Jay Baughan has worked professionally in the field of transformational change and turnaround since 1988, his specialism is emotional science the development of emotional resilience. An international social entrepreneur Jay is based out of the UK and UAE, where his focus is upon connecting into countries to underpin how Youth Leadership and Education helps communities to build Emotional Safety & Resilience.

SEDi began life in 2012, as a wrap-around solution Jay designed for the Federal Government of Nigeria. He created a learning, development and research model to support Nigeria to underpin youth re-integration and employability within their Presidential Amnesty Program.

During 3 years in Nigeria, Jay focused upon how to equip local people to be community specialists, and how to establish a national infrastructure to establish “go-to” experts in communities; able to help others build Emotional Safety & Resilience.

Between 2015 and 2017, Jay expanded his development to include the UAE, the UK and Ghana. He refined how to create a national infrastructure to build capability – focusing upon hard to reach communities and forging close links with community support groups.

A social entrepreneur with a clear vision and objective, Jay has secured and invested thousands to travel the globe, forge relationships and test SEDi. Whilst travelling the world, he has seen where the needs are and how to re-engineer existing social investment into capability building which has far-reaching socioeconomic benefits within some of the most challenged parts of the world.

Jay has dedicated his life to creating SEDi, using personal finances, borrowing money and jumping across time zones whilst taking calculated risks to establish SEDi as a global solution. He knew that unless he established SEDi as a global footprint, he would not engage with philanthropy and corporate marketeers. His tireless international pursuit of strategic and operational partnerships has enabled him to position an infrastructure like no other, and a reach into countries through the people trusted by communities.

Jay is a dedicated husband to a loyal wife, and is a doting father to a wonderful daughter.

For those who meet him, his passion for Emotional Safety & Resilience is palpable and infectious. He shares deep knowledge and insights, and is living proof of early years trauma and a life of being broken emotionally – with the the “know-how” to help others overcome personal adversity and to flourish.

A popular international speaker and visiting lecturer, Jay blends together the science of social emotional development with a big dose of real community life, to give audiences fascinating insights into Emotional Safety & Resilience from around the world.

He presents research which pinpoints the structure to and evolution of, Youth Emotional Resilience. In particular his metrics clearly reveal the 3 core areas of developmental focus which is applicable to any country, irrespective of culture, geography and language.

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