Flock: To the Country day two speakers and contributors
We will balance business with personal learnings and will also capitalise on the rural location of Lainston House by turning to the countryside to understand how mindfulness and wellbeing can be achieved outside the traditional home or office confines.
The event has been created to give leaders their own space to review, retreat and reboot within a safe, like-minded network and is again supported by a standout line up of business speakers and wellbeing consultants.
The line up for day two includes:
Nick Stollerman, Wellbeing Consultant
Nick is a qualified meditation and yoga teacher. He designs and implements staff wellbeing programmes to help reduce stress and improve resilience at work. He also teaches privately, in groups and at events. His approach is to be accessible and relevant to all, with a focus on mental agility rather than physical prowess. Organisations worked with range from tech start ups and small accountancy firms to schools, law firms, advertising agencies, Amazon, Samsung and the Civil Service.
Spencer George, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
Spencer is a highly experienced Human Resource professional and accredited executive coach and is currently the Head of People & Culture Europe and Asia for Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, which is one of the world’s largest pension funds. During his career he has specialised in Financial Services, in particular Investment Banking and Asset Management, during his time at Bank of America Merrill Lynch he held a number of senior positions including Head of Talent Acquisition for the front office in EMEA and Latin America, and Senior Business Partner for various trading and sales functions, Risk, Compliance and Transactional Banking.
In his current role at Teachers’ Spencer sits on the People & Culture Global Leadership team and has overseen rapid expansion outside of the Teachers’ home country, Canada. He is also helping to drive the Plans’ people and cultural evolution and the ambitious goal of achieving CAD300 billion assets under management by 2030, a critical element of which is rebalancing the portfolio outside of North America and opening new offices to access exciting investment opportunities around the Globe, he is currently working on the opening of an office in Mumbai, India. As well as working with senior leaders and developing staff of all levels, Spencer holds a deep passion for DE&I, wellbeing and employee choice.
Gabby Austen-Browne is a diversity and inclusion expert, delivering consultancy, education and training to the events and hospitality sectors in her role as founder & director of Diversity Alliance. Gabby brings her breadth of experience as an events professional producing and delivering B2C events, managing venue operations and developing sales strategies for premium hospitality venues, to inform, support and advise on DE&I strategies that are relevant to the sector. Before moving to events, Gabrielle was a professional dance artist gaining a Masters in Community Dance from Laban, focussing on delivering creative activities to marginalised communities, giving access to dance and performance to underrepresented groups including those with physical and learning disabilities, older people, young people in pupil referral units and refugees. She worked with the Chickenshed Theatre Co. where she completed their diversity and inclusion training and went on to deliver workshops and facilitate sessions for practitioners on delivering inclusive performance sessions and teaching performance in an inclusive way.
Harry Bliss, Champion Health
Harry Bliss is the CEO and co-founder of Champion Health, a market-leading workplace health provider. Driven by a mission to make healthier easier for the people that power organisations, Harry founded Champion at the age of 24, and has since become an award-winning name in the wellbeing space. He is also the host of the 12 Minutes of Workplace Health Podcast, which gives wellbeing experts a platform to share their insights about the current wellbeing challenges facing organisations.
Jack Green, Champion Health
After a successful athletic career, double Olympian and mental health ambassador Jack Green transitioned into the world of corporate wellbeing. Having led on wellbeing at BBC studios and founded his own consultancy, Jack now works as Head of Performance at Champion Health. Jack has also delivered keynotes to leading organisations, such as Oxford and Cambridge Universities, Nike and Channel 4, where he draws on his lived experience to deliver expert insight into the impact of wellbeing on performance.
Jaz is a world class re-framer with an ability to help people and organisations reframe their stories and situations and to bring about transformation in their work, life and communities. She is recognised for her impact on the education and health sectors and led national and international projects unlocking potential in leaders and teams.
Jaz leaves a mark by empowering individuals to challenge areas that may previously have been considered barriers by lifting the audience from ‘mindset poverty’ into previously unachievable outcomes. In her TEDx TALK she re-storied her life as a broken child, highlighting the transformative power we have to make a difference. Jaz’s determination drove her from appalling abuse at the hands of her own parents to running away from foster care and life as a teen on the streets, to advising countries on education policy and living as the resilience influencer she is today.
She has the ability to captivate by sharing her story with humour and humility and without anger or bitterness. She invites people into a more authentic narrative around choice and agency, leaving individuals and organisations reporting an increase in determination and productivity.