Festival of Happiness 2019
Paul McGee is one of the UK’s leading speakers on the subject of change, workplace relationships and motivation. His provocatively titled book SUMO (Shut Up, Move On) became a Sunday Times best seller and his book on Self Confidence reached number one in the WHSmith’s business book chart. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast television and is a regular contributor on BBC Radio.
Building on his background in psychology, Paul’s aim is to deliver a practical, relevant message that can make an immediate impact on people’s professional and personal lives. His approach is considered both inspirational and humorous as he seeks to deliver a memorable experience that equips people with insights and ideas to increase their personal effectiveness and impact.
Innovator, educator, advisor and best-selling author Richard Gerver has been described as one of the most inspirational leaders of his generation. He argues, however, that great leadership is about serving the needs of the people that work for you and rely upon you. The three core principles that underpin Gerver’s philosophy are communication, empowerment and impact.
Gerver is one of the most celebrated speakers in the world. His insights into change, leadership and education are unique thanks to his own extraordinary journey, which has seen him go from being a struggling actor, copywriter and real-estate agent, to becoming an award winning school principal and now, best-selling author, award winning speaker and advisor to high performing corporate organisations.
Shonette Bason-Wood was born, in her own words ‘too happy’. She’s living proof that happiness is contagious!
In the world of education she has created several programmes e.g. Dough Disco and has written many books for the primary age range, based upon children’s happiness and wellbeing.
Shonette has a global reach and the Festival of Happiness gives her an opportunity to wow delegates with her brand of infectious self-help comedy.
Beneath the laughs, Shonette has a burning passion to make a difference to the wellbeing of the next generation, energise staff and increase happiness in the workplace.
Andy Cope has spent 12 years researching positive psychology, well-being and human flourishing, culminating in a Loughborough University PhD.
Andy is a sought-after keynote speaker and also masquerades as a best-selling children’s author so is that rarest of talents; an academic with a mental age of 8.
He has written a host of best-selling books and will share some simple philosophies, thinking and techniques that he’s learned along the way.
Andy describes his approach as ‘personal remembering’. Deep down we all know the secrets of happiness, but the world conspires to make us forget. Dr Happy will be prescribing a huge personal reminder.
Thanks to all who attended 🙂
Here’s some highlights of last years Festival