it’s too risky!

Ever put off doing something because it feels “too risky”? Let me help you with that.

Embrace risk and be the change you want to see with this unique, motivating masterclass that combines a group experience with a personalised plan.

“Toni is authenticity in action”

Tabitha Beaven- Founder, Light Mind

What you can expect

This masterclass draws on my experiences of facing down the fear of risk-taking to make significant change happen in a professional and personal context. But it isn’t just about my story – it’s about helping you take control of your own narrative in a way that’s non-confrontational and fun.

The masterclass combines motivation with action – attendees receive a customisable, personalised plan they can use to keep them on track.

“Totally exceeded my expectations”

HF – Partner Development Manager, Amazon Web Services

What you’ll learn

It’s possible you’ll learn more than you bargained for about me but at the same time you’ll gain insights on how to deal with change in the context of your own professional and personal life:

  • Why change feels risky
  • How to approach change with confidence
  • How to anticipate and approach the challenges you might face

My approach

I work closely with you to understand your desired outcomes and can tailor the masterclass accordingly. What doesn’t change is my overall approach:

  • Complete honesty (as you’ll find in my books and stand up)
  • Relatable, practical and with sound examples
  • Inclusive and non-judgemental
  • Appropriate to your organisational context


Please contact me at to talk through your requirements – special rates apply for schools, charities and not-for-profits.


Booking is easy – just email Jill at and we’ll get the conversation started.

A little bit about me..

Part One – From Council House to Corporate

Having grown up on a council estate, and spent my early teenage years in circumstances described by social services as “chaotic”, I set out on a path to create a life different to what had been predicted for me. This involved leaving home and the town I grew up in and resulted in a career path that eventually led me to the technology industry and 10 years at Microsoft. Want to know more? View my LinkedIn profile.

Part Two – From Corporate to Freelancer

Having built my career, I took the decision to leave Microsoft and go freelance at a time when many people would have been afraid to do so (two small children, hefty mortgage, obscenely well-paid). This proved transformational and helped me to realise some long-held ambitions including ghost writing for senior leaders, training others in honing their writing skills and publishing my own books. Want to read on? Order one of my books.

Part Three – From Freelancer to Funny Woman

Five years into freelancing as a writer, I decided to scratch my creative itch a little more. Having made a promise to be “More Honest and Less Afraid” I did stand-up for the first time. As a successful freelancer and middle-aged mother. Someone who ‘should’ be happy with their lot. This has led to hundreds of bookings from across the corporate and charity spheres, performances in some very unlikely places and a growing excitement for what’s to come. Curious? View my performances.