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Valerie Forgeard

Founder and Director of Stunning Brand

Known as the founder and director of World Citizen Artists (WCA), Valerie lived and travelled abroad for 16 years and

has worked with over 100 nationalities.

She has led communications at the Big Data United Nations Global Platform, represented exclusive brands in the corporate world — LVMH, Issey Miyake, Alberta Ferretti, SAP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise — and fulfilled several fundraising missions for Amnesty International, Pasteur Institute and the Marie Curie Institute.

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Dan Baker

Founder and Director of PLC Media

Dan spent 10 years as a reporter and on-screen presenter at ITV Central News, presenting live daily news bulletins and programmes across the Midlands. He also had his own weekly current affairs show which saw him interview many leading political figures including Tony Blair, Michael Howard and John Prescott. Dan then moved into corporate communications, becoming Head of Media for Anglian Water. During his five years there he helped turn the comms team into a proactive, positive presence in the media which was held up as an example of industry best practice by the CIPR and the BBC. Dan won a coveted CIPR Excellence Award for Crisis Communications Management.

 

From business leaders in the boardrooms of some of the UK’s best-known brands to world-renowned scientists, economists and celebrities. Dan Baker set up PLC Media in 2013, specialising in crisis PR support and media training.


 

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Paul Jenkins 

Film Director

Award-winning film director, Paul spent 25 years directing investigative documentary films around the world for the BBC, Channel 4, PBS and ARTE, during which time he filmed and interviewed hundreds of people at all levels of society and from many different backgrounds.

 

His films have been broadcast to millions of people internationally via network distribution agreements. Paul has worked in Russia

and the former USSR, the Balkans, the Middle East, India,

Japan, UK, France, the USA and more.

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Orlaith O'Sullivan

Mindfulness Trainer and Consultant

After 15 years'​ experience in strategic change management, education, marketing, events management and corporate communications, Orlaith has a clear understanding of the corporate environment and how mindfulness has an impact on leadership development.

 

​From a reduction in stress to increased focus and better decision-making, there are many advantages to creating a mindful corporate environment. She teaches mindfulness in the corporate environment, schools, not-for-profits and communities. She also mentors mindfulness teachers and practitioners internationally.

 

Orlaith's approach blends practical experiences to strengthen presence with a dollop of neuroscience. Orlaith is an ordained lay member of Thich Nhat Hanh's Order of Interbeing with 20 years of mindfulness practice in the tradition of the Zen Master.