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Theme: «Ocean : Multiply»

November 2, 2023
10:00am - 5:00pm GMT
(UTC +0hrs)
Cowes, Portsmouth
United Kingdom
This event is open to the public.
Tickets are available.

How we Humans are much more powerful than what we allow ourselves to believe. Powerful to have an impact. Powerful to multiply our impact.

Island Sailing Club
70 High St.
Cowes, Portsmouth, PO31 7RE
United Kingdom
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Chris Marshall

Professional Futurist, Behavioral Scientist, Decision Coach
Chris Marshall is often better known as The Uncertainty Scientist, spent the past 20 years looking at both hope the world is changing as an investment strategist and professional futurist and on the other hand, how we make better decisions, thrive and adapt in the condition of uncertainty and disruption as a behavioural scientist and decision coach. Chris is the author of the book Decoding Change, and The Playfulness Principle (due out Dec 2023). Today Chris helps ambitious individuals, CEOs, Entrepreneurs and Investment professionals make better decisions in uncertain, punishing environments.

Giles Cadman

Ecopreneur and Non-Executive Chair/Chair, Cadman Capital/ Urchinomics
Giles Cadman is an active Blue Economy investor, thought leader and innovator with 20+ years of experience in private equity and fund management. Giles’ journey from climate change denier to passionate ecopreneur is not only inspiring but provides others with a practical model on how to develop sustainable, profitable, ethical and replicable solutions to combat the impact of global warming and restore our oceans and marine ecosystems.

Ilona Selke

international best-selling author of 7 books | passionate seminar leader | dolphin whisperer
Ilona Selke is an international bestselling author, seminar leader, musician, and CEO of *Living From Vision* ® Together with her husband of 40 years, she has built the *Shambala Oceanside Retreat Center* on the north shore of Bali and the Shambala Spa in Ubud, owned the Dolphin Watch Boat for 12 years, and lived near a dolphin beach in Hawaii also for 12 years. She is co-author of the bestselling book Success Blueprint with Brian Tracy and the bestselling book The Big Secret with Jack Canfield. She has written six books, in part about dolphins, which were translated into 10 languages, has appeared on television and radio shows, has been interviewed and quoted in numerous books, and films, and has spoken at many world-renowned conferences. Ilona ran the weekly TV show Quantum Living on the WBTV Network, produced 10 music CDs, and recorded over 240 guided meditations.

James Ellsmoor

serial entrepreneur, writer, and influential advocate for island sustainable development
James Ellsmoor is an award-winning serial entrepreneur, writer, and influential advocate for island sustainable development. He is widely recognized for his work in renewable energy and sustainability, having contributed extensively as a columnist for Forbes and regularly interviewed for international publications. With a systems approach encompassing climate, oceans, energy, tourism, and conservation, James focuses particularly on small island developing states (SIDS) and sub-national island jurisdictions (SNIJs). Through initiatives such as the Virtual Island Summit, he brings together representatives from diverse islands worldwide, showcasing their leadership in global sustainability and addressing pressing issues like climate action. As a sought-after speaker and consultant, James's expertise and ability to communicate complex concepts drive positive change and shape the future of sustainable development on a global scale.

Katherine Baldwin

Wellbeing & Mental Health Speaker | Trauma-Informed Coach | Addictions & Burnout Expert | Author
Katherine Baldwin is a wellbeing and mental health speaker, a trauma-informed coach specialising in relationships, addictions and burnout, and an author. A former international correspondent for Bloomberg and Reuters, Katherine shares her first-hand experience of an eating disorder, addictions, burnout and breakdown while working at the peak of her journalism profession along with the tools she has learned on a 20-year healing journey to support others to achieve their full potential while maintaining their mental health and wellbeing. Katherine’s work is rooted in the concept of self-sustainability – if we are to have a long-lasting, positive impact on others and on the world, it is vital to sustain ourselves and to remain healthy and well.

Lauren Vaknine

Master holistic life coach | health writer | wellness educator | speaker | host of the Reconditioned podcast
Lauren Vaknine is a master holistic health and life coach, wellness educator, health writer, speaker and host of the popular Reconditioned Podcast. As a leading voice in wellness in the UK, Lauren uses the experience and knowledge she gained during her 3-decade long journey from severe disability to complete wellness, to help people heal and transform their lives. She does this by using a range of holistic healing arts in a unique, whole-person approach that combines health optimisation, emotional alchemy, mental healing & spiritual development. This approach enables Lauren to take people from a life of struggle and mediocrity, to complete health and life optimisation. Aside from her extensive first-hand experience of healing, Lauren is also trained in NLP, CBT, EFT, nutrition, life coaching & Divine Feminine healing. Lauren believes that it makes no difference which aspect of your life you’re hoping to uplevel, it all requires the same, whole-person approach.

Lisa Blair

Adventurer | Climate Activist | Author | Speaker
On May 25th 2022, Lisa Blair became the fastest person in the world to sail solo, non-stop and unassisted around Antarctica. A challenge that only two others have ever undertaken and she was able to take 10 days off the original record. Lisa is now setting her sights on her upcoming NZ records before focusing on the Arctic Ocean. Since Lisa found her love for sailing in 2005, she has noticed the impact that man-made climate change has on our environment. The storms are more aggressive and less predictable, the absence of wild life when years earlier those seas were brimming with life and the increased risk of collision with ice as the glaciers keep melting. These are all symptoms of man-made climate change. What we know is that action needs to be taken and a greater awareness needs to be reached. Lisa’s project CLIMATE ACTION NOW focuses on actions we are taking or can be taking as individual towards a solution by utilising the power of ‘note’ sharing.

Shanaya Rathod

Professor of Psychiatry | Online Educator | Author | Speaker
Dr Shanaya Rathod is a Consultant Psychiatrist, with Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust and visiting Professor at the Faculty of Science, University of Portsmouth. She has been the Director of Research for Southern Health for about 11 years, Mental Health Clinical Lead for Wessex Clinical Research Network and Academic Health Sciences Network until 2022. She has also been a Fellow of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2010 – 2013). She is passionate about mental wellbeing and believes in her mission "Mental wellbeing is everybody's business". She describes the journey of self discovery and building resilience through her health literacy channel on Youtube using the concept of the Mindlens or the prism with which we view the world. She has published many books and written numerous papers in peer reviewed journals.

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