The Compassionate Mind Foundation is hosting an International Business and Leadership Conference on how purpose and compassion unlock positive impact, to be held in London this May.
In a world where the old rules of business no longer seem fit for purpose, organisations are looking with some urgency to their leaders for a vision of how business can be successful, ethical and sustainable.
Brings together internationally recognised speakers and participants from the world of business and academia. Together, we will consider how leaders harness the powers of purpose and compassion to build robust corporate cultures of success that can also then serve as integral contributors to a flourishing society. We will investigate the latest scientific research and identify the tools and language business leaders can adopt to enable thriving organisations and the wider world.
Early Bird Rate: £175.00 (ends 31/03); Standard Rate: £195.00; Concessionary Rate: £155.00
Our current speakers include internationally recognised speakers and participants from the world of business and academia.
The one-day conference will run from 9.15 am until 5.15 pm, with registration from 8.30am. Two networking breaks, plus a lunch will be provided. The day will include 30 presentation from the following speakers:
Professor Paul Gilbert OBE
President of The Compassionate Mind Foundation, Professor at University of Derby and University of Queensland
Professor Lord Layard
Professor of Economics at LSE and Co-founder of Action for Happiness.
Founder and Managing Partner of Arkadiko Partners
Founder and Managing Director of Potential Project
Founder and Managing Director of Mindfulness at Work and UK partner of Potential Project
Justine Lutterodt FRSA
Director and Leadership Consultant for Centre for Synchronous Leadership
Simon Fanshawe OBE
Co-founder and partner of Diversity by Design
Professor Daniel Martin
Associate Professor of Management at California State University, East Bay. Former Visiting Associate Professor at CCARE, Stanford University
Brand Creator, Business Builder, Changemaker - Insider + A Plastic Planet
Co-Founder and Trustee Conscious Capitalism Inc. and Co-CEO and Managing Partner Bridge Partnership
Co-Founder and Senior Partner of Generation Investment Management
EMEA Vice President of Twitter
Paul Gilbert, FBPsS, PhD, OBE is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Derby and has been Visiting Professor at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland; University of Coimbra in Portugal, and more recently at the University of Queensland in Australia. He has researched evolutionary approaches to psychopathology for over 35 years with a special focus on shame and the treatment of shame based difficulties, for which compassion focused therapy (CFT) was developed. He was awarded an OBE for services to mental healthcare in 2011. He has, to date, over 300 publications including academic articles and book chapters, and 22 books.
Richard Layard is an economist who thinks there is more to happiness than just the economy. In 2005 he wrote the best-selling book Happiness: Lessons from a New Science, translated into 20 languages, and in 2014 a follow-up on mental health called Thrive. He has had huge influence in making psychological therapy more widely available in Britain’s National Health Service. But most important of all he is co-founder of Action for Happiness, an international movement to promote a happier way of living.
Colin is a thought leader and agent for positive change, who has been at the forefront of global developments in corporate leadership, stewardship and sustainability and responsible asset management for over twenty years. He has international experience from the investor and corporate perspectives in developing and challenging strategy, promoting effective risk management and corporate governance and creating well-aligned incentives. He is Founder and Managing Partner of Arkadiko Partners. He is also Chair of Future-Fit Foundation, a member of the Corporate Advisory Group of The Future of the Corporation, the Advisory Board of Tobacco Free Portfolios and the Advisory Board of InfluenceMap. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and the Royal Society of Arts and a Business Mentor at the Prince’s Trust.
Rasmus Hougaard is the Founder and Managing Director of Potential Project, the global leader in customised leadership and organisational training programs based on mindfulness. With a proven track record of enhancing individual and collective performance, resilience and creativity, Potential Project works with Fortune 500 companies such as Accenture, Nike, KPMG, Microsoft, EY and Sony among others across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
With a long-standing mindfulness practice, coupled with a senior career in financial services, Louise Chester founded Mindfulness at Work in 2010 and became the UK partner of Potential Project in 2014. Having consulted to over 200 leading organisations and introduced mindfulness training to over 100,000 people in the corporate world. Louise will introduce her colleague Rasmus Hougaard and share her knowledge on how to bring wisdom and compassion to the world of work, to build cultures that support sustainable business success.
