Ex-England and British Lions rugby player and TV personality Austin Healey will give a team talk with a difference when he meets the North East’s science and technology businesses later this month.
Healey will join occupational psychologist Dr Joan Harvey of Newcastle University to provide a business event that delves a little deeper into the science of motivation to help company leaders, managers and owners question and develop their knowledge.
The Science of… Motivation is the first in a series of events organised by Newcastle Science City to merge science, business and personal development. Attendees will learn the theory behind a topic, before hearing from a high profile speaker about their own life experience and taking part in a discussion.
Dr Harvey, a senior lecturer at Newcastle University’s School of Psychology, will shed some light on how teams respond to motivational techniques before Healey takes to the stage to share his own experience of motivational leadership.
Simon Green, programme manager at Newcastle Science City, said: “The event is designed to really bring to life the science behind motivation to help the region’s businesses develop and grow.”