Dr Olivia Remes is a mental health researcher at the University of Cambridge, a coach, and motivational speaker.
Olivia has developed a system of coping strategies that help people thrive and flourish, attain mental wellbeing, and overcome setbacks in life. She has delivered seminars and webinars on mental wellbeing to organisations around the world, helping people learn how to thrive in spite of adversity and change. Her PhD at the University of Cambridge, based on data from over 30,000 people, focused on what makes people anxious and depressed, and coping strategies that protect against poor mental health.
She has written extensively for the public about mental health and wellbeing, and her work has been republished in the UK, US, Canada, France, Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, Taiwan, India, Singapore, Poland, Russia, and Germany.
Olivia is also a coach and helps people let go of fear and face challenges with a calm, determined mindset. She draws on several disciplines and uses frameworks to inform and ground her practice, as well as well-established, validated tools to measure client progress and satisfaction.
For two years, Olivia created, produced and hosted her own radio show, “The Cambridge Talk Show” that taught people how to overcome self-doubt, stress, adversity, and become resilient in any area of their lives.
She has given TED talks viewed over 2 million times, writes for Vogue, and is a regular contributor to BBC Cambridgeshire radio. Her book will be released in 2021 and is published by Penguin Random House.
Prior to coming to Cambridge, Olivia completed a Master of Science in Epidemiology and she is from Canada.
Leading mental health in the workplace
Olivia is the Programme Director of three online open programmes on focused on leading mental health in the workplace, through the programmes Olivia will support participants in bringing an extra dimension to their leadership – one which allows them to increase the effectiveness of their organisation as a whole. The details of the programmes can be found below: