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Ian McDonald

“Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.” 


Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Ian drives Catch the Light with passion and soul that he uses to inspire others. 


Ian approaches his work with an empathy for where things are and can quickly grasp the factors affecting your progress. Ian works with you to look at taking control of what can be achieved well. This includes bringing together people with divergent views to create a common ground to work for the benefit of young people and communities.


As well as being a guide to you in running your organisation, Ian has a natural capacity for communicating with young people, especially those experiencing multiple barriers and challenges to moving forward in their lives. Ian enjoys going above and beyond expectations with a focus and determination to see things through. Most of all Ian brings a sense of fun which motivates everyone towards positive action. 


Ian has a BA in Community Education, a Post Graduate Diploma in Local Authority Management, and a Graduate Diploma in Counselling.  Ian has undertaken training in leadership with the Social Enterprise Academy and Outdoor learning with the John Muir Trust and Outward Bound Trust.

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