The Team

The Tribe

  • Stewart Bewley
    Stewart Bewley Founder and Director

    Stewart founded Amplify back in 2011 from an acting background, believing that if you unlocked people’s voices you would unlock their story and their businesses would thrive. To date he has coached over 7000 people, having Microsoft, Google, PWC, KPMG, Dow Jones, Hitachi, o2, BASF, Barclays and Virgin amongst his clients. He has helped 500 Startups to raise over a billion dollars in Seed funding and Series A, and works with Senior Executives from Siemens, SAP, GE, Microsoft, PWC, Microsoft, Ford, Legal & General and Edelman. He loves to travel and embrace all that life throws at him. That hugely varies, from Bollywood dancing with Microsoft Graduates in Hyderabad, India to coaching ex-Nasa Rocket scientists in the US, Florida about to pitch to Steve Case, founder of AOL! Stewart has an uncanny knack to see the person in front of him, listen to and absorb their story, re-tell it and coach them to amplify it beyond the realms of what they thought possible. He is also a big fan of flat whites, a deeply enthusiastic husband and father and keen musician.

  • Steve Morris
    Steve Morris Chief Operating Officer · Senior Coach

    Steve started his career at UBS and not long after dramatically switched lanes to coaching young people. When he accidentally raised £50,000 in 20 minutes in for a charity he was supporting in South Africa the gears shifted again! He moved his entire family to South Africa to work on the leadership team of this charity – the Sozo Foundation, heading up the social enterprise arm of Sozo. He founded a youth cafe in a township and an artisan bakery to lift young people out of poverty before joining our core team in 2019. Before moving back to the UK He transformed the stories of the Startups at RLabs in Capetown and managed to pop over to Copenhagen to do the same for Rainmaking innovation. He is a preferred partner of Heartstyles – a tool for teams and individuals that measures how successfully they communicate their story. We call this “The Science behind the story” and we can’t wait to bring this to our clients! He is a lover of good coffee, a husband and father and staunch Arsenal fan.

  • Gemma Hunt
    Gemma Hunt Head of Training · Senior Coach

    Gemma has worked as a TV presenter since 2003, after graduating with a first class degree with honours from the University of Bedfordshire in Media Performance. She has worked for ITV and will be most recognised for her work at the BBC on children’s channels CBBC and most recently on CBeebies. On the corporate side she has filmed for companies including Samsung, CEWE and Utility Warehouse. She has run Presenting Masterclasses in reading from autocue, interview techniques and presentation of self at the University of Bedfordshire and received an Honorary Doctorate in 2016 as an Alumni for recognition of her outstanding services to the Media. Gemma has a warm and enthusiastic approach to presenting which has seen her nominated as ‘Best Presenter’ in the Children’s BAFTA’s in 2017 and it is this warmth that she brings to all her coaching – we are so excited to have her join the Amplify tribe! Gemma has spent thousands of hours presenting live television, hosted numerous live festivals to more than 25,000 people and filmed international series travelling globally for Alpha. She has also just won a commission to write children’s literature.

  • Emily Pearson-Wiggs
    Emily Pearson-Wiggs Executive Assistant and Community Manager

    Emily has spent the best part of two decades, 17 years, working with people in HR – continually changing environments for both small and large businesses. She has led teams and always developed, supported and motivated to bring out the best in people. Her hands-on approach and utter commitment to delivering results, maintaining high standards through clear communication and integrity, is why we brought her on at Amplify to help us scale the business globally. She holds confidentiality key, has a keen eye for detail and prides herself on her efficient and organised reputation. Emily joined our core team in 2020 as Executive Assistant to Stewart and quickly became our Community Manager – overseeing the backroom of Amplify and helping us build the Amplify community of Coaches, Designers, Consultants… She is a lover of fresh smoothies, yoga and is a brilliant mum!

  • Mark Janes
    Mark Janes Head of Innovation

    Stewart met Mark outside the Royal Albert Hall through the power of Instagram a few years ago and they hit it off immediately! Mark has co-designed our AmplifyMe App alongside many other things including The Box, The Club, in fact anything you can put “The” in front of). He is, by far, the most innovative person we know. Along his journey he has hung out with with James Corden, worked for Three Mobile as an Engagement specialist, launched “The Hour” – changing the way people look at work and rolled it out for ITV and Endelmol Shine UK. He also works with Co:cubed on gamifying corporate innovation for FTSE 100 companies. He is a standup comic, husband to Luisa and Youtuber!

  • Stephen Gregory
    Stephen Gregory Senior Coach

    Stephen trained as an actor with the Northumberland Theatre company, treading the boards at the Northern Stage and the Stephen Joseph Theatre where he found himself (almost accidentally!) performing a one-man show. You have to be pretty fearless to do that and fearless sums up everything Stephen does. He has spent years role playing for lawyers, psychiatrists and in the corporate world for Conocco Phillips, bringing challenge and coaching to his clients, making sure they land their pitch. His acute ability to understand the human condition means his insight is quick and cuts straight to the heart of the matter, whilst also being deeply kind. He has trained in comedy, standup, Shakespeare – he knows how to bring a story from the text and move the audience to action! He is a bit of a find and we are thrilled that he has joined the Amplify Tribe. Stephen is also a very proud husband and father, now working with his other passion… technology. His next mission is to buy a Brompton bike, the dream!

  • Ronke Kokoruwe
    Ronke Kokoruwe Senior Coach

    Ronke Kokoruwe was born and grew up in Nigeria before moving to the UK to train as a Barrister. Having obtained a Masters in International Environmental Law from the London School of Economics, (which is not easy!) she practised law as a solicitor before becoming an Executive coach and founding iVerbalize, a public speaking training and coaching business. Her purpose is to encourage, equip, and empower women from all walks of life, to take the steps from being a spectator to becoming a speaker, to express themselves with greater courage, clarity and confidence. She also mentors young women predominantly in the Global South to become future leaders. When we met ‘Ronke, her passion to bring courage, clarity and confidence to her clients was deeply infectious and so we asked her to join the Amplify Tribe! ‘Ronke has been married to Ben for 19 years and loves being a mother of 3 wonderful children, all of whom are now taller than her!! Running, baking and singing are all part and parcel of her world and laughter and faith are essential to her soul.

  • Gibran Khan
    Gibran Khan Senior Coach

    Gibran is a Program Manager at Google Cloud, where he brings the best of Google to help startups build products, test new ideas, and create companies that will positively change the world. Through his work with countless startups across more than 20 global markets, Gibran deeply understands the entrepreneurial journey and helps startups to focus on the most critical elements of their business when communicating with investors, clients, or the general public. It is an absolute win to have him join our tribe at Amplify – he is dedicated to cutting out the rubbish and bringing people’s stories to life!

The Wider Team

Whether it’s designing your slides, training your team or your company of 100,000, we have a tribe of story-telling heroes to match your needs. From Actresses to advocates, designers to videographers, whilst doing their own brilliant work and running their own companies, a bit like the Avengers they come together with us at the right time to make sure you, our clients become story-telling heroes on every level.