The Future of Wellbeing

28 March 2017, Central London

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28 March 2017, Central London

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Good Day
At Work
Conversation 2015

3 November 2015 - Altitude 360, London

The movement that aims to make wellbeing a part of everyday life for everyone, everywhere.

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Guest Speakers Included:

Kevin Roberts - Good Day At Work Conversation 2015
Kevin Roberts
Executive Chairman at Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide
John McCarthy CBE - Good Day At Work Conversation 2015
John McCarthy CBE
Beirut hostage-survivor
Damian Hughes - Good Day At Work Conversation 2015
Damian Hughes
Sports Psychology Consultant
Kim Wylie - Good Day At Work Conversation 2015
Kim Wylie
Change & Transformation Lead, Google at Work
Professor Julia Hobsbawm - Good Day At Work Conversation 2015
Professor Julia Hobsbawm
World's first Professor of Networking
Professor Sir Cary Cooper - Good Day At Work Conversation 2015
Professor Sir Cary Cooper
HR’s Most Influential Thinker
Maggie Alphonsi MBE - Good Day At Work Conversation 2015
Maggie Alphonsi MBE
England Rugby World Cup Winner
Sue Swanborough - Good Day At Work Conversation 2015
Sue Swanborough
HR Director, General Mills
Denise Kaufmann - Good Day At Work Conversation 2015
Denise Kaufmann
Chief Executive Officer, Ketchum London
Mark Hunter - Good Day At Work Conversation 2015
Mark Hunter
Head Facilitator and Co-Founder of Creative Team Events
Sarah Coghlan - Good Day At Work Conversation 2015
Sarah Coghlan
UK Country Director of the Movember Foundation
Sarah Rozenthuler - Good Day At Work Conversation 2015
Sarah Rozenthuler
Leadership and Dialogue Consultant
Catherine Roche - Good Day At Work Conversation 2015
Catherine Roche
Chief Executive, Place2Be
Nigel Barton - Good Day At Work Conversation 2015
Nigel Barton
Founder, WYRD
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This year’s event brought together some of the most influential leaders in the wellbeing conversation, and a diverse, inspiring array of internationally-acclaimed speakers. In a day of interactive workshops and thought-provoking conversations, read how Good Day At Work pushed boundaries and challenged delegates at the one-of-a-kind wellbeing event.

Don’t miss out on the most dynamic and inspiring wellbeing conversation of the year

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Speakers

Kevin Roberts - Good Day At Work Conversation 2015
Kevin Roberts
Executive Chairman at Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide

Kevin heads one of the world’s leading creative organizations with over 6500 people and 130 offices in 70 countries – and part of Publicis Groupe, the world’s third largest communications group. In 2004 he wrote Lovemarks: the Future Beyond...

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John McCarthy CBE - Good Day At Work Conversation 2015
John McCarthy CBE
Beirut hostage-survivor

Formerly Britain’s longest kidnap victim, John is now a celebrated business and motivational speaker. Drawing on his experience of being held captive in Lebanon, John’s talks examine a number of themes including communication, relationships, surv...

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Damian Hughes - Good Day At Work Conversation 2015
Damian Hughes
Sports Psychology Consultant

Professor Damian Hughes combines his practical and academic background within sport, organisation and change psychology to work as a trusted adviser to the business, education and sporting elite, specialising in the creation of high performing cultur...

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Kim Wylie - Good Day At Work Conversation 2015
Kim Wylie
Change & Transformation Lead, Google at Work

Kim is an expert in organisational change and business transformation. Her career has been spent working with large and small organisations across the world in a variety of industries, advising them on the design and execution of successful change pr...

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Professor Julia Hobsbawm - Good Day At Work Conversation 2015
Professor Julia Hobsbawm
World's first Professor of Networking

Julia Hobsbawm founded the ‘knowledge networking’ business www.editorialintelligence.com and consults, writes, teaches, and talks on a number of topics including entrepreneurship, networking, women in business, worklife balance, business ...

