I have worked in organisational and community leadership for 30 years. The intersection of power, politics and privilege on the one hand, and serving “the whole person” on the other nourish me. I am preoccupied by the question: What does it mean to be a “whole person”? I draw on all areas of scholarly and creative thought to gather insights and freely share these to support the actions of my clients and colleagues. The key to my impact is that I am fully engaged in the struggle to face and embrace our whole selves, particularly in the boardroom. How we hold the creative and destructive, the entropic and the Telos, the light and shadow, remaining unshaken in the face of what emerges when we enter the recesses of the individual and collective psyche. The mission of the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations is to understand the human capacity to create and destroy, and explore freedom to make saner and harmonious choices. I directed the first ever GRC for Psychoanalysts, “Psychoanalysis in Transition”, and the smallest ever Leicester Conference and the only one outside the UK.
Director of the Group Relations Programme, Company Secretary and Principal Consultant Researcher.
Cathy Hawley is co-founder of startup Bolster, a managed marketplace matching executives with startups and scaleups. She has more than 20 years of experience in developing global People and Culture teams, including senior and CPO roles at Return Path and Epsilon, and has a passion for building highly effective leadership teams and creating inclusive and people-focused workplaces. She is a co-author of Startup CXO: A Field Guide to Scaling Up Your Company’s Critical Functions and Teams.
Cathy was the driving force behind the creation of the return to work program at Return Path and is now on the Board of Path Forward, a non-profit that helps companies create return-to-work programs for people who have taken time off to care for loved ones. Cathy loves spending time with her family, snowboarding, cycling, and traveling.
Dr. Juliette Nelson is an I-O Psychologist, Certified Diversity Executive (CDE®), published author, and entrepreneur with experience in program/project management, data collection/analytics, and implementing solutions to foster employee psychological safety, engagement, and performance. She holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration & Management and MBA from Mount Saint Mary College as well as her Ph.D. in Psychology, with a specialization in I-O Psychology from Capella University.
In her role as a Personnel Research Psychologist for the federal government, she leads the development of competency model studies and assessments to support employee learning and development. She also collaborates with cross-functional groups to leverage research and evidence-based and data-driven strategies to increase employee engagement, decrease turnover, and foster DEIA.
As an entrepreneur, Dr. Nelson offers products and services that encourage people to be purposeful in the different areas of their lives. Finally, she is also the author of Sharing My Lens: The College Experience, in which she shares some of the gems that prove to be valuable in achieving an engaging academic experience throughout college.
Given her experiences, her life’s work is all about ensuring that people have a safe space in which they can thrive and be their best authentic selves.
Simon is the Founder of the Eco-Leadership Institute and the Founder and CEO of Analytic-Network Coaching Ltd. He is a leading academic and practitioner in coaching and leadership. A past president of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations (ISPSO) and director of coaching and organizational Masters courses at leading universities, Simon is the author of Leadership: A Critical Text (3rd ed., Sage 2019), Coaching and Mentoring: A Critical Text (Sage 2012), and co-author of Global Leadership Perspectives: Insights and Analysis (Sage 2018).
Simon leads the popular Edgy Ideas podcast, in which he explores how social change, technology, and environmental issues impact how we live and who we are - personally and collectively - in our disruptive age. Through his current enterprises, Simon trains and leads a network of advanced coaches internationally with the aim of building an ecosystem of coaches who support the leadership required in today's network and global society. All of Simon's work emerges from a critical and ethical perspective, a belief that our task is to work in ‘good faith’ to build the ‘good society’.
Kara is a Principal at Incandescent who works with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to investors, ventures, and nonprofits. She helps leaders and teams work through the hardest strategic and organizational challenges they face, tackling questions like: How do we take decisive action with confidence in an increasingly complex environment? In what ways does our organization need to evolve how we work to tackle a changing set of problems? How must I as a leader change the way I show up in order for this strategy to take flight?