Talks&SPEAKERS

MEET OUR SPEAKERS

 

Come and be inspired by some of the UK’s best loved wellbeing experts and influencers in our powerful talks and seminars, who will come together to explore a variety of the latest trends and topics across health and wellbeing

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TV DOCTOR & LOCAL GP

Dr Dawn Harper

Leading Media Medic & NHS Doctor

Channel 4’s award winning ‘Embarrassing Bodies’ and ‘Born Naughty?’ Dr Dawn is a much sought after medical commentator and expert.

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Anxiety & Accomplishment Coach

Sabrina 

Entreprenuer, Ultra-Runner  

Entrepreneur, mother of 4 and ultra-endurance runner who completed the toughest footrace on earth – the Marathon Des Sables. 

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FOUNDER OF BLURT

Jayne Hardey

For Those Affected By Depression

Jayne Hardy, Blurt’s Founder and Chief Executive, lost most of her twenties to depression. Blurt provides interim support for those struggling with depression.

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THE MENOPAUSE DOCTOR

Dr Louise Newson

BSc(Hons) MBChB(Hons) MRCP FRCGP

Louise is a GP and menopause specialist; the director of a menopause and wellbeing centre in Stratford-upon-Avon and for Primary Care Women’s Health Forum.  

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John Hudson

HOW TO SURVIVE

The UK Military's Chief Survival Instructor

Chief Survival Instructor to the UK military, shows how strategies for life or death situations can help us excel in our everyday lives. 

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Iona Bain

YOUNG MONEY BLOG

"Balls-to-the-mother-lovin'-wall on life.."

Founder of the pioneering Young Money Blog, Iona Bain has become the country's go-to voice on young personal finance.

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Ben Bidwell

THE NAKED PROFESSOR

Life Coach, PT, Mental Wellness Advocate

One of Britain's rising mental health advocates, baring his own vulnerability to turn the tide for men and their mental health. 

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Natalie Fee

FOUNDER OF CITY TO SEA

Award-Winning Environmental Campaigner, Author & Change-Maker

Founder of City to Sea; a non-profit organisation running campaigns to stop plastic pollution at source. Natalie is on a mission to eliminate single-use plastics.

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James Golden

THE FITNESS PRO

Fitness Trainer, Lifestyle Coach & Consultant

With over 15 year's experience and a consultant to the Haybarn Spa at Daylesford, James is noted to be one of the go-to fitness experts in health and fitness the industry,

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Fab Giovanetti

HEALTH BLOGGERS COMMUNITY

Author, Speaker & Founder of      start-ups in Health & Wellness

Founder of the Health Bloggers Community which brings together health and wellness influencers, brands and industry professionals.

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Amy Rushworth

CONFIDENCE COACH

The UK's Leading Confidence & Transformation Coach

Speaker and Podcaster. Amy's mission is to support women, ignite their confidence, fire up their self worth and get their sparkle back. 

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Nicole Clewer

FOUNDER OF .DASH ACTIVEWEAR

Founder of Dot Dash Activewear, Associate Lecturer, Personal Trainer 

Nicole is Founder of Dot Dash Activewear, an Associate lecturer at Oxford Brookes University, a Personal Trainer, Mummy to 16 month old Jago, and a mental health campaigner. 

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Lucy-Anne

DON'T HOLD MY HEAD DOWN

British author, actor and campaigner

Lucy-Anne Holmes is best known for founding the No More Page 3 campaign in 2012 for which the BBC recognised her as one of its 100 women in 2014.

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Deborah James

BOWEL BABE

Transforming The Discussion Around Cancer

One of the origional trio who started BBC Radio Five Live's: "You Me and the Big C' podcast, famed for its candid look at cancer.

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Kate Starkey

CHELTENHAM MAMAN

Award-winning Mum Boss Founder

Local girl and mum of three, who brought us CheltenhamMaman

hosts regular events & publishes weekly podcasts & blogs to create a judgement-free zone, to share the burden of the Mother Load.'

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Nichi Hodgson

JOURNALIST, & AUTHOR

The Curious History of Dating

A journalist, broadcaster, and author who regularly contributes to the Guardian, BBC and Sky News on sexual politics, relationships and technology.

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Laura & Eve

NOT PLANT BASED

The UK's Leading Confidence & Transformation Coach

Fight the food fads, beat anxiety and eat in peace. Laura Dennison and Eve Simmons, authors of 'Eat is Anyway', a book for the troubled eater.

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Marksteen 

BUILDING SOUND MINDS

Philanthropist, Keynote and change-maker

A highly regarded branding expert with a reputation for being an inspiring creative strategist, Marksteen Adamason is a passionate believer in driving social change. 

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Laura Phelan

PHELAN WELL 

Eating Disorder Specialist 

Since her recovery from Anorexia 10 years ago, she now specialises in Eating Disorder Recovery and helps people develop a healthy relationship with food and body image

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Alix Fox

THE MODERN MANN

BBC Radio 1 Presenter, Writer & Sex Expert, & Host of the Modern Mann podcast

Award-winning sex educator, writer and broadcaster Alix Fox  co-hosts BBC Radio 1’s Unexpected Fluids, and is resident X-rated agony aunt on The Modern Mann podcast. 

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Claire Eastham

WE'RE ALL MAD HERE

Best-selling Author, Award-Winning Mental Health Blogger & Campaigner

Regarded as one of the UK's leading mental health bloggers, Claire's witty and self-deprecating sense of humour has seen her attract thousands of followers.  

