Inspiring EPICNESS

“We were delighted that EPIC Challenges were able to speak at the IoD Management Shadowing Awards. Philip and Warren are such a professional double act and their inspirational story was told with an honesty and humour that challenged us all to reach beyond our limits.”


The lessons learnt are easily applied to organisations, teams or other personal challenges. Delivering a talk called “7 Steps to Epicness” Philip and Warren share their experiences and personal stories, which brings the subject to life for the audience.


Philip Smith and Warren Mauger have developed a broad range of speaking engagements over the past couple of years, from schools, businesses, sports organisations, to a TEDx Talk in 2015.

They draw on experiences of organising and taking on life changing challenges, which have included 7 Marathons in 7 Days and spending 48 hours on a treadmill, to inspire individuals, teams and organisations to be the best they can be. With their upcoming  2017 challenge of 7 Ironman’s in 7 Days their stories are only set to get even more interesting and inspiring.


Philip Smith is an experienced Management Consultant with diverse experience across multiple industries including Financial, Retail, Technology and Healthcare. In 2011 Philip set-up Guernsey based Management Consultancy business CBO Projects.

Philip has led project teams across organisations such as Proctor & Gamble, L’Oreal, Specsavers, BAE and Fujitsu. Philip’s experience includes Mergers and Acquisitions, Infrastructure Projects and Programmes, Target Operating Model and implementing Project Management Offices.

With over 15 years’ experience of delivering project and change within organisations, Philip draws on this experience to compliment the lessons learnt from the life changing challenges.

Philip is also the Co-founder of Guernsey based Charity, This Is EPIC. A charity that implements savings and loans groups in Africa, which enables people to rise from poverty in a sustainable way. The charity, since being launched in 2013, has impacted over 15,000 people in a positive way.

Warren Mauger is a Chartered Marketer and Managing Director of Spike Communications.

Warren set up film and marketing communications business Spike in 2004 and has worked with clients large and small around the world, across a number of industries such as Pharmaceuticals, Medical, Art, Finance, Legal and Renewable energy.

Warren uses his skills to work with organisations to help them understand their vision, strategy, communication objectives and how best to execute them. Working with Senior Executives he helps organisations review their business models and change them to deliver their goals.

Warren draws on his experience from other roles within the community, such as, Director Guernsey Football Association, Former Chairman Startup Guernsey, Former Director The Partnership Advertising Agency, and Specialist Advisor for the charity This Is EPIC, to build on the lessons learnt from life changing challenges.


Lunch and Learn 

  • An inspiring and motivating 1.5hr presentation and Q&A session to your team or staff.

  • Presentation on “7 Steps to Epicness”

  • Q&A session with staff

  • Key messages can be tailored to fit organisations requirements

Half-day Team Workshop 

  • Building on the “7 Steps to Epicness” a tailored workshop

  • A goal orientated workshop to develop clear objectives for your team

  • Works to empower your team to be the best they can be

Full-Day Team Workshop 

  • Targeted at helping teams and organisations manage change

  • The workshop looks at:

    • Purpose

    • Commitment

    • Creating a High-performance Team

    • Learning and adapting

    • Leadership

  • During 2015 we ran a weeklong series of events for our staff around the theme of well being. This included a talk by Philip and Warren on the topic of motivation, discussing the purpose and drive that led them to complete the EPIC challenges of 7 marathons in 7 days and 48 hours on a treadmill.  They also discussed how physical exercise can be an important tool for maintaining a healthy and busy lifestyle.  Our staff found the talk to be hugely inspiring and we would thoroughly recommend people listen to their incredible story.

    Jo Huxtable, Partner, Deloitte LLP
  • Thank you so much to Warren and Philip for coming into the Guernsey Financial Services Commission last week to talk to us. I have received so much positive feedback from the staff who attended. The lessons you learnt from completing numerous gruelling challenges inspired runners and non-runners alike with so much being applicable to all areas of life, in particular we were all interested in how we might be more efficient and effective with our time. We left the talk feeling inspired and entertained and a few members of staff have even subsequently committed to taking up their own challenges. We look forward to hearing about what you have planned next and hope you will come back in to tell us all about it.

    Guernsey Financial Services Commission
  • A big, belated THANK YOU for an inspirational session earlier in the week. Set us up for some work we went on to do really nicely. More people need to see your presentation it was really uplifting. And you have definitely had an impact – we have already had one gym sign up – with poster announcement to the whole office!

    Guernsey Training Agency
  • We were delighted that EPIC Challenges were able to speak at the IoD Management Shadowing Awards. Philip and Warren are such a professional double act and their inspirational story was told with an honesty and humour that challenged us all to reach beyond our limits.

    Jo Watts of IoD Guernsey
  • I had asked Philip and Warren to come to our offices for a presentation, with two points in mind. Firstly, to let my team know more about the wonderful work the charity This Is EPIC is doing, and secondly to give the team food for thought about motivation, resilience, setbacks and setting goals. Philip and Warren delivered on both counts and in an hour’s presentation, got their message across clearly, in a relaxed style of presentation and with great humour. We were all left feeling in awe and inspired and learned about the mistakes they have made along the way, and their achievements have a direct measurable outcome for the charity. Our team consists of some people who do a lot of sports exercise and some who are not so keen, but the message is still relevant to all. One thing Philip and Warren didn’t change was our preconceived view that they are both a couple of lovely nutters.

    Nick Graham - MD - OSA Recruitment.

Speaking engagements have included:


 Guernsey Sports Commission High Performance Conference

Le Mare De Carteret School – GCSE Awards Evening

Department of Education Talk to GCSE Students


Tedx St Peter Port

 Deloitte Guernsey

Beechwood School

 BDO Guernsey

 Guernsey College of Further Education


 Guernsey Financial Services Commission

 Apax Partners

 Guernsey Training Agency

 Aztec Group

 Institute of Directors Shadow Management Awards


 OSA Recruitment



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