Stories

Find out more about the people Inova have worked with over the years and the impact of our work.

John Turner – Learning 2.0gether Participant

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Learning 2.0gether was a Lifelong Learning Project funded by the European Commission which aimed to both increase skills and encourage inter-generational learning! Alongside Voluntary Action Sheffield and partners in Italy and Spain, we developed training for young people who had been long-term unemployed, helping them to develop coaching skills and…

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Mind the Gap Career Circle – The Sheffield College

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In 2015, Inova and The Sheffield College ran a set a Career Circles with female Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) students as part of an Erasmus Plus funded project called 'Mind the GAP'. The project was aimed at promoting STEM studies to young women and supporting the retention of…

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Monica Da Costa – Enterprise4All Participant

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In 2015, Monica took part in Enterprise Circles with Inova, as part of our Enterprise4All project. The project was aimed at providing unemployed people with the necessary enterprising skills for creating their own business and generating their own job. It focused on the most vulnerable people, affected by the global…

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Sheffield Yoga Centre – Coaching Client

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I would highly recommend Marina Larios as a business coach and mentor for a small enterprise, such as ourselves, Sheffield Yoga Centre. Her approach and support has been invaluable in taking forward some of my ideas and developing a short and medium term strategy from them. I approached Marina in…

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Yee Kwan Ice-cream – Mentoring Circle Participant

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I first met Marina in 2010 when I first set up my business, she led and facilitated a group of female entrepreneurs which I was part of. Marina has helped inspire and empower me to become the business owner I am today. I had little experience and confidence in myself…

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Valb Training – Mentoring Circle Participant

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I have known Marina for several years now and I am a beneficiary of Inova Mentoring Circles. I joined a Mentoring Circle in 2008 after being made redundant from my job. Marina was the facilitator and supported me with my decision to move into self employment and the experience was…

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Claire Warburton – EMPOWER Project Participant

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Claire took part in our EMPOWER project, as a support worker from Buzz Sheffield. As part of the project, Claire was a participant in the first pilot of our Empowering Others Training programme, an 8 week course funded by the European Commission, to help those working with vulnerable women to…

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