Welcome to Optimism

Marc Lewis on finding your purpose

This morning, we heard from the wonderful Marc Lewis, Dean at the School of Communication Arts, as part of our W+Ked speakers programme.

Following World Mental Health Day earlier this month, Marc visited the agency to share his thoughts and learnings on living in flow, finding your purpose and the importance of mindfulness. Touching on his own experience, Marc also discussed the daily tools we can to help us live in the present, including limiting technology and guided reflection. He also threw in an anecdote of how he brought sex lines back to South Africa, for good measure.

Marc left us with this: “When you love what you do; people will love what you do too.”

Madani Younis – W+Ked

This week we welcomed Madani Younis into the agency for a talk on disrupting the traditional status quo surrounding culture and challenging accessibility within the arts.

Artistic Director of Bush Theatre and a member of the Mayor of London’s Cultural Board, Madani discussed the democracy of culture and the risks we need to take to have a genuine impact on the world around us.

Thanks to Madani and to the W+Ked organisers for treating us to another stimulating talk as part of our ongoing speakers programme.