Embark on an inspiring journey with former front-line Police Officer turned TEDx international motivational speaker Rob Hosking. He is a passionate workplace wellbeing and mental health advocate known for his inspiring journey from adversity to happiness.
Through fearless talks, Rob shares a powerful narrative of personal transformation, resilience, and the pursuit of genuine happiness. Having navigated mental health challenges and trauma, he imparts invaluable lessons on prioritising wellbeing and thriving in the face of adversity. At the forefront of a global movement promoting happiness and mental wellbeing, Rob translates the principles of stress management, resilience building, and work-life balance learned in the high-pressure world of policing into invaluable lessons for others. His experiences of dealing with trauma from suicides to the death of his colleague have made Rob a sought-after speaker imparting his knowledge and lived experience to the corporate world.
In his talks Rob delves into the pivotal role that employee happiness plays in driving organisational excellence highlighting how the wellbeing and resilience of any workforce are essential ingredients for a thriving organisation. Rob is committed to helping businesses prioritise mental health, cultivate resilience, and create a positive work culture where employees can truly thrive.
It is Rob’s ability to balance humour with extreme vulnerability that stands him out from the rest and that has attracted big companies to seek him out such as the London Stock Exchange, MoneySuperMarket, Lloyds Bank, Heathrow Airport and many more. Whether it’s an international conference, corporate event, or staff training day, Rob’s talks are tailored to engage, inspire, and motivate audiences to embrace wellbeing. With his powerful message and authentic delivery, he is a sought-after speaker who leaves a lasting impression on every stage he graces.
In the hustle and bustle of the contemporary workplace, the toll of stress on employees is both palpable and costly. The title of Rob’s talk, “Stressing for What?” prompts a critical reflection on the true cost of unchecked stress and the imperative for proactive wellbeing strategies. Astonishingly, the UK loses 13.7 million working days annually to work-related stress, anxiety, and depression, with a staggering financial toll of £28.3 billion. This staggering figure not only highlights the economic impact but serves as a stark reminder that the wellbeing of the workforce is an integral component of a thriving and sustainable work environment.
As we delve into this discourse, it becomes evident that stress management is not just a personal responsibility but a collective endeavour. Encouraging regular breaks, fostering a culture of self-care, and implementing employee wellbeing programs are integral components of a comprehensive strategy. The question we must grapple with is not merely how to alleviate stress but why it is essential to do so. By addressing stress head-on, organisations not only contribute to the mental and physical health of their employees but also cultivate a resilient and engaged workforce capable of navigating the challenges of the modern professional landscape. The talk, “Stressing for What?” aims to unravel this narrative, exploring how a focus on wellbeing isn’t just a luxury but a strategic imperative for building a healthier, more productive, and sustainable workplace.
– Personal Journey of Stress in the Police Force: Rob’s own experiences serve as a poignant example of how managing stresss can lead to improved health outcomes. Gain insights into his transformative journey, from recognising the pitfalls of excessive stress to the life-altering benefits.
– Collective Responsibility: Explore the idea that stress management is not merely an individual endeavour but a collective responsibility. Uncover practical strategies that empower both employees and organisations to proactively address stress, fostering a culture that values the mental health of the workforce.
– Practical Stress Management Strategies: Gain actionable insights into stress management, including the importance of regular breaks, the cultivation of a culture of self-care, and the implementation of comprehensive wellbeing programs. Discover how these strategies contribute to individual resilience and overall workplace sustainability.
– Shifting Perspectives: Challenge conventional views on stress by asking the fundamental question, “Stressing for What?” Encourage the audience to rethink stress not as an unavoidable aspect of work but as a critical issue that, when addressed strategically, can lead to a more productive and sustainable work environment.
– Interconnectedness of Wellbeing and Success: Highlight the symbiotic relationship between employee wellbeing and organisational success. Showcase how prioritising mental health contributes not only to a healthier workforce but also to increased engagement, productivity, and long-term success for the organisation.
