Breaking Barriers is for the UK's new budding entrepreneurs to network and learn from experts in their field, to take away tools that they can use to grow their business and professional career.
|Our aims: Network, Learning, Achieving|
Networking: Connecting entrepreneurs with each other, highly skilled professionals and the UK's brightest prospects
Learning: Give all attendees valuable skills and tools that they can apply to grow. If our economy is to grow then business and entrepreneurs most be given as much assistance as possible
Achieving: All attendees will leave the event with tools that they can take apply into their business / careers and achieve the aims they want.
The event kicks off with stimulating keynote speakers and is followed by networking and a choice of 11 skills development workshops, facilitated by a Senior director from a multinational company or an expert in that field. So that our attendees gain the most out of the mini-seminar, only one may be selected and attended on the evening. Places are allocated on a first come first serve basis (maximum of 30 attendees per workshop) during the Eventbrite registration process.
6.00 pm Registration
6.25pm Opening Remarks
6.30pm Speaker talks
7.00 pm Classes Commence
8:30pm Networking Commences
|Main Talk and Key Note Speakers (6.30pm)|
Richard Millar- CEO, UK + Regional President, Europe at Hill + Knowlton Strategies
Richard is CEO of one of the UK's biggest public relations and integrated communications consultancy, with 86 offices in 48 Countries, an additional 50 affiliate office giving them a comprehensive global reach and a client base of leading brands they are a true leader in their field.
June O Sullivan CEO of London Years Foundation
June is CEO of LYF which is one of the UK's largest social enterprises with a turnover of 15 million pounds a year
|The workshops (7pm - 8:15pm)|
Running A Social Business And Engaging With A Corporate Company
By June O Sullivan CEO of London Years Foundation
June will be talking about her experience of running one of the UK’s largest social enterprises with a turnover of 15 million pounds a year. She will explain about the lessons learnt and provide advice of how to run a not for profit organisation and engage with potential sponsors and donors.
How to Engage And Grow Your Client Base On A Global Scale
By Melissa Romo- Director of Global Content at Sage
Melissa will share her skills and knowledge on doing cross-border market research and add campaigns to grow your client base on a global scale. Learn how to sell your product or service internationally and build your online brand for an international audience.
Leadership: How To Inspire Your Team To Perform At Their Best
By Nousheh Paris - Sales Director,Mid-Market, American Express
You will learn from Nousheh’s personal experience how she has been able to get the most out of the team that she manages. Inspiring, motivating and mobilising her people to be better, greater and more than what they ever thought imaginable.
Commerical Awareness: Tips For Job Applications And Interviews In The City
By Sheikh Bilal Khan - Senior Adviser to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Islamic Finance
This workshop will help you to get ahead and transform your prospects of acing your applications and interviews. Learn the commercial awareness skills and language that can set you apart from the competition.
Presentation Skills : Speaking for Impact and Results
By Leanne Page- Project Director at MSLGROUP (Publicis)
In her interactive workshop, Leanne will work with you to look at different ways to which you can raise your self- awareness, pinpoint your own style and build in practical tools to enable you to enhance your skills
How to Build Business Relationships to Close the Deal
By Louisa Weinstern - Mediator and Trainer Conflict Resolution Centre
“The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people” (Theodore Roosevelt). This session provides tips to help you get in front of the right people, grow your network, overcome challenges with difficult personalities and cement the relationship and secure the deal
How to Get Your Dream Job By Using Social Media
By Julie Bishop – Social Recruitment Trainer Jobhop
Many people have to understand social media before they get their head round social recruitment. I will talk about strategies to propel your profile or business using social media. We will look at various market, social media platforms.
Make Your Career Change And Start A New Business
By Melanie Eggers- CEO and Founder of Ap'et | IP Lawyer
Melanie has secured substantial funding for her start up technology company. Their technology is set to disrupt the way we shop. She will be sharing her experience of navigating from a successful professional career into a trail blazing entrepreneur.
The Single Biggest Skill Overlooked
By Entrepreneurs Preventing Them From Success
By Angela Jouanneau-Managing owner 21st Sanctuary
This workshop will provide you with the mental tools to remain calm and thus reduce stress and anxiety for optimal performance.In addition learning how to create and maintain a healthy work/ life study/ life balance is also crucial to long term effectiveness and durability.These are skill for LIFE which will allow you to excel and enjoy the process too.
Smash Self Limiting Beliefs That Hold You Back From Achieving Success
By Tim Robins, NLP & EFT Mindset Specialist
This workshop will teach you how to let go of anxiety, worry, doubts and fears. By tackling the critical inner voice you will be able to remove mental and emotional blockages that are stopping you from taking steps to your career / business goals
Twenty Three Tips To Build Your Brand Online
By Vee Roberts - Insight2Marketing
Workshop on building your brand online
1) Direct access to Leading figures
2) Top and secret tips about career progression.
3) Diversity of audience
4) Speakers who are inspiring and want to inspire other people (paying it forward)
5) Casual welcoming atmosphere
6) Opportunity to sign up to our mentoring program
Thank you to the following organisations for their continued support:
We are a not for profit organisation.
Our vision is a world where we all have equal access and opportunities to achieve our career and entrepreneurial aspirations.
We achieve this through professional development, mentoring and networking events which bring together Londons most talented and forward thinking individuals.
We also provide thought leadership, diversity and recruitment training to organisations to change their practices to make them more inclusive.
Creating social and economic change and creating a Generation of Success.
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