Healthy People, Healthy Business: A Thriving Workforce for ‘23 and Beyond
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DATE: Thursday 19th January 2023
TIME: 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
LOCATION: The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3WS
COST: £45+VAT - Member/ £60+VAT - Non Member
Brought to you by the pro-manchester Wellbeing Champions
As we come into January we will be looking at employee wellbeing strategies, to kick the year off as we mean to go on.
Our inspirational line up of experts will share their insights on how to create achievable plans to develop a well, happy, engaged and high performing workforce, which will have a positive impact on business success. How do businesses go about creating the right culture to allow people to thrive? How can we educate and support employees regarding their health and wellbeing?
Prepare to be inspired by some incredible stories of lived experiences; the methods and techniques they have used to overcome extreme adversity and the overwhelming positivity.
Set in the iconic Bridgewater Hall, guests will be treated to a sumptuous but healthy lunch, with lots of opportunities to meet new contacts and expand your network.
About the Speakers:
Phil Jones MBE
Managing Director - Brother
Phil Jones is Managing Director of the UK arm of global technology manufacturer – Brother.
Brother UK are an Investors In People Platinum employer; also holding a special recognition for their initiatives around health and wellbeing.
A firm believer in the link between employee health and business health, Phil Jones is a qualified mental health first aider and aims to encourage all employers to take a holistic view on this topic of integrated business performance.
You can follow him on Twitter @philjones40
Founder - Ahead Of The Game Foundation
Dave Bolton has a very unique story to tell. One of overcoming extreme adversity, sheer tenacity, strength and overwhelming positivity.
Dave served in Air Ops Iraq, survived being crushed by an articulated lorry, to then go onto become a World Champion Kickboxer and served as a high flying Detective Sergeant tackling serious and organised crime.
Having already beaten cancer twice Dave continues to defy all the odds by continuing to out live his current terminal diagnosis.
As well as being a fitness expert he now also inspires people worldwide with his motivational talks and shares his experiences and knowledge to support and help fellow cancer patients such as Dominic Matteo.
Dave is the Founder of Ahead of the Game Foundation -a registered charity which provides free pre/rehabilitation and support for those individuals diagnosed with cancer.
Business Psychologist, Coach & Founder - Essentialise Workplace Wellbeing
After a diverse career, including time in corporate finance, elite sports and the third sector, alongside scaling a videogame business, he has brought his knowledge and lived experience together to support companies in creating equitable culture, psychologically safe spaces and effective wellbeing strategies.
This has been borne from his own lived experience, which has included mental health challenges, time as a stay at home Dad, and learning to walk again in 2014 after illness.
He can often be found speaking about gender equity, employee experience and male allyship, and is the current Great British Entrepreneur of the Year for Service Industries.
Kirsty has worked in the construction industry for the last 18 years and her current role is Global Head of CRM for Gleeds where she has been since October this year. In the 17 years with her previous company Kirsty’s roles included recruitment consultant, project manager and head of customer satisfaction with an additional role of wellbeing ambassador.
Kirsty inspires everyone she comes into contact with for her passion for raising awareness around mental health, and her work to help break down the stigma both inside and outside of work. Kirsty has bravely shared her experience of the loss of her partner, Ben, to suicide in 2020, as part of her drive to change perceptions around mental health, grief, and suicide within the construction industry and beyond. She has been guest speaker on a number of mental health podcasts and including a walk for your wellbeing special.
She believes that the experiences she has had over the last few years, which include her father suffering with psychosis, then more recently a diagnosis of dementia, as well as navigating through her own grief and mental health challenges, have happened to her so she can now educate others on subjects that people may have no experience in themselves.
Health & Wellbeing Specialist - The Growth Company
Maria Mander is a Health & Wellbeing Specialist at The Growth Company. She is a renowned expert in employee wellbeing and provides specialist advice on the Skills For Growth Programme supporting SME’s across Greater Manchester to develop a healthy, thriving and productive workforce for business success.
For the last 3 years, Maria operated her own company providing Wellbeing Consultancy providing strategic direction to SME’s and corporate companies (both private and public sectors) across the UK and globally. She was an award winner on the NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator Programme.
Maria brings a fresh holistic approach to wellbeing in the workplace applying techniques gained from being a Life Coach, an accredited Mindfulness & Meditation Tutor and Reiki Master Practitioner. She is passionate about inspiring others to make positive changes in their lives, both personally and professionally.
Emma-Louise Fusari is the Founder of In-House Health. A Nurse for 20 years, Emma has acquired a vast wealth of knowledge and experience in the health sector, mainly through delivering public health programmes and chronic disease management initiatives.
Emma founded In-House Health to help digital tech organisations focus on prevention, get to the root cause of issues and provide actionable strategies and measurable results throughs a data-driven approach so that they can sustain a high-performing culture for innovation and growth.
Recently recognised as a Top 40 Northern Gamechanger and winner of TalkTalk’s Tech for Good award at the Northwest Women in Tech Awards!
Dr. Lee Williams
Lee is a business mental toughness coach, management consultant and the commercial lead with My Wellbeing Index, a health-tech provider that specialises in helping organisations measure and baseline the employee wellbeing experience. MWI’s KAYA Wellbeing platform connects employees to wellbeing solution providers and provides a set of tangible return on wellbeing measures, so organisations can demonstrate wellbeing is improving. Lee has worked across a broad range of sectors and is recognised as an expert in customer management, continuous improvement and employee engagement. He is passionate about people development and his research focus is mental wealth development through business mental toughness.
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