Rural Business Focus Podcast

‘Walk with Me’ in the Quantocks – with Chris Manley

Chris Manley is a Nuffield scholar studying leadership around the world. He has worked for Muller UK and Ireland Group, Tesco, Sainsburys and Mole Valley. Last year he started the #walkwithme campaign to raise further awareness of the links between physical and mental health and breaking the stigma surrounding mental health. 

For more about the #walkwithme campaign you can read this in Somerset County Gazette

Follow it on twitter @walk_withme

To get involved simply use the hashtag #walkwithme on any social media platform. 

01:03 Ben introduces the episode

02:30 Chris introduces his background

03:34 Where did #walkwithme come from? How did it start?

05:10 Chris’s free verse about walkwithme

06:52 Ben talks of his previous struggles with mental health

07:56 Other people have been getting involved with the campaign

10:05 Chris talks about Somerset

14:26 Interlude about the Quantocks (voiceover)

15:08 Chris talks about Nuffield and his scholarship about leadership

18:16 soft skills

19:56 ”We’re not talking about agriculture in a positive light”

20:48 Interlude about the power of positivity (voiceover)

21:51 Is there still a stigma surrounding mental health?

25:00 When something unexpected happens it can derail what you are doing. 

32:05 Interlude on knowing and understanding ourselves (voiceover)

32:26 How does Chris know when to get outside?

36:26 How this relates to farmers. When farmers need to be there they will be there. 

36:56 Interlude on change (voiceover)

37:30 How change impacts on mindset

39:05 The biggest challenges faced by agriculture

41:00 Ben learning from mistakes!

44:19 Interlude on momentum (voiceover)

45:02 Starting is the hardest thing.

46:40 What legacy would Chris like #walkwithme to have?

47:52 Ben rounds up and finishes

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