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Theme: Engaging Ideas and People

This event occurred on
October 14, 2017
12:00am - 4:00pm BST
(UTC +1hr)
Chichester, West Sussex
United Kingdom

This is the first TedxChichester talk, so we will be exploring what is possible when you mix with great people.

Watergate House
West Marden
Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 9EQ
United Kingdom
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Archie Cunningham

Owner of Archie's Gymnasium
He currently is owner of Archie’s Gymnasium, Home of CrossFit Chichester, and teaches classes and personal training. He is married to Lydia, and has two boys, Henry and Charlie. Of his career he spent his early twenties, like many early twenty year olds, finishing off his degree and not really knowing what he wanted out of life. His major passion came, when he spotted an opportunity to set up a CrossFit gym in Chichester. Since opening the gym in 2013, he’s been dedicated and focused totally on building people’s fitness, and helping them become healthier and happier individuals with his passion and drive to see people succeed. His overriding philosophy is making fitness a manageable part of everyone’s life.

David Reich

David took an interest in magic as many youngsters do, at age 12. Growing up in New York City, he had the good fortune to be able to learn from the stars of the day as well as those who would shape the art for years to come. Following ”the path”, David learned card and coin effects to show friends and family and started working the birthday party circuit. He found himself, though, starting to follow a more traditional career path, in technology and management. Throughout his career in software, David never lost his love for the art of magic and kept it part of his world bringing it to business dealings, through friends, the occasional performance, and a passion for learning. In his travels, David wanted to do more than just some tricks, and branched out into mentalism and hypnosis, and began to wrestle with who he wanted to be a performer. Magician? Hypnotist? Mind Reader? Through all of his experiences, David realized his true passion was observation. Observing how people

Graham David

MD of Blue Beetle Productions
Graham David is the founder of Blue Beetle Productions Ltd, a professional training and coaching company he created in 1996 after he found a gap in the market for live case study and drama-centred learning. He’s since become an award-winning speaker, presenter, trainer, actor and author who challenges his audiences to look deeper, think smarter and create better as a result. Whether its leadership in management, HR skills, presentation and communications or customer service and sales, Graham has considerable experience in delivering events across many sectors from transport to travel, in both the public and private sector. With genuine passion and flair for his subject, he’s humorous with case study content and can personalise presentations to suit serious themes ensuring they make a lasting impression and great take away value. He has worked with big corporate companies, as well as up-and-coming entrepreneurs.

Karen williams

She is the bestselling author of Book Marketing Made Simple, The Mouse That Roars, Your Book is the Hook, How to Stand Out in Your Business, and The Secrets of Successful Coaches.

Lesley hunter

CEO of Challenge Choice Change
Dr Lesley Hunter is an international specialist in developing elite leaders. Her early career in education was followed by 12 years as an Ofsted accredited lead inspector of schools, which made her question why some leaders were so much more effective than others. Since then, she has worked to support and develop leaders in both public and private sector organisations in the UK, from the police and military to multi-national manufacturing companies and small family owned businesses.

Maria Ingold

CEO mireality
is a strategic and technical innovator. Mixing a background in Computer Science and Fine Art, she specialises in visual technology and emerging tech. Maria loves monetising great content. She’s a BAFTA film and TV judge who watches 150 films per year. Her passion has driven a 25-year international track record creating emerging visual technology across film and TV, video, games and digital media. Maria heads strategic and technical innovation consultancy, mireality, advising the media, broadcast and telecoms industry, including into emerging markets and on small islands. She is also on the Industrial Advisory Board for the University of Essex, School of Computer Science and Engineering. As the former Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for FilmFlex Movies, jointly owned by Sony and Disney, Maria led the delivery of some of the most successful on-demand movie services in Europe, including for Virgin Media cable and broadcaster Channel 4.

Taz Thornton

Taz Thornton has been there, done it and seen it in ways that will make you change your view of the world and want to do better. As a high-flying corporate director, she appeared to have the world in her palm – nobody could see her crumbling beneath the pinstripes. She rebuilt after breaking her back at 21, then fought back after the breakdown at 33 that saw her seeking wisdom from shamans and medicine people, as well as using everything in her NLP and coaching toolkit to reconstruct her life. That breakDOWN turned out to be Taz’s breakTHROUGH, and she’s now impacting people far and wide as the UK’s #1 Inspirational Breakthrough Speaker, best selling author, seminar leader and coach.

Tina Antwi

Youth Development Worker
Tina Antwi, also known as Tina Charisma is a finalist of Miss Universe Great Britain 2017 as well as a Model, Speaker, Writer and a Youth Development Worker based in London. She campaigns, writes and speaks on issues related to women, diversity, culture, beauty, media and education. In addition, Tina is currently writing her book “Black Skin Carved Mask which focuses on sense of belonging and identity of second generation West African immigrants in the UK”.She works on developing projects within local communities that help to promote social cohesion and engagement within communities as well as helping create community networks to help and support marginalized groups in society. On the theme of engaging ideas and people Tina will be speaking on the importance of “Building each other up for development” which will focus on social development through diversity and engagement.

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Chichester , United Kingdom