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Meet the Team

Jennifer

Founder & Director

Jenny is a journalist by trade and her passion lies in fitness and writing. Jenny founded BeLifted in 2017 and is a qualified fitness instructor and a trained pre and post natal fitness trainer (Level 3). Also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Level 1 & 2, safeguarding of women and children, economic abuse and business.

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Benjamin

Director & Trustee

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Ben is an ex amateur boxer who has competed in national and international competitions. He has also worked in the city for some of the largest banks and companies for over 15 years. A member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments (CISI), Ben also has an accreditation with CISI in finance. Ben now runs his own non profit organisation, where he helps young people achieve their dreams and aspire for more. Ben is one of our directors and trustees. 

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Efait         

Women and young girl support worker

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Ms Efait is a trained English and ESOL teacher and enjoys working with young people and helping her community. As well as a Mum, Ms Efait loves to support fellow parents and young people. Ms Efait runs the book club, alongside Ms Eva and is also a support worker within the schools and community groups that BeLifted runs activities at. Ms Efait is embedded within the community. 

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Nicola

Domestic violence trainer and coach 

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Nicola is a domestic violence trainer, who is also a victim-survivor. Having lived experienced, Nicola shares her story with others in the hope it will not only encourage but also save a life. Nicola wants other women to understand and recognize different types of abuse. Nicola is disabled but has used her experience with her condition to change the lives of others. Nicola is BeLifted domestic violence coach and hopes to inspire and help other women who were in a similar position to her. A mother, Nicola has two beautiful children Charlotte 25 and Kain 20 and has lived in Barnet her whole life. She also has experience as a beautician and cake maker and used to run a weekend cafe in Barnet college. Nicola has also worked at St Mary's primary nursery in Finchley and has nursery nurse experience. Nicola's interests include domestic violence, women and children. 

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Fanta

Trustee & Debt Management Advisor

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Fanta is from Sierra Leone and is a Graduate in Law and Human Rights Law at the University of London. She is a certified Debt Adviser and support worker from CMA. She is also a trustee at Beliftenow and New Citizens Gateway. Since 2018 she has worked with organisations such as Advice for Renters, New citizens Gateway and Rainbow Money advice as a voulnteer. She runs the debt management service at Beliftnow at two locations. She is also does legal Advice with SBWA and is a Caseworker at Colindale Communities Trust. She is currently finishing her master in International Human Rights law.

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Natalie

Director & Trustee

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Natalie was brought up in NW London and now resides in Barnet with her teenage daughter.  She has A-Levels in both Media Studies and English and is currently studying for her CIM Professional Marketing Qualification, she has training in Autism, GDPR and is currently the Communications and Marketing Officer for a charity that provides services for people with Autism and Disabilities in East London. She is passionate about sports, girls in sport and spent three months in Ghana coaching football. She also enjoys painting, photography and watching Arsenal in her spare time. Natalie is keen on volunteering; she wants to help young girls and women succeed and feels passionately about supporting survivors of domestic violence.

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Eva

Women and young girl support worker

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Ms Eva has worked in the community for many years and started at the Sure Start Centre. Ms Eva manages our book club, alongside Ms Efait and also enjoys helping mums and young people. Ms Eva is a mum herself and has completed courses in food hygiene and child care. Ms Eva, also helps run the workshops within schools and community groups that BeLifted operate in. Ms Eva is embedded within her community and lives in Barnet. 

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Bev          

Trustee, personal trainer

 

and mentor

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Bev is a former journalist and now a PR/communications specialist. For many years Bev has nurtured and mentored teams to brilliance, encouraging them to believe and achieve. 

Her passion is fitness and mental wellbeing and for her the two go hand in hand- healthy body, healthy mind. Bev's mantra is 'listen to your body.'

As a qualified personal trainer, one of her 'go-tos' is working out when she needs to solve a problem.  

Bev believes exercise should be fun and creates high energy routines for her young niece and nephew which she is looking forward to sharing with BeLifted. 

Bev is over the moon to be part of the team and use her skills to make a difference and give back. 

 

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