Emma-Jane Taylor is a CEO, author and wellbeing expert who is known for being one of the UK’s most inspirational mental health speakers. Emma-Jane has overcome more adversity than most during her life and career, now the CEO of wellbeing consultancy, The Works Company. She also hosts her own YouTube show and podcast, and has published her own book central to the theme of wellbeing and self-help. During her mental health speaking events, Emma-Jane is able to use her own experiences to show audiences there is a light at the end of the tunnel and inspire them to lead a more fulfilled life.
Following a tough start in life, Emma-Jane has achieved great things. This includes founding the wellbeing company, The Works Company which encompasses her entire brand such as her podcast and YouTube channel The Emma-Jane Show. This show sees her discuss a whole host of topics which are considered taboo, including mental health topics that she also talks about in her capacity as a mental health speaker. In 2018, she published her own self-help book, Don’t Hold Back and was a finalist in the ‘Most Influential Woman’ award. Emma-Jane has also featured on the cover of the women in business magazine Venus.
A self-made millionaire, it didn’t always look like she would achieve this success. At 13, she’d started drinking alcohol and had been told by a teacher that she was ‘going nowhere’, a phrase that has stuck with Emma-Jane throughout her life. Other traumatic experiences include being sexually abused, taking drugs, suffering from an eating disorder and being diagnosed with PTSD. In 1996, aged 24 Emma-Jane launched her own business and started to buck the trend. This extraordinary turnaround shows just what is possible if you put your mind to it, something Emma-Jane often discusses during her mental health speaking events.
Now, she is regarded as one of the world’s best self-help gurus and has even spoken at the House of Commons. Always a big hit with audiences, her mental health speaking events are hugely successful due to their authenticity, engaging nature and her willingness to speak out on any subject. Understanding what it feels like to be a survivor, Emma-Jane empowers audiences to overcome personal challenges and be successful in both personal and professional life. Emma-Jane also helps audiences to find and understand who they are, encouraging them to find their voice, assess personal boundaries and face their fears.
“I have had the pleasure of being in the audience when Emma-Jane gave a motivational speech about the circumstances that led to her writing her book ‘Don’t Hold Back’. Her honesty and candour immediately make you feel at ease, even when she’s talking about tough times and difficult subject matter. As well as being a fantastic speaker, she is also passionate about listening to her audience and helping them to find their voice, just as she found hers. She is a five star speaker who manages to engage with any audience, anywhere.” – Julie Green
“When Emma-Jane Taylor asked us to be part of her podcasts helping to give young people a voice, we didn’t hesitate to say ‘yes’. After touring schools with our anti-bullying song ‘Sticks and Stones and Mobile Phones’ and seeing first hand how bullying affects young people, we were pleased to hear of the work Emma-Jane is doing to raise awareness for bullying especially as it is a subject we can all relate too personally. Emma-Jane was a knowledgeable and welcoming interviewer and we were honoured to be asked, thank you Emma-Jane.” – United Vibe Jan 2020
“I have had the pleasure of attending several of Emma-Jane’s events where she has spoken. She has that rare gift of being able to connect with her audience by exuding warmth, being very clear with what she wants to share and what key takeaways she wants you to take onboard and then add in her enthusiasm and passion and you feel, become and are part of a special experience.” – Graham, Oxon.