Ciara Doherty has worked in radio and television for over a decade. She is a Barrister at Law and the co-anchor on Ireland AM on Virgin Media One, Ireland’s number one breakfast show where she presents from studio as well as broadcasting live from across the country covering everything from the world of sugar daddies to the world of country music. She studied law in UCD but later moved to London were she studied Broadcast Journalism at the London College of Communications. After spending 3 years as a researcher in ITV, working on everything from the Pride of Britain Awards to Celebrity Love Island, Ciara returned home in 2006 to take up a position on Newstalk Breakfast, a daily news and current affairs programme.
From there she moved to Virgin Media One and in front of the camera on the weekly social affairs programme MidWeek. From testing weight loss drugs to importing illegal abortion pills to her IFTA nominated report on the demise in rural Ireland, Ciara's reports generated headlines. She also began developing, producing and presenting a range of documentaries from At Home with the Healy Rae’s, an entertaining look inside the world of Ireland's best-known political family to Michaela: The Search for Justice, a documentary which took Ciara to Mauritius to investigate the murder and subsequent police investigation into the tragic death of Michaela McAreavey. In 2014 Ciara moved full time into the news and public affairs documentary unit before joining the Ireland AM team. She also did a report for BBC's The One Show, paying tribute to the late Sir Terry Wogan in early 2016. Eager to complete her studies in law, Ciara returned to Kings Inns College in 2012 and qualified as Barrister at Law achieving a merit grade. Whether it's news or current affairs, consumer issues or entertainment, Ciara is experienced covering a wide range of topics and is a popular MC. Ciara has previously worked with Ibec MC’ing the Employment Law Conference as well as The Keepwell Summit in 2018.
Bruce Daisley is one of the Europe's most influential voices on fixing work. His book was the UK's top selling business hardback of 2019 and is an international bestseller - translated into 14 languages. Previously he spent over a decade running Twitter and YouTube (the latter at Google) for Europe, leaving Twitter as its most senior leader outside of the US. Bruce runs the Apple #1 Business Chart topping podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat on work culture.Show more
Natasha Wallace is founder and chief coach of Conscious Works. As a former HR Director, Natasha left her job having reached burn out. It led her to recognise that we are struggling to take care of our wellbeing and performance in the workplace. She set up her company and wrote her book, The Conscious Effect, to help fix that problem. She now works with her team to 'inspire a well world of work', coaching leaders to become more 'conscious' and working with organisations to build wellbeing cultures.
Natasha is passionate about wellbeing and optimising human performance. With a background in culture change and leadership development, her career has been built around creating workplaces in which people can thrive.A popular keynote speaker on the themes of Conscious Leadership, building resilience, and how to create inclusive cultures, Natasha also chairs the Engage for Success Wellbeing Action Group. Her current projects include ‘building the business case for wellbeing’ and ‘Project Bright Spot’, a research project supported by University College London on the key traits of a conscious leader. Natasha spends part of her time working as the Head of Wellbeing for a scaling tech company and has had great success in helping the team to catalyse their performance – with wellbeing at the heart of the operation.
Contact Natasha on firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0)7423 325666.
Clodagh joined Fitbit in October 2015 to lead HR for Fitbit’s growing international business, including its EMEA HQ in Dublin where she is based, but also in their global locations across Europe, and the Asia Pacific region including China. In this role, Clodagh works with the HR and business leadership of the company to design and implement the necessary strategies and programs to support the company’s organizational growth, structure and development. She is also responsible for the global People Operations function. She has built a 20 year career across a wide spectrum of HR experiences in the technology sector, including recruiting, change management, organizational design, generalist HR management and communications, working both in Ireland and international roles, including a number of years in Australia.Show more
Nikki Taggart is an Organisational Psychologist working towards chartership with the Psychological Society of Ireland. Completing her undergraduate degree in Psychology whilst on an athletics scholarship in the United States, she subsequently joined the pharmaceutical industry in the UK, building up 10 years of organisational experience across sales, marketing, human resources, and learning and development.
Nikki’s passion for life-long learning, instilled at Pfeiffer University in North Carolina, led her to complete her MBA at Dublin Business School whilst working full-time. This experience led to the confirmation that the workplace was where she was best-placed to apply her foundation in Psychology, and so completion of her MSc in Work and Organisational Psychology at the University of Limerick followed.
Nikki excels at working with teams and organisations to improve both wellbeing and performance, generally striving to make work a happier and healthier place for all involved. Her work in leadership development is grounded in the psychology of collaboration and is guided by the contemporary challenges faced by all leaders in todays operating environment of constant change.
Nikki is a commended trainer and facilitator, who is able to inspire learning and consequent behaviour change across diverse audiences.
David works for DeCare as the Wellness Health Promotion Manager for Ireland and Europe. David Casey, RDN holds a national certificate in biology and a specialist in oral
health with health promotion. He has finished an M.A. in Health Promotion with
a specialist interest in mental health and workplace wellbeing at the school of Medicine, Nursing and Health Science at NUI Galway. David also guests lectures on the outreach specialist certificate and postgraduate health promotion programmes in Galway.
In May 2020 David took on the role as Mental Health Ambassador with See Change Ireland educating media, communities & workplaces on experiences with stigma & anxiety
and the positive promotion of mental health in Ireland.
David has over 10 years clinical experience in healthcare and has worked over the last 6 years
designing, building and implementing wellness and education programs for over
500 companies, organisations, and healthcare settings across Ireland and the UK.
He is a trainer with Skillnet Ireland and trains companies in workplace health
promotion and mental health practices.
Dave was involved in the setup of the brand new SFA Workplace Wellbeing Award 2020 for smaller businesses in Ireland. In 2017 Dave received the Irish Gerontology Society's 2017
Presidential Award for his research on health promotion and the aging population.
Loretta Dignam is an award-winning Marketer of the Year, who opened the doors to The Menopause Hub, Ireland's first and only dedicated menopause clinic in December 2018. Loretta is the founder and CEO.
In her clinic, Loretta has brought together a team of specialists to provide a range of services to menopausal women (premature, early, Peri, post and surgical menopause). The team includes doctors, a psychologist, a dietitian and nutritionist, an acupuncturist and physiotherapist.
Loretta also promotes menopause in the workplace awareness training and policy development.
She has had a lengthy and highly successful career working for many multinational, global businesses including; Mars Inc, Diageo plc, Kerry Group plc and Jacob Fruitfield, as a senior marketing and communications executive. She was awarded Marketer of the Year in 2011. She is a graduate of UCD and DCU and has lectured in the UCD Smurfit Business School on their executive MBA and MSc Programmes.
Loretta is a ministerial appointment on the board of the Abbey Theatre, chaired their Gender Equality Committee, driving change is gender equality policy across Irish theatre, Chairs the Development Committee, ,is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.
The Mental Health First Aid Ireland Manager has been working and studying as a professional in the area of mental health and well-being for nearly 20 years. An occasional contributor to digital, television and print media, often speaking publicly on mental health in Ireland at Conferences, schools, colleges and the corporate world and has guest lectured at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and University College Ireland. Most recently he was a guest speaker at the Oireachtas Forum on Mental Health hosted by the Ceann Comhairle. He has regularly worked with fellow thought leaders supporting and contributing to See Change (National Partnership on Stigma Reduction), Green Ribbon mental health campaign, Cycle Against Suicide and Spunout.ie. More recently he was appointed as the Manager of Mental Health First Aid Ireland and was tasked with overseeing the official launch, national roll-out, scaling and delivery of training.