Liz Earle MBE is a wellbeing entrepreneur, TV presenter and the number one bestselling author of over 35 books on a range of health, beauty and wellbeing topics, including her latest bestsellers The Good Menopause Guide and The Good Gut Guide. A global brand pioneer, Liz co-founded (but is no longer connected to) the multi-award winning Liz Earle Beauty Co., before moving on to launch Liz Earle Wellbeing. She is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Liz Earle Wellbeing magazine (published internationally by Hearst), Founder of Liz Earle Fair and Fine, an award-winning range of Fairtrade gold and host of the weekly Wellness with Liz Earle podcast.
Mac Macartney is an international speaker, writer and change-maker and contributes to many diverse organisations and communities. He has established a portfolio of enterprises both in the commercial and not-for-profit sectors, including Embercombe, a valley on the edge of Dartmoor National Park which seeks to explore and promote the profound regeneration of land, society, and people. Over a period of twenty years Mac was mentored by a group of indigenous elders. During this training and ever since, he has attempted to bring two worlds together – an ancient world-view that emphasises relationship, interdependence, and reverence for life with the significant challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century. In 2013 he was presented with the Enlightened Society Award by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, and in 2015 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Education for his work in service to the community by Plymouth University. He has delivered four compelling TEDx talks.
Sophie Clyde-Smith: The Modern Career Coach
Sophie is a Jersey-born London-based Life and Career Coach with a Transformational Life Coaching Diploma (ICF accredited), over 300 hours of coaching experience a Degree in Biomedical Sciences and nearly 10 years of experience in the Careers & Recruitment sector.
After carving out a successful professional career that culminated in Sophie setting up and managing the Careers function for Welltodo, a leading digital wellness startup, she left to follow her own dreams and set up a Careers and Life Coaching business. Sophie now helps modern professionals who are disengaged and disenchanted with their careers to achieve the lifestyle they dream of through mindful career cultivation. Sophie specifically works with people who are passionate about their career and who would like to do meaningful work and have lives full of fulfillment all whilst reaching their personal financial goals. She offers tailored 1:1 career coaching programs, hosts events and workshops and is on a mission to spread the word about how to navigate modern careers.
Rachel Shackleton is a member of the Association of Master Herbalists (MAMH), The General Naturopathic Council and the Naturopathic Nutrition Association. She specialises in restoring mind, body and spirit back to full health and wellbeing, through herbal medicine, naturopathy and kinesiology, both Classical and Therapeutic Energy Kinesiology. Her belief is in the innate power of the body and mind to heal itself with the correct triggers, lifestyle changes and positivity. Through her own experiences, she’s learned that dis-balance in the body causes ill health on the physical level.
Kate is a poet & writer with a passion for language. She writes across a spectrum of arenas. As a member of the prestigious Cattistock Poets, she writes poetry under the critical eye of poet & artist Annie Freud.
Writing articles, blogs, & web content, she contributes her creative writing to diverse local businesses & organisations.
Journaling was a key practice in both the creative & critical work of her Doctoral thesis and she brings her presentation on Creative Journaling and Wellbeing to this year’s event
With a BSc. Hons. Psychology Degree and a Diploma in Feng Shui [Holistic Design Institute], today Anna’s studies encompass discoveries about the brain, biological systems, health, diet and fitness, behavioural economics and mindfulness based on Buddhist teachings about the nature of reality. A former regional PR Director with a leading global agency, Anna blended her knowledge of psychology and building design with mindfulness and Feng Shui. She has advised private individuals and business clients as to how their environments affect their thinking, their productivity and their emotional well-being.
Richard has a passion for helping as many people as possible experience the health and wellbeing benefits of gardens and is a Trustee of Thrive – a charity that helps people living with disability or ill-health through what is known as ‘Social Therapeutic Horticulture’.
Having spent his early career in corporate HR roles, Richard retrained in 2017 with the London College of Garden Design and set up his own garden design practice. During his training he won an award for the design of an ‘ecotherapy’ garden – a garden designed for its healing and therapeutic potential.
He is now based near Oxford and works throughout the UK creating gardens that combine contemporary design with a sensitivity to place and to the uniqueness of his clients.
Kitty has been facilitating 16Guidelines Level 1 workshops since 2018, after studying and implementing the 16Guidelines in her life since 2016. Kitty has been leading monthly meditation and mindfulness sessions once a month in North London for over 10 years and has found the 16Guidelines very helpful in providing a positive framework to explore relationships, as well as to inform her campaigning around climate change emergency.
Kitty’s background is in mental health and substance misuse. Kitty also delivers Youth Mental Health First Aid to school teachers to support them identify a crisis and how to deal with it.
Kitty lives in London with her partner and they have three children