- In your opinion, what area of HR is the next big thing that organisations need to be aware of?
- One of the biggest problems for HR is finding new ways of addressing old problems. There has to be new solutions rather than rehashing the same tired processes. In an increasingly disrupted world there are new ideas around changing behavior which will dramatically impact the way HR is delivered and structured.
- Why do you enjoy being a speaker?
- Some people hate it but I’ve always enjoyed public speaking. Inspiring people through a mix of insight, experiences, humour and passion is a great feeling.
- What’s the biggest challenge you’ve overcome?
- Helping the BBC get through its worst crisis in recent times was the most demanding professionally. Personally, recovering from my own reputational crisis when I was on the front of every major newspaper and had my professional and private life trashed in the media was the most difficult.
- Who would you most like to share a platform with?
- Present heroes Jose Mourhino, David Bowie and Kevin Spacey and past ones – Bobby Kennedy or Brian Clough!
- What do you do to ensure your presentation has a lasting impact?
- I always find that the people who have the biggets impact on me are those who share what went wrong as well as what went right – real honesty and authenticity – as well as a mix of intelligence and humour. My speeches are always searingly honest and make people think …. And laugh.
- What can a typical corporate audience learn from your experiences?
- I have delivered change and developed leadership resilience in complex environments for more than 15 years. My audiences will get real life practical examples from the top of some of the biggest and highest profile organizations in the world as well as the theory.
- What’s your favourite way to spend a Sunday?
- Watching Chelsea play at home.
- What personal ambition must you fulfill before you die?
- I want to learn to play the drums and meet Jose Mourhino.
- What have you got lined up for next year that you think will be good to update corporate clients on?
- My book on resilience should be published in the next 12 months.
- Can you leave us with an inspirational one liner from your speech?
- One line which is not my own but from Churchill about leadership resilience ….. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts”
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Very inspiring and experienced, she was very relevant and the feedback was very positive!