Emma Reilly is an experienced product manager and award-winning entrepreneur. Having unknowingly started her first no-code business at the age of 22 (selling home essentials to students online), she went on to become a consultant designer and front-end developer for many brands including The Prince’s Trust, Endemol TV and TweetDeck. In 2016, Emma was awarded ‘Young Ambassador of The Year’ for business by the then Prince of Wales, Prince Charles.
In 2018, Emma co-founded and was head of product for Myndr, a revolutionary new app in the mental health space. The Company was awarded over £300k from the UK government.
Most recently, Emma has been working in the no-code space as a product manager. Her own no-code startup, Wobblefit, helps women who experience a variety of hormonal-based health conditions.
Alison Coward is the founder of Bracket, a consultancy that partners with ambitious, forward-thinking organisations to help them build high-performing collaborative team cultures. She is a strategist, workshop facilitator, coach, trainer, keynote speaker and author of A Pocket Guide to Effective Workshops. Her clients include Google, D&AD, Barclaycard, Wellcome and Channel 4. With nearly 20 years experience of working in, leading and facilitating creative teams, Alison is passionate about finding the balance between creativity, productivity and collaboration so that teams can thrive and do their best work together.
Alison’s first book A Pocket Guide to Effective Workshops has sold more than 1800 copies across 38 countries in both digital and hard copy format since its publication in 2015. She has delivered keynote talks on the topics of collaboration, team culture and workshops at conferences in the UK, across Europe and in the US such as Mind The Product, Business of Software and Google’s Sprint Conf. She has also delivered guest lectures at various universities including the University of the Arts London, Kingston University and Cambridge University.
Elena Amber is a dedicated researcher of human emotional potential with an entrepreneurial background spanning 15+ years of international business and formal degrees in biology, psychology, management, and executive business administration.
Her experiences have allowed her to connect the East and West, business and science, the corporate world and individual psychology in a truly polymathic way. Her PhD research focuses on the Experience Economy, blending behavioral economics/psychology and neuroscience to uncover the full potential of emotional engagement. Drawing on her extensive research and personal experiences, she provides a fresh perspective on what it means to be human in an age of technological acceleration, highlighting the importance of emotions in both our personal and professional lives.
Sarah Langslow is a leadership development specialist, coach, trainer, international speaker and writer on what it takes to lead powerfully and with humanity. She integrates leadership lessons from a sporting career as a rower, including competing twice in the Oxford-Cambridge Boat race, a 15-year corporate career across management consulting and finance, and experience as an entrepreneur with her own leadership development business.
With two decades of hands-on experience building leadership skills and behaviours, she is also a sought-after coach and trusted advisor for senior leaders. She is a professional speaker on topics including relationship building, confidence and executive presence for leaders, and has spoken internationally. An active blogger, she regularly shares her experience, insights, and humour with her online communities and in her newsletter.
Sarah has an MA and an MBA from the University of Cambridge and is accredited by the ICF as a Professional Certified Coach.
Since 2002 Gill Ereaut has pioneered the commercial application of language analysis to tough organizational challenges. Leading the UK-based consultancy Linguistic Landscapes, she focused on the vexed question of how to define and diagnose corporate cultures so they can be understood, managed and helped to evolve.
Throughout her first career in market research, Gill became curious about how organizations talk and why it might matter. Each client company’s shared language seemed to sustain a powerful internal world view – one often at odds with that of their customers, but strangely resistant to new information. She wanted to make these internal organizational worlds explicit and conscious, to reduce their obstructive effects.
This led her to discourse analysis and, over 20 years, she developed commercial processes to apply these academic ideas and tools to common business problems. She works with organizations across the UK, Europe and North America including British Airways, HMRC, American Express, NHS, Roche, British Red Cross, Oxfam GB and GlaxoSmithKline.
Nadia Nagamootoo is the founder and CEO of Avenir, a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) consultancy. She is a Chartered Psychologist, MBA and accredited coach with over 20 years’ experience in the field of leadership, organizational development and culture change.
At Avenir, Nadia works with global leaders, coaching and facilitating discussions to open up safe and powerful inclusive conversations. She guides clients through a process of identifying the gaps in their inclusion culture, developing their DEI strategy, to implementing powerful change through Avenir’s Inclusive Leadership Programme and all-staff education and engagement.
Nadia is an active voice in the area of DEI. She is regularly writes articles on a range of subjects – on her own platform as well as popular membership sites such as HR Zone and The RSA – and has published reports to contribute knowledge in the field. She has a significant LinkedIn following and an engaged community.
A prolific and highly sought-after keynote speaker on the subject of inclusive leadership, privilege, bias and equity, she delivered a notable presentation at the Icon Global Inclusion conference in 2022, discussing the barriers to inclusive leadership.
Nadia is host of the popular podcast show ‘Why Care?’, where she discusses all things DEI with those leading the way in the field. Guests include top names, such as Bonnie St John (Paralympian, White House official, TedX speaker and author), Eric Pliner (CEO of YSC and author of Difficult Decisions), and Kristen Anderson (Vice Chair of European Women on Boards).
Todd Unger is Chief Experience Officer (CXO) of the American Medical Association, where he has driven record growth and gained international recognition for the AMA CX program.
A transformational marketing and digital executive, Unger’s experience places him at the nexus of e-commerce, content, technology, product development and marketing—the building blocks of today’s customer experience.
Unger spent a decade at marketing powerhouses Procter & Gamble and Leo Burnett (where he helped invent GladWare Containers) before he leapt into the exploding digital world as a product manager in the early days of America Online, leading the $100 million AOL Local business and pioneering a predecessor to today’s Yelp. As a Chief Digital Officer and CMO, he’s led digital and marketing teams across large and small media companies, including Lifetime Television, Time4Media and the Daily Racing Form.
A frequent speaker and podcast guest on CX, Unger also hosts the AMA’s award-winning video/podcast series, The AMA Update. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Horace McDonald has spent his career managing clients or people and fell into negotiation by accident. It never ceases to amaze him how little people understand it.
The team of negotiation experts at Scotwork regularly post short stories on the company’s blog illustrating the way in which this essential skill for life and business plays out in companies around the world every day.
Scotwork has been in the business of developing capability in commercial negotiation for nearly 50 years, and continues to lead the way in helping people not just negotiate better, but enjoy the process more.
David McQueen is a leadership coach, international speaker and facilitator. He is the cofounder of professional development company Q Squared Ltd, the host of The BRAVE Leader podcast and a blogger on all things leadership and culture change
David’s work has taken him all over the world working in both profit and non-profit sectors. His clients include Aviva, JP Morgan, Bloomberg, Google, Facebook, Mercedes Benz, Tate and Lyle and UnLtd. He is also a 3x TEDx speaker and a TED Fellow.
Sophie Attwood is an award-winning global communications expert specialising within the beauty, wellness and health sectors.
Sophie founded global communications agency Sophie Attwood Communications Ltd in 2017, curating a portfolio of exceptional brands representing trailblazers within their industries. The full-service communications agency has now a garnered a steadfast reputation for developing creative strategies to enable clients to take their communication strategy to the next level.
A leading authority on all things media relations and PR, Sophie is now a highly sought-after strategist for multiple brands, having worked as a Creative Partner with many household names including St Tropez Tan, Marc Jacobs and Colgate.
She not only succeeds in gaining first-class coverage for her clients, but her ethics and integrity are paramount – meaning that she works to advocate industry guidelines and act as a positive influence in a sector which often comes under negative scrutiny.