Reunion 2022 17-19 June

Welcome to Reunion 2022

We are delighted to be able to offer a blended programme of both virtual and in-person* sessions for alumni who graduated in years ending 2 and 7 as well as a family garden party at our London campus.

Whether it’s your 5th or 25th reunion we look forward to welcoming you back. As a diverse, global network of original thinkers and innovators we hope you’ll enjoy the chance to experience some of the most recent content from the School, with a focus on leadership and showcasing some of our newest electives.

Join us, our Dean, LBS faculty and the School's research institutes for a programme of rich thought leadership and an evening of class celebrations.

Please see the full agenda below.

Unfortunately, due to high demand, our in-person Reunion activities on Saturday and Sunday are now fully booked. We are trying our best to accommodate as many alumni as possible. Please join the waitlist in case a place becomes available.

Agenda
Times and speakers are subject to change. All times are in BST.

Friday 17 June
Online speaker programme

  • 11:00

    Online informal networking - log on and connect with your LBS community

  • 11:30

    Welcome and Dean's update

    Sandra Tsao Sandra Tsao - SLN2007 event host
    More information

    Dean François Ortalo-Magné Dean François Ortalo-Magné
    More information

  • 12:10

    The Power of Purpose

    Dan Cable Dan Cable, Professor of Organisational Behaviour
    More information

  • 13:10

    The Art and Science of Happiness

    Selin Kesebir Selin Kesebir, Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour
    More information

  • 14:10

    Session close

  • 14:15

    Online informal networking

  • 15:00

    Event close

London Alumni Club Reunion Party - Friday night at the Ned
Please click here to book

Saturday 18 June
Speaker programme, in person at LBS London campus

  • 09:30

    Registration open

  • 10:15

    Welcome from the Dean

    Dean François Ortalo-Magné Dean François Ortalo-Magné
    More information

  • 10:20

    Thought leadership keynote
    Boardroom Disasters and How to Avoid Them Through Effective Culture

    Randall Peterson Randall Peterson, Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Academic Director of the Leadership Institute
    More information

    Vyla Rollins Vyla Rollins, Executive Director, Leadership Institute
    More information

  • 13:00

    Lunch

  • 15:30

    Coffee break

  • 17:15

    Event close

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    ***Saturday evening – individual volunteer-led class celebrations taking place at venues across London

Sunday 19 June
Family Garden Party in person at LBS London campus

  • 12:00

    Registrations open
    A day of family fun and chance to connect with your classmates

  • 16:00

    Event close

Alumni Services and Benefits Alumni Career Centre LBS Hub

* The safety of our School community is at the forefront of all we do at LBS and the School follows health and safety guidelines from central Government, the Department for Education and the Local Health Authority.

François Ortalo-Magné

Dean - PhD (Minnesota)

François Ortalo-Magné is the ninth Dean of London Business School, a position he has held since August 2017. He is leading a strategy focused on (1) academic research and its impact, (2) learning innovations and alumni engagement and (3) inclusion, striving for gender parity and greater socio-economic and ethnic diversity. Since taking up the role, Ortalo-Magné has led the relaunch of the LBS brand, the growth of degree programmes and a significant increase in philanthropic support for scholarships.

Dean Ortalo-Magné serves on the International Advisory Board of BritishAmerican Business and on the Board of Directors and Innovation Committee of AACSB. His research on the economics of land and housing markets has been published in leading academic journals. He has built on his research and leadership experiences to advise a broad range of private, governmental and multi-lateral organisations and shared his insights in leading media outlets and at conferences around the world.

Prior to his appointment, Ortalo-Magné was the Albert O. Nicholas Dean and Robert E. Wangard Professor of Real Estate at the Wisconsin School of Business. His first academic appointment was at the London School of Economics.

François Ortalo-Magné

Selin Kesebir

Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour
13:10 The Art and Science of Happiness

Is being happy a skill we can learn, just like playing the piano or speaking Spanish? Or is our happiness dictated by our genes and circumstances? What are the widely accepted myths about happiness, and what are some little-appreciated methods that will make our lives happier? To address these questions, the session will draw on the science of happiness and the philosophical tradition.

Bio

Dr Selin Kesebir’s research interests include cooperation, competition, gender, inequality and cultural transmission. She teaches Executive Leadership and Negotiations in her role as Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour, of London Business School. Prior to joining the School she was a Post-doctoral Research Associate at UVa’s Darden School of Business.