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Professor Sir Cary Cooper - Good Day At Work Conversation 2015
Professor Sir Cary Cooper
HR’s Most Influential Thinker

Recently voted HR’s Most Influential Thinker for the second year running, Professor Sir Cary Cooper co-founded organisational wellbeing company and event host, Robertson Cooper, with Professor Ivan Robertson in 1999. Having authored over 120 books,...

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Maggie Alphonsi MBE - Good Day At Work Conversation 2015
Maggie Alphonsi MBE
England Rugby World Cup Winner

Before announcing her international retirement last year, she represented her country an impressive 74 times, scored 28 tries, and helped England win a record breaking seven consecutive Six Nations crowns. Most recently she was a crucial member of th...

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Sue Swanborough - Good Day At Work Conversation 2015
Sue Swanborough
HR Director, General Mills

Sue, a science graduate, has worked in a number of FMCG businesses, including Boots plc, Mars and more recently General Mills. During her career she has moved cross functionally through R&D, supply chain, logistics and manufacturing before joinin...

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Denise Kaufmann - Good Day At Work Conversation 2015
Denise Kaufmann
Chief Executive Officer, Ketchum London

Denise Kaufmann is the Chief Executive Officer of Ketchum London. She relocated to London in 2010 from Ketchum New York to take on the role of managing director, client service. During that time she served as the global team leader for Philips Lighti...

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Mark Hunter - Good Day At Work Conversation 2015
Mark Hunter
Head Facilitator and Co-Founder of Creative Team Events

Mark unashamedly uses high-energy fun and outrageous stage antics to shock and surprise participants, ultimately leading them to perform way beyond their expectations. Born in Perth, Scotland, Mark started his career as a successful professional sess...

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Sarah Coghlan - Good Day At Work Conversation 2015
Sarah Coghlan
UK Country Director of the Movember Foundation

The Movember Foundation is the global charity raising funds and awareness for men’s health. Since 2003, they have encouraged millions of men and women to join the global men’s health movement. Through the moustaches grown, the connections...

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Sarah Rozenthuler - Good Day At Work Conversation 2015
Sarah Rozenthuler
Leadership and Dialogue Consultant

Sarah is an author, consultant and presenter with a distinctive difference. With her diverse background of leading seminars in the business world, working with global thought leaders, and pulling crowds for street circus shows, Sarah has a proven tra...

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Catherine Roche - Good Day At Work Conversation 2015
Catherine Roche
Chief Executive, Place2Be

Place2Be is the UK’s leading provider of school based mental health services. The charity helps thousands of children cope with wide-ranging and often complex issues including bullying, bereavement, domestic violence, neglect and trauma. Cather...

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Nigel Barton - Good Day At Work Conversation 2015
Nigel Barton
Founder, WYRD

After a long and enjoyable career in the City, Nigel yearned to give something back. Hence he founded So Wired For Work, a residential training course for young people looking to join the world of work. The course morphed into Wyrd. Nigel holds posit...

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Our Partners

Hosted by Robertson Cooper
Hosted by Robertson Cooper

Robertson Cooper are committed to helping businesses develop and embed data-led wellbeing strategies on an organisational scale. It is our mission to make wellbeing part of everyday working life for everyone, everywhere.

Movember Foundation
Movember Foundation

The Movember Foundation is a global charity committed to men living happier, healthier, longer lives. Now, they are creating positive change for health by raising awareness and educating all year-round, and through their take-over of the month formerly known as November.

Bank Workers Charity
Bank Workers Charity

BWC work with banks to complement their existing wellbeing strategies. They support bank workers with non-work issues that often spill over and affect workplace performance.

Event Schedule

Session 1
8.30 - 9.00
Registration & networking

Delegates met over coffee and breakfast provided by our friends at Soulmatefood

9.00 - 9.15
Welcome to the Good Day At Work Conversation 2015

Robertson Cooper’s Ryan Tahmassebi opened the day and introduced Sarah Coghlan of the Movember Foundation

09.15 - 10.00
Experiential activity

Mark Hunter of Creative Team Events opened the day with a Boomwhacking BANG!

