Inspiring. Insightful. Authentic. Honest.

Stephen J. Whitton

Speaking up for Mental Health in Masculine Environments.

Speaker, Social Entrepreneur, Influencer, Mental Health Warrior, Survivor!

"Working with me will - enhance your business, improve your performance, help you to grow and create sustainability"

Who Is
Stephen J Whitton?

“positive about the future, having chosen the path of hope”

Stephen is Founder of [M]enable – the global movement for mental health support in the Automotive Sector. After a successful career spanning 35 years in the industry, with numerous roles from Salesman to Executive Director, he is a renowned authority on employee well-being to achieve results.

[M]enable was created on the back of Stephen’s own struggles, with a clear purpose and mission – to change cultures in male dominated and performance driven businesses, enabling the Mental Health stigma to be removed. Wanting leaders to embrace the ethos that when people feel good about themselves, they perform better, Stephen’s mantra is

“positive employee outcomes = positive customer outcomes = positive business outcomes”.

Leaving school without academic qualifications to pursue a career in teaching, Stephen did what any teenage, excitable and aspiring Super-hero would do – he became a Car Salesman. Working internationally across the industry and developing a strong presence in the sector, Stephen was always drawn back to training and development. He’s renowned for an expert knowledge of results-oriented business and the behaviours within them so using his extensive observations and anecdotes, he delivers thought leading talks, programmes, and workshop facilitation that have inspired 1000s of people in audiences across the globe.

Stephen is a representative of the LGBTQ+ community and a member of the Professional Speaking Association.

& Talks

Whether in person or virtually, Stephen will inspire audiences to take a fresh look at mental health – of their own and of the people they’re close to (in work or at home).

Through sharing his honest and raw story, Stephen hopes his open vulnerability will remind everyone that we ALL have mental health, just as we all have physical health.

BUT, moreover, Stephen will gift the audience with pragmatic tools and tips they can use everyday in their lives.

"Working with me will - help you to celebrate and embrace mental health and wellbeing AND give you real, transformative strategies."


Renowned as a people developer, Stephen and a team of trusted facilitators run workshops that take the thinking around people and wellbeing to new levels.

As a passionate believer in putting people before profit, the team use behavioural profiling and competence mapping to ensure leaders and managers are equipped to get the best out of everyone.

We also run extensive workshops for teams to help them to overcome fears, anxieties and confidence issues.

"Working with me will - Demonstrate your commitment to being progressive AND give you effective employees back.."


Having a solid commercial acumen and proven track record in creating (and saving) great businesses, Stephen went on to single-handedly create a global movement for one of the most masculine sectors AND influence change in the process. He would therefore be delighted to work with businesses within or outside the sector to help them create robust wellbeing cultures that ensure their future sustainability.

"Working with me will - help you navigate the rapidly changing world to boost hope, optimism, focus and direction"


Stephen Whitton QBE

Stephen is an NLP Practitioner and licensed Business Practitioner as well as having his self appointed (light hearted) QBE – Qualified By Experience.

Through intense listening, curiousity and empathy, Stephen is well respected as a transformational coach – especially for male business leaders.

"Working with me will - help you to get back to being YOU!"

Conference Hosting

Organisers, MD’s and Event Managers need support to make sure their event runs smoothly, efficiently and with impact. As an MC / Compere / Host I’ll make that looks amazing for you with my “from the stage” approach to engagement, structure and motivation.

“Do what you love and love what you do!”

For Stephen to practice what he inspires he regularly takes time out to do the things he loves – this includes travel, photography, cooking BUT more specifically conference and event hosting! Whether it be an awards show, a summit or a charity auction, Stephen has a unique style and approach – and a range of packages to suit all budgets!

"Working with me will - make your event go like clockwork, leaving you to concentrate on the important stuff. I’ll be on-point, maybe a little funny, energetic and engaging but most of all, dedicated to your audience’s experience."