Louise McMilan is a keynote speaker specialising in anxiety, breast cancer, depression, and isolation.
Spending most of the 30s and 40s slipping in and out of a deep depression, Louise explores how it affected her job in HR, as well as her personal life.
Using the difficulties she has experienced, Louise McMilan provides hard-hitting, inspirational talks that resonate with many audiences.
“You are not alone and there are always choices to be made to help everyone attain their goals in life and business”.
With experience spanning over 30 years, Louise McMilan had a successful career in HR and Recruitment for companies including North Somerset Council, First Great Western Railway, Ofsted, UK-SH, Clarks, Capita Army Recruitment, Unit4 Business Software, Refresco Gerber, Bristol Airport, Redhall Group, Rotork and Purple House Recruitment.
She took a career break in 2017 after being diagnosed with breast cancer and undergoing emergency surgery for appendicitis. It was after this period that Louise found her self-worth and her passion for helping others manage their mental health.
Since 2019, Louise has been working as a keynote speaker and personal development coach, working with companies to support their employees’ well-being.
As well as her inspirational keynote talks, Louise is a personal development coach, helping to make a difference to people’s personal and professional lives. Through her coaching, she helps people understand what it is they want most in life. Her specialisms include living with cancer, anxiety and depression, overcoming limitations, self-confidence, work/life balance, and managing stress.
– Unpacking Mental Health With a Curve Ball
– Could Vulnerability Be Your Best Friend?
– Overcoming Breast Cancer – My Story
– Time to Slay Your Demons
– How 25 Years of Self-Loathing Taught Me a Thing or Two
– Depression and Anxiety
– Breast Cancer
– Single and Childless in your 40s (and 50s)
– Mental Health
Lousie delivered a powerful, interactive talk to our team that was hard-hitting but resonated with many in the room. We appreciated her honesty while talking about certain, very personal subjects that most would find difficult to discuss even with those closest to them, let alone in an unfamiliar group. Louise was very happy to support anybody in our team who came forward after the talk to speak with her on an individual basis, of which there were several. I would absolutely recommend her to other businesses who are seeking new ways to promote wellbeing amongst its employees.
Chris Pearce, Finance Manager, Suez
Louise shared her story which was truly inspirational and really resonated with our employees and myself which was thought provoking, motivational and empowering. It was a true eye opener to show that you are not alone and there are always choices to be made to help everyone attain their goals in life and business.
Sandra White, Accounting Manager, Enterprise
I arranged for Louise to give a talk to our team. Her talk was very inspirational. By sharing her own experience, Louise gives a very honest account of what she was going through, how she was feeling and how we too can find a way to deal with what we are going through. She left us with some very useful tools we can apply every day. Louise is very personable and a great speaker.
Anne Moirez, Marketing Manager, Altus
Louise certainly stands out from the crowd. A real life journey where she talks about her challenges with depression, anxiety and breast cancer. Sadly subjects that many would have experienced BUT the way that Louise delivers her talks to the audience is with humour as well as feeling.”
Charlotte McAnsh, See No Bounds
I recently had the pleasure of hearing Louise speak at a networking event. Louise’s story was inspiring, emotional and relatable and though the story was personal, Louise captured some of the difficulties we all face in life. It was a humbling reminder that while sometimes things don’t go how we planned, or how we want them to, each of us has so much resilience and power to overcome obstacles. I would highly recommend Louise.
Laura Summerhayes, Great Copy Matters