Surviving and Thriving in Challenging Circumstances

An Alumni and supporters alumni event
Date23 September 2020
Time18:00 to 19:00

This webinar will focus on how to face challenging circumstances of all kinds and not only survive them but also thrive.

2020 has been a much more challenging year than any of us could possibly have anticipated.  The global Covid-19 pandemic and the accompanying lockdown in the UK have been challenging for so many, with worries about health, the health of loved ones, working from home, furlough, and of course the challenge of home schooling that so many had to rise to over the end of the spring and summer terms.  And now the economy poses further challenges, whether youre an employee, employer, business owner, entrepreneur or at the beginning of your career and looking for your first role.

This webinar will focus on how to face challenging circumstances of all kinds and not only survive them but also thrive.  Both our panel members have faced challenging circumstances and overcome them in a positive way and both have also undertaken academic research into how individuals react in such circumstances, both from a personal and a neurological standpoint.

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Panel members

Annie Coleman
Non-Executive Director, Executive coach and Founder of Cerebellum Partners Ltd
Annie is an international speaker and consultant on culture and conduct, diversity and inclusion and employee engagement, and a 'C' Suite executive coach.  She has recently stepped down from a long career in the City where she held high level roles at many top institutions, most recently as Global Head of Culture and Client Marketing for UBS Investment Bank.  Annie is a History and Politics graduate of Exeter and is currently studying Applied Neuroscience. She has paddled across the English Channel in a dragon boat in record time and is a wine collector and drinker.

Anna Blackwell
Adventurer, writer, photographer and speaker

Anna is an adventurer, writer, photographer and speaker. Over the last 5-6 years she has been on a number of large-scale adventures, most recently a 1,000km solo trek across Arctic and Northern Scandinavia.  Other adventures include long distance treks in France, Spain and Arctic Sweden.  Anna has also tandem kayaked from London to the Black Sea in Romania, a journey of 4,000km.  Anna is a Psychology graduate of Exeter and is currently undertaking an MSc in Environment and Human Health at the Medical School in Cornwall.

Panel Chair

Liz Butler
Non-executive Director and Member of the Alumnae Group Committee

Liz is an experienced non-executive director who is currently a member of the board of Connect Health, a trustee and Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee of the Royal British Legion and a member of audit/risk committees of the Bar Standard Council, General Medical Council and Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.  Liz is a Mathematics graduate of Exeter and a long standing member of the Committee of the Alumnae Group.



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ProviderAlumni and supporters

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