Shilpa Shah is a professional learner and sharer of skills and knowledge, with her eye on transformational social change. Her community empowerment projects at Akashi and Friends of the Earth pioneered techniques to close the gap between the experience and leadership within marginalised communities and a powerful campaigning sector which often seems over-privileged and remote. She is now a freelance facilitator, trainer, strategist and mentor, supporting effective and inclusive participation and well-being in communities and organisations. The heart of her work is to transform the power dynamic and ways of working between the mainstream and the margin in any context, to help change-makers who think big to align their methods with their values and objectives. She also runs community singing workshops in London.