About The Founders

Pablo Munoz

Pablo Munoz is a Professor and Co-Director of the Durham Enterprise Centre at Durham University, as well as an entrepreneur and impact-driven business investor.

The full detail of his research areas and publications is here.

Jase Smith FCMI, PGCE, CExIoSCM, TechIOSH

Jase spent over 35 years in the military and has over 20 years’ experience of designing and delivering training in leadership, management, mental health, wellbeing and resilience.

After resigning from the Army to support organisations during the COVID pandemic he established and grew a successful training and consultancy business focused on improving psychological health and safety.

 He has spent the last 10 years’ delivering mental health related training to managers and employees in the workplace across many different industry sectors worldwide. This has included large government departments, prisons, the third sector, NHS trusts, schools, the construction, automotive and rail industries as well as private enterprises.

 Jase is driven to promote a mentally healthy workplace culture for everyone and his experience as a leader allows him to deliver training whilst fully understanding the challenges leaders and managers face in changing workplace culture.

Combining his knowledge of mental health, wellbeing and leadership with his entrepreneurial spirit he brings a huge amount of broad experience to the Mind Your Business team.

Kat Sykes

Kat has been described by clients as the Mary Poppins of Business Change.

 In her varied career, she has been:

  • a primary school teacher, specialising in emotional and behavioural barriers to learning,
  • a construction project manager in London, building projects ranging from £1m to £75m,
  • and a digital change manager in the NHS.

 Kat has taken her varied career success, experience, knowledge and education to create a business with a completely new type of service, that encompasses the best of all worlds. She designs and delivers gamified workshops on frustrations people face when trying to their best work, addressing each barrier one at a time, to get better outcomes.

 Her personal experience with depression as a teenager, and navigating the perilous seas of uncertainty with business ownership helps her make the content and delivery for Mind Your Business as practical and engaging as possible, to get the most game-changing outcomes possible for participants.