Debs Davies appointed to the Fifth Sense Trustee Board
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Debs Davies to the Fifth Sense Trustee Board. Debs, who has congenital anosmia, came across Fifth Sense about 5 years ago while researching about her condition. She’s been an ambassador since 2021 and has a particular interest in the mental health and well-being of people affected by smell & taste disorders.
Debs is passionate about the important work that Fifth Sense does in providing awareness, tools and support. She stated “we know that smell/taste disorders impact every aspect of a person’s life, including their emotional wellbeing. I’d never met anyone else who couldn’t smell until I came across Fifth Sense and being involved has brought me a community of people with a shared experience & understanding of the issues we face.”
By day, she is the founder of Vibrantly Divergent: a company that provides specialist ADHD coaching for highly driven professionals. Using a strengths focused approach, she helps people to understand their ADHD brain and how to work with it so they play to their strengths whilst managing their challenges in a sustainable way.
Debs is also an experienced consultant & senior leader, having spent over 25 years in a range of progressive, successful public and private sector organisations, including the NHS, local authorities, education, property and financial services.
More recently, Debs has integrated this experience into her work with neurodiverse professionals by providing training & consultancy services to help organisations understand ADHD – a widely misunderstood and highly stigmatised condition – and to advise how they can become more neuroinclusive.
Bringing divergent thinking and an open mind, Debs has an empathic and calm manner coupled with a driven, solution-focused approach. The opportunity to bring this to Fifth Sense alongside the advocacy & support work is welcomed. Originally from Lincolnshire, Debs now lives in Cheshire with her husband and two teenage children.
For more information about Debs, head over to ‘Our Team’ page – https://www.fifthsense.org.uk/team/debs-davies/