Discover the power of turning adversity into adventure with Matt Kettlewell, speaker, and inspirational adventurer who encourages embracing life's unexpected opportunities.
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How To Use Your Anxiety To Thrive In A Post-Pandemic World
As we prepare to return to the office, many employees are experiencing an increase in anxiety. Dr. Chloe is a relatable, knowledgeable source offering practical and engaging tools to help your team: ➢ Manage social anxiety over a sudden return to group settings ➢ Learn about the healthy function of anxiety ➢ Apply practical tools to convert anxiety into constructive energy The talk will also include a brief explanation about how to know when you might need to seek professional help, but the main focus is on how to use self-help, normalize anxiety, and reframe most situational anxiety as an opportunity for growth rather than allowing it to snowball into “anxiety about anxiety” which is a common trap for many people. This talk is an upbeat way to acknowledge the challenges team members are facing, while reinforcing their strengths and self-efficacy through hands-on activities and memorable takeaways.
Matt Kettlewell | Speaker Biography
After battling with depression and anxiety during his teenage years, Matt stumbled upon a life of excitement and exploration through a serendipitous "yes". Following the completion of his education, he unintentionally found himself in South Africa, where he spent almost a year working at a rehabilitation center for injured wildlife. This experience ignited a deep passion for travel within Matt, prompting him to embark on a solo journey across Central America, braving treacherous jungles, volcanoes, and even the most dangerous city in the world.
Upon returning to the UK, Matt struggled to find fulfillment in mundane 9-5 jobs, prompting him to set his sights on transforming his passion for adventure into a career. Since then, he has successfully orchestrated and overseen a world record-breaking attempt for handcycling from Lands' End to John O'Groats alongside paralympian Mel Nichols. Furthermore, Matt now leads groups of adventurous individuals around the globe, sharing his unwavering enthusiasm for exploration and discovery.