In this transformative keynote speech on resilience building, Rob will guide your organisation through a journey of overcoming adversity and cultivating resilience in the face of challenges. Drawing from personal experiences, including a high-pressure career as a police officer, he’ll share powerful insights and practical strategies to help individuals and teams thrive in demanding environments. This keynote speech aims to empower your organisation to not only survive but thrive in the face of adversity. Resilience is not merely about bouncing back; it’s about adapting, growing stronger, and fostering a culture that embraces change and challenges. Throughout the presentation, we will delve into key strategies for cultivating resilience within your organisation, fostering a mindset that views obstacles as opportunities for growth. From adaptive leadership to fostering a resilient corporate culture, the speech will explore practical approaches to fortifying your organisation’s ability to weather storms and emerge more robust than ever. By the end of the keynote, your team will be equipped with actionable insights and tools to instil resilience at every level of your organisation.
– Understanding Resilience: Explore the concept of resilience and its significance in navigating challenges within the workplace.
– Mindset Shift: Transform challenges into opportunities by fostering a resilient mindset among team members and leadership.
– Adaptive Leadership: Explore the role of leaders in steering the organisation through uncertainties, making quick decisions, and inspiring confidence.
– Cultural Resilience: Build a resilient corporate culture that encourages open communication, continuous learning, and an agile approach to change.
– Strategic Planning: Develop comprehensive strategies for risk assessment, scenario planning, and effective crisis management.
– Employee Wellbeing: Recognise the vital link between employee wellbeing and organisational resilience, emphasising the importance of supporting and engaging your workforce.
This keynote is a compelling exploration of the critical intersection between mental health and the professional environment. Throughout the presentation, Rob will delve into the understanding of mental health sharing his own personal story of poor mental health and a suicide attempt. He will explore the idea of breaking down stigmas and recognising its profound impact on overall wellbeing. The keynote emphasises the creation of a compassionate workplace culture, led by transparent and supportive leadership. Practical tools for building mental health awareness and implementing supportive policies are shared, empowering employees to proactively address mental health challenges. The main takeaways include how we can break down stigmas that exist, empowering employees through education, recognising leadership’s impact, practical implementation strategies, and understanding the positive ripple effect that prioritising mental health can have on workplace culture, productivity, and employee satisfaction. Ultimately, this keynote aims to inspire organisations to cultivate workplaces where mental wellness is not only valued but actively prioritised, fostering a resilient, empathetic, and successful workforce.
– Understanding Mental Health in the Workplace: Delve into the challenges that exist as well as the stigma associated with poor mental health in the workplace.
– Inspiring Personal Story: Rob’s personal story of poor mental health, depression and a suicide attempt aims to educate and inspire the audience.
– Creating a Culture of Compassion: Explore the role of organisational culture in shaping mental health outcomes discussing the importance of fostering a culture that values empathy, open communication, and mutual support. He will provide examples of companies that have successfully integrated mental health initiatives into their corporate ethos and his own experiences.
– Leadership’s Role in Mental Health Advocacy: Examine the pivotal role of leadership in championing mental health advocacy within the workplace. Discuss the benefits of leadership transparency, promoting a culture of trust, and the positive impact it has on employee wellbeing.
– Building Mental Health Awareness: Introduce practical tools for building mental health awareness, including workshops, training sessions, and resources. Empower employees to recognise signs of mental health challenges in themselves and their colleagues, fostering a proactive and supportive environment.
– Implementing Supportive Policies: Discuss the importance of implementing policies that support mental health, such as flexible work arrangements, mental health days, and access to counselling services.
In a rapidly changing and demanding world, the wellbeing and resilience of your workforce are essential ingredients for a thriving organisation. In this compelling presentation, renowned mental health advocate and motivational speaker, Rob Hosking, shares his powerful insights on creating a workplace culture that prioritises mental health, fosters resilience, and ultimately leads to a more joyful and productive team. Rob’s journey from front-line Police Officer to a passionate advocate for mental health has given him a unique perspective on the importance of wellbeing in both personal and professional spheres. Through compelling anecdotes and real-world examples, Rob delves into the strategies and tools that can transform your organisation’s approach to mental health and employee happiness. Rob’s transformative talk will leave your team inspired, equipped, and ready to embark on a journey toward greater wellbeing, improved morale, and sustained success. Invite Rob to lead your team toward a future where happiness, resilience, and thriving are not just aspirational goals, but integral components of your organisation’s culture.