She completed her undergraduate studies in Economics and International Relations at Koç University in Turkey. She has an MA in cognitive psychology from Northwestern University and a PhD in social psychology from the University of Virginia.

She is an editorial board member of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and previously has been Editor in-Chief and Associate Editor of In-Mind Magazine. She has also reviewed: Basic and Applied Social Psychology, British Journal of Social Psychology, Emotion Review, European Journal of Social Psychology, Merrill Palmer Quarterly, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, L'Année Psychologique, Motivation and Emotion, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin and Perspectives in Psychological Science.

Selin Kesebir

David Faro

Associate Professor of Marketing
14:15 Crisis Leadership and Human Behaviour

The human factor can spell the difference between success and failure in crisis situations. Delivering learnings from the Ignite Series programme, join David Faro and explore the tools and behavioural insights leaders need to in times of crisis.

Bio

David Faro received his PhD in Marketing and Behavioural Science at the University of Chicago. He joined London Business School in 2006. Dr Faro’s research examines consumer and managerial decision-making. He is particularly interested in how to help consumers make better financial and health decisions. He also does research on the psychology of time perception and prosocial behaviour. Dr Faro co-directs two executive-education programmes at the London Business School: Strategic Branding and Decision-Making Strategies for Leaders. He also teaches the course Behavioural Economics and Decision-Making for degree programmes. Before joining academia, Dr Faro worked in household appliance firms in Turkey and Greece. He speaks English, Turkish and Hebrew.

David Faro

Niro Sivanathan

Professor of Organisational Behaviour
16:00 Negotiation and Bargaining

In order to be a successful manager, you must regularly reach agreements with others. When interests and values are aligned, such agreements are easy to reach. But as we have all experienced, conflicts arise all too often, making agreements seem difficult if not impossible. One key reason for this difficulty is that although people often face conflict, most know very little about the strategy and psychology behind effectively resolving it and coming to an agreement.

Bio

Niro Sivanathan is a Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School. His research draws on social psychological and evolutionary theories to examine how our judgments, decisions and behaviours are shaped by the psychological experience of status and power within social hierarchies. In addition he also explores how our motivation to maintain the self-integrity influences decision-making.

His research has been presented at leading international conferences and published in the top international journals in the fields of Science, Management and Psychology, such as: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nature Human Behaviour, Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Applied Psychology, Psychological Science, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin and the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. This research has also been translated to practitioner audiences at the Harvard Business Review and a TED Talk. His research has also garnered international press coverage at CNN, Financial Times, Time Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Sunday Times and Forbes.

He teaches Negotiations, Influence, and Decision-making to a wide audience and is the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including being selected as one of the World's top 40 Best B-School Professors under 40 by Poets and Quants in 2016, and at LBS, the Excellence in Teaching Award, and voted the Best MBA teacher by the graduating class. He has provided advisory and executive education services for organizations such as Credit Suisse, Kearney, YPO, Merck, Central Bank of Turkey, Salesforce and LVHM.

Professor Sivanathan earned his PhD in Management & Organisations from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He also holds an MSc in Management and a BA in Psychology (Honours) from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada.

Niro Sivanathan

Simona Botti

Professor of Marketing; Chair, Marketing Faculty
11:50 Brand Management

Brands articulate a company's strategy, drive its execution, and are often the most valuable asset on (or off) the balance sheet. This session highlights the strategic implications of branding for organisations and delivers a framework and a set of tools for effective brand management. How to understand the most important concepts in building strong brands, maximizing the value of existing brands, and managing a brand portfolio.

Bio

Professor Botti joined London Business School in 2007 after two years as Assistant Professor of Marketing at the S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University. She received an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, and a MBA and PhD in Marketing from the University of Chicago.

Professor Botti teaches the Brand Management elective and co-directs (with David Faro) the open enrolment executive education course Strategic Branding: From Behavioural Insight to Business Growth. In 2017 she received the MBA Best Teacher Award and the London Business School Excellence in Teaching Award.

Professor Botti’s research focuses on consumer behaviour and decision making, with particular emphasis on the psychological processes underlying perceived personal control and how exercising control (freedom of choice, power, information) influence consumers’ satisfaction and well-being.

