Investigate, Inspire & Interact to Elevate your Career
May Busch is an international executive and career consultant, coach, facilitator, and speaker with a passion to help people thrive at work and reach their full potential. Known for her work with senior management teams and professional services firms on organizational strategy, leadership development, and client effectiveness, she offers workshops, online programs, and individual coaching to high-potential and high-performance leaders. A graduate of Harvard Business School, a former COO of Morgan Stanley Europe, and a senior advisor at Arizona State University, May is dedicated to promoting greater thought leadership, diversity, and entrepreneurial spirit in the workplace.
9 capabilities to achieve success at any career stage
Executive Careers Consultant and former COO, Morgan Stanley Europe
Today there are dozens of hidden rules to follow and skills to master in order to succeed - and thrive. But in a working environment that’s long on stress and short on certainty, even the most capable professionals are often unsure as to what it takes to really maintain momentum, overcome slumps, and manage the career climb. In her session May will take the mystery out of career mastery and give you real-world stories, insights, and proven strategies you need to take ownership of your career include:
The capabilities you need to develop, and how to choose which ones to focus on
Steps to increase your effectiveness and enhance your reputation
The transformational power of recognising and mastering hidden “career gates”
Investigate: spend time thinking about who you are, what you stand for and your unique value; manage your personal brand and visibility”
Helen Tupper is the co-founder and CEO of Amazing If, an award-winning career development company with a mission to make work better for everyone. She is co-author of The Sunday Times No.1 Business Bestseller: The Squiggly Career (Penguin) and host of the UK’s no.1 careers podcast: Squiggly Careers. She also works as a Trustee for Working Families, a UK charity with a mission to support families and carers with their work and life commitments. Prior to Amazing If she held leadership roles for Microsoft, Virgin and BP and was awarded the FT & 30% Club’s Women in Leadership MBA Scholarship. She is mum to Henry and Madeleine and lives with her husband in Buckinghamshire.
Joseph Liu is dedicated to helping professionals bravely relaunch their careers by more effectively marketing their personal brands. Having gone through three major career changes himself, he believes making the effort to do meaningful work is absolutely worth it. As a public speaker, career consultant, and podcast host, Joseph helps professionals define and market their personal brands more effectively during times of career transition, applying branding and marketing principles from his 10 years of international brand management experiences at companies in the US & UK including Clorox, Gü Puds, and General Mills. He hosts the Career Relaunch podcast, featuring inspiring stories of career change. The podcast has ranked as a top 10 career podcast in the US & UK with listeners in 158 countries, and has been featured in Forbes, Glassdoor, and Business Insider.
Careers Workshop 1a How to position yourself for success
Growth Mindset in Action
Co-Founder, Amazing IF
Growth mindset is fast making its way into organisational life. The idea that when we believe in our ability to continually improve we will achieve more individually and collectively is a compelling one but what does it take to become, as Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft describes it, a 'learn-it-all?' In this action focused session Helen Tupper, co-founder of Amazing If, will share practical tools and techniques on how to build our growth mind-set muscle and the habits you can form to make development part of your day to day work. Together you will explore how to spend more time in your courage zone, why staying curious should be on your must do rather than nice to do list, tools to make feedback part of every day and what it takes to stick with the goals that matter most to you. The session will end with three essential actions you can take to put your growth mindset into action right away.
Maintaining your professional presence in the minds of your colleagues and broader network is always important, but has recently become more challenging now that social distancing and work-from-home policies are limiting the amount of physical visibility and face-to-face contact you can have with others. While social media can help you maintain some virtual visibility, just having profiles set up on various platforms is not enough. In this webinar, a seasoned brand marketer turned personal branding consultant will share some simple strategies you can adopt to increase your virtual reach, visibility, and influence at a time when in-person networking and relationship-building are not an option. By the end of the session, you will have a clearer understanding of how you can more effectively leverage LinkedIn, Medium, and Twitter to build your professional influence and reinforce your personal brand across online media outlets so you can ultimately increase your professional influence.
Inspire: mobilise talent within your team and drive your business forward”
Dr. Tammy Erickson
Tamara J. Erickson is a McKinsey Award-winning author and a widely-respected authority on new approaches to leadership, the changing workforce, collaboration and innovation, and the nature of work in intelligent organizations. She has five times been named one of the 50 most influential living management thinkers in the world by Thinkers50, the respected ranking of global business thinkers. Her leading-edge work is consistently showcased in the prestigious Global Drucker Forum, an international conference of prominent business leaders. She has authored five books and numerous widely-cited articles. Erickson is an Adjunct Professor, Organisational Behaviour, at London Business School, where she has designed and directs the school’s premier leadership programme for senior-most executives, Leading Businesses into the Future. An experienced executive and global advisor, Erickson has also served on the Board of Directors of two Fortune 500 corporations. She holds a BA degree from the University of Chicago and an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.
