Olympian and top business coach David Hemery joins Swindon Mindful Employer conference

By Anita Jaynes on 16 July, 2017

The Swindon Mindful Employer Network has been busy making preparations for its big 2017 Conference which takes place at the Swindon Marriott on Monday October 9. It has announced another special guest speaker – Doctor David Hemery CBE will be giving a presentation to local employers and business people.

David is best known as Olympic Champion and World Record holder in the 400m hurdles, BBC Sports Personality 1968 and three times winner of Sporting Superstars. However, his life has been in education, teaching in secondary schools, Boston and Cambridge Universities and senior managers in business. His life-long passion has been finding the keys to fulfilling potential. Using his life experiences and research his talks and writing aim to inspire, engage and empower audiences to help them to unlock more of their own potential and that of those whom they lead as teachers, managers, parents, coaches or leaders.

Melanie Richens, who is the voluntary Chair of the Swindon Mindful Employer Network, is delighted by the news that David is joining the list of guest speakers.

Melanie said:“David is a highly experienced and recognised business coach and we are very much looking forward to hearing from him in October. I believe Swindon businesses will be excited by this development and I encourage employers to send a representative along. This network is now one of the largest and most successful in the area and its focus on mental health and wellbeing and business culture is proving extremely attractive.”

David Hemery, who lives in Wiltshire, was keen to take part in the conference. He said: “I had heard about the network from colleagues and will be very pleased to take part. Businesses are waking up to the challenges we all face in the modern world, which increasingly means a reassessment of management and business culture and to look afresh at practices and policies for workplace wellbeing. What is very encouraging is that Swindon employers seem ahead of the curve on this issue and it will be good to meet as many as possible at the Swindon Marriott in October.”

Doctor David Hemery will also be joined by Professor Sir Cary Cooper and more announcements will be made later in the year.

Places for this event are available for representatives of employers in the Swindon and surrounding area only. Booking is essential.

For more information about this event please contact: smen@swindonmind.org