Rob Hosking – Keynote Speaker

Former Front-line Police Officer & Mental Health and Workplace Wellbeing Advocate

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Specialist Subjects

  • Stressing for What?
  • Building Organisational Resilience
  • Mental Health and the Workplace
  • The Happy Staff Revolution
  • Decisive Leadership: Navigating High-Pressure Environments with Confidence
  • Always Choose Happiness
  • Collective Responsibility
  • Mental Health and Stigma


  • English


Embark on an inspiring journey with former front-line Police Officer turned TEDx international motivational speaker Rob Hosking. He is a passionate workplace wellbeing and mental health advocate known for his inspiring journey from adversity to happiness.

Through fearless talks, Rob shares a powerful narrative of personal transformation, resilience, and the pursuit of genuine happiness. Having navigated mental health challenges and trauma, he imparts invaluable lessons on prioritising wellbeing and thriving in the face of adversity. At the forefront of a global movement promoting happiness and mental wellbeing, Rob translates the principles of stress management, resilience building, and work-life balance learned in the high-pressure world of policing into invaluable lessons for others. His experiences of dealing with trauma from suicides to the death of his colleague have made Rob a sought-after speaker imparting his knowledge and lived experience to the corporate world.

In his talks Rob delves into the pivotal role that employee happiness plays in driving organisational excellence highlighting how the wellbeing and resilience of any workforce are essential ingredients for a thriving organisation. Rob is committed to helping businesses prioritise mental health, cultivate resilience, and create a positive work culture where employees can truly thrive.

It is Rob’s ability to balance humour with extreme vulnerability that stands him out from the rest and that has attracted big companies to seek him out such as the London Stock Exchange, MoneySuperMarket, Lloyds Bank, Heathrow Airport and many more. Whether it’s an international conference, corporate event, or staff training day, Rob’s talks are tailored to engage, inspire, and motivate audiences to embrace wellbeing. With his powerful message and authentic delivery, he is a sought-after speaker who leaves a lasting impression on every stage he graces.

Popular Talks by Rob Hosking

Stressing for What?

In the hustle and bustle of the contemporary workplace, the toll of stress on employees is both palpable and costly. The title of Rob’s talk, “Stressing for What?” prompts a critical reflection on the true cost of unchecked stress and the imperative for proactive wellbeing strategies. Astonishingly, the UK loses 13.7 million working days annually to work-related stress, anxiety, and depression, with a staggering financial toll of £28.3 billion. This staggering figure not only highlights the economic impact but serves as a stark reminder that the wellbeing of the workforce is an integral component of a thriving and sustainable work environment.

As we delve into this discourse, it becomes evident that stress management is not just a personal responsibility but a collective endeavour. Encouraging regular breaks, fostering a culture of self-care, and implementing employee wellbeing programs are integral components of a comprehensive strategy. The question we must grapple with is not merely how to alleviate stress but why it is essential to do so. By addressing stress head-on, organisations not only contribute to the mental and physical health of their employees but also cultivate a resilient and engaged workforce capable of navigating the challenges of the modern professional landscape. The talk, “Stressing for What?” aims to unravel this narrative, exploring how a focus on wellbeing isn’t just a luxury but a strategic imperative for building a healthier, more productive, and sustainable workplace.

Key points:
– Personal Journey of Stress in the Police Force: Rob’s own experiences serve as a poignant example of how managing stresss can lead to improved health outcomes. Gain insights into his transformative journey, from recognising the pitfalls of excessive stress to the life-altering benefits.
– Collective Responsibility: Explore the idea that stress management is not merely an individual endeavour but a collective responsibility. Uncover practical strategies that empower both employees and organisations to proactively address stress, fostering a culture that values the mental health of the workforce.
– Practical Stress Management Strategies: Gain actionable insights into stress management, including the importance of regular breaks, the cultivation of a culture of self-care, and the implementation of comprehensive wellbeing programs. Discover how these strategies contribute to individual resilience and overall workplace sustainability.
– Shifting Perspectives: Challenge conventional views on stress by asking the fundamental question, “Stressing for What?” Encourage the audience to rethink stress not as an unavoidable aspect of work but as a critical issue that, when addressed strategically, can lead to a more productive and sustainable work environment.
– Interconnectedness of Wellbeing and Success: Highlight the symbiotic relationship between employee wellbeing and organisational success. Showcase how prioritising mental health contributes not only to a healthier workforce but also to increased engagement, productivity, and long-term success for the organisation.

Building Organisational Resilience

In this transformative keynote speech on resilience building, Rob will guide your organisation through a journey of overcoming adversity and cultivating resilience in the face of challenges. Drawing from personal experiences, including a high-pressure career as a police officer, he’ll share powerful insights and practical strategies to help individuals and teams thrive in demanding environments. This keynote speech aims to empower your organisation to not only survive but thrive in the face of adversity. Resilience is not merely about bouncing back; it’s about adapting, growing stronger, and fostering a culture that embraces change and challenges. Throughout the presentation, we will delve into key strategies for cultivating resilience within your organisation, fostering a mindset that views obstacles as opportunities for growth. From adaptive leadership to fostering a resilient corporate culture, the speech will explore practical approaches to fortifying your organisation’s ability to weather storms and emerge more robust than ever. By the end of the keynote, your team will be equipped with actionable insights and tools to instil resilience at every level of your organisation.

Key Points:
– Understanding Resilience: Explore the concept of resilience and its significance in navigating challenges within the workplace.
– Mindset Shift: Transform challenges into opportunities by fostering a resilient mindset among team members and leadership.
– Adaptive Leadership: Explore the role of leaders in steering the organisation through uncertainties, making quick decisions, and inspiring confidence.
– Cultural Resilience: Build a resilient corporate culture that encourages open communication, continuous learning, and an agile approach to change.
– Strategic Planning: Develop comprehensive strategies for risk assessment, scenario planning, and effective crisis management.
– Employee Wellbeing: Recognise the vital link between employee wellbeing and organisational resilience, emphasising the importance of supporting and engaging your workforce.

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