Avoiding Burnout And Managing Stress (UK Mental Health Week)

18may11:00 am12:00 pmAvoiding Burnout And Managing Stress (UK Mental Health Week)Online forum - open to all


(Thursday) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm View in my time

Event Details

Join Armstrong Wolfe for a forum on avoiding burnout and managing stress. Our CEO, Maurice Evlyn-Bufton, will be joined by keynote speaker Andrew McDonald (Founder, PQ(lboro) Limited) and panellists John Ryan (CEO, Healthy Place to Work) and Samantha Schlimper (Randstat).

Join us during Mental Health Week for a forum discussing the impacts of stress, burnout, and mental health on executives and COOs in financial services. As leaders in your organisations, you manage high-pressure environments and make critical decisions with far-reaching consequences. The demands of your role can lead to burnout and mental health challenges, but if you are cognisant of the science surrounding stress and productivity, you can capitalise on this knowledge to augment the quality and quantity of your work output.

Our expert panel will provide insights into effective stress management and burnout prevention strategies, as well as the latest research and best practices in mental health. You will also have the opportunity to connect with other professionals facing similar challenges.

Prioritise your mental health and well-being by attending this important event. We look forward to seeing you there!

Speakers for this event

  • Andrew McDonald,

    Andrew McDonald,

    Founder, PQ(lboro) Limited

    Andrew’s career has been evenly divided. For 20 years after graduating from Oxford University, he worked in a variety of business and management roles at leading investment banks, retiring from Merrill Lynch in 2005 as a Managing Director. Since then, Andrew has been an executive coach working with high potential individuals and teams across industries.


    PQ was founded in 2019 with the specific purpose of introducing systematic physiological measurement and analysis to the executive workplace. Adapted expertise and technology from elite sports has enabled PQ to build a framework of measurement and physiometrics that enhance traditional development tools such as psychometrics, 360 feedback and 1-1 coaching.


    In the course of 3 years of measuring Stress and Recovery in senior, high performing executives in multiple roles, PQ has already generated fresh data-based insights to familiar issues relating to diversity, wellbeing, burnout and peak performance.


    PQ has a research contract with Loughborough University, voted Number 1 university in the world for Sports Science for the past 6 years.

    Founder, PQ(lboro) Limited

  • Cressida Hamilton

    Cressida Hamilton

    Executive Coach, Armstrong Wolfe

    Executive Coach, Armstrong Wolfe

  • John Ryan

    John Ryan

    CEO, Healthy Place to Work

    John Ryan, CEO

    Previously led Great Place to Work Ireland for ten years and supported other affiliates around the globe. A former broadcast journalist and expert trainer he is well regarded on the international speaking circuit and a regular media contributor on Wellbeing, trust and organisational performance. John has been involved in a range of international transformation projects.

    John has written the book ‘Make Work Healthy’. Published by Wiley and due for launch in March 2023. ‘Make Work Healthy’ is a why-to/how-to book that charts the course for leaders who want to create resilient, sustainable, and high performing workplaces that will attract talent and engage workers. We share our views on the future of work and the workplace.

    John has also recently launched the Work Healthy Podcast for anybody passionate about creating healthier workplaces that deliver better results. Business leaders, HR experts and employees hungry for knowledge, insights and ideas to transform old ways of working and replace them with new approaches that make work actually work.

    CEO, Healthy Place to Work

  • Maurice Evlyn-Bufton

    Maurice Evlyn-Bufton

    CEO, Armstrong Wolfe

    CEO, Armstrong Wolfe

  • Samantha Schlimper

    Samantha Schlimper

    Global Talent Acquisition Head

    Randstat Enterprise

    Sam has over 20 years of experience in the Talent arena. She is part of Randstad Talent Advisory, successfully advising global organisations on their Talent agendas. Moving from designing stretch aspirational outcomes to practical measurable solutions; with organisational leaders, that action talent centricity for organisational performance . Co-creating work for the world today and tomorrow; realising sustainable differentiation for individuals, teams and organisations.  Sam and the team uncover root causes, whilst dealing with symptoms, bringing to life systemic thinking for game changing Talent led performance. 

    Prior to joining Randstad, Sam was a Head of Talent Acquisition at Barclays Plc. She led Professional Hiring globally and has partnered the full portfolio of business areas in Investment Banking, Consumer, Payments and Infrastructure. 

    Sam was also the custodian of the Assessment and Talent Attraction services in addition to being the Accountable Executive for the partnerships with the global RPOs for all permanent and Contingent Worker solutions. She has driven large change programmes through design to embedment and served on the Talent Ecosystem steerco. Sam has led global virtual teams with a culture of trust, pace, innovation, empowerment, continuous improvement, inclusivity and solution orientation. 

    Sam has passion for innovation, transformation, differentiation and the bringing together of people, process, data and technology for optimal decision making. She utilises the coupling of people and AI to advise on creating experiences which simplify and engage. Through linking talent strategy to business strategy and changing ideas into reality and execution.

    Global Talent Acquisition Head

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