It’s time for Episode 7 of ‘Forever Great in Conversation’ with the ever inspiring Fiona McKenzie. If you’ve had a conversation with Fiona previously, or indeed heard her speak- you’ll know why the word ‘inspiring’ is used.
Fiona McKenzie founded Centrestage in Kilmarnock back in 2006 with Paul Mathieson, after spending 16 years as Principal Teacher of Music at Grange Academy, Kilmarnock. Pre Covid-19, the charity delivered various activities, projects and performances to 1000’s of members of the community weekly - picking up ‘Best Theatre 2019 at the Scottish Hospitality Awards.’
Fiona herself has been recognised over the years for her work and commitment, most recently with an Honorary Degree from Glasgow Caledonian University for her outstanding contribution to leadership development in young people through the arts and community.
With our coffee on hand, we talk about how Centrestage has supported the Ayrshire community differently since lockdown with their business model changing overnight with Fiona sharing some of her learnings as a founder and why we should always go with ‘gut instinct.’
Not only that, we hear more about ‘Centrestage Village’, who inspires Fiona the most and not one, but two quotes that resonate with her. After this you’ll feel awake, driven and ready to make things happen. Enjoy.
Follow ‘CS Village’ development on the Centrestage Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/Centrestage
You can also follow Fiona on Twitter @fionacs
Forever Great in Conversation | #WhereStoriesInspire with Fiona McKenzie