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Theme: Life Long Learning

This event occurred on
October 29, 2017
Nantwich, Cheshire East
United Kingdom

TEDx Nantwich 2017’s mission is to celebrate and share the joy of ‘Life Long Learning’. With this as our central theme, the event aims to inspire and educate….at whatever level, and whatever your age, ability or interest.

We believe learning holds the power to enrich lives, to grow minds, to empower individuals, to harness creativity, and to build confidence…and that it should be an ongoing process throughout one’s life. Albert Einstein sums it up best:

Once you stop learning, you start dying.
In a nutshell, it is our ultimate desire that TEDx Nantwich 2017 enables people to experience the magic of learning something new.

Brine Leas School
Audlem Road
Nantwich, Cheshire East, CW5 7DY
United Kingdom
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Christopher Chadwick

Chris is an experienced businessman, coach and facilitator
Chris is an experienced businessman, coach and facilitator, with a proven track record in supporting organisations and boards through periods of significant organisational and personal change. He believes passionately that who we are is about how we relate, lead and manage. He supports his clients through improving self-awareness, raising emotional intelligence and enabling behaviours that come from a position of choice and with intent. His focus is on sustainable behavioural change irrespective of organisational context, culture, colour, race, gender or positional standing. His extensive background in the Learning & Development aspects of the Digital space have taught him the value of autonomous learning as well as the dangers of unbridled enthusiasm.

Debbie Breeze

Consultant to mainstream schools
Debbie has, for over twenty-five-years, been involved with the education of young people whose behaviour is regarded as challenging. As well as teaching in Therapeutic Communities, Pupil Referral Units, Special Schools and within Hospital Adolescent Psychiatric provision, she has also worked as a Consultant to mainstream schools undertaking observations, making recommendations, modelling new approaches to teachers and delivering whole school staff training.

Helen Ashley

Teacher, coach, facilitator, and consultant
Helen is passionate about developing people and their organisations. She has over 20 years of experience as a teacher, coach, facilitator, and consultant, creating opportunities that enable adult learners to reach their full potential. She believes that the potential for individuals to develop and grow is endless. She now works for the NHS and focuses her attention on enabling people to reach further and achieve more than they believe they can.

Helen O'Donnell

CEO of national charity
After an early career in social housing, Helen ‘fell’ into fundraising and spent the next 11 years raising significant amounts of money for schools and universities in the midlands and north west. She then spent 4 years leading (and raising even more funds) as CEO of Cheshire Community Foundation. In 2015 she became CEO of national charity, Children’s University. She is passionate about tackling inequality, social mobility and raising aspirations.

Jennifer Jones

Executive level coach and consultant
Seasoned executive level coach and consultant helping blue-chip organisations and senior individuals to deliver higher performance. Jennifer has worked across the globe with executives keen to transform themselves and their organisations. Her clients include Lloyds Banking Group, Big W, EDS / HP and Alstom.

Liz Mearns

Master business coach, facilitator and trainer
Raised in Nantwich Liz grew up in the countryside with a love of the outdoors and a strong belief in the power and potential of people. Following an initial career in the corporate sector she realised that it was the connection and deep conversation with others she valued most and founded her own business The Head Coach. Liz is a master business coach, facilitator and trainer working with high flying women in corporate and small businesses.

Paul Davies

IT consultant
By day Paul is an IT consultant with more than 15 years of experience, and a passion for technology sparked by a Commodore 128 way back in the 1980’s. Today that passion is focused on cyber security and the challenges facing both organisations and individuals. Paul has presented at a variety of technology events and is a popular industry panelist. He is also one of the co-organisers of, and a regular presenter at, the tech meet-up group “Nantwich Tech” which is focused on sharing skills and interests within the local community. He is passionate about education and technology awareness and believes that everybody needs to understand the impact that it has on our lives.

Rob Mitchell-James

Personal development coach
Rob is a personal development coach, passionate cyclist and 2 x Ironman finisher. In 2016 he was the writer and Series Producer of The Coach, the UK’s first cycling based reality show. Rob fully appreciates that mental fitness is just as important as physical fitness in achieving goals and maintaining a healthy balance, yet this is so often overlooked. This led him to set up LIFECYCLE Coaching which combines personal development and life skills coaching with cycling to help create healthy bodies and healthy minds

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Nantwich, United Kingdom