Sid Madge. Founder The Meee program.
Inspirational Speaker, Positive Life Strategist
Meet Sid Madge.
Sid Madge is a brand strategist and founder of Mad Hen and The Meee Programme. Over the past 30 years, he has worked with many of the world’s largest brands and run and worked for some of Europe’s most renowned creative agencies.
In 2009 Sid relocated to north Wales and set himself the challenge of building a branding agency in the middle of nowhere, knowing no one. He wanted to see how far he could get in 10 years. To date he’s taken his businesses to the whole of the UK, France, Spain, Mexico, America and Number 10 Downing Street. He talks to hundreds of businesses and thousands of young people every year.
5 years ago he realised his talents were needed elsewhere. During a session he was running for a class at a local school on enterprise he asked pupils what ‘one word would they use to describe’ themselves. He was horrified that 15% used words like ‘freak’, ‘weirdo’, ‘misfit’ and ‘abnormal’. Over the next 2 years he asked the same questions to not only school, college and university students but also adults of all ages. The answers sadly were the same. The insights he uncovered were that people don’t believe in themselves and that more than ever there’s much more uncertainty about peoples futures whatever age. Add to this the staggering statistics of anxiety, depression and suicide rates in the UK and around the world he knew he could do something to help.
So he created the Meee Programme and in the last 3 years he’s been creating and building tools to help people believe in who they are. Some are based from ones he uses in the world of branding and others inspired from the worlds of Psychology, Neuroscience, Education and Sociology. In March 2015 he was invited to Number 10 Downing Street to present the Meee Programme to Lord Young, who warmly endorsed it as ‘a great initiative’.
The Meee Programme focuses on the 3 E’s – Education, Employment and Enterprise and the vision of Meee is to inspire each and every person to believe in themselves and what they can achieve. We work with people from all ages and backgrounds, young children, teenagers, those who have been excluded from school, the long and short term unemployed, businesses, employees, enterprise clubs and people in prison. Without exception those that find themselves in places they didn’t expect or who have taken a wrong turn did so because they felt left behind, where poor choices or bad decisions made in a minute, changed the course of their life. The Meee Programme helps change all that and this book can start that process for you.
Meee in a Minute
60 ways to improve your life in 60 seconds
Meee in a Minute - 60 ways to improve your life in 60 seconds is a book of 60 short punchy chapters that each take one-minute to read. It is a collection of life hacks, advice, insights, science, stories, short exercises or thought experiments and quotes that can help you improve your life in a minute. Sometimes all we need is a shift in thinking that can allow us to see a different perspective, shake off our funk and access a different option to get into positive action. We imagine change to be an endless uphill battle but sometimes it can happen in a minute.
Sid Madge is able to create change for people and get them engaged, back to work and free from addictions.
Discover the power of Meee
Sid Madge Ted Talk
18 Minutes to rethink
In this moving Ted Talk Sid Madge talks about his journey from the corporate world to founding the MEEE program from a remote corner of Wales.
Creating remarkable change in even hopeless caess
The Program that is changing lives around the
world in under four days.