Katy Sherratt is the CEO of Back On My Feet, a non-profit organization that helps homeless and those down on their luck get – you guessed it! – back on their feet.
But they do it with running!
Members of Back On My Feet meet three times a week for morning runs on top of interview training, health and wellness education, and other services that help them find jobs and get their lives running again.
As CEO, Katy brings her philanthropic eye and economics experience to an already thriving business.
We discuss the ways she’s increased donations, increased programmatic impact, and improved the ways the company measures the success of its members.
There are waiting lists of people waiting to participate in Back On My feet, and Katy shares the way we can all help out.
3:34 When did Katy move over to the United States?
4:30 Why is running so special?
5:33 Do you run in the mornings?
7:02 What has Katy accomplished with Back On My Feet?
9:00 What is Back On My Feet and how does it work?
11:28 Everyone with Back On My Feet gets a free pair of running shoes
12:08 What’s it like being a Back On My Feet alumni?
13:13 How did you convince your sponsors to get involved?
15:05 How many members join marathons?
16:10 Which cities participate in Back On My Feet?
17:06 How can we get in touch with Back On My Feet?
18:10 How big can Back On My Feet get?
19:24 How do the sponsors help members find jobs and get back on their feet?
21:20 Does Back On My Feet offer interview training for members?
22:32 How do donations work with Back On My Feet?
24:45 What attracted Katy to Back On My Feet?
25:53 What attracts Katy to social wellness?
26:40 What social differences do you see between the UK and the USA?
28:22 Are things moving in the right direction?
29:35 How many different ways can corporations work with Back On My Feet?
31:11 Why is running so empowering?
33:43 What moment brought it home for Katy?
36:29 How Katy’s mom inspires her
38:07 How is the running community like a family?
39:20 How does recruitment work?
41:15 Why do you start running so early in the morning?
43:27 The story that impacted Katy the most
46:28 What happens at the beginning and the end of each run?
49:18 The Final Kick Round!
“I run a mile a minute in how I act in daily life, and for me when I go running it’s a moment of clarity.”
“Back On My Feet starts with running.”
“Companies and corporations want to work with non-profits in a unique way. They want a variety of ways.”
“The reason we use running is because anyone can do it. We are born to run.”
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