Learning, Doing and Lasting Impact

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Learning, Doing and Lasting Impact

June 18, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Time and time again we read about how to improve our ability to practice career-boosting techniques. However, knowledge of how to deal with a situation isn’t always powerful enough to encourage us to apply them to our everyday lives.

Today, we invite you to join us and our three guest speakers to develop a personal toolkit to help you:

– Build resilience

– Trust your intuition

– Network better

– Work smart not long

– Speak with confidence in the workplace (even when you’re disagreeing with something or being ‘manterrupted‘)

The focus of this interactive workshop is simple; theory, research, value, and most importantly, practice. No matter what stage you’re at in your career, these practical take-aways will allow you to start thinking about ‘what things mean for you‘. By the end of it, we hope you will be equipped with new skills to try out in your workplace. After all, what is the value of learning if it doesn’t spark action or produce a long-lasting impact?


Judy GoldbergJudy Goldberg, Wonder Shift

With over two decades of experience in designing curriculums, delivering programmes and events, facilitation, and team and leadership development, Judy founded WONDERSHIFT LTD. to work with clients to explore the wonder within our control and to determine what actions can be taken to shift our companies, our employees and our own lives to be more successful, productive, fulfilled, and present.

Judy is a senior associate with Next Action Associates, and as a certified David Allen practitioner in Getting Things Done (GTD®) she is uniquely qualified to support individuals and organisations of all sizes to achieve the focus and clarity that the GTD® method provides.

Judy started her career as a teacher in the US and then relocated to an International School in Costa Rica.  She transferred her skills into the hospitality industry to sail the high seas as one of the first Training & Development Officers for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.

Back on land, she joined Discovery Communications in Silver Spring, MD, and then moved to London in 2007 to set up and lead the international Learning & Development function for Discovery Networks International.  She most recently spent a year as the Executive Director of Leadership & Organisation Development at Sony Pictures Entertainment in London.

Judy speaks at conferences regularly, and serves as a trustee for the Drive Forward Foundation and the London Urban Arts Academy. To feed her passions she talks to strangers, takes photos, seeks out street art, practices hot yoga, travels to new places each year, and loves to learn about our amazing and mysterious brain.


Liz BarnesLiz Barnes, Learning and Development Coach

Liz’s career began over 25 years ago when as a postdoctoral biological scientist she joined Unilever.  Her main role was to lead science-based Research and Development projects.  She made several self-managed career transitions within Unilever becoming a market researcher and a trainer, gaining professional HR qualifications and beginning an MA in professional executive coaching. She then joined Cranfield University as a learning and development consultant where she thoroughly enjoyed working and being immersed in leadership development. She designed and ran diverse leadership workshops and coached executives, leaders and entrepreneurs. After several years as an independent coach she joined Johnson Matthey, a FTSE 100 Chemical manufacturing company as Learning and Development Specialist to focus on leadership development in a more global context. Her organisational experience together with having worked in the US, Asia and Europe brings a rich awareness of the impact of culture in business. She also works as faculty member of i-coach academy, supporting the development of coaches as they undertake their Masters degree.

Over her career Liz’s passion and enthusiasm for learning has fuelled her own career development and continual interest in leading edge approaches for helping others develop. So much so that her PhD in neurobiology all those years ago is now a real life testament for her love of TS Eliot’s poem Little Gidding as the field of neuroscience and biological sciences are advancing and bring fresh new thinking to coaching and leadership development

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time’

She encourages her clients and leaders to embrace new thinking, to blend both art and science, and engage with exploration as the world changes and develops at a fast pace.

In her spare time she loves theatre and photography


Matt BournMatt Bourn, SVP, European Media Practice, MWW PR

With 20 years’ experience in the PR, communications and marketing industry, I run the MWW PR European Media Practice.  Our combined client portfolio covers all aspects of the media, marketing, telecoms and advertising landscape in the UK with international capabilities and services including B2B, Corporate, Public Affairs, consumer PR with fully integrated social and digital communications, content creation, research and design.

I am fascinated by all things to do with the media, writing and publishing.  I have specialised since my degree in communications for the world of media, advertising and technology and written constantly, personally and professionally, during that time.  Twenty years on from graduation, storytelling is everywhere in my life, so through 2014-2016 I am studying an MA in Creative Writing at Birkbeck to further my understanding of the art of storytelling in this changing world.

MWW PR is one of the world’s top, mid-sized public relations firms and one of the five largest independent agencies. The firm is industry-recognized for its work in consumer lifestyle marketing, digital marketing and social media, corporate communications, public affairs and government relations, consumer technology, healthcare and visual branding.

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June 18, 2015
12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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