Why an open culture is so important

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In this latest Reset the Podcast, I chat to my colleague Geoff McDonald, perhaps one of the most passionate campaigners globally for mental health and wellbeing.

Geoff’s story is not of one personal reset but two. As a result of mental health illness and the loss of one of his closest friends through #suicide, Geoff reset his professional life to dedicate it to the wellbeing cause.

During our conversation, Geoff talks very powerfully about why his closest friend’s death affected him so much. We also chat about his drive to ensure that workplaces everywhere spend as much time creating mental and emotional safety as they do physical safety.

And Geoff’s most powerful observation about why wellbeing matters so much - the brighter the light, the darker the shadow. A phrase which is a powerful reminder to us all that you never really know how someone is feeling inside. 

Are you a bright light who has hidden their wellbeing under your shadow? What has enabled you to open up and share your story?


**Trigger warning** This podcast covers a conversation about suicide. If you have been personally impacted by the topic spoken about in this podcast and would like further help or support, plse do contact the Samaritans Tel UK :116123 #suicideprevention #mentalhealth #wellbeingintheworkplace #culture

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Suki Thompson

Founder CEO , Let's Reset

Suki Thompson is well-known in the media and communications industry as a serial entrepreneur; co-founder of the award winning Oystercatchers, marketing consultancy, Haystack and Bunker Gin and now Founder of Let’s Reset, the cultural change transformation company. She is also Executive Director Xeim/Centaur Media and NED Gateley Plc. As a transformational business leader with a passion for promoting business cultures founded on commercial effectiveness, wellbeing and resilience, Suki is regularly named as one of the most powerful people in advertising by industry bible Campaign, was a previous Chair of The Marketing Society, a member of WACL, received an Honorary Doctorate from Coventry University for Marketing & Entrepreneurship and in 2018 landed Entrepreneur of the Year by WinTrade. She has advised some of the most powerful brands globally including, McDonald’s, Samsung, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Barclay’s and Landmark and worked with the top agency groups including WPP, Omnicom, Havas, Publicis and Interpublic. Suki was a Trustee of Macmillan Cancer Support for eight years, following her first of four cancer diagnoses in 2008. Since then she has discovered she holds the BRCA gene. This has led her to think carefully about her own wellbeing and contributed to her enormous resilience which led her to writing the book, Let’s Reset. Suki has two children Jaz, who heads up Let’s Reset Education and Sam, both of whom appear in her book, Let's Reset with Rankin.
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