Presenter Profiles – experience and knowledge

Our presenters bring complementary styles together to provide a comprehensive range of services for employers and employees.

Tina Gilchrist is the founding Director of CBG Solutions Limited and a highly respected industry figure, with over 22 years experience in co-ordinating and delivering courses, seminars and associated services to clients. She has extensive account management experience and has worked with many large organisations.

A specialist presenter on the psychological aspects of retirement, State Benefits and leisure pursuits, she is well known for the high quality standards she sets and her interactive approach. Tina believes learning should be fun and encourages lively group participation as part of her seminar sessions.

Tina produces some of the most sought after literature in the industry and the current range of material is attracting interest from a number of organisations. She also plays a major role in liaising with clients to ensure agreed service standards are met.

"Really enjoyable, informative, relaxed atmosphere, very friendly. So helpful. A thoroughly enjoyable day with very experienced speakers."

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Celia Di Massimo is an experienced trainer, cognitive behaviour / hypnotherapist, life coach (GHP Reg.) and programme developer.

She was a National Trainer for the Health Education Authority’s "Look After Yourself" project and has written and delivered a variety of programmes to improve business and personal performance. These include: "Work–Life Balance", "Health at mid-life and pre-retirement", "Managing Change" and "Stress Management".

Celia has published training packs on "Male and Female Health" for the Health Education Authority, has written on surviving job loss in "Loss & Bereavement: Managing Change" and conducted various research projects, including: "The Effect of Retirement on Partners", "Pre-retirement Education" and "Mid-Life Planning".

Celia's passion is introducing an enjoyable quality of life with a positive outlook. Being very aware that most people are already well educated to the general health messages and, indeed, may be switching off when inundated with many contradictory messages from the media and the perceived "nanny state" of prohibition and censoriousness; she encourages people to look at the choices they are making in life to help them fulfill their potential and still enjoy life to the full.

"Found this very useful, many things I did not know about or had even thought about in relation to retirement."

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Roy Ibson’s interest in health began when he qualified as a physical training instructor in the army. Subsequently, he qualified as a youth and community worker / officer, studying group dynamics, sociology and psychology.

He is regularly involved in taking groups on a variety of outdoor pursuits and sports training, and has run keep fit classes in colleges of further education since 1971.

In 1981 he became a tutor in the Health Education Authority's "Look after Yourself Programme" and two years later became a trainer in that programme, qualifying in the following subjects: Men’s Health, Cancer Workshops, Cardiac Re-hab, Smoking Cessation, Nutrition and Alcohol Awareness.

In 1990 he qualified as a "Helping People Change" trainer in the National Health Service and for the past thirteen years has been involved in pre-retirement seminars with a number of leading companies throughout the UK.

"Excellent – strong presentation with humour and facts for ongoing use."

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Mark Haig had an established background in public health before he became Director of Haig Associates Ltd and Healthworks Ltd: the latter providing a valuable health check service on behalf of Primary Care Trusts and corporate organisations.

He developed the Heart of Mersey "Healthy Stadia" programme and is helping to progress a European network. Mark is closely linked to this region and is currently commissioned by Liverpool Football Club to develop and manage a community health programme, in the North Liverpool area.

Previous commissions include developing legacy programmes for the Commonwealth Games 2002 and Women’s European Football Championships in 2005. He has also organised six international exchange programmes with the British Council and is a Steering group member of the North West Health and Physical Activity Forum.

"Really enjoyable but very informative, also explained in easy to understand terms."

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In the unlikely event that a presenter is unable to attend on the day of a presentation (for whatever reason), CBG Solutions always have sufficient cover arranged to minimise disruption and ensure continuation of service.