Below are details of a few of the speakers we have confirmed so far.

Barbara Cox, Nutrichef
Barbara Cox is a highly regarded nutritionist, health article author and businesswoman, who’ll will be sharing
her personal Entrepreneurial Journey. She became passionate about the importance of eating healthily during
a nine-year stay in Japan, a country renowned for its low levels of obesity, cancer and heart disease. On her
return to the UK, Barbara founded Nutrichef, a company that produces high quality healthy meals and delivers
them to customers’ homes. Find Barbara on Twitter at @NutriBarbara




Donna Hubbard, Be Dynamic Coaching
Donna Hubbard  is a mindset coach and speaker, and created Be Dynamic Coaching & Training in 2011. Soon after becoming a coach, Donna discovered that the thing that stood between her clients and their goals wasn’t a lack of capability, resource or time, but how they viewed themselves.
This realisation sparked her passion for helping people, teams and businesses to create better results by elevating their mindset, in other words moving their outlook from a place of “I/we can’t” to, “I/we can”. Find Donna on Twitter at @BeDynamicLife




Julie Bigg, Wessex Heartbeat
Julie is a Cardiac Rehab Nurse at University Hospital Southampton. She has been working in cardiac
rehabilitation/cardiology for 20 years with a particular interest in health promotion in coronary heart disease.
She was involved with the setting up of the Your Healthy Heart programme several years ago. Most of her time
is spend working in the cardiology department at Southampton General Hospital helping people who have had
heart surgery and heart attacks come to terms with what has happened to them and make healthier lifestyle
choices for the future. Find Wessex Heartbeat on Twitter at @Wessexheartbeat




Kate Atkin, Inspirational speaker, training consultant and coach
Once a shy schoolgirl from rural Lincolnshire, Kate Atkin is now an award-winning speaker, author of The
Presentation Workout and The Confident Manager. Before starting her own learning and development
business in 2000 Kate had a successful career with Barclays Bank plc. In 2015 she completed an MSc in Applied
Positive Psychology which has brought insights into well-being, meaning and positivity. During her talk she will
provide some practical tips, tricks and techniques to give confidence a boost and help banish the imposter
feelings. Find Kate on Twitter at @Kateatkin




Lesley Ann Raphael, Laughter Leader and Teacher.

Undaunted by many requests from childhood authority figures not to be silly and to stop laughing, it is of ironical note that she now makes a living doing just that. From a dark period in her life, she discovered laughter yoga, a system of employing laughter not as a response to humour but as a form of exercise for good health and wellbeing.  Blown away by what it did for her physical and mental recovery, she is now passionate about spreading the word through interactive laughter sessions that bring fun, enjoyment and wellbeing to others. Lesley encourages others to use laughter to calm, energise, uplift and heal.  She runs a regular laughter club, contributes articles to magazines and newspapers, and has taken part in television coverage that aired on the Lorraine breakfast show. 


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