Voluntary Non-Executive Director
Yvonne Fuchs is an award winning business GROWTH advisor and NED working in SME’s and social businesses for the last 25 years.
Yvonne has over 44 years commercial experience; the family firm, (large cashmere and yarn manufacturing businesses) to senior leadership in academia and organisations . In her own right she has considerable experience as an artist/ designer, educator and author and curator. She created her own design businesses in colouration and design in 1976 working globally in the textile sector. She has a superb knowledge of the Creative Industries, SME’s and social enterprise sectors in the UK with a related professional network combing experience of policy implementation and grass roots support. During her time at Business Link she became a coach to her coaching peers and subsequently qualified as a senior executive coach, as well as supervising other external coaches.
Her latest venture is the Zen of business a way of bringing the thinking of Zen to current business practice blending ancient wisdom with current business practice, both in the creative and social business sectors and latterly within the international coaching fraternity. She is a facilitator in the business world but has taken these skills into the area of peace making working to support NGOs. She facilitated an international peace conference based in the Berlin foreign ministry to support the UN 1325 peace accord. Author, speaker, artist and curator, she has created and supported community offerings such Brilliant Women, Slow Stitch Community, the Museum of Happiness as well as number of Business Clubs to encourage entrepreneurship amongst different social groups e.g. Mothers Meetings, the Advantages of Age.
Yvonne graduate from her Level 1 Tamalpa UK training in 2016 and is currently working with Tamalpa UK to support their business growth and development.