Natasha Jolob is the founder and director of kai-zen CIC.
She has over 20 years’ experience of working with and for the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector (VCSE) at all levels (volunteer through to trustee level), in most sectors, in the UK and across the globe. She has worked with and for local government, social investors and local infrastructure support organisations and is a social value practitioner. She has supported hundreds of VCSE sector organisations to develop their business models, business plans and their social impact models resulting in them accessing funding and social investment and growing their social impact.
Natasha has a Geography degree and a Masters in International Development Planning. She is also a health coach, a meditation teacher, a martial artist and practises yoga – this gives her the mental capacity, wisdom and intuition to support people and organisations.
With a third of the world’s adults still unbanked, the work of credit unions remains as relevant as ever – and their true impact on communities and the public purse may be significant, as two recent social value analyses demonstrate.