Facilities Show 2018 has announced comedian and mental health expert Ruby Wax OBE and English rugby legend Sir Clive Woodward as the final two headliners to the event’s keynote speaker line-up.
Joining Nicky Moffat CBE who was the British Army’s highest ranking female officer, both Wax and Woodward will give contrasting talks on the importance of positive professional environments in sustaining and growing a healthy, happy, high-achieving workforce.
Ruby Wax OBE
Known for being an unconventional interviewer, comedian, writer and actor, Wax has become a respected and high-profile campaigner for a raising a greater awareness of mental health issues, recently adding best-selling memoirist and qualified mental health expert to her repertoire.
Holding a Masters in Psychology, Wax is a Visiting Professor in Mental Health Nursing at the University of Surrey, a patron for the British Neuroscience Association, has worked with the Home Office to raise awareness of mental health, and has collaborated with Google on how technology can aid mindfulness. Her acclaimed TED speech on the importance of viewing mental health on a par with physical health is one of the most popular on the subject.
Taking to the Facilities Show Keynote Stage at 11.30 on Tuesday 19th June, Wax will address the importance of good mental health as well as tackling the problems of communication within businesses and organisations, especially for leaders. Combining psychological insights with her understanding of writing and performing, and of course humour, she helps both individuals and groups understand how to create an open, honest culture that encourages and succeeds.
Sir Clive Woodward OBE
English rugby legend and management pioneer, Woodward, will talk about the key attributes needed to create a winning team on and off the pitch; talent, teachability, pressure and will. Universally credited with bringing world-class professionalism, cutting edge techniques and new management skills to English rugby, Woodward will explain how this back-room expertise can be applied effectively to businesses in preparation for challenging situations and to enable optimum service delivery.
After famously guiding England to victory in the 2003 Rugby World Cup and three Six Nations tournaments, Woodward has since served as Director of Sport at the British Olympic Association, working in partnership with UK Sport. During this time, London 2012 produced the most successful British performance of the modern era, with 65 medals including 29 golds.
Outside of sport, he has made great waves in the wider business world, first with Rank Xerox in the UK and Australia, then as sales director within the Ford Group, before forming his own successful leasing operation.
Woodward will take centre stage at the Facilities Show at 11.30 on Thursday 21st June to share his inspirational anecdotes.
These two inspirational speakers will be joining Nicky Moffat CBE, who will be discussing “What Good Leadership Looks Like.”
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