Carole Spiers

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Carole Spiers
Carole Spiers presenting at Leaders,
Abu Dhabi Family Business Forum
OccupationEntrepreneur, author, public speaker
EmployerCarole Spiers Group
Known forStress management expert
Notable work
Tolley's Managing Stress in the Workplace
Show Stress Who's Boss!
WebsiteCarole Spiers Group

Carole Spiers is a British entrepreneur, public speaker and author best known for her work in the field of stress management, counselling and employee wellbeing.[1]


Spiers is the founder and CEO of the Carole Spiers Group, an international Stress Management Employee Counselling consultancy working mainly in the contrasting cultures of UK and the Middle East.[2][3] She is a RELATE trained counsellor and post-trauma debriefer in addition to acting as an Expert Witness before the UK courts.

Spiers is Chair of The International Stress Management Association (UK), a registered charity and the lead professional body for workplace and personal Stress Management, Wellbeing and Performance.[4] On their behalf, in 1999, she launched National Stress Awareness Day.[5][6] She was also a member of the committee for the UK Government initiative 'Securing the Health of the Nation'.

Being an international motivational speaker[7] Spiers delivers keynote addresses to conferences and seminars.[8] From 2006–2008, she was the President of the London Chapter of the Professional Speaking Association.

In 2014, she was appointed Communications Partner for Mosaic, a charity founded by HRH Prince of Wales in 2007, who through its mentoring programmes, inspire young people from deprived communities, worldwide, to realise their talents and potential.[9]

Spiers supports the UK Government Older Worker's Campaign whose remit is to provide help and support for older people who want to get back in, or stay in, work and employers who could benefit by employing older people.[10]

Media work[edit]

Being the author of Tolley's Managing Stress in the Workplace and Show Stress Who's Boss!, which has been translated into Arabic and available in the United Arab Emirates and India.[11] Spiers' clients include AstraZeneca, Costco, Commercial Bank of Dubai, Debenhams, Dubai Cables, Emirates Airlines, Gasco (Abu Dhabi), Givaudan, House of Fraser, Indesit, Ooredoo (Qatar) and Mubadala.[12]

Spiers is a weekly business columnist for Gulf News,[13] writing on stress-related issues facing Middle East management, and a past columnist for Khaleej Times.[14] Her work has appeared in publications including HR Review,[15] Stressbusting,[16] and has been a guest broadcaster of programs discussing issues related to workplace stress and bullying on LBC,[17] BBC,[18][19] Studio One-Dubai, CNN and BBC Radio. Spiers has also been interviewed or quoted in media including BBC[20] and The Guardian.[21]

Humanitarian work[edit]

During the former Yugoslavian Civil War in the 1990s, on behalf of the voluntary organisation Befrienders Worldwide, Spiers repeatedly visited Novi Sad to train humanitarian aid-workers in crisis intervention and post-traumatic stress, as well as counselling many refugees.[22] She served as a Samaritan telephone crisis volunteer from 1979 – 2009 and visited prisoners in Wormwood Scrubs prison supporting their Listener scheme, a peer support service which aims to reduce suicide and self-harm in prisons. Since 2003, she has been working as a partner of the Dreamcatcher Foundation – South Africa[23] working on the townships of South Africa's Southern Cape delivering micro-business training programmes and one to one coaching sessions to local entrepreneurs living in township communities by providing marketing expertise for those wishing to develop their own businesses in their local communities.[24][25]

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • Spiers, Carole (2003). Tolley's Managing Stress in the Workplace. London: LexisNexis. pp. 448 pages. ISBN 978-0754512691.
  • Spiers, Carole (2005). Positive Action Against Stress: Meeting the Everyday Challenge. London: Equilibrium Publications. ISBN 978-0955038013.
  • Spiers, Carole (2007). Turn Your Passion into Profit: Unlocking Your Hidden Potential for a First Class Ticket for Life. London: Equilibrium Publications. pp. 84 pages. ISBN 978-0955038020.
  • Spiers, Carole (2011). Show Stress Who's Boss!. London: Filament Publishing. pp. 261 pages. ISBN 978-0955038037.
  • Spiers, Carole (2014). Wave Goodbye to Stress! How to Beat it in 4 Easy Steps!. London: Filament Publishing. pp. 185 pages. ASIN B00KB5D1M8.


  1. ^ "Attention bosses: look for signs of stress and take action" The National. Retrieved 17 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Coventry & Warwickshire CIPD AGM" Archived 20 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine Core News. Retrieved 2014-10-6.
  3. ^ "Carole Spiers To Deliver Keynote Address At The Big Idea Start-up Challenge 2010" Zawya. Retrieved 17 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Who We Are" ISMA. Retrieved 24 July 2016.
  5. ^ "National Stress Awareness Day today (6th Nov)" HR Review. Retrieved 17 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Workplace stress takes its toll" Personnel Today. Retrieved 2014-10-6.
  7. ^ "Imdaad hosts leadership workshop in Dubai" ArabianIndustry. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  8. ^ "Big Idea Startup Challenge Final" Archived 22 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine Dubai Chronicle. Retrieved 2014-10-6.
  9. ^ "Carole Spiers Group" Archived 31 January 2017 at the Wayback Machine Mosaic Network. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  10. ^ "A new vision for older workers: retain, retrain, recruit"[permanent dead link] UK Government Department of Work and Pensions Independent Report. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  11. ^ "Show Stress Who's Boss!" Amazon. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  12. ^ "Carole Spiers" ISMA. Retrieved 17 February 2014.
  13. ^ "Carole Spiers: Respect makes human interactions work" Gulf News. Retrieved 17 February 2014.
  14. ^ "Abu Dhabi to host Women in Leadership Forum" Archived 21 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine Khaleej Times. Retrieved 17 February 2014.
  15. ^ Carole Spiers: Managing stress at the top" Archived 22 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine HR Review. Retrieved 17 February 2014.
  16. ^ "What causes stress?" Stress Busting. Retrieved 17 February 2014.
  17. ^ "Employers need to understand work-life balance" Gulf News. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  18. ^ "Six Forum: Stress at work" BBC News. Retrieved 17 February 2014.
  19. ^ "Can Happiness Be Bought?" Archived 26 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine BBC. Retrieved 17 February 2014.
  20. ^ "Do Prime Ministers Experience Stress?" FirstPost. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  21. ^ "Long day's journey into shorter working hours" The Guardian. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  22. ^ "In The Picture" ISMA. Retrieved 17 February 2014.
  23. ^ "Partner – Carole Spiers Group" Dreamcatcher South Africa. Retrieved 17 February 2014.
  24. ^ "Self-marketing within the South African context" Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  25. ^ "Pride and Prejudice in the Townships" Retrieved 5 September 2015.

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