Learning from Regret


Regret isn’t one of the most celebrated emotions we experience, and many people talk about having ‘no regrets’, and reflecting on it as something that is bad or wrong.


Focusing on the situation that we regret can feel like dragging the weight of the past with us, and this will drain our energy and mean we are less available for life in the present. However, we can choose to move away from the past regret by applying what we have learnt from it, and therefore transforming the energy to something more constructive and creative for our future self.


During this interactive session we will explore how we can use regret to our advantage by noticing patterns, what human beings tend to regret the most and what we can do about it going forwards.



Lou Banks wants your organisation to feel better to do better. Traditionally, you might call her a ‘people development coach’ or a ‘Learning Facilitator’. But she doesn’t do traditional. Lou Banks is a Culture Consultant for Rising Vibe Ltd. She’s passionate about helping your organisation place wellbeing at the heart of its culture. She’ll show your business how to get to grips with emotion. Tackle thoughts. Address feelings. Because when this happens it will drive cultural change and have a huge impact on business performance.


An articulate, high-energy communicator, Lou instigates the conversations that matter. She invites the elephant into the room, sits it down in a big comfy chair and makes it a nice cup of tea. Lou helps individuals, teams and entire organisations think about how our thoughts and feelings drive the way in which we behave, show up at work and ultimately, how we perform. Lou’s insatiable appetite for learning means she can integrate and apply her personal experiences of self-discovery, with her in-depth theoretical knowledge.


She specialises in making complex psychological theory simple and accessible. She takes the best and discards the rest. She knows what works and what gets results. But don’t take her word for it. Debate and discussion are actively encouraged. Challenge her. Be as sceptical as you need to be. She loves it as herein lies the learning. Lou comes from a place of empathy and experience. She’s been to ‘that difficult place’ and she’ll be right with you when you go there too.


She’s felt the discomfort, the anxiety and the frustration, so she knows how important it is to be open, accessible and to dial up the curiosity and dial down the judgment. There’ll be plenty of banter, but no bullshit. Lou Banks is the Founder and Director of Rising Vibe Ltd. When she isn’t raising vibrations in the workplace you may find her walking her dog, sweating on her peloton bike, or enjoying a double G&T with fresh lime, a decent tonic and most importantly, good friends.

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 at Northumbria University Newcastle.