@LoubyM / Trailblazer member


Female, Wath upon Dearne, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom, birthday 20th March
Joined November 2016

I'm an independent thinker, writer, public speaker, coach and facilitator, working with Thinking Environment processes to get individuals, groups and organisations thinking critically for themselves.  Formerly a public health and community worker, for the last ten years I've worked as a teacher educator, developing a pedagogy of social purpose education which has traction in any setting.  

I'm part of Campfire because of its potential to do exciting, rhizomatic work, outside hierarchies which do nothing but shore up the status quo.  I'm interested in getting beyond the pain of identity politics and finding common ground to do affirmative work.  

I think my best skill is building community - face to face for sure and also across social media :-) 

I'm a single parent from a working-class community, I've been a public servant virtually all my working life and with my son settled now at University it's time for me to think differently about my life.

You can find me on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter (@loumycroft).  My website is www.loumycroft.org and email loumycroft@loumycroft.org


Key Skills







Lou Mycroft
19 June 2017, 05:17

This week of has been dominated by the outrage of the Grenfell Tower fire; angry and intelligent public protest and the subsequent fall out into an already 'interesting' British political scene just a few days ahead of Brexit negotiations beginning. Curating Sparks feels like a precious and overwhelming honour at this time, this possible turning point in history.

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18 June 2017, 18:34
Lou Mycroft - Update
2 years 11 months ago
<a href="/profile/lou-mycroft/status-update-lou-mycroft-1497716438">A Sustainable Life</a>

I'm beginning my second month of being 'independently' (i.e. self-)...

Pete Lawrence likes
18 June 2017, 16:00
Kate Edgley and commented or likes
14 June 2017, 17:25
Lou Mycroft
13 June 2017, 07:23
Offered with love, curiosity and a little apprehension...my first ever Sparks.
Pete Lawrence likes
12 June 2017, 12:24
Andie Brazewell and commented or likes
24 June 2017, 8:57
Lou Mycroft
8 June 2017, 19:20
A summary of the Sheffield Campfire Conversation, held in beautiful Meersbrook Park on Saturday 3rd June, 2017. By Lou Mycroft and Andie Brazewell.
Sean Prentice commented
05 June 2017, 12:38