Creating Kinder Cultures to Drive Employee Energy
David has committed the rest of his working life to reducing the stigma of mental health in the workplace. He enjoyed a successful career in newspapers and magazines for over 30 years, and was MD of a regional daily newspaper and Commercial Director for Auto Trader. He always knew that he wanted to do something different at the latter end of his career, he just didn't know what that would be! He now feels he has found true purpose in life and is helping many of the leading brands in the UK to create kinder more compassionate cultures of trust. He was recognised in 2018 as one of the top 101 influencers globally on employee engagement. He is also a qualified Mental Health Counsellor affiliated to the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Practitioners) and a trustee for Mind.
During the masterclass we look at how we can create a kinder culture of trust where managers feel confident to ask employees about their wellbeing knowing how this dramatically improves employee energy, productivity, engagement and results.
•We explore what it is like to suffer in silence with a mental health issue in the workplace
•We improve our understanding of how employees learn to disguise their suffering
•We look to inspire employees to be more open by saying ‘its okay not to be okay’ and to share vulnerabilities
•We explore lots of ideas of how to create a kinder culture that drives energy levels and improves presenteeism.
•We look at the importance of using the right language to encourage honest and open conversation about wellbeing.
•We understand the importance of setting the tone from the top and what we mean by management education.