The journey from mental health to enlightenment | Alan Watkins | TEDxUniversityofManchester

An expert on human performance and leadership with over 20 years of experience, Alan Watkins gives us a deeper understanding of human behaviour as he explains how to move outside our comfort zone and challenge our current beliefs in order to deliver at a new level and inspire others through our actions. Alan is recognised as an international expert on leadership and human performance. He has a broad mix of
commercial, academic, scientific and technological abilities. Over the past 20 years he has been a coach to
many of Europe’s top business leaders and worked with the GB Olympic squad, coaches and athletes prior to
London 2012 and Rio 2016.

Alan was originally trained as a medical doctor at Imperial College in London and worked for 11 years in the UK’s National Health Service, largely in cardiorespiratory medicine as well as working for a year as a physician in Australia and a year in academic medical research in the USA. He ended up in Neuroscience research before leaving medicine to work predominantly with global business leaders 18 years ago. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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