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Wellbeing Specialist

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Alison Charles

I specialise in helping companies put wellbeing, stress management and good mental health at the top of their agenda.

Learning to embrace change, and all the opportunities that come along with it, has been key to my success.  Helping companies do the same using my 30 years’ experience gained with a variety of military, government and large corporate organisations is what I do best.

Military and Corporate Business Woman

Starting my career in the British Army in the Intelligence Corp gave me a good foundation for everything that came afterwards. It is a high stress, high reward environment. Managing wellbeing of yourself and others is essential in this atmosphere.

My experience is borne from a career providing large scale global solutions for Learning and Development, Corporate Wellbeing, HR, HSSE and Finance in companies such as Hambros Bank and latterly Shell International UK.  I developed skills that are core to the roles of Programme Management, Change Management and Organisational Development. Change management and communication is at the core of everything I do.

Above all, as a career woman, I pushed myself hard and had high personal standards. By 2011, external pressure mounted. I suffered from stress and needed time out. With no coping strategies at that time, I had to rebuild from the ground up. Now I am stronger than I was before and know how to ensure it never happens again.

Inspiring Speaker

I am a regular speaker on the topic of wellbeing, mental health and stress management, at conferences, events and networking groups. In other words, I am passionate about inspiring people to think about their own wellbeing. In addition helping poeple understand how they can be the best versions of themsleves!

For more information please take a look at my dedicated Speaking page.


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Water Pump donated by Soroptimist International East London to Kori

Firstly, wellbeing of others is very important to me. I dedicate a lot of my time to Soroptimist International, a global not for profit organisation.

Soroptimist: Where you can make friends with like-minded women. Have fun and work on projects that help improve the lives of women and girls locally, nationally and internationally.

Secondly, I mentor for the Luminary Bakery. The role is very rewarding, tt enables me to give back to the community.  I support them with mental health issues as well as practical day to day help.

If you want to know more about the Region or club in your area in the UK take a look here Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland.

If you are outside the UK and you want to know more about that organisation have a look here Soroptimist International.

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020 3290 2157 or 07768 493157