1. KEYNOTE SPEAKER- HEMA VYAS
Psychologist & Spiritual Thought Leader
'Bringing a Deeper Intelligence to Living and working -understanding the power of the heart in the new conscious economy'
Hema Vyas is one of London’s top psychologists, hypnotherapists and spiritual mentors and comes from a long lineage of Vaidyas (ayurvedic doctors). She is a renowned speaker in the fields of human consciousness, spirituality, health, energy medicine and the science of Ayurveda.
"We are operating in a time of increasing uncertainty. Dominant thinking has been about security, a ‘job for life’ mentality, and a reliance on systems and structures that no longer serve us or the environment. A new economy is emerging where more of us are asking how we can be of service, do good and do well, and align with our own purpose while taking care of our inner and outer worlds.
The people and businesses that stand to flourish are those who can connect with a deeper truth, a trust, that allows space for ideas that may not be visible on the surface to come to light. There are many tools for transformation that guide us towards this deeper understanding and as a result, we are able to attract the right talent and resources to support sustained growth and innovation.
In my experience working with clients from creatives to CEOs, this sense of amplified flow comes from a deeper connection to the heart energy, an intelligence that transcends the power of the mind. My keynote will explain the science of this deeper intelligence and how to tap into it to experience the benefits first-hand. When the heart is in an expansive state, it supports creative thinking, optimal performance, shared values, empathy and cohesion".
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2. KAREN DEIGNAN - Speaker
Co-Founder and Director of SustainabilityWorks
'The Business Case for Sustainability'
How embracing sustainability can drive engagement, innovation and growth.
Karen is a Founding Director of SustainabilityWorks, a consultancy on a mission to accelerate climate action in Ireland, working with businesses and the public sector. An expert in communications and behaviour change, she has developed sustainable business strategies for major corporations around the world and created stories that bring sustainability to life for employees, suppliers, and customers. Prior to setting up SustainabilityWorks she spent 15 years in London working with leading sustainability consultancies and with the UK's Carbon Trust. She holds a Masters in Organisational Psychology from the London School of Economics and a BA in Psychology from Trinity College Dublin.
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3. BRIAN CROOKE - Speaker
Office Worker Health
'The Current Landscape of Workplace wellness in Ireland -identifying trends and emerging roles within organisations'
Office Worker Health’s vision is to empower Irish employers and employees to make their workplaces healthier places to be. Brian Crooke is the founder of Office Worker Health.
Brian worked in the corporate world as a management consultant for a large multinational for 10 years. Watching many colleagues and friends develop unhealthy behaviours and ill health due to their sedentary and stressful jobs is what inspired him to launch Office Worker Health in 2014. He has first-hand knowledge of how the modern workplace can create stress, bad habits, injury and ill health resulting in many people not performing at their best.
Brian founded the Workplace Wellness Ireland community in 2018 to bring together those promoting wellness in Irish workplaces with those seeking to implement programmes and initiatives in their own businesses. Nationwide community events regularly attract over 100 attendees. Senior leaders from HubSpot, ESB, Oracle, fitbit, Vodafone and Sky have spoken at previous events as have Jim Gavin and Pat Divilly. Spectrum.Life are the partner sponsor for the 2019 Workplace Wellness Ireland events series.
Brian also founded a social enterprise called parkHIIT, the goal of which is to provide free resistance training to every county and community in Ireland. parkHIIT is currently in five locations in Dublin.
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4. SOPHIE MORAN - Speaker
KeepWell Mark Senior Executive IBEC
“Improved wellbeing will lead to an overall happier and healthier workplace, improved company culture and ultimately a more productive, tuned-in employee body… When leaders personally invest in health and wellbeing, it has a natural impact on the whole business.”
Sophie has been with Ibec since returning from New York in 2016. With a personal interest in health and wellbeing, she first began working in this space while delivering Ibec’s highly successful National Workplace Wellbeing Day Campaign from 2017-2019. This led to the development of the KeepWell Mark, Ireland’s first and foremost wellbeing accreditation and framework for businesses. Sophie now oversees the delivery and promotion of KeepWell. She also contributes to conferences and events, speaking about the value of taking a strategic approach to wellbeing and sharing her experiences working with an array organisations that are benefiting from putting a focus on truly looking after their people.
Sophie is determined to position KeepWell at the forefront of the wellbeing agenda, and believes that when businesses are authentic in their approach to staff wellbeing, this will shine through and they will reap the rewards with a more engaged employee body, and a better functioning business that is ready for the future of work.
Sophie holds a BA in English with Drama (University College Dublin), a qualification in Writing for Digital (Irish Times Training) and has recently completed a certification in Developing a Workplace Wellness Programme that Lasts (Workplace Wellness Ireland).
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5. SUSIE Q - Speaker
Award-Winning Social Entrepreneur and Meditation Teacher
'Connecting to ourselves to respond more creatively -will include a short introduction to meditation.
Susie Q, also known as Susan Quirke, is a musician, singer, song-writer, co-producer and recording artist. She is also a qualified meditation teacher, a holder of mass meditation experiences, and a multi award-winning social entrepreneur for her work in the field of mental health. She has performed at the Electric Picnic and Body&Soul festivals and also for figures such as the Dalai Lama and the President of Ireland.
She will explore the importance and power of centering ourselves in these modern times through the practice of meditation. Meditation generates heart, mind and body coherence and expands our natural capabilities to respond more creatively to life, and to generate solutions for our world and lives. It also cultivates a stronger connection with the deepest part of ourselves, those around us, and our planet. She will also guide us through a simple collective experience of meditation that will connect us with ourselves and the earth. www.susanquirke.com | Insta @susieqloves | Twitter: @susieqmusic | Facebook @susieqloves
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THE SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS STORIES
2 - 3pm
1. DEIRDRE O'SULLIVAN
Organic Farmer At Nurney Farm
'My Trials and Successes of running a Sustainable Business for over 30 years'
Deirdre is from Carbury, Co. Kildare and together with her husband Norman they grow and sell their own wide range of organic vegetables and fruit, eggs & honey. They produce all year round from the fields, polytunnels and a glasshouse. They grow a huge range of crops to supply The Green Door 4 days a week.
They also source many other vegetables and fruits so that our customers can have a full range of produce to choose from.
2. DARA CONNOLLY
CEO Common Purpose
“Reclaiming Purpose : My Social Entrepreneurship Story"
Dara Connolly is CEO of Common Purpose Ireland, a global social enterprise, operates in 100 cities around the world and has over 80,000 alumni. Its objective is to provide inspiring, challenging programmes for motivated leaders, from diverse backgrounds, allowing them to connect with each other, expand their perspectives and create real change in their organisations, communities and societies.
Before joining Common Purpose, he was Head of Business Development in Young Social Innovators (YSI). He also enjoyed four successful years taking Recreate, a Creative Reuse social enterprise working with children and individuals with disabilities, from start up to an award-winning sustainable business model.
Previous to that, he was Head of Business Development and Property of Temple Bar Cultural Trust Ltd, managing a cultural and commercial property portfolio of €100M. Here he project-managed many landmark capital infrastructure projects including the construction of Ireland’s first outdoor retractable roof on Meeting House Square.
He is a qualified management accountant and holds diplomas in Business Studies, Project Management and a Post Graduate Diploma in Innovation.
Dara has a passion for the arts and environment, resulting from his work in Temple Bar, Cultivate (a sustainability NGO). His very rewarding time as director and chair of Saplings Schools for Children with Autism has given him a real interest in children’s development.
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