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Alison Burgess & Cathy Lawson

Mindset Matters: Building your teams resilience to thrive through change

We live in a VUCA world where work and life is more ambiguous and uncertain than ever.  How do you build your teams resilience to thrive during uncertainty, to be agile during change and to maximise the possibilities and opportunities that change presents? 


It starts with building the right mindset.  Learn how to recognise the signs of overwhelm and the approaches you can take to build a stronger, more resilient and agile teams.


Alison Burgess (MCIPD)

Alison started off her career in the finance sector working for companies like Touche Ross and  JP Morgan before finding her passion for the field of Learning and Development after becoming an Investors in People champion in NatWest.  She has spent her career as a trainer and coach working in house, in consultancy and finally setting up own business Limitless in 2006. 

With a passion for life long learning Alison has added to her core delivery toolkit with qualifications in NLP, Coaching and Hypnotherapy. This study has led her to focus her work on mindset and belief, recognising the power that thought can limit or empower us as individuals.  

Alison has balanced running her own business with carer responsibilities for over a decade. She also volunteers within her local community at a foodbank and also for a cancer support charity after experiencing her own cancer journey.  Her life purpose is to help others to discover and be their amazing selves, even in the most challenging situations.


Cathy Lawson (ACMA, ACC) 

Cathy spent 25 years in the Corporate world and has a large portfolio career.  Starting as a Chartered Management Accountant she then led a number of large commercial and operational departments before specialising in change management and delivering business transformation programmes. 

Later in her career she worked in Leadership, learning and Talent with her ethos that everyone is talented and resourceful but mindset and attitude is what holds people back.  It was then when she became fascinated by the human mind, positive psychology and the power of thought to understand why some struggle whilst others thrive through change.  She became a qualified coach and started her own business helping people and companies discover the endless possibilities open to them – with the right perspective. 

PEOPLE POWER is an event series dedicated to people:  to skills, training, HR, employment and workplace productivity.  


The 2022 conference is designed to help you focus on The People Agenda - to provide you and your team with the knowledge and skills that you need to ensure your workforce thrives, to improve performance, increase productivity and to help you compete effectively in the new world. 

The conference takes place 23 June 2022 at Northumbria University, Newcastle.