Survive and Thrive Programme: How to feel like you have it all without doing it all


Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 17:30
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Middle Temple Hall

17:30 – Reception


18:00 – Presentations start


19:00 – Reception and networking with the speakers


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How often do you hear people talking about how satisfied they are with their achievements over the past week, month or year? Sadly, not many and this is despite the fact that on paper they’ve actually undertaken a huge, sometimes enviable, amount.

The 'never-enough' mentality plays a big part in our satisfaction levels and is firmly attached to our inner voice, which is constantly reminding us that we should be doing more. The perception that we need to be doing it all to have it all doesn’t help matters either and this comes at a physical and often mental price. Society encourages us from a very young age to try as many things as possible, stick to them and succeed – and this approach follows us into adulthood. All of the above have contributed to a significant problem: the fact that many people attach their self-worth and identity to the things they do and have. Is it possible to feel like you have it all, but focus on just doing one or two things really well?

This event will explore the physical and mental aspects surrounding the desire to ‘have it all’. It will cover:

  • How to do less but do it better
  • Undertaking a review of your work/life balance and knowing what should be altered
  • Getting to where you want to be in your career without compromising your mental health
  • Exploring underlying perfectionist behaviour and self-esteem issues
  • Managing guilt and establishing boundaries
  • How to self-reflect and praise yourself
  • Assertiveness and positive thinking


Speaker 1: Heather McGregor CBE

Professor Heather McGregor is a global business leader, academic, author and financial journalist working in the area of leadership, employment and diversity. She was a co-founder of the 30% Club, which campaigns to increase the number of women on boards and is more commonly known for her weekly ‘Mrs Moneypenny’ column in the Financial Times, regular pieces in The Times and Management Today and appearances on TV and radio. Heather was awarded a CBE in June 2015 for services to business, especially employment skills and diversity.

Speaker 2: Mandy Saligari

Expert therapist, Mandy Saligari, is the founder and clinical director of Charter, one of London’s leading outpatient clinics. Charter specialises in private addiction treatment, solely in an outpatient setting, as a valid alternative to residential treatment. Charter has earned a solid reputation for clinical excellence and sustained recovery outcomes.

Moderator: Assistant Commissioner Patricia Gallan

Patricia Gallan QPM is a British police officer who is Assistant Commissioner Specialist Crime and
Operations of the Metropolitan Police, London. She previously served as Deputy Assistant Commissioner (Specialist Operations – Security and Protection) from 2012 to 2015, Assistant Chief Constable (Operations Support) of Merseyside Police from February 2006 to 2012, and also served as temporary Deputy Chief Constable of the force from October 2009 to February 2010. She is the most senior female ethnic minority police officer in British history.

Dress Code:

Business Suit


Guests are welcome for the price of £15

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A selection of canapes will be served after the presentations.  If you (or your guests) have any dietary requirements and are unsure about anything please speak to the events staff on duty.

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