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 through some of my 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 about things I’ve worked on and people and places I’ve worked with in ‘Stories’.