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Marie Oakes: a very fashionable breakdown

01 May 2019 6pm

Stress and burn-out are huge challenges we all face in modern business. Marie Oakes was flying high in her career as a fashion designer for leading fashion brands Alexander McQueen and Mulberry until she hit burn out. She was 32. Marie has spent the last 10 years researching what makes us resilient and how we can incorporate self-care into our everyday lives and take responsibility for our own mental wellbeing – the wealth that money can’t buy.

Marie shared her journey and ideas with Norfolk Network, which lead into a wider discussion of our own thoughts and experiences.

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Marie is a fashion designer who has worked for leading fashion brands including Alexander McQueen, Mulberry, M&S and Topshop. Founder of The Trend Academy, she is currently writing a new BA Hons Fashion Degree for a UK University and gets invited to speak at industry events across the country about fashion, self care and resilience. She helps students become ‘industry-ready’ and more recently is working with leaders to help them cope with stress and burn-out and is developing programmes for businesses to help their teams look after their mental health and wellbeing.


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