Hello PPMA members and friends

It’s hard to believe that our Annual conference is now under 4 weeks away and as part of our conference countdown, we’re introducing you to our keynote speakers. This week we’re focusing on Maria Paviour, who is an Occupational Psychologist & Founder of Maria Paviour Company.

Maria heads up an occupational psychology consultancy based at the Innovation Centre at the University of Sussex and is a top international influencer, speaker and facilitator on organisational and strategic resilience. For over 25 years, she has studied human psychology, biology and neuroscience, focusing on the importance of engaging employees and gaining employee commitment. She’s also published three books on neuroscience and leadership and has grown a team of coaching professionals, schooled in her own ‘NeuChem®’ methodology.

Her innovative use of technology resulted in three UK Government and EU awards for measuring and managing stress at work. Building on this technology and using evidence based research from the last ten years, Maria has developed a flagship tool – CARI™  giving clients the ability to drill right down into the key aspects of wellbeing and emotional engagement at work. CARI™ provides revealing insights into the barriers that stop employees from engaging in the workplace.

Opening day two, Maria’s session – ‘The Neuroscience Of Work – Zombies, Vampires and Everyday Heroes’ – will provide a fascinating insight into the world of work and how extreme management and target driven cultures can create ‘Zombification’, a process in which the brains of employees literally close down. She’ll also provide guidance on how to overcome the White Collar Psychopaths, Vampires and Zombies that can silently rise and prosper by explaining how to develop a brain friendly ‘work ecology’ and by activating the dormant Super-Hero within who can save us all.

It’s going to be a brilliant session, so if you’d like to find out how to develop more Super-Heroes in your workplace, then pop over to our conference booking page and reserve your place.

Hope to see you there!