Bangers & Balls
Imogen is an inspirational speaker who mixes the hard loss of grief with warmth and humour while being vulnerable. She takes her experiences of losing her daughter Beatrix at 8 weeks old, to being a young carer for her mother and how the great outdoors, wild swimming and foraging has helped her and so many others she has worked with. Giving real life examples with actionable strategies that everyone can connect with and use.
Having a work environment where people are comfortable talking about grief is very important. Only 30% of those in employment say that they have had the company’s bereavement policy given to them in the past year. 46% of grieving adults felt actively avoided by others with 4 in 10 feeling isolated in the workplace. Imogen’s story really helps with ways to overcome this.
She worked as a strategic leader in the third sector for charities including NSPCC, RNIB and Family and Childcare Trust, and for startups in the Google Top 100 before launching her own brand, Bangers & Balls. She understands communication and feeling valued in the workplace is what drives results. She gives actionable content through the stories she tells to engage workforces and increase productivity while remembering at the heart of it, we are all human.
Imogen has co-authored four bestselling books, including her chapter in Unlocked – From Surviving To Thriving, about growing happiness, how going outside and connecting to nature without the noise of demands around us and technology can help you get unstuck and improve your mental health. “The chapter on Growing Happiness has particularly resonated with me, beautifully written, poignant, personal but full of practical actions I can take.”
She has been featured in international and national press, including The Guardian, The Independent, The Sun, The Metro, The Daily Mail, Newsweek in America, in house publications for corporates including Aviva, Natwest, O2 and Royal Bank of Scotland. She has also been heard on BBC Radio, 5 Live and ITV News and is recording for BBC 4 in May.