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TEDxWoking 2019

TEDxWoking 2019

On 6 December 2019, TEDxWoking returned for the fourth time to WWF-UK's award winning, state-of-the-art Living Planet Centre, for a morning of inspirational and enlightening talks.

The theme this year was 'Collaboration', and we heard from some exceptional people with great 'ideas worth sharing'.

The event was opened by Rob May, who gave his TEDxWoking Talk in 2017.

  • TEDxWoking was sponsored again this year by ramsac, and the event was opened by ramsac MD: Rob May.

    Rob is an experienced international presenter - including at last year's TEDxWoking. His talk 'Your human firewall - the Answer to the Cyber Security Problem' has received more than 170,000 online views to date.

  • Our compère: Ges Ray

    How confident are you with public speaking?

    Ges Ray is Founder and CPSCB  (Chief Public Speaking Confidence Builder) at Speaking in Public.

    Ges takes you and your team from “No thanks, I’d rather someone else spoke” to “I cracked it, and won business.”

  • Janine Esbrand

    Our compère: Janine Esbrand

    Janine Esbrand is a lawyer, executive coach, podcast host and founder of LightBox Coaching, a coaching and consultancy dedicated to helping ambitious women thrive in their careers beyond motherhood.

  • Charlie Robinson

    Our compère: Charlie Robinson

    Charlie works with startup companies and founders to grow their businesses, and get the most out of themselves and their teams. He has spent his spare time over the last 15 years training and developing young people, and is a trustee in the UK for one of the world's largest youth organisations.

  • Geraldine Joaquim

    Our compère: Geraldine Joaquim

    Geraldine is fascinated by the roulette of genetics coupled with psychology and spent 20+ years working in international marketing, before retraining as a clinical hypnotherapist. She now specialises in workplace stress management.

  • Marc Caulfield

    Our compère: Marc Caulfield

    Marc is a regular writer and speaker on the subject of mental health in the workplace, and co-founded Demolish The Wall - promoting mental health in the workplace - after 28 years in the advertising industry.

    During Marc's media career, he has personally suffered from anxiety and depression, and this drives his passion for mental wellbeing for everyone.

  • Susan Yeates

    Our compère: Susan Yeates

    Susan is an artist, author, award-winning Mumpreneur and co-owner of Fired Frog Pottery Café in Woking. Susan lives and breathes creativity, sharing her passion for all things art-related through workshops, online courses, sketching challenges and her books. Susan is passionate about supporting other women and mums-in-business, and believes in working together to achieve great things.  

  • Chris Bramley

    Our compère: Chris Bramley

    Chris Bramley is a global business agility and transformation coach, with a passion for problem-solving, teaching and holistic learning. He has worked with enterprises from start-up micro businesses to global clients, helping them with certainty, leadership and culture patterns to re-humanise business and create learning organisations.

  • Sam Farrow

    Our compère: Sam Farrow

    Sam has over 20 years’ experience in the graphic design industry. She’s spent most of her career at the coalface, working as a professional graphic designer before being appointed Senior Designer at Meridian Television. In 2003 she returned to the private sector as a creative director, before launching her own graphic design and marketing agency - a specialist team which shares her passion for


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