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Event Organiser: ICE

St David's Day lecture: Engineering total well-being, Cardiff

  • Lecture
  • Cardiff
  • 03 March 2020
  • 17:30 - 19:30
St David's Day lecture: Engineering total well-being, Cardiff

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We must create the optimal cultural environment for strategic and sustainable innovation.

Do you and your colleagues have the right environment for success?

  • World class Engineers need to be innovative thinkers
  • Innovate thinkers need well-being time, permission and skills to think differently.
  • Diverse cultures and eco-systems enable the best and keenest thinking.
  • When people are safe, happy, supported and connected then creative thinking will thrive and innovation will happen

Physical safety is now embedded in the industry but do civil engineers understand the need for mental safety and total Well-Being in enabling new and different thinking?

Most of what we need is already available and technology makes it accessible. We just need the courage and the ingenuity to apply it.


Tina Catling Msc Psych (Hons), FRSA, PPABP

Tina Catling

Corporate Psychologist, Innovation Consultant and Executive Coach

An entrepreneur with 30 years’ experience in human behavior, thinking styles and amplification of team effectiveness.

Originally from Belfast, Tina Catling started her career at Saatchi and Saatchi in London. In 1994 she founded the award-winning advertising agency, ‘OTB’ and remains Chairman. In 2006 Tina set up ‘think’ the innovation management consultancy with offices in three countries and she remains as Executive Director.

Tina is passionate about understanding thinking and unlocking the potential in individuals to think in new and better ways. As part of this work she gained a Masters in Corporate Psychology, has lectured at The London Business School and has written two best-selling business books published by Wiley.

She is a consultant, practitioner, facilitator, mentor and public speaker designing and running strategic programmes that include hackathons, workshops, seminars and training with some of the biggest and best organisations around the world. Tina has developed and run leadership programmes with organisations in Iran, Russia, Africa, India, Germany, Sweden, America, Dubai, Maldives, USA, Singapore, and UK. She is a senior level government facilitator and has worked on Cobra meetings at Windsor Castle.

Tina has specific experience working with intelligent senior leadership teams in many sectors including technology, science and engineering. She works with Arup, Morgan Sindall Sellafield Ltd, Yorkshire Water, Welsh Water, Highways England, Network Rail and Heathrow. Recently she has been appointed as a consultant by DeepMind, a Google company that is leading the world in AI.

She is also an accomplished sailor and has skippered on her own 54ft Yacht “Magic!” across the Atlantic with her dog and she has even spent a year as a stand-up comic in London.

Event venue

Cardiff University School of Engineering
Trevithick Lecture Theatre (T2/09)
The Parade
Cardiff CF24 3AA
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Felicity White

e: [email protected]