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“ When people go to work, they shouldn’t have to leave their hearts at home.”

Betty Bender

Paul Dixon

Paul is a Learning and Organisation Development Consultant, Coach, Trainer and Laughter Facilitator. He worked in Higher Education for 20 plus years in Senior HR and Training roles - most recently as Head of the Staff Development unit at the University of Manchester - and is former Chair and Honorary Fellow of the Staff Development Forum for Higher Education. He has Masters level qualifications in HRM, Training, Coaching and Social Policy. He has completed a 4 year post-graduate Psychotherapy training programme specialising in Transactional Analysis which he applies to organisational training, coaching and counselling. Paul is a volunteer course facilitator, counsellor and laughter facilitator for several local mental health charities. 



Paul can be contacted directly on 07833 758322 or through the Joyful Workplaces contact e mail.

Robin Graham

Robin is director of Feelgood Communities CIC, an organisation he set up to provide opportunities to improve health and happiness and build stronger communities. His tools include therapeutic laughter, yoga breathing and creative writing. Previously he gained a Physics degree and worked for IBM for 8 years in technical marketing and consultancy. He has an MA in Health and Happiness Awareness, co-Founded the UK Laughter Network in 2004 and the UK National Laughter Festival in 2012. He has worked with government, local government and health organisations, businesses, community groups and health and mental health groups, and has laughed with people around the world. He is an international Laughter Ambassador.



Robin can be contacted directly at, or through the Joyful Workplaces contact e mail.

Our unique skill set enables us to approach our creation, design and facilitation of events in an original. thought provoking, insightful and fun way - combining elements of laughter and creativity; mindfulness and wellbeing; developmental psychology; organisational and leadership theory and best practice. E mail us at

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