For those of you who’re new to the blog and A Sense of Place, I’m Ronnie Hughes. Working with community groups, individuals and organisations, helping you imagine what you want to achieve and how you’ll get there. I’m a critical friend, mentor and facilitator, helping you make up your future by giving you the time and space to think, plan, organise and reflect.

I run events, help facilitate conversations and ideas and ask questions. What matters to you? What do you like? What do you want ‘work’ to feel like: what would you be doing if you only had a year left to live? And how do you get there?

I’m – in no particular order – a story teller, writer and listener; a mentor, speaker and debater. I work alongside a real variety of people, giving them practical encouragement in helping to shape ideas, clarify thoughts, plan, dream and do.

There are lots of different ways to describe what I do; or perhaps, different angles to the way I work, depending who I’m working with. As a critical friend, I offer a bit of perspective. Or a different perspective.

Over the years I’ve worked with communities – of both place and interest – teams, social entrepreneurs and start-ups; bus drivers, bakers and makers; housing people and artists; young, old, newcomers, experienced and those in search of inspiration. They are radical changers, rebels and activists; the curious, the unsettled and the bored.

To get more of an idea of what I do, have a read of this or look through some of my other blogs. Or listen to this podcast with the social entrepreneur Liam Black: M is for Mentor.

If you’re looking for a new challenge, or to filter your ideas; if you’re thinking about change, or looking for some clarity, let’s talk.


Photo by Jane MacNeil

See more here about things I’ve worked on and plenty more about people and places I’ve worked with in ‘Stories’.