Guest Practices 13 : How one entrepreneur and his business is supercharging start-ups and small businesses globally


Special Guest:

Chandra Kant (CK)

CEO, Speaker, Sales Coach, Influencer, Brand Ambassador, Philosopher & Strategist

Chandra Kant is cofounder of Akulmach Technologies; a company which specialises in Business Technology Consulting Services. Akulmach works with many start-ups and SMEs across the world to help them sell better and faster.

Chandra Kant also known as ‘CK’ is highly experienced in Global Sales and Marketing. He has 27 years of rich front line sales experience spread across Americas, EMEA, and APAC geographies. He started his career with Siemens AG Ltd, worked at Infosys as a front line sales officer for North India region, worked for VeriSign, Symphony/IBM, Datamatics, and CSC; leading sales teams in Global regions resulting in multimillion revenue engagements, and most recently with ZenQ as SVP-Global Sales & Marketing.


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Guest Practices 12 : The Gig Revolution is here – what needs to happen now…


Special Guests:

Nicholas Schrøder

Nicholas is the Co-Founder and CEO of ProCollective, a Copenhagen-based startup that is helping rethink how professionals collaborate in the future blended workforce. ProCollective is an enterprise software platform that supports organizations in accomplishing more in a future of blended workforces. The technology provides a complete solution that facilitates trust, decentralized work, and opportunity through efficient network-, project-, and workforce-management.

Dr. Rochelle Haynes, BA, MA, PhD, CIPD, HEA

Rochelle is a published author, global speaker, management consultant, and senior lecturer. She holds a PhD in International Human Resource Management and is the Founder and CEO of Crowd Potential Consulting Inc. Rochelle’s passion lies in applying good people management practices within the growing digital economy and she recently spent five weeks travelling across Thailand, a remote-working hotspot, to explore co-working spaces and interview globally dispersed workers.


Guest Practices 11 : Embrace the nomadic mindset / Leading with a nomadic mindset


Special Guest:

Kevin Cottam

Global Nomad, Speaker, Coach, Author

Kevin, a proud Canadian and Global Nomad, Professional Speaker, Coach and Author is a man on a mission – The Nomadic Mindset. He believes the world is becoming narrower in its thinking patterns, we must change and embrace expansive flexible adaptive thinking patterns fit for 21stC Organisations.

He is the first person to speak specifically on The Nomadic Mindset and how this ancient wisdom can create an expansive, agile, adaptive, resilient, creatively sustainable workplace, leadership and life.

Starting from his humble beginnings in a logging camp of 300 people in Canada; to the ice rinks of the world choreographing for World and Olympic figure skating champions; to directing and choreographing multi-million dollar touring skating shows; to directing award-winning short dance film; to researching pastoral nomadic cultures in Mongolia, Kenya and Morocco; to authoring two intriguing books; to coaching executives and training in multinational enterprises and the European Union; to speaking on the stages of the world; and to having lived in 12 major cities, worked in 25 countries and visited over 200 cities, towns and villages in 60 countries; Kevin seamlessly leverages his vast 40 years of success and life experiences to intuitively build, grow, and inspire leaders to masterfully lead with expansive awareness.

His colorful image filled story-driven speeches draw from and weave together his elite figure skating history as well as research with executives and nomadic cultures revealed in his fresh leadership book, The Nomadic Mindset: Never Settle…for Too Long. These concrete teachings transport you on an inspirational and transformative journey.

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Guest Practices 10 : The consumerisation of corporate learning

A new revolution for the Tik Tok and Uber generation


Special Guest:

Nellie Wartoft

CEO of Tigerhall

Nellie Wartoft is the CEO and founder of Tigerhall , a mentor media platform that helps professionals — regardless of their backgrounds and circumstances — achieve their career and life goals by learning directly from Asia’s most successful people.

Education and learning has been a key interest for Nellie since her younger days. At the age of 16, she set up her first business in Sweden providing senior citizens with a platform to enhance their digital literacy. At the age of 18, Nellie moved to Singapore and has called the Lion City her home since then. Upon completing her university studies, she joined Michael Page International where she rose through the ranks to lead the sales and marketing recruitment practice in Singapore.

It was during her time at Michael Page International that Nellie saw pressing skills gaps between what employers wanted to hire and the skills the candidates had – especially in areas such as leadership, commercial, and influential skills. She therefore thought of the idea to help today’s professionals upskill and learn directly from Asia’s most successful experts. She founded Tigerhall after her four-year stint at Michael Page International.

Nellie has also spoken at a variety of HR and learning conventions, including the HR and Learning Show Asia and HR Festival Asia. She has also been invited to share her insights on learning and development with organisations such as Mercer, S&P Global and the Swedish Chamber of Commerce.

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Guest Practices 09 : Mastering sales in digital, distributed and competitive times

Special Guest:

Anne Boisier-Fouché

Founder and CEO of Octus Global

Anne is a passionate, cross-cultural business and sales transformation expert, with over 20 years’ experience working across Europe and Asia. Anne now lives in London where she set up Octus Global.

