Alison Pilling is a sex educator and founder of The Sex School for Grown Ups. She’s also the founder of The Sex Lectures – dynamic, cutting edge talks on sexuality. Her purpose is to bring kindness, connection and creativity into sexuality.

At the beginning….

When Alison joined PR with Heart she was nervous about speaking out on a topic that is largely taboo in the UK. Or when it is spoken about, mostly rooted in negativity, fear and shame with discussions around porn and Me Too. This nervousness coupled with a natural tendency towards shyness meant that PR felt daunting.

PR with Heart….

Within the 5 weeks Alison was part of a local event speaking about The Sex School for Grown Ups. She was invited to give dating tips on BBC Women’s Hour, created professional photography and was asked to write a blog on intimacy and devotion.

Leading with Heart….

Alison’s heart’s vision revealed a beautiful speaking event in an art gallery exploring the expression of love and desire in art.  She approached The Whitworth Gallery in Manchester and it took place six months later with 3 times more interest than previous events.

She founded The Sex Lectures in Manchester, inspiring evenings showcasing speakers with cutting edge views on sexuality, relationships and love in pithy 12 minute talks. The Sex Lectures were featured in Manchester Confidential, Alison wrote an article for The Big Issue North and was invited on BBC Radio Manchester. The second monthly event sold out.

Alison is becoming a confident spokesperson in her field: “I have to pinch myself to believe it. It has literally taken off. Now I’m focused on sharing valuable information with a mainstream audience it is fun and opportunities open up effortlessly. I love it!”

You can find Alison here: sexschoolforgrownups.com

Register for PR with Heart Online Course here.

Listen in to Alison sharing in her own words her experience of becoming a spokesperson fat sold out speaking events with articles and interviews in the mainstream press. 

(Images by Veronica Blanco)

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What they say

“Working with Kat burst through over 2 years of frustration and perspiration in about an hour and a half! From then I had a clear vision of what we needed to articulate and set to work.”

Martin Saunders, Marketing Head, Good Energy

“Kat brings out courage due to her own sense of bravery in allowing creativity to be used as a powerful force for positive change.”

Noelle Adcock-Mcelya

Alison is becoming a confident spokesperson with The Sex Lectures and BBC Radio 4 Women’s Hour, BBC Radio Manchester, Manchester Confidential, The Big Issue in the North: “I have to pinch myself to believe it. It has taken off. Now I’m focused on sharing valuable information with a mainstream audience it is fun and opportunities open up effortlessly. I love it!”

Alison Pilling, Sex School for Grown Ups

“My PR plan became the creative, energetic heart of my project. What emerged was surprising, energising, and far larger than I expected. This has given me the courage to do effortlessly what I previously believed would be challenging. I cannot recommend Kat more highly. She is world-class.”

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