Her work has been published in leading psychology and consumer behaviour journals, including the Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and Psychological Science. She is Associate Editor at Journal of Consumer Psychology and Journal of Consumer Research. She also served on the Association for Consumer Research Board as International Perspectives Director from 2016 to 2018 and is currently a member of the ACR Ombuds team.

Simona Botti

Stefano Turconi

Teaching Fellow of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
11:50 Enhance Performance Through Culture

Cultivating a strong organisational culture is essential for companies today. You don’t have to look far in the news headlines to find examples of how a good corporate culture can turbocharge performance, while a bad culture can wreak havoc on a company’s reputation and results. Culture - rather than detailed rules or micromanagement - can shape behaviours enabling strategic alignment (focus on what matters the most), horizontal coordination (collaborate across teams, functions, and regions), and organizational agility (adapt quickly to changing conditions and seize fleeting opportunities). Learn more about what you can do to clarify, communicate, and refresh your company’s culture to generate lasting results.

Bio

Stefano Turconi focuses on Translational Research and Action Learning in the context of business strategy. He aims to help reconcile academic theory and empirical findings in order to improve strategy execution and enhance business performance.

His findings have appeared in publications such as Business Strategy Review (now London Business School Review), Strategic Direction and Sloan Management Review.

Stefano Turconi

Jeff Skinner

Executive Director of the Institute of Entrepreneurship and Private Capital
14:15 From Innovation to Market

More LBS students are creating new ventures than ever before. As a School, we’ve long been strong in entrepreneurship - what’s made the difference has been the creation of numerous experiential initiatives – that enable students to ‘learn by doing’. The number and diversity of these programmes, usually led by students and backed by the Institute of Entrepreneurship and Private Capital, (IEPC) has grown massively over the last few years. The same approach has now made it into the curriculum with two new experiential electives, one (‘Innovation to Market’) collaborating with entrepreneurial scientists to create technology-based ventures, the other (‘The Entrepreneurship Lab’) working with founders who are on the threshold of scaling.

Join Jeff Skinner, EMBA94 and Director of the IEPC to find out about the movement towards experiential entrepreneurship programmes at the School.

Bio

Jeff Skinner is Executive Director of the Institute of Entrepreneurship and Private Capital at LBS. He teaches on several entrepreneurship courses at the School and leads many of the co-curricular activities supported by the Institute, including all competitions, the London Entrepreneurship Review and the TELL Series.

Prior to joining the School, Jeff was commercial director at University College London (UCL), where he built its Technology Transfer division – including the creation of two seed-funds and new units to stimulate consultancy, industry engagement and spin-out creation. Working alongside senior academics, he co-founded more than 30 technology-based spin outs that collectively raised more than £30 million in first round capital. He also introduced management education for engineers and created the first Research Masters Programmes at UCL.

Jeff remains deeply involved in technology commercialisation through teaching, consulting and speaking around the world. He chairs the Review Committee of the Alliance of Technology Transfer Professionals –the global technology transfer professional body – and is past president of the leading UK and European Technology Transfer Associations (PraxisUnicoand ASTP Proton). He is author of the Leadership Foundation’s  publication Commercialisation Skills for Academics and Researchers and has written more than 20 teaching case studies, covering many aspects of university technology transfer. Jeff has also spoken at TEDx.

Before joining UCL, Jeff led technology commercialisation at Hoechst Celanese Photonics in New Jersey and was previously photonics research manager at General Electric. His first degree was in physics and he holds a PhD in thin film photonics from UCL and a MBA from LBS.

Jeff Skinner

Andrew Likierman

Professor of Management Practice in Accounting
14:15 Improving your judgment

Everyone says that judgment is one of the most important of all personal qualities for those leading organisations. So what is judgment and how can you improve yours?

Bio

Andrew was educated at the University of Vienna and Balliol College Oxford. He is Professor of Management Practice at the London Business School having previously been Professor of Accounting and Financial Control. He has also served in a number of administrative roles, including as Dean from 2009 to 2017. His current research is on the role of judgement in management after he became curious as to why judgement, which is generally highly valued, is not developed or used in management. He has an Honorary Doctorate from the London Business School and from three other universities.

Andrew’s career has included work in the public and private sectors, as well as in professional life.

In the public sector he was a member of the Cabinet Office Central Policy Review Staff and spent a 10-year period as one of the Managing Directors of the UK Treasury and Head of the UK Government Accountancy Service. In this period he led the project which changed the basis of government planning, control and reporting from cash to accruals, for which he was created a Knight in 2001. He has also been a Non-executive Chairman of the National Audit Office, Deputy Chairman of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust and a Director of the Bank of England. He has won the Sunday Times award for Non-Executive Director of the year in the public/not for profit sector.

