​"Our students and graduates have been able to build upon their academic skills by working with Empower - Be The Change. 
Having the opportunity to support others has really allowed them to cement their employability skills in real world experience, an absolute must for todays fresh working graduate."

Careers department, Glyndwr University.

"I cannot thank Empower enough for believing in the Sports Leaders at St Christopher's. The impact of the ILM course has been amazing.  Thank you for giving them the confidence to believe in themselves."
Deputy Head Teacher, St. Christopher's School, Wrexham
"Empower have been so understanding of the people I have been working with. The course was engaging and the tutor worked with the participants to suit their needs. 

​Empower has been a key part in supporting us in our roles of supporting people back into education, employment and training.

Youth Engagement Mentor, AdTrac programme.

"Empower - Be The Change have been a fabulous support to my customers and an integral part of building their confidence and moving them forward. I work closely with the Empower - Be The Change team in choosing and progressing the right customers who would benefit the most."   
​                                                           Work Coach, Rhyl Job Centre Plus, DWP.​​

100% of participants enjoy our programmes.


This is a snapshot of the impact we have made on individuals and communities.

 ​"I really enjoyed this course, it was presented in a fun and engaging way.  I really enjoyed meeting others in similar circumstance to myself."  James, 45

"I learnt things I wouldn't have learnt elsewhere and will definitely recommend this course to others." 
Amanda, 31

"The course has given me confidence to explore volunteering opportunities outside of the college environment."  Scott, 17

"The course taught me valuable skills that I will be able to use in future careers."  Vicky, 23


​​In partnership with a range of local and national organisations Empower - Be The Change delivers 

bespoke programmes which increase people's confidence, motivation, independence and self-management. 

In doing so, we directly address issues of poverty, community cohesion, well-being, access and attainment across all aspects of learning.


Company values, Modesty, Humility, Justice, Patience, Courage, Integrity

100% of participants would recommend our programmes to others.

Who are we?

Set up in May 2016 by Founder and Managing Director Jo Clay, Empower - Be The Change aims to enable people to realise and achieve their potential.  

Following two and half years in India volunteering and working on various community projects, Jo identified a clear need to provide tailored high quality support to individuals in the UK and India to Empower people to achieve their aspirations.  ​

The Lives We Impact


"I learnt a lot from the course. I now take the chance of opportunities and empower others to do the same."  

I feel more confident to stand for what’s right and to create new ideas to improve things, a confidence I don’t believe I would have gained had I not have been introduced to ILM and
Empower - Be The Change!"  Amy, 34

"Very enjoyable course and content was exactly what I wanted. Great that we have 1-1 support ourselves."​  Jenny, 48