Meet the senior team

Adam Shaw – Co Founder and President

Adam is an entrepreneur, worldwide mental health advocate, philanthropist, author, and co-founder of our successful global charity, Shaw Mind. Now in recovery from mental health issues himself, Adam is committed to helping others suffering from debilitating mental health issues.

Lauren Callaghan – Co Founder and Director

Lauren is an industry-leading psychologist noted for her work at National Treatment Centres for severe obsessional problems in the UK. She co-founded The Shaw Mind Foundation and Trigger with her former patient Adam Shaw in 2016, with whom she also co-wrote Trigger’s first publication.

Soraya Nair – Publisher

Soraya has been in the publishing industry for several years, working in trade, STM and self-publishing. She has had internships, editorial positions and experience in acquisitions. She is now the Managing Editor of Cherish and oversees the publishing process from beginning to end and perfects all details big and small.
She is very passionate about the importance of destigmatizing mental health and normalising the conversation, and hopes that the books Cherish produces will help do this.

Nik Goddard – Managing Director

Nik is a trained accountant with nearly 20 years of experience in various finance roles across a number of industries. His main area of focus has been working with ambitious start-ups and SMEs who are keen to expand and bring new products to market. Along with Adam, he was also a founder shareholder of a successful legal services company.

Andrea Marchiano – Editor

Andrea has a passion for writing – and for good grammar – so working as Cherish’s in-house copy-editor and proofreader is a perfect fit. She closely edits every book that comes across her desk, making sure our authors’ important stories are told in the best way possible. Before joining the team, she worked as a freelance writer and as an English teacher in Spain.