“It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Workshops and Talks

Authenticity, Humour, Creativity and Interaction.


Artful Enquiry for the Soul

What if we gave ourselves permission to create without trying to make something which looks good, what would then emerge? To see what our hands create when our mind is resting, what our mind then sees from a new understanding.


Peace isn’t just about Doves, it’s about Lions too

Exploring moral injury for people impacted by armed conflict, individually and collectively.


Masculine Emotional Understanding

How well do you handle your emotions?

Are you running on empty but still saying you can get through this?

What does someone you love most want you to recognise about yourself?

If asked what does it mean to be a man today, how do feel about your response?


Emotional and Creative Literacy in Leadership

If creativity is the new literacy and if there is no creativity without vulnerability, how does that work in a position of leadership?


“Your support has been nothing short of fantastic. From the moment you came in I immediately felt that this was different; you ‘fitted the bill’ absolutely.” Gary

Welcome, my name is Mike Payne.


I am the Founder of Unload, a not-for-profit social enterprise which provides support after trauma specialising in the armed forces family.


Through Words and Wings I offer support and ideas alongside and supporting my work with Unload. Please email or call to find out more.



07918 713694


07918 713694

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