Nahla Summers is the CEO of A Culture of Kindness and founder of two international social enterprises, Sunshine People and Big Talks Global.
She spent 15 years as a senior leader in the corporate world working all over the world. Managing multi million pound contracts, teams of up to 600 and putting in systems to make improvements to processes and improve KPIs to name just a few.
Then in just a moment, her personal life circumstances were shattered and in the end she had to make a choice, whether to simply survive or thrive. She chose in the end to thrive and as a consequence her path has taken her in a very unique direction. She is now a cultural change consultant, social change maker, a podcaster, an accidental adventurer and an international speaker.
She is also the author of two books, her debut was 44 Rays of Sunshine; a book she never expected to write until that day her life changed. It is a story about how she overcame adversity that has been inspiring people around the world. In fact, she won an award for most inspirational book in 2017 with a ‘stellar piece of writing by a very talented author’. However, she says it is not that that she is most proud, but simply the people who have told her they are reading the book for a second time.
She has been awarded a point of light award from the Prime Minister for ‘transforming the concept of sponsorship’. After cycling 3000 miles across America and walking 500 miles from South to North England, asking people to show their support by simply doing an act of kindness for a stranger rather than sponsor money. As the founder of the CIC Sunshine People, every year she takes on a new challenge and every year she discovers something new about the power that kindness has on people, 2020 is set to be the biggest yet.
With her second book, A Culture of Kindness, it is a powerful theory of how we can bring kindness into the workplace and not only be happier overall but also improve employee wellbeing. Her theory removes stress and anxiety from workplaces, therefore allowing increased productivity and profitable. Looking to change the way people and businesses co-exist with her talk, book and podcast of the same name, she is affecting us all with positivity of how we can live and work for a more sustainable future. Her podcast interviews an eclectic mix of people including CEOs, Lords, Authors, Awards winners and singers to name a few.