Natalie Teniola


I am a psychologist, self-esteem mentor, life coach and a community engagement presenter on Legacy 90.1FM . I am a director of Heart2Hearts and I am committed to realising self-esteem, purpose and connections for local people

providing them with the tools to change mind-sets and behaviours. I have delivered many courses with the ‘More To Life’ program.


I am grateful to be a part of the WOS project honouring the Legacy of Louise DaCocodia. In 2003 when I was managing the Moss Side Children’s Fund I invited Louise to be on the allocation decision panel for the bids. As a Trustee of the Nello James Centre, I was influenced by Louise invested commitment to community empowerment providing training and educational opportunities and her willingness to access big funding grants. I also commended the way she challenged the authorities.


In 2002 after writing and publishing commonwealth educational resources, I set up ABCollectables ~ books, games and training. We have extensive experience of working with schools and local artists in Manchester to present the annual African Arts School Showcases at several Art and Education venues. We also hosted the Moss Side and Children’s Family Fun Days held at the Moss Side Leisure Centre. Louise was always our prestigious invited guest to these functions. ABCollectables now have a Community Interest Company status and is in the process of raising funds for an ICARE project that aims to ensure families in Moss Side thrive and flourish now and in the future.


I am the creative director of Koded Kolours selling African and handmade crafts and gifts. I offer Mindfulness Walk and Talk for Moss Side appreciating our surroundings while highlighting the history and diversity of the area where I have lived and worked for 37 years. I regularly self-care as I am an avid swimmer, bike rider and walker in Alexandra Park and commit to participating on personal development courses. I have two beautiful daughters.

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Wesley Enterprise Centre,

Royce Road,

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