IMEXfiles April 2022

Back to where we belong

We’ve been basking under blue skies, marvelling at blossom-laden trees, spending time by the sea. So far spring in our hometown is following the standard rhythm of the last couple of years. But this year something different is going on, something that’s putting a spring in all our steps, something that’s creating a heady simmer of excitement – we’re making plans, arranging meet ups, booking tickets, plotting coffee catch ups, building up to being back in Frankfurt.

Co-founder of the Happiness Index, Matt Phelan

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Who we're following

Co-founder of the Happiness Index, Matt Phelan

Matt kicked off a brilliant TEDx Brighton last week with a comic-book caper through 12 million lessons in happiness. It came as no surprise to learn that happier employees are more productive, more creative, sell more and create better financial outcomes. More surprising was the assertion that we’re all wearing super happiness suits and hiding behind emotional deflector fields – and the toll that this is taking.


Being back in Frankfurt

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What we're talking about

Being back in Frankfurt

Catching up with our CEO, Carina Bauer, just after all COVID-19 restrictions were lifted in Germany, she shares her excitement at the resurgence of our industry, to see it coming out of hibernation, to see it back out in force at IMEX in just a few short weeks. She also talks flexibility, comfort and flow – three key principles underlying our imminent return to Frankfurt.


Offering a place to be heard

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What we're doing

Offering a place to be heard

Bringing together their professional experience, coaching skills and therapeutic training, the Listening Collective are joining us in Frankfurt to offer guided group or one-to-one coaching in the Listening Lab. Offering you a place to experience developmental coaching, to make sense of the complexities of the world today, to understand what it feels like to be truly heard.


Um... everything?

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What we're most looking forward to

Um… everything?

We’ve been trying to pin down what we’re most looking forward to at IMEX in Frankfurt 2022, but it has proven nigh on impossible. The best we’ve been able to do is compile this not-at-all short list. If we had to say just one thing (not our best skill we know!) it would be that we cannot wait to celebrate the sheer, simple joyfulness of being back together again.

To our not-at-all short list

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