Alexis Powell-Howard MA., System Prac., BACP (Accred)
Director, Psychotherapist, and TEDx Speaker
I am proud to be the Managing Director of Fortis Therapy & Training and Fortis Training Academy, multi award-winning businesses providing comprehensive, approachable mental health and emotional wellbeing services to businesses, organisations, schools, local authorities and private individuals. The business has been established since 2012, and we work hard to provide the gold standard in mental health and emotional wellbeing services, delivering high quality, effective, and accessible services to people of all ages, across all sectors. Fortis operates across the UK and I work with a team of expert practitioners who are as passionate about the support Fortis provides as I am.
I believe the best way to approach mental health is in a pragmatic, educational, and engaging way, implementing a psychology-first framework in business. Organisational development and culture change programmes, such as our TRIBE for Business and our 7 Steps to Embedding you’re Wellbeing Strategy, incorporate interventions, training, mediation, reflective practice, and coaching to create environments that are productive, effective, and successful.
Throughout my 25 years as a Director and Leader, I have developed a reputation for being innovative, progressive, and collaborative in my thinking. I am a professional speaker for mental health, speaking at conferences for businesses, HR networks, law firms, schools, emergency services, and the Ministry of Defence.
In 2015 we won our first award, Best Small Business at the Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards.
In 2019 we won more awards! The Best Service-Based Business Award at the national Business Excellence Forums & Awards and I was overwhelmed when we won At Your Service Award and overall Small Business of the Year at The Small Awards, London and in 2020 I have been listed in the top 100 Female Entrepreneurs in the UK.