One of television's most motivational personalities, Pete has inspired and motivated audiences on ITV’s ‘Fat Chance’, BBC 2’s ‘Confidence Lab’, BBC 3’s ‘Fantasy Retirement’ and Channel 4’s ‘Going for the Burn’, alongside many other appearances. Pete also enjoyed a highly successful run as GMTV’s Resident Life Coach, taking part in the hugely popular ‘Inchloss Island’ segment.
As founder of the Habit Busting, Fear Busting and Lighten Up Weight Loss programmes, Pete has also been recognised as a successful author of books that enable people to lose weight, beat habits and boost self-esteem. His most recent books are “Shut the Duck up” "LIFE DIY", “Sort Your Life Out” & "Why am I not Losing Weight?”.
Demonstrating his impressive ability to supercharge his clients’ performance, Pete has a passion for understanding the way the human mind works. Using this exceptional skill, he is able to maximise potential and unlock talent. Learn to unlock your true potential with one of the most successful life coaches Pete Cohen and transform your life now.
• Vanessa is a Board member of Action for Happiness (AfH), the leading social movement that focuses on proactively building skills for psychological wellbeing and resilience. She leads the translation of psychological research into practical action for individuals, organisations and communities as well as Action for Happiness’ consulting work with organisations. She is the architect of the 10 keys for Happier Living, which have engaged and inspired people around the world to take action for themselves and others and have been used in a wide variety of ways, including in school curricula.
Gelong Thubten studied English Literature at Oxford, and became a Buddhist monk 24 years ago. He is based at Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery in the borders of Scotland. Thubten teaches on Buddhism, meditation and mindfulness internationally. He is a Trustee of ROKPA INTERNATIONAL, a humanitarian aid charity, and a Director of Samye Foundation Wales and Samye Yorkshire, UK. Thubten, who has spent over five years in intensive meditation retreats, specialises in teaching mindfulness in secular situations such as businesses, hospitals, schools, universities, prisons and addiction counselling centres. He has worked with clients such as the NHS, Google, Facebook, HSBC, Morrisons, Clifford Chance and Linklaters. He has lectured on Buddhism and meditation at the universities of Oxford, Helsinki and Cardiff, and is the main trainer in mindfulness for the National University of Ireland.
Thubten is currently helping to develop a mindfulness, health and peace centre in the Highlands, on the banks of Loch Ness.
Neil is the founder & Chief De-Stressing Officer at The Stress Management Society; a non-profit organisation dedicated to helping individuals and companies recognise and reduce stress. Since it's inception in 2003, their dream has been to create a happier, healthier, more resilient and sustainable world.
As a leading international expert on Stress Management and Wellbeing, Neil has extensive expertise in hypnotherapy, neuro-linguistic programming and strategies to promote wellbeing, He is the author of Amazon number one best seller ‘NLP: A Practical Guide’ and ‘The 10-Step Stress Solution.
Kim Macleod is the Amazon No 1 bestselling author of From Heartbreak to Happiness an inspirational tale of life after loss.
In 2006 as the big 40 loomed Kim Macleod decided that when she started calling HR – Human Remains - it was probably time to change career. She leapt into her own therapy and training business – Stress the Positive , with the desire to help people create more happiness and less stress in their lives. Five months later her husband Sinclair followed her example and quit his IT role to set up a web design business. Life was good, exciting and happy. And then tragedy struck - her 12-year-old son Calum died very suddenly from meningitis.
Overnight Kim’s world became black and bleak but her determination and desire to be happy again in honour of her son made sure that her story didn’t end there. She founded The Happiness Club in 2011 after being inspired by the launch of UK charity Action for Happiness. She created Scotland’s Happiness Day in 2012 and was awarded the first Happy Hero medal at the House of Lords for UN International Day of Happiness in 2013. Kim published her No1 bestselling book From Heartbreak to Happiness in Nov 2013 and has gone on to build a successful book publishing business Indie Authors World with her best selling crime writing husband Sinclair. Together they have helped publish over 60 books and created the Calum Macleod Memorial Publishing Prize in 2015 to celebrate what would have been their son’s 21st birthday. Over the last year, Kim has also been working with charity Dress for Success Scotland to create and deliver a life changing confidence boosting programme for women called Dressing from the Inside Out.
Kim, her family and friends have actively campaigned to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of meningitis and have raised over £60,000 for Meningitis Now charity.