Are We Losing Our Minds?
What a clever bunch we are! Between us we have an impressive body of collective intelligence: mathematicians, engineers, scientists – and some of the best technology talent in the UK.
And yet. There are parts of our brain that are underdeveloped, mind muscles in that require exercise, cognitive capacities that are limited. The result is that we are at risk of self-combustion. We are anxious, stressed, depressed and burnt out. More people than ever are quitting their jobs in pursuit of more meaningful, challenging and enjoyable roles. And in pursuit of more control over their working lives again.
The robots – and AI - are coming. So that what makes us truly human is fast becoming our most precious commodity. It’s time to learn more about our internal operating systems in order to maximise our value in the job market.
In this talk Amanda will expose some of our bad habits and our mindlessness, and recommend ways of developing a healthier, happier and more controlled mind.
Amanda Davie is a professional coach who helps individuals and organisations find bold and brilliant ways of doing better business.
A fellow geek, Amanda’s first career began in 1998 as one of the pioneers of Internet advertising in the UK, where she worked with dot.com entrepreneurs to build highly successful digital media and marketing services firms for the ten years. And in 2008 Amanda flexed her own entrepreneurial muscle and built and ran a successful, international digital management consulting business.
In 2013 Amanda embarked upon her second career by training in psychology of coaching, qualifying to become a member of the Association for Coaching and launching her own executive coaching and leadership development firm.
Amanda’s clients range from middle to senior management in global professional services, media and technology firms like WPP, CGI, GBG, IBM, Google and Facebook through to founders and leaders of SMEs and start-ups.
A passionate feminist, Amanda also works with The Bird Table, a coaching and leadership development organisation that helps women fly high in business. And in 2017 she helped launch its sister business Equal Talent, a creative coaching firm for the tech sector, where gender diversity is a BIG problem.