Anne works with FORTUNE 500 companies, start-ups and entrepreneurs  to evolve their go to market activities, by transforming how sales is managed and how sales professionals succeed in more digital, distributed and uncertain marketplaces.

Anne’s core values are Bravery. Curiosity. Gratitude. |

Guest Practices 08 : Leading a purpose driven business as a force for good

Special Guest:

Paul Hargreaves

Paul Hargreaves is CEO of Cotswold Fayre, a speciality food wholesaler, which is a certified B Corporation. B Corps are those meeting the highest standards of overall social and environmental performance.
Paul one of the leading voices in the UK encouraging and inspiring businesses to move away from the single bottom line of profit along to existing for the benefit of all stakeholders.

Paul’s first book, Forces for Good, which you can purchase from, has received strong reviews by Management Today, Director Magazine, HR Director and many more. In 2020 it won a bronze award in the coveted USA-based Axiom Business Book Awards.

Guest Practices 07 : A view from the boardroom – The C-Suite must-do’s for tomorrow; today

Special Guest:

Lloyd Wigglesworth

Lloyd is an experienced executive coach mainly working with CEO’s and helping those with the potential to reach the top position. He is a partner is the Alexander Partnership having founded CEO Coaching and co-founded Paradox Partners.

His coaching practice was inspired by his own 25 year executive career in senior leadership positions in a wide variety of industries including FMCG, publishing, retailing and marketing services.  He experienced several board positions including at WHSmith, Woolworths and St Ives.

Lloyd experienced the power of working alongside a coach when he was first promoted to a PLC board position.  He discovered how coaching can give leaders the clarity and confidence required to deliver results in a fast changing organisation.

He has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Bath and qualified as a coach through the Meyler Campbell Mastered Business Coaching programme. He has an ongoing quest for learning how to help leaders be their absolute best and that has included is a qualified Master NLP Practitioner and is accredited to deliver a variety of psychometric profiling tools: MBTI, FIRO-B, Realise 2 strengths model and Hogan Personality and Development Inventories.  Since qualifying as a Mastered coach he has continued to develop his practice through programmes such as Transformational Presence for Leaders (Alan Seale) and Leadership in a Thinking Environment (Nancy Kline).

Lloyd coaches a wide variety of leaders in industry, technology, asset management, marketing services, property, sports management and education.

Outside work Lloyd lives with a family of foodies so needs plenty of gym time and also burns off calories on the golf course accompanied by a Jack Russell and a Scotty.

Guest Practice 06 : Cultivating your personal brand in an era of transformation

Special Guest:

Carlii Lyon

Speaker and former international publicist helping entrepreneurs, executives and leaders elevate their personal brand.

For the past 15 years, Carlii Lyon has been shaping the personal brands of remarkable individuals from across the globe.

Her past clients include a world-leading supermodel (Miranda Kerr), New York Times bestselling authors, inventors, musicians, and even a British celebrity foot reader!

Today Carlii speaks about personal branding to the teams of iconic brands internationally and is helping everyday individuals master the art of putting themselves out there.

Guest Practices 05 : A strong organisational and team culture is the fast-track to growth

Special Guest:

Dan Sodergren

Ex marketing agency owner, serial tech startup founder and now media spokesperson Dan Sodergren is digital marketing and technology expert for the BBC. He works on the BBC Breakfast reviewing the newspapers from a tech POV. And on the BBC new channels as well as on countless radio shows as commentator on tech stories and marketing issues.

He is a consumer champion on shows like BBC Watch Dog, the One Show and RipOffBritain and marketing tech specialist for SuperShoppers and RealFakeAndUnknown.

His main interest is in the future. Be that the future of marketing, or the future or work or how technology will change the world, especially around healthtech and ecotech.  Find out more on

He is an early stage investor in HR tech company FLOCK and now works as head of business services and marketing at the MediaCityUK innovation tech hub – The Landing.

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Michal Wisniewski

Michal studied organisational culture at The University of Manchester and is the Managing Director of Your FLOCK – a new TechHR star-up based in the City.

FLOCK is a SaaS platform providing a digital team development coach helping remote teams increase revenue by creating more productive cultures with data & science.

Michal specialises in people analytics and data-driven decision making designed to recruit, on-board, and develop employees based on their core values and culture alignment.

Michal has provided culture consultancy to organisations such as MEDIACOM, Virgin Money, Coventry University and more, raising profits for his customers by creating more value-driven teams

Guest Practices 04 : The role of narrative and storytelling in crafting transformation

Special Guest:

Dr. Tanvi Gautam

Tanvi has been listed as a social media influencer for 6 years in a row by SHRM, noted on the Game Changers list by workforce magazine USA and is an award winning keynote speaker and executive coach and business school faculty. Dr. Tanvi Gautam helps leaders transform themselves and the organizations for the age of disruption. A certified corporate storytelling coach, she will be sharing with us the role of narrative in facilitating transformation in organizations.