2018 TEDxTelford Speakers.

Theme: Not Business as Usual.

Bridget Supple
Bridget Supple

What our gut bacteria can teach us about a healthy business.

A huge amount of human health is connected to the health of our trillions of microbes, or our microbiome; just as ‘it’s not business as usual’ for businesses it’s not in our gut microbes either and it is making us ill. In this talk we will find out how we can learn about a healthy business from the lessons of a healthy gut; this talk will challenge you to look at the interrelationships in your business, how healthy is your business gut? How diverse is your staff in age, outlook and background, what are you missing and who is dominating? What does your business ‘gut’ need to be successful?

Fran Boorman
Fran Boorman

The New World of Connection.

Fran is an entrepreneur who has built multi-million pound enterprises, all with a strong social agenda. She is a big advocate and spokesperson of using business to help solve social problems. As well as continuing to grow her own businesses she is also dedicated to supporting other individuals and corporates to make a significant impact. About her talk: We all know the world has changed but Fran is going to demystify what is really happening. Yes, technology has had a part to play but the real difference lies in the way we feel and see the world around us. Understanding Fran’s ‘LOGIC Shift’ model will empower you to engage in the new world that we find ourselves.

Hannah Adjepong
Hannah Adjepong

OLENSO Poems and Memories of an African Village Girl.

Hannah loved to memorise and recite poetry when she was at school. She writes narrative poetry that expresses deep emotions. She has been writing poetry as a hobby until entered one of the poems in a competition nineteen years ago and won an award.

Jackie Handy
Jackie Handy

The exclusive nature of inclusion.

Diversity & Inclusion is a hot topic in business right now. Organisations are investing heavily in ‘unconscious bias’ workshops and ensuring in-company support for their minority staff members. But is this enough? Is this really how to be truly inclusive? This talk aims to highlight that there is so much more we can all do to shape the workforces of the future and how what is happening now could actually serve to perpetuate the problem of discrimination. Through candid and personal insights as well as her extensive professional experience, Jackie shares her thoughts on how to truly make a difference to the workforce of both today and, perhaps more importantly, tomorrow.

Jenny Thomas
Jenny Thomas

Putting Emotion Back in Business.

20 years in the corporate space trained me to ‘take emotion out of business’ and leave my personal life outside the office; taught me how not to be human…with emotion, which I then taught to others. We need to put emotion back in business and cultivate positive emotions like love, kindness & compassion in order for businesses to put their people first. It’s only when people are the priority over profit and are treated as human beings, rather than numbers on a spreadsheet, that businesses can become profitable again.

Julian Madeley
Julian Madeley

How HOPE arrived in the shape of an egg.

This talk is not about inventing something new itself, the innovation in this talk is about taking something that has been around for millennia and using it in a new way to solve a very modern problem. I want to tell the real life stories of three groups of people who have all survived horrific globally known events, who all individually came to the same conclusion to dedicate their lives to supporting children in Africa, through improved nutrition, education and the adoption of technology. Their collective stories have inspired a group of leaders in the global food industry to come together and create a foundation with the aim of using the simplest and humblest of foods, the egg, to support multi -billion dollar medical campaigns.

Lindsey Sharratt
Lindsey Sharratt

Leadership and Identity: Solving the People Problem.

Psychology has traditionally focused on leaders themselves in an attempt to understand what makes for really great leadership. In reality, great leadership comes from the interaction between the leader and the group. Understanding how to develop your leadership identity, position yourself as group leader, and bring out the best in your group members, is where you find your transformational results.

Margaret Shenken
Margaret Shenken

What if I don’t know what my passion is?

Have you ever sat at your desk on a Monday morning and googled “What is the right job for me?”, or wondered why some people seem to be so passionate about what they do? I have. I thought there was something wrong with me for not knowing what my passion was. I will take you through a story of multiple careers and how I finally found passion in my work. My hope is that you will find passion earlier in your career than I did.

Michael Don Smith
Michael Don Smith

From Elevator Pitch to Signature Speech and Beyond.

Crafting your signature speech is about understanding how you can; leverage timeless, universal human archetypes to communicate and anchor the call to action of your presentation, and make that ‘killer pitch’, effortlessly time and time again while keeping it fresh and relevant with every delivery.

Paul McGillivray
Paul McGillivray

Bringing purpose to work for global impact.

Advances in technology are changing everything about how we work, where we work, and why we work. In his inspiring talk, Paul McGillivray shares how the organisations that will survive and thrive in the new age of enterprise, will be those who put Purpose before Profit. He walks us through the story of what happened when he lost sight of meaning in his own life, how his discoveries have changed the way he approaches his own business, and how we can implement these ideas to make a positive impact on the world.

Rhea Freeman
Rhea Freeman

Killing it with creativity and collaboration.

Do you think social media is making business harder and you’re losing your connections with people in real life? I’m here to help you make social media work for you. I’ll be talking about how you can collaborate with people online so everyone wins, and how you can creatively use the platforms available today to stand out from the crowd.

Rod Plummer
Rod Plummer

AI and its brilliant uses.

Rod’s talk will be around Artificial Intelligence and specifically around revolutionising the way we identify images using deep image recognition, as well as the auto-colourisation of black and white images. The talk will outline the fantastic innovations in this area of AI, where it could go with it and how it can be achieved. There will also be a demo of the technology, which we hope will “wow” the participants, stimulating more discussion and innovation around the 2018 buzz phrase, Artificial Intelligence!

Sara Moseley
Sara Moseley

Embrace ‘new ways’ to do business, do what others won’t & reap the benefits.

Sara describes how ‘being in business’ has evolved and how entrepreneurs today have never had it so good. Embracing change & taking action breeds success.  So why aren’t all entrepreneurs doing it? In this talk Sara shares how to make the most of change, ‘get over your-self’ and boost your business using today’s opportunities

Sidra Jafri
Sidra Jafri

How does understanding the consciousness of your business affect your success?

Years of facilitating business professionals has led me to understand the importance of applying a consciousness model to a business. Businesses aren’t just legal entities, bank accounts, policies, etc,; they also have beliefs, values and a consciousness that drives the business forwards based on the consciousness of the people within the business. Its education around the best practices in business consciousness that will open up awareness and enable businesses to survive in today’s difficult economic climate. 

Sunita Passi
Sunita Passi

How might we be healed in the future?

Sunita’s aim has been to use her purpose to build an authentic successful business and mentor her students to develop their own businesses as alternative healthcare practitioners. Today Sunita is considered one of the brightest lights in the wellness industry! Hear her talk about how she created a business to make a real stride towards healing humanity by advocating holistic care for all citizens by developing practitioners for a career in this area and reinvented holistic education for therapists and meditation instructors by creating heartfelt programmes with marketing modules to enable students to build successful practices, helping them connect the material and the spiritual – the brain and consciousness – so that they have the power to know what a dream can actually do.

Teresa Heath-Wareing
Teresa Heath-Wareing

How Social Media is changing the face of Marketing.

Social Media is dubbed on of the worlds fastest moving industries. For markers and businesses alike it has changed the way we market our products, the way we find our customers and the way we speak to them. Discover how businesses can use this innovative tool to their advantage.