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Harriet Waley-Cohen

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Certified health coach and women’s leadership coach in the corporate and personal development worlds promoting well-being

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4.75 out of 5 stars

"Harriet is an honest and genuine speaker who everyone in the room could relate to on some level - her own honesty has helped to break the stigma around mental well-being and has already inspired some positive change in our workplace. I would recommend Harriet to any organisation looking to promote emotional well-being, and to anyone looking for the tools to take a proactive approach to their own mental health."

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International Keynote speaker Harriet Waley-Cohen is a certified health coach and women's leadership coach, and entrepreneur. She empowers women to make life-changing transformations to become the most powerful versions of themselves, and thus to fulfil their potential and purpose. 

Keynote speaker Harriet Waley-Cohen loves inspiring and empowering others to transform their lives, in particular to change how they feel about themselves. Not feeling good about yourself is significant  barrier to mental and physical health, career success, happy relationship and more.

Speaker Harriet Waley-Cohen has been through multiple transformations herself and knows how what it takes to make deep rooted changes that stick, and to get through tough times and come out the other side stronger than ever. She is 16 years in recovery from addictions, left an unhappy marriage and went on to thrive, shifted from a 10 year banking career into motherhood and entrepreneurship, and is a breast cancer survivor. Harriet has a BSC in Psychology from UCL, and is a certified health coach and women’s leadership coach. She is a sought after speaker and coach in the corporate and personal development worlds. Past clients include Microsoft, Barclays, BBC, Vodafone.

Harriet’s number one mission is make sure people know their true value. She empowers people to become in total partnership with themselves, leaving behind overwhelm, disempowering/destructive habits and self-doubt in favour of confidence, self-esteem emotional and physical wellbeing, fulfilment, success and happiness. Harriet’s style is authentic, engaging and interactive, leaving her audiences with practical tools and processes they can use right away for maximum impact and transformation.

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    Emotional Wellbeing Masterclass

    • In this interactive talk, Harriet explains how to understand emotions in a way that is simple yet powerful helpful for seeing emotions as useful guidance tools. Harriet also covers how to pro-actively manage emotional wellbeing, how to cope when strong powerful emotions suddenly rise up, and how to communicate emotions in an empowered way for productive conversations and good results.

    Keynote from speaker Harriet Waley-Cohen

    Emotional Wellbeing: Progress Not Perfection

    • Speaker Harriet Waley-Cohen shows her audience the ways in which perfectionism can be both positive and negative are put forward, with an emphasis on discovering the ways in which perfectionism can be toxic for wellbeing, career and mental health. An alternative paradigm is put forward, where participants learn alternative ways of doing and being to toxic perfectionism in every area of life including their business lives.

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    Women’s Leadership: How to Unleash Your Inner Powerwoman

    • In this interactive talk, Harriet unveils the key ways women can disempower themselves and hold themselves back in their career and wider life. Impactful solutions are put forward that can be implemented immediately to enable women to step into the most powerful version of themselves.

     

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    Women’s Leadership: The Essential Qualities of Being A Powerful Female Leader

    • Drawing on the strengths of different female archetypes such as the queen, Harriet dives into the qualities of different styles of powerful female leadership, illustrating that power, confidence and being a woman in business are far from incompatible.

     

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    Women’s Leadership: Speak up For Yourself With Confidence

    • In this interactive talk, you will learn hacks for changing different aspects of language, the use of the voice, and negotiation tactics, thus empowering women to be truly confident about speaking up for themselves and making the impact they want to make in their career and wider life.
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An Inside Out Solution To The Outside In Problem of Toxic Perfectionism

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Harriet is an honest and genuine speaker who everyone in the room could relate to on some level - her own honesty has helped to break the stigma around mental well-being and has already inspired some positive change in our workplace. I would recommend Harriet to any organisation looking to promote emotional well-being, and to anyone looking for the tools to take a proactive approach to their own mental health.

Shannon Walsh

Goodman Masson

I really enjoyed learning more about my needs! How important it is to make sure they are met. Also loved #findyourmission. I was very interested in the way we had to think about us. Thing that is basic but we don't think about it. The pyramide (noisy/nice/need). Having tools & real experiences to explain the subject/idea. The description/perception of perfection - real life story: very interesting, I'm very impressed. Recognising the complexity of emotion and the practical solutions offered. Very relevant topic in today's highly demanding world - the importance of media was well explained.

Henriette Phillips

Parent & Professional Coaching
03.10.2016

Interview with Harriet Waley-Cohen

Who or what inspires you most?

I am inspired by people who are willing to keep going through thick and thin to make change happen – whether that’s for themselves, their families, for humanity or for the planet in general. I also find people who don’t give up easily inspiring, as well as people who aren’t afraid to stand out from the crowd and stand up for what they believe in, even if that might carry a personal cost to them. Malala Yousafzai is one example of someone who inspires me.

Do you have a favourite experience from your speaking career?

I was thrilled to be invited to speak at a fundraising event for The Orchid Trust  in June 2015, and I will always remember that night for several reasons. It was a very enjoyable evening, the audience were high engaged with the speakers and entertainers, a significant amount of money was raised to fund new projects and my talk on female sexuality and intimacy in relationships was extremely well received. Without a doubt, it was the time I’ve had the most fun on stage too!

What makes your keynotes and workshops unique?

I bring heart, passion, authenticity and my personal experience to every talk and workshop. I’m not afraid to show audiences who I am, what I’ve been through and draw on every aspect of my life experience and training to deliver points and learnings with maximum impact. Connecting with the audience is the number one way to make a lasting impact and an element of vulnerability to achieve that is essential.

In your opinion, what are the most important factors for mental wellbeing?

The greatest influencers on mental wellbeing range from our home surroundings, how satisfied we are with our career and relationships, to our physical health, which covers exercise and diet, and to our ability to make space for creative expression and spirituality.

Every person is different in terms of the key things that make them happy and fulfilled – for one person music might be essential and for another, getting out into nature frequently makes all the difference.

That said, the ability to take a step back from the minutiae of life, assess what is out of balance and then invest time in those areas that make us feel happy, is vital. Having an effective inner support circle is also extremely important.

Can you give three tips for individuals struggling with low self-esteem?

I’d suggest putting into place a plan of action that lifts self-esteem by showing yourself that you are a person of worth. Esteem grows with estimable actions. This might be to do with what you wear, how you feed yourself or some other way.

Second, find a way to be of service to others, so that you feel like a productive and valued member of society. Volunteer work can be wonderful here.

Thirdly, make a list every night of three positive things that happened that day that you played a part in making happen, and then list one thing you’d like to work on improving for the next day. This gives balance and over time, helps people to see that not only do positive things happen for them, they play a vital role in making them happen.

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Harriet Waley-Cohen

4.75 out of 5 stars

"Harriet is an honest and genuine speaker who everyone in the room could relate to on some level - her own honesty has helped to break the stigma around mental well-being and has already inspired some positive change in our workplace. I would recommend Harriet to any organisation looking to promote emotional well-being, and to anyone looking for the tools to take a proactive approach to their own mental health."

Shannon Walsh - Goodman Masson See all references

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