In the private sector Andrew worked as a management accountant with Tootal Ltd, ran a textile plant in Germany and was Managing Director of the overseas division of Qualitex Ltd, with subsidiaries in France, the US and Malta. He has been the non-executive Chairman of the market research firm MORI Ltd, the Economists’ Bookshop Group, the California-based electro-technology company Applied Intellectual Capital plc and a non-executive Director of Barclays Bank plc. He is currently a national independent non-executive director of Times Newspapers Holdings Ltd and a non-executive director of the quoted insurance Lloyds underwriter Beazley plc.

In his professional capacity, Andrew has advised the House of Commons Treasury, Employment, Transport and Social Services Select Committees. He is a past President of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (who awarded him their Gold Medal) and was a member of the Financial Reporting Council. He has been a member of a number of official inquiries, including North Sea oil costs, international comparisons of telecoms and posts, and accounting for changing prices. He chaired a government study on professional liability. In the field of corporate governance, he was a member of the “Cadbury Committee” on UK corporate governance, and of the steering committee on oversight and governance of the United Nations.

He lives in London and is married with two children and five grandchildren.

Andrew Likierman

Randall Peterson

Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Academic Director of the Leadership Institute
10:20 Boardroom Disasters and How to Avoid them through Effective Culture

Explore what is really needed to improve both boardroom culture and director behaviour. Sharing research from LBS’s Leadership Institute and from Randall’s newest book, Randall and Vyla will use evidenced based insights and provide a wide range of recommendations. Whether you are a regulator, company director, investor, charity trustee or customer (or part of any decision making group, even beyond boards) this session will inspire you to rethink, reconsider and improve the shape of organisations in these complex times.

Bio

Professor Randall S Peterson is Academic Director of the Leadership Institute. His current research activities include investigating: how CEO personality affects top management team interaction, board dynamics, leading diverse teams, conflict management in teams, and the effects of member personality on group interaction and performance.

As Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School, he teaches on the EMBA, MBA, MFA, and Executive Education on leading teams and organisations, high performance teams, leadership assessment, and interpersonal skill development. He teaches the ‘Leadership Week’ of the Accelerated Development Programme for transition into general management, as well as leadership on the Senior Executive Programme. He has been invited to teach and consult across the world, for companies such as ADNOC, Alcan, AREVA, Barclays, Chevron/Texaco, Deutsche Bank, Emirates Bank, E.ON, GIB, IBM, Lufthansa, Nestlé, Price Waterhouse Coopers, and Roche.

His research is published in the leading scholarly journals in the field including Academy of Management Annals, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Randall has also edited a book entitled Leading and Managing People in Dynamic Organizations. He has also written numerous articles for managers in places like Harvard Business Review, as well as business cases on companies including Commercial International Bank and Allergan.

Professor Peterson holds a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining London Business School, he was on the faculty of Northwestern University and Cornell University's SC Johnson Graduate School of Management. He is a former Deputy Dean (Faculty), Subject Area Chair of Organisational Behaviour, Chair of the Ph.D. Programme, and Vice President of the Campaign Committee of London Business School.

Randall Peterson

Vyla Rollins

Executive Director, Leadership Institute
10:20 Boardroom Disasters and How to Avoid them through Effective Culture

Explore what is really needed to improve both boardroom culture and director behaviour. Sharing research from LBS’s Leadership Institute and from Randall’s newest book, Randall and Vyla will use evidenced based insights and provide a wide range of recommendations. Whether you are a regulator, company director, investor, charity trustee or customer (or part of any decision making group, even beyond boards) this session will inspire you to rethink, reconsider and improve the shape of organisations in these complex times.

Bio

Vyla has worked as a strategic organisational effectiveness consultant in Europe for over 30 years. She has international experience of working as an advisor to emerging, senior, and C-Suite leaders in global, regional, and country based organisations. Topics Vyla has advised on include: board effectiveness, strategy execution, behavioural based change, and leadership effectiveness and development.

She also has experience as Programme Director, Executive Coach, Learning Facilitator, and Tutor in Executive Education programmes, at institutions such as London Business School, INSEAD, and Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. She holds a BA in Industrial/ Organisational Psychology, a M.Phil. in Organisational Behaviour and a Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Vyla is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a Fellow of Royal Society of Medicine.

