“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.


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

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


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.


Though Words and Wings my support and services are available alongside my work with Unload. Please email or call to find out more.



07918 713694


07918 713694

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