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Colin Minto

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Colin Minto, Founding Partner, APeopleBusiness and Mental Health in Business – Mental Difference Champion

Successful 20 year career in global HR, Resourcing and HR Technology transformation and implementation leadership, culminating in six years as Group Head of Resourcing and HR Systems for G4S, the world’s second largest private employer with 635,000 employees across 1,000 business units in 130+ countries.

Responsible for G4S’s strategy and delivery for recruiting in excess of 220,000 people per year, and the HR technology strategy to engage and manage the global workforce.

‘Opened up’ about his personal mental health experience, and war on his OCD, in People Management Magazine in August 2016.

The article stimulated the creation of the Mental Health in Business LinkedIn Group and Mental Difference at Work overt and covert questioning community on Rungway, plus a host of opportunities to support seminars, conferences and initiatives to raise awareness of mental health in the workplace.

Creator of the HERO Mental Health Readiness and ENABLE Mental Difference Models, Patron of The Shaw Mind Foundation and a serial blogger on industry and mental health matters, Colin is passionate about being open, to support others and inform businesses how to best embrace and harness the power of mental difference.

“I have recently asked Colin to speak at two meetings of DRIVE, the social enterprise that I chair which focuses on diversity and inclusion in the private, public and voluntary sector.  Each meeting was attended by experts working at the highest level in major companies as well as in government and Colin was superb.  He has great knowledge and speaks with a combination of passion and reason that informs and engages.  His professional but relaxed delivery inspires confidence and provokes informed discussion.  Colin is a powerful advocate on the hugely important subject of mental difference.” Janet Royall, Baroness Royall of Blaisdon

“I have heard Colin Minto speak about mental difference on several occasions and find Colin’s approach to be authentic and inspiring. Colin is very knowledgeable and speaks about his own experience in a honest and open way. Colin’s style is very personable and straight forward Colin will engage an audience and make them think about mental difference in a total different way to when they first entered the room. I have no hesitation in recommending Colin. Colin will definitely open your eyes to the benefits of having a mental health strategy for your workplace ensuring that people can be themselves at work.” Wincie Knight, Viacom Office of Global Inclusion

“It is my pleasure to mention a few things about Colin in respect of his expertise in the areas of mental health, mental diversity and thought leadership. Colin has;

  • attended our 70th Anniversary Forum on Wellbeing and Mental Health in the Workplace (November 2016) where he spoke authoritatively about his own experiences, his background in HR and mental health and his innovative thoughts on the way forward, 
  • worked with me on creating some outline ideas on research for Roffey Park around: The Manager and Mental Health; The Organisation and Mental Health and Making the Business Case for Better Mental Health Awareness, 
  • agreed to lead a session for us at a major conference in association with Public Health England 11-12 December 2017 on his areas of expertise.

I am always impressed by Colin’s can-do attitude, sense of urgency and passion for improving mental health and attitudes towards it in the UK. He is truly a man on a mission.” Michael Jenkins, Chief Executive, Roffey Park Institute

“Colin is a compelling speaker on the subject of mental difference.  I’ve engaged him as a speaker for an audience that ranged from those well-versed in the issues to those for whom it was all new, and he was able to present cogent arguments that awakened interest in a challenging area.  He is warm and genuine in his presentation style, and has unparalleled knowledge of the subject.  He is approachable and energetic, and brings his personal experience to bear in a way that is both authentic and inspiring.” Caroline Roberts, Global Head of People and Talent, Zaha Hadid Architects

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