Vyla Rollins

Dan Cable

Professor of Organisational Behaviour, London Business School
12:10 The Power of Purpose

We will discuss why purpose is important to humans, and why stories about purpose are so critical in inspiring employee commitment, particularly during times of change. We will discuss how leaders can help people craft and personalize their stories about purpose in their work activities, and the motivating power of purpose relative to other possible motivators. Finally, we will discuss how we can “repurpose” our own work and duties, so that work is more engaging and starts to feel more like ‘real life’.

Bio

Dan Cable is Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School. Dan’s research and teaching focus on employee engagement, change, organizational culture, leadership mindset, and the linkage between brands and employee behaviors. Dan was selected for the 2018 Thinkers50 Radar List, The Academy of Management has twice honored Dan with “Best article” awards, and The Academy of Management Perspectives ranked Dan in the “Top 25 most influential management scholars.”

Dan’s newest book is Alive at Work, and his first book was Change to Strange. He has published two edited books and more than 50 articles in top scientific journals. His most recent research was published in Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, the Academy of Management Journal, and Administrative Science Quarterly. This research has been featured in the Economist, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, CNBC, New York Times, and Business Week.

Dan’s clients include Carlsberg, Coca Cola, Deloitte, EY, HSBC, Ikea, McDonalds, MS Amlin, NBC Universal, Porsche Consulting, Prudential, PwC, Rabobank, Roche, Sanofi, Siemens, and Twitter.

Dan Cable

Career Workshop

11:50 Boosting your Performance Mindset

Join us for a highly practical and interactive awareness session in the form of an inspiring workshop enabling you to boost your mental effectiveness in daily work and life through a better understanding of the nature of the mind.

This workshop will help you:

  • Gain insight in the default nature of our minds and why this can make it difficult for us to be focused and relaxed at work and at home, especially when remote working in the hybrid era.
  • Understand the benefits of the Performance Mindset and how we can train the mind to be more focused, calm and clear, enhancing our ability to stay present and make conscious decisions, rather than slipping into reactivity and automatic pilot.
  • Understand (and experience first-hand!) how and why multi-tasking undermines our focus and resilience and how to be more mentally effective during the working day and beyond.
  • Understand the science and evidence-based benefits of mindfulness (mind training) and how to establish a regular mindfulness practice.
  • Learn practical strategies and techniques to boost mental effectiveness during challenging and uncertain times.
Potential Projects

We are on a mission to create a more human world of work. We do this by helping leaders and teams to understand and manage their minds which is where all potential for great things begins. Over the past decade, we have helped over 350,000 individuals at more than 500 clients to adopt new ways of working and leading.

Our solutions are pragmatic and immediately applicable, delivered by experienced facilitators who have spent decades in the corporate environment.

Potential Project

Career Workshop

14:15 Building an Innovation Mindset

Join us for a highly practical and interactive awareness session in the form of an inspiring workshop enabling you to access the creative potential and agility of your mind to improve decision making and problem solving in uncertain times.

This workshop will help you:

  • Learn how to cultivate an Innovation Mindset and develop a beginner’s mind to counter cognitive rigidity and expert think in problem solving and decision making
  • Understand how an ego-based mindset limits innovation, particularly during times of uncertainty and change
  • Gain insights into how to shift to a ‘selfless’ approach to enable seeing greater potential and growth
  • Learn how to develop and train the mind to create the presence and mind space required for clear and creative ‘out of the box’ thinking
  • Learn practical strategies and techniques to boost creativity in your team during challenging and uncertain times.
Potential Projects

We are on a mission to create a more human world of work. We do this by helping leaders and teams to understand and manage their minds which is where all potential for great things begins. Over the past decade, we have helped over 350,000 individuals at more than 500 clients to adopt new ways of working and leading.

Our solutions are pragmatic and immediately applicable, delivered by experienced facilitators who have spent decades in the corporate environment.

Potential Project

Career Keynote

16:00 Unlocking Human Leadership

Companies strive to create more connected and caring workplaces, where people thrive and do their best work, because they can be themselves and have a sense of belonging.

We know that leaders are the single biggest contributor to how employees experience work, especially post pandemic. But every day leaders need to make decisions that impact people’s lives.