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Susie Mackie

WOMEN OF SPIRIT

Author, Photographer Community Founder

Harnessing the power of storytelling...The purpose of this book is to support and inspire women in times of heartbreak, loneliness or pain. This is a book for those who believe that failure is not an option.

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Laura Thomas 

'JUST EAT IT'

Laura is a Registered Nutritionist specialising in Intuitive Eating, Health at Every Size & Non-Diet Nutrition. She's based in London, where she’s cutting through the nutrition BS,.

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Russell James

THE RAW CHEF 

Eat Like an Adult

The Raw Chef: Providing Everything you need to know to create healthy and delicious meals with living foods with Russell James.

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Deborah Smith

GROW YOUR OWN HAPPINESS

Psychologist, Integrative Psychotherapist & Positive Psychologist 

Positive psychology can fundamentally shift the way people think. Happy people become engaged employees; passionate, creative, innovative and driven.

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Suzy Reading

PSYCHOLOGY & YOGA

Wellbeing, Stress Management & Healthy Lifestyle.

Suzy Reading empowers people with the tools of self-care in one-to-one coaching, walk and talk sessions, private and group yoga for all ages.

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Kevin Braddok

TORCHLIGHT

Contributing Editor to Esquire & Editor of Manzine founder of Torchlight Systems

Author of the frank, insightful and thought-provoking book;'It All Starts With Asking For Help', drawing on his own experience of severe mental breakdown and recovery..

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Karen Hobbs

THE EVE APPEAL

Comedian, cervical cancer sufferer & Ask Eve Information officer  

Karen Hobbs shares her story after being diagnosed with cervical cancer at just 24 years old.

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Rosie Letts 

NUTRITIONAL THERAPIST

The Power Of Nutritional Medicine

Leading nutritional therapist and functional medicine practitioner, Rosie specialises in weight management, digestive health, fertility and sports nutrition. 

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Andy Raingold  

CHANGE IN NATURE

Sustainability & Environmentalist

A coach, speaker, consultant and facilitator, Andy hosts nature connection, leadership, sustainability and mindfulness programmes and workshops, with the intention of inspiring transformativechange

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Sarah Milne Rowe

THE SHED METHOD

High-Performance Coach

Sara Milne Rowe is one of the UK's leading performance coaches, having founded Coaching Impact in 2004. She works alongside leaders and teams in a variety of organizations, including Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Innocent, Lloyd's and Pearson. 

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Dipti Tait

GOOD GRIEF

Hypnotherapist & Founder of the Cotswold Practice 

A hypnotherapist and mother of teenage boys. An only child, she describes her journey through grief with the loss of both parents.

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Dr Oscar Duke 

HOW TO BE A DAD

Broadcaster, Media Commentator & Author

Combining medical knowledge of a healthcare professional with real-life experience Dr Oscar provides an honest, humorous and engaging account to answer the questions you're probably too afraid to ask. 

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SARA DA SILVA BRAZILIAN SPORTSWEAR FOUNDER

Brand Ambassador

Champion fitness model,  activeware designer and passionate body confidence ambassador. 

Emma Stevens

SENIOR PARTNER 

Corinthian Wealth Management

The advisers at Corinthian Wealth Management have been providing expert financial planning advice for over two decades and are dedicated to making a positive impact on their client's financial wellbeing

Ben Channon

HAPPY BY DESIGN

Architect & Mental Wellbeing Ambassador

Ben Channon is an architect at Assael Architecture, where he is the Mental Wellbeing Ambassador for the practice, and is also an accredited mindfulness practitioner with the Mindfulness Association.

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NATALIE PENICOTTE COLLIER

The Mind Coach 

Performance Wellbeing Specialist
Clinical Mental Health Therapist
Accred UK Network Mindfulness Practitioner MBCT, UK Lead FRONTLINE MIND

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Curve Model, Body Confidence Advocate, Blogger

Abby Russell

CURVY LIVING

Working with brands like Next, Very and Evans, regular TV commentator, Abby helps women realise that what we look like does not define who we are as people.

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Doctor, columnist and historian of science and medicine.

Dr James Le Fanu

TOO MANY PILLS

James Le Fanu;s most recent book ‘Too Many Pills’ investigates the reasons behind the threefold rise in the number of prescriptions issued by doctors over the past fifteen years and the devastating consequences for many of a ‘hidden epidemic' of drug induced illness.

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Founder of WellSpoken & Health Literacy Advocate

Sarah Greenidge

THE WELLSPOKEN MARK

Sarah started her career in healthcare regulation and communications and now works with wellness brands and influencers to ensure that credible content remains at the heart of the wellness industry.

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The Science of Self-Healing

Dr Jeremy Howick 

DOCTOR YOU

Oxford-based philosopher and medical researcher who has conducted groundbreaking studies about placebos

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Sustainability Change Consultant The Liminiality 

Raechel Kelly

LIMINALITY

Raechel brings a holistic view of sustainability beyond just the 'eco', incorporating social and community issues, to inspire anyone to create a better world within their sphere of impact.

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Comedian, Writer & Mental Health Advocate

Jake Mills

CHASING THE STIGMA

Founder of mental health charity chasing the Stigma and Hub of Hope, Jake battled depression in 2013. Today he helps remove that fear and unnecessary stigma. 

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