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Liz Whitaker - Workshops Manager
I am the Workshops Manager at Follow Your Dreams. I’ve been with the charity since July 2013 and I have the most amazing job! Being the Workshops Manager means that I get to plan, organise and deliver our Dream Big workshops project which we take to schools and youth clubs around the UK. With our workshops we aim to give young people the opportunity to try an activity that is fun and is a little different to what they might normally have the opportunity to do at School or at their Youth Club. We also want to inspire young people to aim high, be ambitious and follow their dreams for their future successes.
My background was initially in live music production and venue management, but I made the career change into Youth Work in 2011 and it has turned out to be the best decision I have ever made! In addition to my role at Follow Your Dreams I also work at a specialist Youth Club for young people on the Autism Spectrum and I do some Personal Assistance work with disabled young people too. I am in a very lucky position to have three roles that I completely adore and I am so privileged to work with some amazing young people and colleagues.
Personally I have two main passions outside of work – rock music and football – so if you asked me today what my dream was, I’d love to sing with Dave Grohl and play football with Eric Cantona! One day!