How do leaders do the hard things that come with the responsibility of leadership, while remaining a good person and bringing out the best in other people?

This Career Keynote will focus on this concept of ‘Compassionate Leadership’, sharing some of the research that shows that Leader’s Wisdom + Compassion leads to better business results and helps leaders execute at speed without burning out, drive performance with care, and stay agile to create next practice.

Potential Projects

We are on a mission to create a more human world of work. We do this by helping leaders and teams to understand and manage their minds which is where all potential for great things begins. Over the past decade, we have helped over 350,000 individuals at more than 500 clients to adopt new ways of working and leading.

Our solutions are pragmatic and immediately applicable, delivered by experienced facilitators who have spent decades in the corporate environment.

Potential Project

Daniel Stane

Leadership Keynote Speaker
16:00 Unlocking Human Leadership

Companies strive to create more connected and caring workplaces, where people thrive and do their best work, because they can be themselves and have a sense of belonging.

We know that leaders are the single biggest contributor to how employees experience work, especially post pandemic. But every day leaders need to make decisions that impact people’s lives.

How do leaders do the hard things that come with the responsibility of leadership, while remaining a good person and bringing out the best in other people?

This Career Keynote will focus on this concept of ‘Compassionate Leadership’, sharing some of the research that shows that Leader’s Wisdom + Compassion leads to better business results and helps leaders execute at speed without burning out, drive performance with care, and stay agile to create next practice.

Bio

Daniel is an international speaker, coach and workshop leader with an impressive track record in guiding leaders to create a more human, inclusive and future-fit approach to business and leadership. He is driven by a mission to inspire and support leaders and teams to realise their potential and create sustainable levels of high performance, impact, wellbeing and ultimately human impact.

To date, Daniel has delivered keynotes and consulted with thousands of leaders from FTSE250/Fortune 500 companies from a diverse range of sectors including consumer goods, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, technology and finance.

Daniel has built a reputation as a dynamic and inspiring speaker and facilitator with a practical and insightful style. He integrates an application of mindfulness, emotional intelligence and potential-oriented psychology to support executives to develop a more conscious, fearless, resilient and collaborative approach to leadership.

A committed mindfulness practitioner for many years, and with over 25 years of business experience, Daniel draws on career success as a senior international leader for one of the world’s largest global industrial manufacturers. Since then, he has founded and led a number of successful human capital and leadership consultancies.

Daniel has published many articles on leadership, team performance, innovation and inclusion, and has contributed to two recent books on mindful leadership and global inclusion.

Daniel is also a certified leadership, mindfulness, inclusion and emotional intelligence coach, holds a BA(hons) in International Business, and a DipM in Strategic Marketing. Daniel speaks several European languages (including English, French and Czech), has worked in over thirty countries across the globe, and as such is able to connect well with a diverse range of nationalities and cultural contexts. He is married, a father of two and lives in London.

Daniel Stane

Tamzin Muir

Senior Consultant & Coach
11:50 Boosting your Performance Mindset

Join us for a highly practical and interactive awareness session in the form of an inspiring workshop enabling you to boost your mental effectiveness in daily work and life through a better understanding of the nature of the mind.

This workshop will help you:

  • Gain insight in the default nature of our minds and why this can make it difficult for us to be focused and relaxed at work and at home, especially when remote working in the hybrid era.
  • Understand the benefits of the Performance Mindset and how we can train the mind to be more focused, calm and clear, enhancing our ability to stay present and make conscious decisions, rather than slipping into reactivity and automatic pilot.
  • Understand (and experience first-hand!) how and why multi-tasking undermines our focus and resilience and how to be more mentally effective during the working day and beyond.
  • Understand the science and evidence-based benefits of mindfulness (mind training) and how to establish a regular mindfulness practice.
  • Learn practical strategies and techniques to boost mental effectiveness during challenging and uncertain times.
Bio

Tamzin started practicing mindfulness to support her wellbeing and performance in the high-pressured working environment of a City law firm.

Previously a lawyer for over 10 years, she qualified into Litigation at Herbert Smith Freehills in 2005, working in London and Hong Kong, before moving in-house into the media at ITV plc and then BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC.

Eventually retraining as an executive coach and mindfulness teacher, she now has a First Class Masters degree from King’s College London in the Neuroscience and Clinical Health Applications of Mindfulness. 

