Stress & the Human Energy Crisis
We would love you to join us for this event, brought to you by the Wellbeing Champions in collaboration with Spark by Bruntwood Works.
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How employers can improve productivity, profitability, and employee wellbeing by developing a more resilient, mentally tough, and emotionally intelligent workforce.
This next pro-manchester Wellbeing Champion event will focus on how businesses can address the human energy crisis happening in their business today. We know that mental health alone costs UK plc over £50billion per year (Source: Deloittes 2022) however the real costs of distracted employees and the corresponding disruptions to productivity are much higher. Simply hoping employees bring their whole selves to work and engage fully is failing. If we want engaged employees, we have to help them disengage from life's distractions by supporting their whole wellbeing.
This panel discussion event will look at how resilience, mental toughness, compassion and emotional intelligence helps business leaders, and their employees, cope with the stress and pressure of workplace performance, including the fear of job losses, difficult managers and the general anxiety caused by turbulent times. Throughout the panel discussion we will hear from HR specialists, psychologists, business leaders and those that have developed these skills in the face of adversity to understand how you can start to develop these skills and characteristics within yourself, your business, and your teams.
This event is for any business leader who wants to improve the performance, productivity, happiness, and wellbeing of their employees and see their business grow through nurturing the productivity of the employees they already have. Every business claims that their people are their greatest asset, but most find it extremely difficult to unlock their true potential and capacity for work; this event is the start of that journey.
About the Speakers:
Shelly Rubinstein, Chartered Psychologist, founded Impact Consulting Psychologists in 1994. She has over twenty-five years of high-level commercial experience and has led change programmes across many organisations. Shelly has an in-depth understanding and robust experience of organisational change, its impact on leaders and the consequences for services to customers. She is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the British Psychological Society
Experienced in working with senior executives in investment banks, financial services, legal sector, manufacturing industry, BBC, Police Forces, and most government departments for many years. Shelly Rubinstein has made TV and Radio appearances as an expert on stress at work, workplace bullying and Leadership. She has featured in the Financial Times on topics such as “Standing Up for Yourself at Work”” and “How to unite newly formed teams.” Shelly integrates both business and people focus in order to increase organisations’ staff satisfaction levels, productivity, quality and profit.
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.
Sarah is the HR Director at AccessPay, a financial technology company based in Manchester. Before joining AccessPay Sarah held the roles of European and then Global HR Director for an automation based technology company.
Sarah is a charted fellow of the CIPD and spent a number of years in a volunteering capacity for CIPD Manchester.
In her role at AccessPay Sarah is responsible for ensuring that the right people are in the right roles at the right time. Sarah is passionate about creating an exceptional candidate experience and developing people within the business. AccessPay has countless examples of development from within with the mentality of if we grow our people we grow our business.
Martina Witter is a Director of Award Winning Rapha Therapy & Training Services, Accredited
Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, Mindset coach ,Health and Wellbeing Consultant, Author , Podcast Host ( Rivers to Resilience), Blogger ,Resilience Trainer , Founder of Black Mental Wealth and Cofounder of Black Women in Business and Professionals Network.
Martina has over 20 years experience working within the wellbeing and mental health field helping diverse individuals ( children & Adults) to develop a strong mindset that allows them to turn bottlenecks into breakthroughs, increase performance and productivity in organizations. Due to her contributions to the field, she has been featured in HuffPost, Thrive Global ,Metro, The Voice, and BBC Radio Manchester.
Martina delivers transformational, dynamic and experiential training whilst also having a passion to see individuals thrive holistically in life through being revived, restored and refocused . Martina delivers Coaching and psychological therapy in innovative and accessible ways including online (video & instant messaging) and via telephone. Martina draws upon her life experiences including bereavements, rejection and stress to connect and empathize with her clients whilst sharing how she has successfully navigated adversity and utilized this for transformation and growth .
Ngozi Weller is a wellbeing and productivity consultant and an ICF accredited coach who helps build resilience into your business by creating psychologically safe workplaces that enable employees to thrive. Her programmes increase employee engagement, drive productivity, and promote lasting behavioural change.
Having worked for over 15 years in the world of Big Oil, Ngozi has experienced first-hand how challenging the corporate world can be. Following her own battle with work-related depression and anxiety, she set up Aurora with her psychologist cousin to normalise the conversation around workplace mental health and to provide strategic wellbeing support designed to strengthen your employees’ mental resilience and improve workplace productivity.
She is an engaging speaker who regularly shares her moving story on the public stage, including at events such as MAD World and Wellbeing at Work.
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