10.00 - 11.00
Keynote: Kevin Roberts – Executive Chairman, Saatchi & Saatchi

The first keynote of the day, delivered by Kevin Roberts, set the tone for the day perfectly. Executive Chairman at global communications agency, Saatchi & Saatchi, Kevin knows how to capture people’s imaginations. And that, he said, is the only way that you can get your wellbeing strategy to succeed.

“The age of story-telling is over,” Kevin said. “This is the age of story-sharing.” Create stories that people want to share, to be part of, and you’ll create movements. Organisational wellbeing is no different.

 

Session 2
11.25 - 12.15
Are you ready? Removing the barriers to engaging with heath and wellbeing

A series of interactive discussions focused on tackling the barriers to embedding wellbeing into our workplaces.

Featuring perspectives from Google, General Mills, John Lewis, and Professor Damian Hughes and Professor Julia Hobsbawm, addressed the following topics:

1. What do leaders who are ready for wellbeing look like? Robertson Cooper’s Paula Brockwell led the discussion along with General Mills HRD, Sue Swanborough and Ketchum CEO, Denise Kaufmann.

2. How to introduce health-related behaviour change that sticks. Katie Dodsworth, Robertson Cooper Business Psychologist, headed up the conversation along with sports psychologist and best-selling author, Damian Hughes and John Lewis Head of Health Services, Nick Davison.

3. Technology: friend, foe or distractor in the battle for wellbeing? Robertson Cooper’s Matt Smeed was joined by Kim Wylie, Change Management Lead at Google, and SOMA Analytics CEO, Johan Huber.

4. Health and wellbeing as a right: work, home, society. Managing Director of Robertson Cooper, Ben Moss, opened the forum alongside the Movember Foundation and Professor of Networking, Julia Hobsbawm.

12.15 - 13.45
Lunch and networking

SPONSORED BY BANK WORKERS CHARITY

In Conversation: Building resilience into our society through business, sport and education

As delegates relaxed and enjoyed lunch, they listened to discussions on the role resilience can play in supporting our future generations. Joining the high-profile session was Maggie Alphonsi MBE, Professor Sir Cary Cooper, Catherine Roche, Wayne Morris and Damian Hughes.

Session 3
13.45 - 14.00
After lunch energiser

The Movember Foundation and Project Awesome got us MOVE-ing after lunch

14.15 - 15.00
Parallel workshops

A number of inspiring and thought-provoking personal development workshops, which included:

Technology, innovation and the employee experience – Insights from Google
Kim Wylie

Co-creating change through dialogue – The Power of Conversation
Sarah Rozenthuler and Matt Smeed

Professionalising health and wellbeing – Setting new standards for wellbeing practitioners
Paula Brockwell

The Power of Positivity: Harnessing strengths to create a Good Day at Work
Katie Dodsworth

15.00 - 15.20
Refreshment break
15.25 - 15.35
Resilience In Generation Z

Nigel Barton, founder of Wyrd, presented a video directed and produced by young people, on building our personal resilience.

15.35 - 16.35
Keynote: John McCarthy CBE

Sometimes, work is hard. But the final keynote speaker of the day, John McCarthy CBE, described, “What was probably the worst day at work ever” – the day he was kidnapped in Beirut. He wouldn’t escape captivity for another five and a half years.

John’s story was one of personal strength and resilience that he never knew he had. For the last hour of the day, he captivated the audience with his emotional retelling of his experiences as a hostage, and the ways in which it continues to make him stronger today. “If I ever get nervous,” he said, “about delivering a talk. I always remember that I can run off that stage and out the door and no one can stop me. I’m free.”

16.35 - 16.55
Close

Ryan Tahmassebi gave the day’s closing statements, thanking speakers, sponsors and of course, the delegates, who had made the day so powerful.

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