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IoD North West: Resilience in 2020 and beyond: Lessons from Dave Bolton

29 Oct 2020
Online webinar, Online
Resilience is at the core of what senior leaders need, to be able to assist their careers and businesses.

Whether it is directly work related or a combination of juggling work and home, 2020 has been one of the toughest in our lifetimes. This event examines the remarkable story of an individual that barely seems believable but it will take you on a journey that examines some exhilarating highs and devastating lows. Then journey examines the lessons learnt, the tools used to be able implement them and will leave you genuinely realising anything is possible.

This webinar will be chaired by David Wafer, Chair of IoD Liverpool. 

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Date & time: 29 Oct 2020 09:00 - 10:30
Location: Online webinar, Online
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Dave Bolton

Dave joined the Royal Air Force at 18. He served for 3 years. He completed a detachment of Air Ops Iraq in 2000, Where he was awarded the GSM II medal.

He then joined Merseyside Police Constabulary where he received numerous commendations, accolades and awards. 

Dave survived being crushed by an 23 ton articulated lorry in a near fatal motorbike accident, whilst Dr’s wanted to amputate his leg, against all odds went on to become a World Champion athlete representing Great Britain. 

Dave became a high flying Detective Sergeant spearheading a covert unit tackling serious organised crime with in the Knowsley region of Merseyside and cross border operations with other neighbouring Police forces. 

Having beaten cancer twice Dave continues to defy all the odds by outliving his current terminal diagnosis. Dave has overcome the adversity he has faced and turned it into a positive. He gained his Strength & Conditioning qualifications at Leeds Beckett University and has worked within rugby at all different ages and levels as well as with coaches and players at local grassroots clubs as part of England RFU community. Dave has trained with UFC fighters, British boxing athletes, Stoke City FC Women's players to name just a few. 

In 2018 Dave starred in Sky One’s award winning 'The Heist.’

Dave is now an International Keynote and Motivational Speaker. Just some of the organisations he has worked with that have span across the globe include UnderArmour, British Telecoms, BT Openreach, Unilever, The NHS and Macmillan cancer support. 

David Wafer, Managing Director, McIver Scott Recruitment 

David is the MD of Liverpool’s Recruitment Company of the Year to add to his previous 17 awards in the industry. David is a passionate advocate for high standards in the industry. McIver Scott Recruitment use Psychometric assessments as an integral part of the recruitment process and is another reason to set them apart in the industry. 

Having grown businesses from scratch to a £10m+ turnover in 4 years coupled with previously working as an Operations Manager and Account Director for a global recruitment business his awarding winning experience is hard to match in the industry. Executive Search coupled with wider commercial recruitment are the areas McIver Scott Recruitment excel in.

David’s extensive understanding of the skills and employment landscape is the reason he was chosen as the Skills Lead for the Liverpool City Region in joining the Liverpool Committee of the IoD. David says his biggest achievement is being described by a Global HR Director as being the most “normal” recruiter they have met.



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