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Chris Abbey


Chris Abbey, Senior Vice President HSE at Altrad

#36 What way is up? Understanding perspectives

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The Wellbeing Hour Panel


Julie Nerney 
Serial entrepreneur, Transformation Leader & Non-Executive Director, UK Supreme Court

Professor Denis Fischbacher-Smith Research Chair in Risk & Resilience, University of Glasgow

Karen Anne Duffy HSE & Sustainability Manager Volvo Construction Equipment, Chair of the Global Mental Health Community, Volvo Group

#35 Panel Discussion Stop wellbeing washing, start walking the talk.


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Tamana Ayazi

 

Tamana Ayazi Emmy Award Winning Documentary Film-maker

#34 We’re all human, let’s build bridges

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Matthew Coyle

Matthew Coyle Client Relationship Director at Baillie Gifford

#33 “Don’t bottle things up! Creating an open culture”

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Sue Sanders

Sue Sanders, Director of Learning & Development, Motorsport UK

# 32 Racing through Life – knowing when to take a break

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Chas Howes

Chas Howes Presenter on FUBAR Radio & former CFO at SuperDry

#31 Boardroom Behaviours?  Just not good enough

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Kate Goodger

Kate Goodger PhD C.Psychol, Head of Human Innovation and Performance at Laing O’Rourke

#30  Are you in the right place? Principles of performance

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Prof. Rory O'Connor

Rory O’Connor Professor of Health Psychology at the University of Glasgow and President of the International Association for Suicide Prevention

#29 “When it is Darkest”

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Julie Nerney

 

Julie Nerney – Transformation Leader, NED of the UK Supreme Court & Serial Entrepreneur

#28 “Creating Safe Spaces = Success”

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Helen Cross  Gardener, Writer and Broadcaster

#27 “Grow, Cook, Inspire …..& Mental Health

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Hannah Storm

Hannah Storm – Journalist, Award winning Author, Founder & Co-Director of Headlines Network

#26 “Emotional Flak Jacket: Tales of a Journalist”

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Rupa Mooker – Director of People & Development at MacRoberts LLP

#25 “Boosting wellness: how a side hustle can enhance your life”

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Rob Williams – Head of Talent at VetPartners

#24 “Breaking through the ‘God-complex'” 

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Tim Duggan – Award Winning Author, Advisor & Optimist

#23 “Workplace Wellbeing:  All we need is ‘Killer Thinking’ ”

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Lutfur Ali  Senior Policy Advisor at CIPD

#22 “Words, Words, Words – How Inclusive Language Delivers Business Goals”

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Jackie Vaz – Financial Wellbeing Specialist & IFA at Prosperity Wealth

#21 “Financial Wellbeing … the Elephant in the Room?”

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Oriane Georgeac Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Yale School of Management 
#20 “Diversity: The Business Case Backfires”

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Sunita Wazir

 

Sunita WazirSenior Manager – Global Wellbeing at Unilever

#19 “Building a Supportive Culture Across 148,000 Staff … & Looking After Yourself”

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Jane Wheeler

 

Jane WheelerPartner at Keystone Law

#18  “Performance & Mental Health – Staying on The Right Side of The Law”

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Peter Kelly Former Head of Psychology at The Health and Safety Executive

#17 “Workplace Stress: Storms Ahead?”

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Denis Fischbacher-Smith – Research Professor of Risk and Resilience at University of Glasgow

#16 “Managing without Preconceptions – Mind, without Ego”

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Miles Kean

 

Miles Kean – Executive Director at Coutts & Co

#15 “I wish I had talked earlier”

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Naziyah Mahmood – Earth Intelligence Engineer at Spire Global

#14 “Acceptance & Innovation: Thriving not Surviving”

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Paul Sheerin

 

Paul Sheerin CEO of Scottish Engineering

#13 “Engineering a Healthy Working Life”

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Stephen McAllister   – Chair at Lifelink, Trustee at The Samaritans, NHS Board Member & Senior Advisor at Headtorch

#12 “Wellbeing = Performance”

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Ali McDowall   Co-Founder and Creative Director at The Positive Planner 

#11 “Writing for Wellbeing – Learn How to Free Write” 

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Rachel Suff
Rachel Suff Senior Policy Advisor (Employee Relations) – CIPD

#10 “Mental Health Awareness for Managers – why the CIPD says, it’s a MUST!”

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Martin Stepek  – Director of Ten for Zen

#9 “Keeping a Well Mind”

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Linz Morgan headshotLindsey Morgan – Contact Centre Manager at RSA

#8: “Engagement & Positive Mental Health – the perfect relationship”

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#7: “Achieving IIP Gold – say it how I see it”

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Paul DouglasVP Volvo Rigid Haulers & VP Terex Trucks

#6:  “Striking the Balance – supporting the wellbeing of on site and remote teams”

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#5:  “Self-awareness, Everyday Tips for Supporting People’s Mental Health at Work”

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#4:  “Tactical Advantage through Changing Thought”

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#3:  “Paths & Destinations to Wellbeing”

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Geoff CropGeoff McDonald – former Vice President, HR at Unilever, Co-Founder Minds @ Work, Headtoch Senior Advisor & global campaigner for workplace mental health

#2:  “Mental Health – a Strategic Priority for All Organisations”

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MIke Chitty

Mike Chitty – Coach, mentor, trainer in leadership, management and strategy

#1:  “A Business World that Cares”

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