Dr. Ben Hardy has taught at LBS since 2014. He is a Senior Lecturer at SOAS University of London and was Fellow in Management, Finance and Physiology at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School. He has been researching morale since 2004 and wrote his PhD on the subject at the University of Cambridge. Originally a veterinary surgeon he worked at the University of Pennsylvania, in general practice and in the pharmaceutical industry. This helps with one of his other research interests, the role of hormones in decision making. Ben has taught and provided consulting services to a number of organisations such as Barclays, BT, IBM, ICBC, McKinsey & Co, Royal Dutch Shell, Ropes and Gray, and Slaughter and May. His work has been published in leading science journals as well as the FT, Wall St. Journal and BBC. Ben has been a trustee/director of International Cat Care, a major feline charity and a finalist on the BBC’s University Challenge. He has also been interviewed on the PM programme on Radio 4 on how to conduct effective meetings.
What’s the most important activity your business needs to do well – and are you working to build an organization optimized to meet that specific challenge? In this engaging session, Professor Erickson will present contemporary changes that require new organizational designs and the way leaders can begin preparing today: changes in the way value is created, the way work is organised, how work is managed and integrated, how organisations relate to those who work, and the fundamental challenges that will make your organisation iconic, outlining practical suggestions for organizations built to excel today and in the future.
Morale in the time of Corona: Getting the best out of people at the worst of times
Dr. Ben Hardy
Lecturer in Organisational Behavior
Morale is one of those things that everyone recognises but few people understand. This talk draws on 15 years of research on the topic to outline the key principles of morale and how you might go influencing it in your organisation. It will address how to make work meaningful, the importance of working relationships and setting future direction in times of stress and uncertainty.
Interact: build relationships with the right people, communicate with impact and influence”
Sarah is the co-founder of Amazing If, an award-winning career development company with a mission to make work better for everyone. She is co-author of The Squiggly Career (Penguin) and host of the no.1 careers podcast: Squiggly Careers. Prior to Amazing If Sarah’s career included leadership roles at Barclays and Sainsbury’s before becoming Managing Director at Gravity Road, a creative company that is part of the You & MrJones group. Sarah is an alumnus of Harvard, London and Warwick Business Schools (MBA), a qualified professional coach and a mental health first aider. In 2017 she also featured in the Timewise Power Part-time list. She is Mum to a non-sleeping toddler called Max and spends her weekends visiting National Trust gardens and drinking coffee.
Gary Mills is the Co-Founder and COO of Pinnacle Performance Company and co-author of The Pin Drop Principle. He has coached some of the world's top executives and leaders on their communication skills in more than 30 countries.
Today's careers are characterised by change, ambiguity and transitions. Networking is 'people helping people' and our ability to build relationships is a key skill that everyone needs to navigate our increasingly squiggly world of work. In this action focused session Sarah Ellis, co-founder of Amazing If, will help you to build a network in a way that works for you and your career. Sarah will share ideas, tools and techniques to assess the strength of your network today, identify opportunities to fill in the gaps and how to work out what you want to give and gain as part of your network. The session will end with 3 essential actions everyone can take to build their career network for now and the future.
Co-Founder and COO of Pinnacle Performance Company
Given recent developments with the Coronavirus, no doubt you are managing a variety of new challenges and concerns with your workforce: How do we manage and communicate effectively with our remote teams? How do we deliver our meetings with impact and inspire teams to take action? How do we demonstrate executive presence and lead effectively?
This 1-hour virtual keynote will dive into the skills needed to answer the above pertinent questions. Executive Presence is the wow factor! It's authority and command. It's charisma and charm. It's also not something most of us are born with. Combined with Personal Brand, leaders will have the secret formula for both gravitas and success. In this virtual keynote, G. Riley Mills will share - - How to use effective communication skills to demonstrate executive presence. - How words, body language and vocal delivery are perceived by and can inspire others. - How to create personal impact, demonstrate gravitas and define your personal brand. - How to influence emotion to motivate action; achieve buy-in using neuroscience. - How to create a powerful Master Introduction for personal impact and executive presence. - How to lead, motivate and inspire effectively in a virtual environment. In the session, Gary will discuss examples of strong personal brands and help participants understand why personal branding is important for them when advancing in their careers. The elements of executive presence will also be discussed, so participants can sharpen their communication by projecting an image of confidence and credibility. Lastly, as we become more of a digitalised workforce, virtual meetings are becoming both more prominent and more critical to the productivity of any organisation. However, just because something is more convenient, doesn't mean that it is more effective. A successful conference call or virtual meeting requires specific skills by leadership. This keynote will address concerns around how to engage your audience/team and lead remotely.
Braden Kelley is a Director of Innovation and Human-Centered Problem-Solving at Oracle, a two-time author, and an engaging innovation speaker, workshop facilitator, and makes tools for innovation & change. He has experience training and advising some of the world’s leading organizations. He speaks at conferences and corporate events around the globe about innovation, change, design thinking, and digital transformation. Braden is an Alumnus of London Business School's MBA Programme (2004). Find out more about Braden at www.bradenkelley.com
MBA Alumnus (2004) - Design Thinking, Transformation and Innovation Leader at Oracle
Has the era of the job description as the center of talent acquisition and talent management passed? If so, what will take its place? Come explore the evolving landscape of talent and the shifts affecting employees, job seekers and HR professionals.