Katie Buckingham

Founder & Director


“A brilliant contributor to our panel... insightful and wise beyond her years. Truly inspirational.” Julie Etchingham, ITN.

Katie uses her professional and personal experience to inform others on issues surrounding mental health, both in the workplace and in a wider setting. Her inspirational talks have led to her being commissioned to speak nationally, receiving excellent feedback from those who attend.

Experience: Katie founded Altruist Enterprises in 2013. Since then, she has grown Altruist into a nationwide provider of workplace stress management and resilience training. Katie is a seasoned public speaker and innovator of bespoke mental health courses.

Specific Interests: Katie is passionate about working in partnership with organisations to aid the development of emotionally intelligent managers, enabling them to support themselves and their teams more effectively. Katie is also committed to ensuring that young people have the resiliency skills to deal with the pressures of modern-day life.

Top Tips for Managing Stress: Katie looks after her own mental health by practising mindfulness and playing football for a local team.

Feedback: “A brilliant contributor to our panel... insightful and wise beyond her years. Truly inspirational.” – Julie Etchingham, ITN.

“I am delighted to see Katie leading the way” – Peter Jones CBE, Dragons Den.

“Katie’s Ted Talk was awesome. So well presented, rich in content and inspirational.”- Carrie Grant, BBC.

Awards and Achievements:

Woman of the Year 2019, Women of the Year Lunch and Awards.

Birmingham 30 Under 30 2019, Birmingham Live.

Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2018, Anjool Malde Memorial Trust.

(Finalist) Greater Birmingham’s Future Face of Entrepreneurship 2019

(Finalist) Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2017, Lloyds Bank School for Social Entrepreneurs.

Katie’s TEDx Talk entitled, ‘I’m fine, lets stop masking our mental health issues’ can be found here.

Katie has been featured in The Guardian and Evening Standard Newspapers and regularly blogs for the Huffington Post.




See also

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Tracey Brogan

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Jo Altoft

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Tony Somers

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Deborah Jones

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Chris Rollings

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Tracy Douthwaite

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Sharon Davies

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Kirsty Lilley

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Jo Hatfield

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Danny Bowman

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