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Frank Starling


Frank is a specialist on one of the most challenging, interesting, potentially explosive and radically empowering matters of our time: diversity.

He's the founder of Variety Pack, a consultancy that helps organisations to, well, get diversity right. Variety Pack helps teams to learn from opinions that were previously ignored, anticipate change, and create environments full of trust and cultures full of confidence - key qualities in a world where all a business can really forecast with any certainty is uncertainty. Frank is also a London Enterprise Advisor to the Mayor of London and, sublimely, has a side hustle as a voiceover artist. 


Why do you do what you do?

I believe in levelling the playing field for underrepresented communities and have a passion for helping to move the needle whilst enabling organisations to leverage diversity.

What do you think helps make you good at what you do?

Empathy and bags of it. It's incredibly difficult to work in this field if you struggle to respect and acknowledge people's lived experience.

What book or resource do you find most inspiring at the moment?

What I Know for Sure by Oprah Winfrey

How could The Hot Breakfast community help or support you or your organisation? 

Promoting Variety Pack and opportunities to partner with other SMES / entrepreneurs. Our plans and ambitions are to grow the client basis and bring authenticity and meaning to diversity in the workplace.

What's your morning routine?

Out of bed by 7am, 1 hour exercise, earthing in the garden, stick a laundry on, go for a walk, breakfast and then get cracking!

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