EXPERTS

Chevy Rough

Wellbeing & Performance Specialist

Chevy Rough is a ``Wellbeing & Performance Specialist``, Public Speaker and Ambassador for men's mental health charity, CALM.

Chevys empowers people with the mindset and tools required for improving mental, physical and social health, by helping them build a baseline of lifestyle choices, that work alongside ``busy`` lives. His unique style embraces stress, failure and burnout as vehicles for growth.

In 2015, Chevy retrained as a Coach after battling a decade of addiction, while working in the corporate world. In 2017 he was selected by the BBC, to Coach 10 people with mental health challenges, to run the London Marathon. Chevy has worked with companies ranging from Spotify to Sainsbury’s.

Mary Meadows

Life Coach & NLP Practitioner

Mary Meadows is a well-respected Life Coach & NLP Practitioner, based in the UK. A specialist in overwhelm and practical solutions to our wellbeing. Skilled at supporting parents who are juggling it all. Known as the “badass life coach” by her fans, for her no-nonsense, real life solutions and strategies to work toward that elusive work/life balance we all crave.
Mary has severe depression and severe anxiety disorder and uses her first-hand experiences of mental ill-health to inspire others.

Mary features regularly as a wellbeing expert on BBC Sussex radio, and has had her expertise featured in The Daily Mail, The Metro, Sunday Telegraph Magazine. She regularly speaks at events large and small a highlight being for Channel Mum at Google London to an audience of 500.

Specialisms: Life Coach, Depression, Anxiety Disorder

Chris Hulme

LGBT+ Specialist Associate Coach for We Are Wellbeing

Christopher has extensive experience in hospitality industries, marketing, events and communications. Christopher is currently the LGBT+ Specialist Associate Coach for We Are Wellbeing, alongside his role as Corporate Events Coordinator for Leeds Trinity University where he is also the LGBT+ Staff Network Chair.

Christopher regularly gives guest lectures and specialist talks in LGBT related Critical Theory modules, as well as having insights into gender identity awareness and trans rights, workplace diversity and mental health demands.

Keri Perkins & Kate Magic

Keri Perkins has many years’ experience in brand development, purpose articulation and
brand communication. Keri has a unique specialism in corporate reputation and identifying how to make brands more meaningful in the eyes of their internal community as well as the consumer. She also works on how influencers can build brand reputation and help deliver on company purpose.

Kate Magic is a writer and DJ, amongst other things. In her Soho Radio show, The Magic Mix, she interviews DJs and musicians about how they look after their health. In 2018, she published The Empowered Woman: A Holistic Guide to Hormones, and has held hundreds of workshops with women, examining the commonality of the issues we face, and how we best navigate them in order to achieve true vibrancy.

Jon Salmon

Co-founder of 'Byte Entertainment', Associate of 'Seven League' and Co-producer of 'Speakers Collective'

Jon has created an award-winning production studio, which provides live video streaming from some of the world’s largest music festivals. He is also co-founded of entertainment agency Byte Entertainment.

After losing his father to suicide as a teenager, Jon was later sectioned with stress and depression. For almost 20 years, he told no one. In 2016, after losing a friend to suicide following postnatal depression, he decided to speak out in the most public way (alongside the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge at the launch of the Heads Together campaign). Jon now speaks openly on how awareness and reducing stigma can save lives.

Specialisms: Mental Health, Suicide Prevention

Geoff McDonald

Keynote Speaker, Business Transformation Advisor & Mental Health Campaigner

Geoff’s background in teaching, HR, marketing, communications and sustainability is considerable. During his 25 years with Unilever (a global corporation with a turnover of £50 billion, 170,000 employees in 90 countries around the world), his experience has been truly global working across Africa, the Middle-East and Turkey, Australasia and Asia, Europe and the Americas.

He is a Strategic Advisor to RISE Global Corporate Purpose Advisory Firm in the area of Corporate Purpose and Organisation Change. He also consults on how to address the stigma linked to depression and anxiety in the workplace, with a particular emphasis on raising awareness of these issues and providing practical strategies as to how one might go about addressing this growing modern illness.

Geoff is the co-founder of the charity ‘Minds@Work’ and currently, an Advisor to the ‘United For Global Mental Health’ campaign and has been appointed to the Advisory Board of City Mental Health Alliance. He is a Patron of the International Stress Management Association and a Member of the Prince’s Trust Youth Opportunity Taskforce.

Specialisms: Mental Health and well-being in the Workplace