– Resilience in Action: Discover practical techniques to cultivate resilience within your workforce. Rob’s actionable advice empowers individuals to bounce back from challenges, adapt to change, and maintain peak performance even in the face of adversity.
– Mental Health Matters: Gain a deeper understanding of the critical link between mental health and workplace success. Learn to recognise signs of mental health issues and explore effective ways to initiate open, stigma-free conversations that promote wellbeing.
– Balancing Act: Rob unveils strategies to strike a harmonious work-life balance, equipping your team members with tools to reduce stress, enhance focus, and foster a sense of fulfilment both at work and in their personal lives.
– Leadership’s Role: Discover the pivotal role leaders play in creating an environment where wellbeing thrives. Rob shares insights on how leadership can foster a culture of open communication, support, and empowerment that uplifts the entire team.
– Actionable Insights: Walk away with actionable steps that can be seamlessly integrated into your organisation’s fabric. From individual wellbeing practices to shaping policies that prioritise mental health, Rob’s presentation equips you to make a meaningful impact.
– The Happiness-Health Nexus: Discover the scientific link between happiness and physical wellbeing. Rob’s presentation reveals eye-opening research on how negative emotions and unhappiness can impact not only mental health but also the body’s physiological systems.
In the crucible of high-pressure environments, leaders are often faced with the formidable challenge of making difficult decisions that can significantly impact the trajectory of their organisations. Having served on the frontline of policing, decisive leadership is something Rob has experienced daily. This keynote on decisive leadership aims to equip your team with the skills and mindset necessary to navigate complex situations with confidence. We will explore the dynamics of decision-making under pressure, discussing strategies for staying composed, analysing information efficiently, and making well informed choices that align with organisational goals. From understanding the psychological aspects of decision-making to implementing effective communication strategies, the presentation will provide actionable insights for staff striving to excel in high-stakes scenarios.
– Understanding Pressure: Delve into the psychological and emotional aspects of decision-making in high-pressure environments.
– Personal Story to Educate: Delve into key insights learnt from the world of front-line policing to improve your decision making in high pressurised environments.
– Strategic Analysis: Learn how to swiftly and effectively analyse complex information to make informed decisions by looking at the National Decision Model basis.
– Decisiveness and Composure: Develop the ability to remain composed and decisive even in the face of uncertainty and time constraints.
– Psychological Preparedness: Equip leaders with an understanding of the psychological factors at play in high-pressure decision-making.
– Communication Mastery: Enhance communication strategies for conveying decisions clearly and garnering support.
– Continuous Improvement: Embrace a culture of learning from difficult decisions to refine and improve future decision-making processes.
In the captivating presentation, “Always Choose Happiness,” Rob Hosking invites you on an intimate journey into his life as a police officer, sharing his raw and profound experiences with mental health, trauma, and the ultimate pursuit of happiness. Rob’s deeply personal narrative sheds light on the challenges he faced, the resilience he developed, and the transformative realisation that changed the course of his life. Through poignant anecdotes and heart-rending reflections, Rob candidly addresses the emotional toll of his profession, revealing the darkness he encountered and the inner battles he fought providing tips to how you can choose happiness in your life. His compelling account of witnessing tragedy and grappling with his own demons offers a powerful testament to the human spirit’s capacity for growth and healing.
– The Path to Authentic Happiness: Rob’s journey is a powerful testament to the importance of aligning one’s life with core values. Discover how choosing happiness is not just a catchphrase but a deliberate and transformative decision that can lead to a more fulfilling and purpose-driven life.