Prior to joining Potential Project, Tamzin worked for the mental health charity, Mind, providing mental health & wellbeing training & consultancy for the workplace. She has delivered mental health awareness training to over 2000 individuals and leaders across all industries, in both the private and public sectors.

Since joining Potential Project full-time in 2018, she provides 1:1 coaching to senior leaders, as well as designing and running team and leadership training programmes focusing on optimising performance, resilience and innovation through training the mind. 

Tamzin Muir

Tamzin Muir

Senior Consultant & Coach
14:15 Building an Innovation Mindset

Join us for a highly practical and interactive awareness session in the form of an inspiring workshop enabling you to access the creative potential and agility of your mind to improve decision making and problem solving in uncertain times.

This workshop will help you:

  • Learn how to cultivate an Innovation Mindset and develop a beginner’s mind to counter cognitive rigidity and expert think in problem solving and decision making
  • Understand how an ego-based mindset limits innovation, particularly during times of uncertainty and change
  • Gain insights into how to shift to a ‘selfless’ approach to enable seeing greater potential and growth
  • Learn how to develop and train the mind to create the presence and mind space required for clear and creative ‘out of the box’ thinking
  • Learn practical strategies and techniques to boost creativity in your team during challenging and uncertain times.
Bio

Tamzin started practicing mindfulness to support her wellbeing and performance in the high-pressured working environment of a City law firm.

Previously a lawyer for over 10 years, she qualified into Litigation at Herbert Smith Freehills in 2005, working in London and Hong Kong, before moving in-house into the media at ITV plc and then BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC.

Eventually retraining as an executive coach and mindfulness teacher, she now has a First Class Masters degree from King’s College London in the Neuroscience and Clinical Health Applications of Mindfulness. 

Prior to joining Potential Project, Tamzin worked for the mental health charity, Mind, providing mental health & wellbeing training & consultancy for the workplace. She has delivered mental health awareness training to over 2000 individuals and leaders across all industries, in both the private and public sectors.

Since joining Potential Project full-time in 2018, she provides 1:1 coaching to senior leaders, as well as designing and running team and leadership training programmes focusing on optimising performance, resilience and innovation through training the mind. 

Tamzin Muir

Anna Pavlova

Professor of Finance; Academic Director, AQR Asset Management Institute
11:50 GameStop, Robinhood and amateur options traders

Retail investment boomed during the pandemic, powered by the sudden rise in popularity of zero-commission trading apps such as Robinhood. Spurred by Reddit posts and social media, millions of new investors flocked to the options market placing bets on tech companies, reopening theatre productions and so-called ‘meme stocks’ like GameStop Corp. Traders set record after record, buying more than 23 million call options a week at the peak of the frenzy in 2021, but mistakes and trading costs has lost investors approx. $6 billion on options trades in the last 18 months alone. Join Professor Anna Pavlova to explore the boom and lessons learned from the rise of retail investment.

Bio

Anna Pavlova is Professor of Finance at London Business School. She is also an Academic Director of the AQR Asset Management Institute at London Business School, a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London and a former Director of the European Finance Association. As of December 2018, she was elected a Director of the American Finance Association.

Prior to joining London Business School, she was on the faculty at MIT Sloan School of Management. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, an MA in Economics from the New Economic School (Moscow) and an MSc in Applied Mathematics from Moscow State University.

Professor Pavlova has published in top journals such as the American Economic Review, Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies and the Review of Economic Studies. Her recent research focuses on the impact of institutional investors on asset prices, the financialisation of commodities and frictions in international financial markets. Anna has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant and has received a number of other prestigious awards for her research and teaching.

Professor Pavlova is currently one of the Academic Directors of the AQR Asset Management Institute at LBS.

Anna Pavlova

Donal Crilly

Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
16:00 Language in strategy

In this session we take stock of the latest advances in research on language and strategy. How business leaders speak provides a window into how they strategize. Their language also influences the success of strategies by shaping the perceptions of investors and other critical stakeholders.

Bio

Professor Donal Crilly’s research interests include stakeholder theory, managerial cognition, and intertemporal choice. His work has been published in journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, the Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, and the Journal of International Business Studies.

Currently Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at London Business School, Donal Crilly is Associate Editor at the Strategic Management Journal, and an editorial board member of the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, the Journal of International Business Studies, and Strategic Organization.

Professor Crilly holds a BA (Dublin) MBA (Hitotsubashi) PhD (INSEAD) (UCL).

Donal Crilly