The perils of speed: how could the slow movement help us treat ourselves and others better – Di Gates, Stick Theory
About the seminar
The Slow Movement is not about doing everything at a snail’s pace. It’s about seeking to do things at the right speed; doing things as well as possible, not as fast as possible. In this talk, I’ll outline the basics of The Slow Movement and invite the audience to consider how it could help us design our lives and businesses better, so that we focus more on our own human needs and those of people around us. I’ll share examples of the Slow Movement in practice, but the real focus will be on understanding the principles of slowing down, and how these could help us think differently and make more human-centred decisions about our own organisations.
About the speaker
Di has been running businesses and developing growth strategies for national and international clients for 20+years. From 2001 – 2009 she ran one of the North of England’s biggest creative agencies, growing the company to 20+ employees and £1.4 mil turnover, with a national reputation for social change campaigns. On exiting to an investor in 2009, she founded collaboration consultancy, Stick Theory, developing brand and commercial strategies for a range
of clients from ambitious investor-backed startups to global household consumer brands.