PSA Thames Valley May 2024: Stand Out With Purpose

16 May|15:30 - 20:30|Green Park Conference Centre - Reading - See full address

About this event

This month at PSA Thames Valley we have an event to help you #StandOut with a purpose!

Feeling like you don’t know what you’re doing with your life and that no one cares?

Ruth Fogg will run a self-care workshop giving you practical tools so you can keep yourself in tip-top condition.

Amy Rowlinson will help you to define your purpose and work out how it can shape your life every day.

George Anderson, Duncan Bhaskaran-Brown and Lara Lauder will join Amy for a panel discussion on the benefits of hosting and guesting on podcasts.

And we will have two showcases – a chance for members to try out material in front of their professional peers and to receive encouragement and constructive feedback.

All this plus the usual fun, interactivity and encouragement that comes from attending a Thames Valley PSA event.

Keynote speakers

Ruth Fogg
Amy Rowlinson
George Anderson
Lara Lauder
Duncan Bhaskaran-Brown
Ruth Fogg

Ruth Fogg specialises in providing practical skills and solutions to understand and manage stress in both personal and professional situations.

She has been  a “stresspert” since 2002 and her qualifications include a Diploma and MSc in Counselling Psychology, Teaching, Hypnosis, Emotional Freedom Technique and Stress Management. She wears hearing aids in both ears but is an excellent lipreader! She says that the only thing that frustrates and stresses her out is when she cannot hear what is going on due to a lack of awareness of the people and circumstances around her which could be easily addressed.

Her background is in Education, in teaching, youth work, as an FE and HE lecturer at Brunel University and Ofsted Inspector!  She is currently a school governor in her local community.

She is an Honorary Fellow of Brunel University, a Fellow of The International Stress Management Association, a member of the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council and The Complementary and National Healthcare Council as well as a professional member of the PSA with Thames Valley being her “home” region

Amy Rowlinson

Degree-qualified with over 30 years’ professional experience in the fields of recruitment, marketing, property investing, teaching, podcasting, speaking, coaching and training gained from various employment and voluntary positions, Amy Rowlinson resourceful, people-focused and goal-driven. Today, Amy focuses on coaching and mentoring across two key areas: purpose and podcasting, sometimes both simultaneously!

Qualified as a Life Purpose Coach, Master NLP Coach, Journal Therapy Coach, Master Practitioner of NLP, Time Line Therapy™️ and Hypnosis, Amy works with clients to help them to design the life they desire through ‘living’ and not ‘existing’.

George Anderson

George Anderson is a wellbeing and performance expert. A speaker, coach and writer, he works with individuals to help them take more action towards improving their physical and mental wellbeing, resilience and performance.

George’s 20 year career in the wellbeing industry combined with his experience and education in behavioural sciences such as positive psychology, mindfulness, NLP and neuroscience coaching, uniquely position him to help individuals make changes in their lives both practically and mentally.

George regularly challenges his own limits, and has completed two 24 hour 100 mile ultra marathons, an ironman triathlon and 10 consecutive marathons. He is the author of the Work In Progress journal and the host of the A Bit Of A Boost podcast.

Lara Lauder

Lara is an award winning Colour Analyst and Image Consultant, Speaker and Co-Author of the International Bestselling book, The Law of Brand Attraction.

Lara shows professionals around the globe HOW to Unlock Their Hidden Confidence through an awareness of colour, style & personality.

In addition, Lara works with business leaders and entrepreneurs to Unlock Their Hidden Confidence to ensure they have maximum Impact & Influence through a Powerful, Authentic Personal Brand, Business Skills and Knowledge.

In January 2023, Lara took on the role of Regional Director for The Athena Network in West Berkshire, England and facilitates networking for professional women.

Duncan Bhaskaran-Brown

Duncan became a writer in primary school when he wrote a story about his pet cat called Jelly Lumps (for clarification Duncan has never owned a cat).

But he really blossomed when he started a newspaper called The Sunday Rag. Despite its limited circulation it taught him that writing is collaborative art and selling words involves running around a church hall extracting money, ten pence at a time.

He started writing seriously in his early twenties, first for the stage, then for the screen. He reached the heights of dramatic fiction by writing a theological zombie film. Which may explain why most of his work never hit the big screen.

He started writing non-fiction in 2015 – in a desperate attempt to make writing pay. It sort of worked and he’s publishing his fourth book on boxing day this year.

Event agenda

Doors open for networking
Welcome and introduction
Ruth Fogg Workshop
PSA CPD information
Networking supper
Podcasting Panel
Notices & Introductions
Amy Rowlinson Keynote
Time to go home...

The venue

Get in touch with the organiser

John  Hayns

Regional President - PSA Thames Valley

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PSA Thames Valley May 2024: Stand Out With Purpose

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Members Early Bird
 - £40
  + VAT
Members Standard
 - £45
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First Time Visitors
 - £30
  + VAT
Non Members
 - £60
  + VAT