Jay Unwin is a keynote speaker who brings a wealth of lived experience and academic insight to the field of stress management.
As a psychology postgraduate and lifelong student of biology, he’s also navigated personal challenges including burnout, cancer, depression, and managing a chronic stress-related condition – fibromyalgia.
These experiences have not only shaped Jay’s perspective but have driven him to develop an innovative approach to stress management -Stressonomics.
In his early career, Jay Unwin was a dedicated science teacher and later, a personal trainer. These roles were not without their challenges – Jay experienced burnout twice, the first incident ending his teaching career and the second causing him to lose his successful personal training business. Additionally, the arrival of his first child added another dimension to his stress landscape. However, each of these instances marked not an endpoint, but a transformation.
Rising from these challenges, Jay created Stressonomics – an integrated approach that turns traditional stress management on its head. Drawing on the latest research from psychology and biology, as well as from the business world, Stressonomics provides a suite of strategies that view stress not as an enemy, but as a tool for growth and performance. Stressonomics addresses the multifaceted nature of stress – its impact on health, productivity, and well-being, and the need for resilience in high-stress environments.
Today, Jay works with a diverse range of organisations, from household-name multinational brands to universities, helping them shift their stress narrative. His compelling workshops, webinars, and keynotes highlight the paradox of stress performance and the necessity of adaptability in the face of change. Stressonomics isn’t about just surviving stress – it’s about harnessing it, mastering it, and using it as a tool for growth.
As a father of two daughters, Jay Unwin is acutely aware of the societal pressures that contribute to our stress landscapes. He is an active advocate for societal resilience, contributing to discussions and debates on stress, mental health, and the future of work. He brings his lived experience, academic knowledge, and charisma to every platform.
With Stressonomics, Jay is changing the conversation around stress. He empowers individuals and organisations to move from a state of reaction to one of adaptation and growth, challenging conventional wisdom and offering innovative solutions. In a world where stress is often seen as a destructive force, Jay offers a different narrative – one where, if managed effectively, stress can be a catalyst for success.
Jay Unwin delivers a thought-provoking speech and discusses his transformative journey, as he combines his love of heavy music with insightful teachings about stress and resilience. Far from conventional, and offering an immersive exploration of the human spirit’s ability to evolve through adversity.
His topics include –
Overcoming Adversity: Life’s heaviest riffs can be our greatest teachers. Discover the transformative power of diversity and how it often leads to the unearthing of unknown personal strengths.
Understanding Stress:Not all stress is destructive; it can be a catalyst for growth when harnessed correctly. Jay’s talks illuminate this dual nature of stress through personal anecdotes and real-world examples.
Building Resilience: Building resilience isn’t about avoiding stress, but developing the capacity to recover and grow from stressful experiences. Learn strategies to enhance your adaptability and resilience
"I was really impressed to walk away with new insights and learnings as well as practical application tips. I would have zero hesitation in recommending Jay and hope to be able to partner further with him in future!"
— LAURA MONTAGU Senior HR Director EMEAUnder Armour
“When he presents, whether it is too small working groups or large conferences it's both
entertaining and informative. Nothing appears to give him more pleasure than putting his unique combination of abilities and knowledge into service for others.” –
— Jim Hanbury, Executive Coach
“He's an incredibly engaging speaker who's candid and knowledgeable approach engaged our
team. We have had some fabulous feedback and can't wait to work with Jay again in the near
— Lindsey Daw, Organisational Development (Delt Services)
“Jay speaks with empathy, authority, and sincerity, bringing in the right amount of depth, humour
, and emotion to keep an audience engaged and informed.”
— - James Perryman, Consultant (Momentus UK)