Stephen Whitton is a Speaker, Social Entrepreneur, Influencer, Mental Health Warrior, and survivor who has been speaking up for mental health in masculine environments.
Stephen Whitton is the Founder of [M]enable – the global movement for mental health support in the Automotive Sector. After a successful career spanning 35 years in the industry, with numerous roles from Salesman to Executive Director, he is a renowned authority on employee well-being to achieve results.
[M]enable was created on the back of Stephen’s own struggles, with a clear purpose and mission – to change cultures in male dominated and performance driven businesses, enabling the Mental Health stigma to be removed. Wanting leaders to embrace the ethos that when people feel good about themselves, they perform better, Stephen’s mantra is “positive employee outcomes = positive customer outcomes = positive business outcomes”.
Leaving school without academic qualifications to pursue a career in teaching, Stephen did what any teenage, excitable and aspiring Super-hero would do – he became a Car Salesman. Working internationally across the industry and developing a strong presence in the sector, Stephen was always drawn back to training and development. He’s renowned for an expert knowledge of results-oriented business and the behaviours within them so using his extensive observations and anecdotes, he delivers thought leading talks, programmes, and workshop facilitation that have inspired 1000s of people in audiences across the globe.
KEYNOTES & TALKS
Whether in person or virtually, Stephen will inspire audiences to take a fresh look at mental health – of their own and of the people they’re close to (in work or at home).
Through sharing his honest and raw story, Stephen hopes his open vulnerability will remind everyone that we ALL have mental health, just as we all have physical health. BUT, moreover, Stephen will gift the audience with pragmatic tools and tips they can use everyday in their lives.
Stephen Whitton can also talk about how he set up [M]enable and the benefits such networks can have within organisations.
Stephen is also a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community and is an NLP Practitioner and licensed Business Practitioner.
What can I say, Stephen opened his talk with some very deep personal experiences, showed resilience and compassion, and the will to share his experience with others to spread awareness that everyone has mental health. We need to break the stigma on talking about mental health, and Stephen is doing just that! He made me reflect on those who I have said goodbye far too soon, and when one of my friends took their life this year, Stephen was there to offer support
— NHS May 2022
It was an absolute pleasure as well as insightful in working with Stephen recently were he was willing to share his personal experiences to help others. His approach is practical and real as well as captivating. Would strongly recommend
— The Export Hub
I had the pleasure of attending several management training courses run by Stephen and I have to say, they are by far the best training I have ever attended. They are extremely insightful and always kept fun to keep you fully engaged. Honestly can’t recommend highly enough.