PSA Staffordshire November 2023: Building Blocks and Mental Muscles!

22 November|17:30 - 21:00|Wade Conference Centre - PSA Staffordshire - See full address

About this event

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Whether you want to build your speaking business from scratch with some sound and sage advice from someone who has been there and done that, or you want tips on how to stay mentally strong when things get tough in your speaking business, we have it all!


Joanne Lockwood – From Zero to Hero – Building a speaking business

“The first advice I was given by a PSA member before I joined was to change my LinkedIn profile to “Professional Speaker” and simply go for it…

If only it was that easy…

6 years in, I will share what worked, what didn’t and give you some take aways to inspire you to think about building you own speaking business or growing what you have.

I will talk about building brand you, social selling, building your portfolio, being easy to work with and inspiring for your audience. It’s what we all aspire to, isn’t it?

What ever your stage of speaking I will offer some nuggets and “just one thing” for you to take away!”

Key Takeaways:

  • Just one thing you can implement in your own speaking business
  • The power to keep on, keeping on in the face of adversity
  • Finding your niche and how to look for opportunities
  • Maximising your membership of the PSA and leveraging your network




Mark Wingfield – MPower your speaking and your life with Havening

Mark will show in realtime how you have the power in your own hands to be lighter and happier! Free yourself from anxiety and worry around your speaking business.

Mark will demonstrate Havening on a volunteer but engage the whole audience with Havening Techniques®. The audience will learn how to apply this 21st Century approach to improved mental health and well-being and improve their mental state immediately and permanently. They will also learn how to show this to colleagues, family and friends who will benefit immediately.


Key takeaways:

How to be happier! Free yourself from distress surrounding your business or any specific aspect of speaking. Learn a simple technique which works brilliantly in the moment to down regulate and enable effective management of challenging situations.


We also have Showcases from Fee Steveson and Heather McLellan


If you speak for a living (e.g. a professional speaker, trainer, presenter in the media) or aspire to do so, then this is the group for you! Also, if you regularly give professional presentations to help showcase or promote your business, this group could really benefit you.

Come for the amazing keynotes and stay for the food, drink, and awesome company of your fellow professional speakers.


Keynote speakers

Joanne Lockwood
FPSA – Chair of the PSA
Mark Wingfield
Joanne Lockwood - FPSA – Chair of the PSA

Joanne Lockwood, Founder and CEO of SEE Change Happen, is an Inclusion and Belonging specialist, speaker, and Fellow of the PSA. She works with organisations throughout the UK, Europe and beyond, challenging corporate mentality, and providing a service that goes far beyond “just” Diversity & Inclusion. Living by the mantra: “Smile, Engage and Educate,” Joanne believes that people are people, whatever their ethnicity, gender and abilities, deserving to be treated with dignity and respect to work well and thrive.

Mark Wingfield

Mark has worked in the US & Germany and set up and run 2 businesses. Having worked for Tenneco, JCB and Caterpillar he has been through a variety of excellent leadership training programmes and delivered them across the world for SIEMENS, Ericsson & Avid Technology amongst others. His last corporate job in 2005 was as a 6 Sigma Certified Black Belt. He’s a Black Belt in Karate and until lockdown primarily focused on conflict management and leadership delivery. He was one of the first Havening Techniques® Practitioners in 2014 & one of the few International Trainers. He specialises in empowering individuals to reach their full potential, whatever their situation or history delivering only “practical, relevant and realistic” solutions.

Event agenda

Meeting room open – food & networking
Welcome everyone, present the agenda
Keynote – Joanne Lockwood
Fee Stevenson - Showcase
President Announcements
Heather McLellan - Showcase
Keynote – Mark Wingfield
Next meeting and events – Share details & Stand OUT!
Close the room

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PSA Staffordshire November 2023: Building Blocks and Mental Muscles!

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Members Early Bird
 - £30
  + VAT
Members Standard
 - £35
  + VAT
Non Members
 - £50
  + VAT