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PLATF9RM Presents: Welcome to Work

  • PLATF9RM The Grounds, Hove Town Hall, Church Road Hove United Kingdom (map)

At PLATF9RM, we know that one of the best ways we can make work wonderful is to help you feel great about yourself and your future. To this end, we’re hosting our second conference of the year this September – and this time it’s all about striking the right balance between leading a fulfilling life and nurturing a successful career. We say yes to 365 happier days a year, and after this full day of presentations and workshops we’re sure you will too.

Hosted by Cliff Ettridge & Sunetta Kiarie

Keynote Speakers

Bruce Daisley

Bruce Daisley has been the EMEA Vice President of Twitter since 2012. Previously he ran YouTube UK at Google, and has also worked at Emap/Bauer and Capital Radio. He’s also the bestselling author of The Joy of Work, and runs the Apple #1 Business Chart topping podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat. Bruce's book became the Sunday Times #1 Business bestseller in spring 2019, and the Financial Times’ Book of the Month.

Sally-Anne Airey

Sally-Anne is an experienced leader, coach and ex-Royal Navy Commander who has spent the last 15 years helping leaders align who they are with how they lead. She knows that a skilful blend of awareness, clarity, inner stability and compassion is the key to good leadership.

Workshop Leaders

Skye Robertson, Chief Operations Officer of Escape the City

Skye has helped thousands of people escape their jobs and start new careers and businesses through her work as the Head of the Escape School at Escape the City. Previously, she worked at national campaign enterprises Startup Britain and Think Tank Centre for Entrepreneurs, traveling across the country designing initiatives to help support entrepreneurial ambitions across the UK, as well as researching and formulating policies to make the UK the best place in the world to start a business.

Richard Husseiny, Performance Coach

For over 15 years, Richard has worked as a performance coach in high performance sport, with some of the best organizations and athletes in the world - from Great Britain, U.S.A and China. This includes supporting teams in preparation for two Summer Olympic Games – London 2012 and Rio 2016 – and most recently the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Now, he specialises in leadership coaching aimed at performance and transformation of individuals and businesses.

Alice Reeves, Director of The Joyful Web

Alice Reeves is Director of The Joyful Web, founder of BelongCon and author of the Truth & Tails books, which teach children aged 4-8 about diversity and inclusion. She has been self-employed for just over 2.5 years, and identifies as a "recovering perfectionist" who let her fear of failure and “looking bad” run her life for way too long.

Ray Richards, Director of Do Something Different.ly, & Neil Witten, Tech Co-Founder of StoryStream

Ray Richards is a social entrepreneur and a founder of both Do Something Different and the Life Done Different.ly podcast, which aims to discover what drives people to get out of their comfort zones and create inspirational stories. Neil Witten is a technology entrepreneur and modern day philosopher, and proud co-host of Life Done Different.ly.

Sally May, Leadership Coach

As a coach and productivity trainer, Sally helps people connect with the important stuff, make plans, eliminate the self-sabotage and collaborate more effectively with those around them. She brings insights from the experience she gained working in international teams with Fortune 500 companies at Accenture for 18 years in France, Germany and the UK. She is also part of the team behind "Circular Brighton & Hove", promoting innovative ways of doing business in a way which is more environmentally and socially aware.

Tom Nixon, Founder of Maptio and coach to founders

Tom is a coach and advisor to creative founders, and facilitator of workshops on the fundamental nature of money and the human relationship to it, based on Peter Koenig's 30 years of research. He helps people explore what money really is; how it works on a deep psychological level; how the stories they have about money are really stories about themselves; and how to start the process of rewriting these stories.

Earlier Event: September 18
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