Justine Lutterodt is Director of the Centre for Synchronous Leadership, a consultancy and think tank dedicated to facilitating systemic change in the corporate sector. She brings to her work over 15 years of experience working with senior executives and teams from professional services and FTSE 500 companies. Outside from client work, Justine is an internationally recognised speaker and her thought pieces on ethical leadership have been featured at the World Economic Forum and in publications such as Huffington Post and City AM. Justine is also an active contributor to the business community, and chairs the judging process for the Diversity Legal Awards. In 2016 she was named one of Britain’s most influential black entrepreneurs by BE Mogul. More recently, she has been recognised as one of Brummell Magazine’s 30 most influential female industry changemakers for 2017. Justine holds an MSc from the LSE in Organisational Psychology and a BA from Yale in Mathematics and Philosophy.
Simon Fanshawe OBE is a co-founder and partner of Diversity by Design, a groundbreaking consultancy that works with organisations to develop diversity solutions to strategic questions in order to build greater performance. He is also a broadcaster, writer and pundit. He was awarded the OBE in the New Years Honours list 2013 for services to Higher Education. And he was made an Honorary Doctor of the University of Sussex for services to diversity and human rights in 2013.
Dr. Daniel E. Martin is an Associate Professor of Management at California State University, East Bay, and Director of Research at the Charter for Compassion. Formerly a Visiting Associate Professor at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University (and currently Consulting scientist), a Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Law & Society at UC Berkeley, a Research Fellow for the U.S. Army Research Institute as well as a Personnel Research Psychologist for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, he has worked with private, public and non-profit organizations on pre-employment selection, training, and organizational assessment. His research interests include: compassion, social capital, ethical behavior, racism and prejudice, human resources assessment, religiosity, spirituality and humor. Dan holds TEDxHayward at CSUEB highlighting quantitative efforts in Peace Innovation. Dan is the CEO/President of Brightsity.
Creating brands and businesses with soul is Sian’s passion. Multi-award winner, including Female Marketer of the Year, CEW Achiever Award, Entrepreneur of the Year and British Inventor of the Year; Sian is a serial entrepreneur with a varied background in advertising, Michelin Star restaurants , film production and brand creation design agencies. Sian is often asked to speak about female empowerment, entrepreneurship and how to build positive, passionate, responsible brands people really connect to. After exiting the business to The Hut Group in 2016, Sian co-founded A Plastic Planet with Frederikke Magnussen; a non profit organisation focused on ‘turning off the plastic tap’ by creating Plastic Free Aisles in European supermarkets. The Plastic Free Aisle campaign is now the No 1 initiative offering a genuine solution to the plastic pollution crisis; with significant media attention, public support and engagement with industry. In January, the UK PM, Theresa May, publicly backed the campaign as part of the government’s 25 year environmental plan. A Plastic Planet will now work cross party to accelerate the pace of change. She believes APP’s success is largely down to their pro-business collaborative approach; working with industry rather than against them.
Timothy Henry has over 25 years of consulting experience working closely with Senior Executives to define and address their business and leadership challenges. Timothy’s passion is working with senior leaders to help them define what “great” means for their organizations and for themselves as leaders. He then works with and coaches leaders and their leadership teams to develop the implementation blueprints and execution plans to get there. He began his consulting career at Booz Allen and Hamilton and was a Principal there. In addition to his involvement with the Board of Conscious Capitalism, Inc., he also serves on several non-profit boards including the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in the Berkshires. Timothy and Fabienne live in Boston and London with their five children.
David is Co-Founder and Senior Partner of Generation Investment Management. Previously, David spent 18 years at Goldman Sachs including serving as co-CEO and CEO of Goldman Sachs Asset Management from 1999-2003.David received a BA from Hamilton College, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Bruce Daisley is the EMEA Vice President of Twitter. He joined the company in 2012 having previously run YouTube UK at Google. He has also worked at Emap/Bauer and Capital Radio. He is a digital advisor to Comic Relief. Bruce runs the Apple #1 Business Chart topping podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat on work culture. His work can be found as NewWorkManifesto.org. In spring 2019 Penguin Books will be publishing Bruce's first book, The New Work Manifesto.