I'M ON A MISSION TO EMPOWER PEOPLE TO LIVE A BALANCED LIFE (WHATEVER THAT LOOKS LIKE FOR THEM!). I LIVE IT, BREATHE IT, TEACH IT, WORKSHOP IT, BLOG ABOUT IT, COACH ON IT AND... WELL, YOU GET THE PICTURE.
I am available for speaking gigs to enhance media, PR and corporate events. I deliver and support training and education at any office as a Chief Wellbeing Officer for hire.
The glorification of ‘busy’, the epidemic of mental ill health, living in a world that is moving at 100mph and its effects can be felt by everyone, no matter our age or background.
I'm passionate about sharing advice, insight, motivation and inspiration on how we can get, and keep, focussed on ourselves and recognise the power we have to live our own unique versions of a truly awesome balanced life. We must encourage individuals to become balanced in ALL areas of their lives, which will impact their ability to do well and show up where it matters most.
Key to this mission is getting up in front of people with an attention grabbing, thought provoking message to deliver the insight that will transform their lives!
So, whether it's bringing an impactful new perspective on wellbeing and mental health, and how to encourage mindfulness within the office to your Senior Team through to working with you to create a strategy laden, super engaging ‘Wellbeing Week’ to increase your teams performance, mental health and in turn balance in their lives. Or to deliver a super engaging keynote to self employed at your event or conference on how to work smarter not harder and take control of their life for the benefit of their businesses, I'm the speaker for you.
I am open, and very happy to, create bespoke talks and workshops absolutely focussed on your specific needs and the message you need your audience to walk away with. If you have an idea of what you'd like to communicate to your audience please don't hesitate to contact me.
why choose me?
My background is Human Resources in hospitality, where I was responsible for encouraging the leaders of large teams of 300 plus to care for and support the mental health of the individual.
In the UK we have the highest average working week of 48 hours 18 minutes than anywhere in the world. Mental ill health cost employers almost 35 billion in the Uk in 2017. £10.6 billion in sickness absence, £21.2 billion in reduced productivity at work, and £3.1 billion in replacing team members who leave their jobs because of their mental ill health. Read the full report by the Centre for Mental Health here.
The figures above show that we have a crucial need for business everywhere to create a healthy work environment not just for physical health but mental health too, and be able to properly support employees experiencing mental ill health.
I’ve made a living delivering impactful, emotive and educational messages via the craft of telling stories and I’m most at home in front of an audience.
I always bring an authentic flavour and share my own sometimes embarrassing, always amusing anecdotes to help drive key learnings home and inject relate-ability and empathy into the speaking experience.
I am very Q&A friendly and am able to bring interaction to any of my multi-media, well paced presentations or speaking engagements to ensure each member of your audience feels part of a conversation not simply a spectator.
As a woman and entrepreneur I have first hand insight living with mental ill health in this new digital age and have experienced the effects that mental ill health brings to the workplace. (Read my account of its raw, gory reality here.) I am however, a survivor of it and have the knowledge, tools and experience to help guide people towards a truly balanced life and thrive, whether this applies to corporate life or self employed.