About us

Failure is important, and can teach you a lot about yourself, but it doesn’t need to be the main character in your life story.

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- Our co-founders Azzees and Carl know a lot about failure, and not because they both support West Ham, but because they messed up their A-Levels miserably. After a bit of soul searching and smooth talking, they found themselves at university and met each other as they both reached for the last almond croissant at Pret. It wasn’t long before they both realised that failure and rejection were just small bumps in the road to success. Making positive steps in the right direction, they invested in a range of personal development practices that helped them develop key soft skills that were essential to their academic and professional success. Having finished university with good grades and securing roles at great companies, they also built a speaker and facilitator profile to help equip others with the skills they had learnt. As their profile grew they noticed a systemic problem that needed to be addressed more widely in society. Young people need to be inspired and encouraged, and equipped with real personal development skills to help them face life’s challenges head on. That’s where we come in. Well, only if you’d like us to.

The Team

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Carl Konadu

Chief Executive Officer

Carl Konadu

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Azzees Minott

Chief Operating Officer

Azzees Minott

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Tammana Islam

Business Development and Operations Manager

Tammana Islam

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Hannah Chapman

Programme Manager

Hannah Chapman

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Oyin Olaoshun

Programme Manager

Oyin Olaoshun

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Rory O'Rourke

Admin Assistant

Rory O'Rourke

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Christine Naijar

Creative Media Assistant

Christine Naijar

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"Why are you called 2-3 Degrees?"

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Business Advisors

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Richard Williams

Richard is a trustee of RAFT (Restoration of Appearance & Function Trust) and an ambassador for The Conservation Volunteers (TCV). He is a non-executive director of Trustees Unlimited LLP, NCVO Trading Ltd and all NCVO collaborative ventures, he is also a NED of the Public Service Transformation Academy. Richard is the founder and patron of the Business Launchpad (WYEC)

Richard Williams

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Julia Thanh

Programme Manager at LSE and Trustee at the Vietnamese Family Partnership

Julia Thanh

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James Cathcart

Youth Policy Advisor, Consultant, Fundraiser and Mentor. Former Chief Executive of the British Youth Council and UK Youth Parliament, and Head of Dept at Prince’s Trust. Trustee of the Citizenship Foundation and Ambassador of the British Citizens Awards.

James Cathcart

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Jo Ellen Grzyb

Founding Partner of Impact Factory

Jo Ellen Grzyb

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