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Mental Health Awareness Week: Mental Health Myths In The Workplace


June 2018

  Here, Christopher Lorenz, Co-Founder and Head of Science at Soma Analytics, speaks with Dr David Cameron, a psychologist who has thirty years of experience across a large range of roles including adult, child and addiction services, as well as working in forensic settings and teaching psychotherapy programs. David shares some of the truths and […]


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Karl Simons on the Impact that People Investment is having at Thames Water


April 2017

Karl Simons is Head of Health, Safety, Security & Wellbeing at Thames Water. Thames Water are responsible for 15 million customers and manage 500 water and wastewater sites across the UK. Q: Tell us a bit about yourself. Why did you decide to get into Health and wellbeing? A: I’ve spent the last 27 years […]


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The Government’s Work and Health Unit on Work, Wellbeing and Mental Health


February 2017

Mental health and wellbeing at work is a priority for UK government. The government published a Green Paper on Work, Health and Disability in October and as recently as the 9th January, the Prime Minister spoke about the government’s pledge to overcome the stigma and barriers of mental health. Here, Christopher Lorenz, Co-Founder and Head […]


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What can Business Learn from Elite Athletes that Perform Under Pressure?


December 2016

Dr Tim Rogers is a Consultant and Sports Psychiatrist whose work involves helping elite athletes. His clients include prospective olympians, Premier League footballers, jockeys and international cricket and rugby players, to name but a few. Tim provides expertise in performance under pressure, resilience, mental health and wellbeing. In addition, he is a strong proponent of […]


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How to lead like the chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi


March 2016

Kevin Roberts is the Chairman Saatchi & Saatchi–one of the world’s leading creative organizations with over 6500 people and 130 offices in 70 countries. He is also Head Coach at the Publicis Groupe–the world’s third largest communications group.   Kevin was born and raised in Lancaster and started his career in the late 1960s at […]


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How the Most Unlikely of People in Improbable Circumstances Can Become Extraordinary


February 2016

John Amaechi OBE is a psychologist, New York Times best-selling author (Man in the Middle), Research Fellow at the University of East London and social entrepreneur. John is also a former NBA player and sought-after broadcaster for media channels such as ESPN, CNN and BBC. In June 2011, John was appointed an Officer of the […]


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Ulrich Dietz on The Key to Success and How to Disrupt Finance


January 2016

Ulrich Dietz, born in 1958, graduated as a certified engineer after studying mechanical engineering and product engineering at the University of Reutlingen and Furtwangen. He has headed GFT – a leading global technology partner for digital transformation in the financial sector – since its foundation in 1987. As GFT’s CEO, Dietz is now leading the […]


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How I Became One of The World’s Best Cyclists in 5 Years And What You Can Learn From It


November 2015

Australian born Rachel Neylan went from physiotherapist to one of the world’s best female road cyclists in only 5 years. She started cycling in 2007 and won a silver medal at the 2012 World Championship. Neylan is a determined, “live-life-to-the-fullest-person” who believes that, “Things are going to happen the way they meant to be, if […]


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Thomas Sattelberger: The choice of work-regimes – liberating or chaining employees?


May 2015

Thomas Sattelberger is a German executive who previously served as Deutsche Telekom AG’s Chief Human Resources Officer and member of the management board. Before Deutsche Telekom AG, Thomas was a member of Continental AG’s executive board and Head of Human Resources. Previous to Continental AG, Thomas was Executive Vice President of Product & Service at […]


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Bleddyn Rees: Digital healthcare innovation in the workplace


May 2015

Bleddyn Rees is a partner at Wragge Lawrence Graham, and head of the Healthcare Practice. He is sitting on the Board of Directors of the European Connected Health Alliance and is a passionate cyclist. Bleddyn tweets under @bleddy_rees about occupational health, the international health sector, the NHS and social care systems, and policies & reforms. […]