Phoebe Blackburn

freelance communications & sustainability consultant, Phenomenal Words

Born in the UK, Phoebe grew up in Paris and returned to the UK for her secondary education and university, where she read French and German literature at Oxford, Bonn and Hamburg universities. She has worked in communication roles at energy group EDF in France and the UK, and for the cultural attaché at the French Embassy in London. In 2012, she undertook a solo tour of Russia and Asia, photographing dustbins across a dozen countries, for an exhibition shown in Paris and Berlin. Today she works freelance as a communications & sustainability consultant in Paris and Berlin under the name Phenomenal Words. She also coaches for public speaking and has supported 7 TEDx speakers so far. Her interests include swing dance, travel writing and new words.