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Cohere is a communications consultancy for organisations that want to change the economy.

Most of our projects help organisations find ways to build their impact and influence, from core narrative and vision, to messaging and communications strategy, and PR and Social influence.

We aim to innovate also in how we work, with a small core team drawing on the expertise and skills of a range of specialist associates, allowing us to form flexible and fluid project partnerships, with complementary experience, networks and perspectives.

We also invest our time and resources in a range of side projects, including our non-profit initiative, the Future Narratives Lab.

If you are interested in working with us on a challenge you are facing, drop us a line at hello(at)

Our Team

Entrepreneur in Residence

CJ Tayeh

CJ is an awarded innovator and communicator. She launched her career in human rights law and policy before going on to help top-tier organisations maximise their impact through branding, behaviour change and innovation. She has worked across a broad range of industries and clients including Deliveroo, eBay, St Mungo’s, NHS and Just Giving and collaborated with the FCA, City of London and the Financial Times’ Financial Literacy and Inclusion Campaign. CJ is also the founder/CEO of Flank Digital, a fintech company instigating a radical rethink of our relationships with money and therefore with each other.

Communications Executive

Nasra Ahmed

Nasra has graduated from Queen Mary University of London with a Bsc in Global Health, a dynamic multidisciplinary course that explores the biggest challenges healthcare faces in an increasingly globalised world. Previously, she has worked as a research assistant for Health Poverty Action in their ‘World with Drugs’ series that examined legal regulation through a social, historical, environmental, economic and political lens. In the future, she hopes to expand research into social advocacy, public health and public policy.


Daniel Stanley

Daniel is a specialist in strategic communications for values-driven organisations. He writes and lectures on Narrative & Framing, has a background in grassroots community organising, and an MSc in Social and Public Communication from the Institute of Social Psychology at the London School of Economics. He founded and led movement-building digital agency Small Axe, working for seven years with many of the world’s biggest NGOs, Social Enterprises and campaigning organisations. He leads Cohere’s work on Narrative Change, and is Founder & CEO of the non-profit Future Narratives Lab.

PR Specialist

Mark Thomson

Mark Thomson is a PR and communications specialist with more than 15 years’ experience. He has run press offices and delivered content and communications for a number purpose-driven, commercial and start-up businesses across a range of different sectors, such as retail, property, technology and not-for-profit.

Mark specialises in copywriting and developing and running issues-driven, brand-building campaigns for his clients, which at Cohere includes the Architectural Heritage Fund and the Mozilla Foundation.

Senior Associate

Anna Fielding

Anna is a specialist in economic systems change, and an advocate for social and environmental justice. She was CEO at the Finance Innovation Lab, a pioneering project building a financial system that serves people and planet, is a trustee of the New Economics Foundation, and Chair of the Economic Change Unit.  Anna has been a judge for the Guardian Sustainable Business Awards, Skoll Venture Awards, and Chartered Banker Institute Young Banker of the Year, written for a wide range of publications including the Guardian, Pioneers Post and the New Statesman, and featured in the Women in Social Enterprise 100, Women in Fintech Powerlist, and Brummel Magazine’s Inspirational Women in the City.

Simon Matthews

Simon Matthews

An advocate of the growing need to rethink business contribution to society, Simon has spent his career advising organisations on corporate reputation, brand and sustainability communications, working alongside well-known global brands, as well as non-profit organisations, mission-driven businesses and start-ups. Before starting Cohere, he spent most his career at Omnicom-owned Fishburn Hedges, where he was variously Managing Director, CEO and Chairman, leading integrated communications agencies and campaigns across multiple sectors. He studied at business schools in France and the UK, is a visiting lecturer at the University of Westminster, on the advisory board of diversity business Rare and has been a start-up mentor and judge.