– Confronting Stigma and Prioritising Wellbeing: Gain insights into the significance of breaking the silence surrounding mental health. Rob’s story underscores the importance of open dialogue, encouraging a culture where wellbeing is paramount and seeking help is a sign of strength, not weakness.
vSeven Steps to Happiness: Explore the practical and actionable 7 Steps to Happiness that Rob has developed. Rooted in his own experiences and observations, these steps offer a roadmap to navigate life’s challenges, build resilience, and cultivate a lasting sense of wellbeing.
– Resilience and Transformation: Rob’s profound narrative illuminates the potential for resilience and personal transformation, even in the face of overwhelming adversity. Learn how his journey can inspire individuals to overcome obstacles, embrace change, and thrive in the midst of life’s uncertainties.
– Embracing Change and Empowerment: Discover how embracing change and taking control of one’s narrative can lead to a profound sense of empowerment. Rob’s insights encourage individuals to take ownership of their lives and make positive choices that contribute to their overall happiness and fulfilment.
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"Rob's presentation revolved around his wealth of personal experience in promoting happiness and holistic wellbeing, and he has an innate ability to captivate audiences with his storytelling prowess. His authenticity and heartfelt narratives resonated deeply with attendees, creating a truly moving experience. As the Co-Founder of Rise of Happiness, Rob embodies the organization's ethos and dedication to promoting positivity and fostering overall wellness. I firmly believe that his insights, coupled with his natural ability to connect with diverse audiences, would make him an invaluable addition to your event."
Celeste Miranda, CEO Holistic Lifestyle Expo
"Rob was fantastic – speaking with such authenticity and charisma, you could hear a pin drop during Rob’s speech. Rob finds a unique balance of humour, depth and rawness in his speaking which lands brilliantly for an audience, delving into tricky topics in an accessible manner. Rob is honest and down-to-earth and this comes through when he speaks. We have had a huge amount of feedback on how great Rob’s speech was and many have taken away huge lessons, so thank you to Rob for helping shift the dial on the important issue of men’s mental health."
Heathrow’s Altitude network
"Rob’s talk was both poignant and captivating. We learnt how a young and free-spirited individual ventured into the arena of policing and who over time descended into a world of self-loathing, depression and despair wearing a mask hiding his inner feelings. At times, it was very apparent to see that Rob was reliving his experiences whilst sharing with the group which in turn made the presentation even more powerful. The insight into his life within the police service was both harrowing and uplifting as we heard how a sliding doors moment altered the course of his life forever when his dog provided him with the reason to stay on the planet. Rob Hosking delivers a totally captivating presentation that will not fail to have you talking about it to friends, colleagues and those nearest and dearest to you.”
Nick Reeve, Wellbeing Co-Ordinator at Bedfordshire Police
"It was an uplifting and fueling to hear Rob's journey. The honesty with which he shared his experiences was so moving and I left feeling energised and ready to start making the changes I've been putting off!"
Sarah Lamptey, BBC Morning Live Presenter
"Rob's talk reminded me of the power we all possess to shape our own lives and find happiness, even in the face of challenges. His genuine enthusiasm and contagious energy filled the room, creating an uplifting atmosphere that inspired everyone in attendance. I was particularly moved by Rob's practical tips and insights on cultivating happiness in our daily lives. His thought-provoking perspectives challenged me to reassess my own priorities and adopt a more intentional approach to finding joy."
Bethal Ekaette, TEDx Organiser
“I watched Rob deliver a speech on wellbeing at the Disrupt HR event in Cardiff. He was tasked with delivering his insights on happiness and wellbeing, and it’s impact on performance, in a 5 minute speech, with 20 slides rotating every 15 seconds – he was fantastic. His passion for the topic was palpable, and his ability to blend humour into his talk kept us all engaged and entertained. I highly recommend Rob as a speaker for health and wellbeing events; his energy, knowledge, and ability to connect with his audience makes him a standout speaker who leaves a lasting impression. “Happy people make better chicken. That’s a scientific fact.”
Leah Grigoris- HR Personnel
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