grow our reach and impact. It also provides access to valuable coaching to those who would benefit it the most, free of charge.

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