Mac Macartney has a foot in several worlds. He is the founder of the inspirational social enterprise, Embercombe, an international speaker, writer, and leadership consultant. Mentored by a group of Native American teachers over a period of twenty years, he made a pledge to do all he could to re-kindle an ancient indigenous teaching known as The Children’s Fire wherever he found, or could create, the opportunity to exert influence. Mac is the author of Finding Earth, Finding Soul: The invisible path to authentic leadership, and has published many articles on sustainability, leadership, and spirituality. He was presented with the Enlightened Society Award by Sakjong Mipham Rinpoche in 2013 and in 2015 was awarded an honorary doctorate in Education from Plymouth University.
Lucinda Carney is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist with many years’ Corporate HR experience leading and delivering system and Culture Change. In her role as CEO and founder of Actus Software she works with a wide variety of business professionals in a range of sectors and shares that knowledge through powerful case studies.
Lucinda hosts the fast-growing and Number 1 ranking HR Uprising Podcast. She won the Everywoman Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2016. A member of the BPS, CIPD and the Centre for Evidence Based Management (CEBma), she lives in Hertfordshire with her husband and two children and is a keen netball player in her spare time.
Louise Lloyd is a mindset and wellbeing coach. Through speaking engagements, coaching, and The Inspired Zone Podcast, she helps people to hack stress, limits, and lifestyles. Louise is on a mission to stop stress and fear getting in the way of people realising their potential.
From CEOs and business owners to coders, scientists and PAs, her practical and effective approach helps people to overcome the challenges they face. She leads sessions for global senior leadership programmes, helping leaders to maintain presence and focus amidst pressure.
Having ridden for Great Britain during her career as a professional event rider, Louise knows what it takes to handle pressure and to navigate life’s inevitable ups and downs, and her background in teaching yoga, meditation and breath practices informs her understanding of the simple and transformational tools that she shares today.
She has helped thousands of people to overcome fear, anxiety and limiting mindsets, enabling them to take back control of their life and go for their dreams.
Richard Fox is a partner in The Learning Corporation, a pan European firm of leadership coaches, facilitators and business mentors. He is a PCC credentialed coach with the International Coach Federation, a Master NLP practitioner and a member of the International Association for Coaching.
He helped create The Learning Corporation after a successful period as a partner with KPMG, having played a leading role with them in setting up an office and developing a thriving client base.
As a leadership coach Richard helps leaders and managers create and sustain an environment in which people can express themselves, optimise their potential and do their best work.
He is an experienced business mentor, facilitator and coach with specialist skills in the key areas of developing people in line with strategy; collaborative working, talent development, building strategic alliances, partnerships and structured networks.
As a master facilitator, Richard works with organisations facilitating workshops on e.g. personal effectiveness, building networking capability, visioning, strategic thinking, managing change, leadership, coaching and mentoring, organisational learning, team working, creativity and innovation.
His previous book, Creating a Purposeful Life: How to reclaim your life, live more meaningfully and befriend time, was published by Infinite Ideas in June 2012.
David Pattison left school not knowing what he wanted to do. He ‘fell’ into the advertising industry and made good
progress becoming a main board director at the age of 29.In 1990 he started his own business with two partners thatwas sold and became part of the Omnicom Group. PHD is now a worldwide brand in eighty markets.He attended Harvard Business School and lived and worked in New York building PHD USA. Before leaving PHD he launched offices in 35 markets including Moscow, Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore.After PHD he was asked by the founders to sell an independent digital media business, which he achieved successfully just before the world economic crisis in 2008. For the last 10 years David has worked as a chair or mentor for a variety of businesses and CEOs. Investing, raising funds, selling, advising, setting up infrastructure and being a shoulder to rest on. Acting as a ‘wingman’ watching CEOs and companies’ backs and witnessing first-hand the ups and downs of start-up and young company life. He still doesn’t know what to do but he has had an amazing working life trying to find out.
Babatunde (Babs) Jolayemi Omotowa worked for 26 years with Shell in Nigeria and Europe. Starting work in a storeroom, he rose to become CEO of Nigeria LNG Ltd, with Shell shareholding and subsequently Vice-President across 40 countries. A former Global President of the UK Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, he has spoken at the World Economic Summit, Universities such as Harvard and MIT, and at many global conferences. He now works with multi-national companies and not-for-profit organizations to help them work more effectively in partnership with the developing world, recognizing the bigger issues involved and finding routes to success that are good not just for business but at a global and local level.
Dr Moira Somers is a leading practitioner in the field of financial psychology and financial change. A neuropsychologist, professor and executive coach, Dr Somers blends the science and art of advice-giving with practical wisdom and wit. Through her popular keynote addresses and follow-up seminars she works with financial professionals and organizations around the globe, equipping them to give easy-to-implement advice that captures clients’ hearts and minds.
Julia Muir is the CEO of Gaia Innovation Ltd and Founder of the Automotive 30% Club, a network of automotive CEOs and MDs working to close the gender gap. She is a Vice President of the Automotive Fellowship International and speaks regularly at automotive events such as the FT Future of the Car summit. She has been a judge for various sector awards, and is often approached for comments and contributions by the motor trade press.
Named in the Financial Times and HERoes top 100 Women in Business Global Champions of Diversity in 2017, 2018 and 2019 for her work as the Founder of the Automotive 30% Club, Julia provides advice to members and directs the club’s digital communications and activities such as the ‘Inspiring’ e-zine; a digital lifestyle magazine for the women of the sector to which she contributes comment and opinion pieces. She is also a steering committee member of the Global 30% Club, which is working to appoint more women to FTSE 350 boards.
Julia has over 25 years’ experience in automotive retailing, manufacturing, marketing and consulting. She has a Business Studies degree and a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Development, and has worked in the UK, Germany and Spain. She helped to establish the BSc in Automotive Retail Management at the Loughborough University School of Business and Economics’ Centre for Automotive Management, and recently taught modules covering authentic leadership on their executive programmes. In 2018/19 she was the lead on Employment and Skills and the Equality and Diversity Champion for the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership Board.
Julia designed the Inspiration for Innovation programme to help automotive employers and universities create gender balanced talent pools, aiming to achieve the best employment destination for every child, and she was awarded the Mary Lou Carrington Award by the City of London Worshipful Company of Educators for her work with the charity Speakers for Schools.