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At BC4L, we design and curate talks and events for leaders. Our agendas are rich, deep and global, from the emotional to the strategic, focused on considering the pressures, responsibilities and opportunities of being in a leadership role.

Decoding Leadership for a Changing World was our inaugural virtual summit as we were propelled into a global pandemic that has and continues to demand more of us as leaders as we navigate complexity, massive change, new technology, automation, AI, industry restructure, environmental shifts, renegotiation of societal norms, remote working and much uncertainty.

The overarching theme from our summit speakers is our need to embrace our own humanity as leaders — enjoy the recordings.👇🏽

James, Tricia, Glenn, Ben, Gail & Sehaam

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Session Recordings with Q&A Time

Subscribe and watch the recordings from our inaugural summit.

Special thanks to all our speakers gave of their time freely to make the summit possible.
And a shout-out to Will Sims for all his tech support making sure we were all in the right view at the right time.

Once you accept that no-one knows the future, possibilities proliferate. — Dr Margaret Heffernan

Keynote: The Future for Leaders
— Dr Margaret Heffernan

An award-winning author, former Chief Executive now mentoring CEOs and senior executives of major global corporations, journalist and radio producer, and many-time TED presenter with over twelve-million views, Dr Margaret Heffernan is known and loved for her straight-talking counsel and insight into the skills and challenges of leaders. Her latest book is Uncharted: How to map the future together.

Margaret on LinkedIn | Podcast 🎙 Margaret on fresh, raw and unpackaged conversations

In the context of climate change, the future of business has no precedent. — Tricia Duffy

Leading Through Change
— Tricia Duffy

Founder of Lily Grey, Tricia specialises in strategy and complex change. She has deep expertise in business strategy, change management, process improvement and leadership advice and enables organisations to meet challenges, embrace opportunities and innovate for a sustainable future. Her clients are commercial, public and 3rd sector organisations.

Tricia on LinkedIn

Leaders who coach are naturally inspiring and influential. — Sehaam Cyrene PCC

Influential Leadership
— Sehaam Cyrene PCC

Founder of Better Conversations and producer of the BC4Leaders Summit, Sehaam is an Executive Coach (PCC). An entrepreneur and business leader, she believes in the power of coaching cultures to raise leadership influence and team productivity through intentional and strategic communication and behaviours. Sehaam is the creator and course tutor of Leaders Who Coach™️ — the ground-breaking 12-week online course for leaders — and hosts the Better Conversations Podcast.

Sehaam on LinkedIn

The body transmits story from moment to moment. — Gail Sixsmith

Why the Body Matters
— Gail Sixsmith

Gail is a freelance Movement and Creative Consultant specialising in the Expressive Body and Embodied Communication. Her experience spans 30 years working as a performer, director and educator. Her somatic approaches unlock greater self-awareness and congruency of physical presence, gestures and posturing — essential for effective, articulate potent leadership.

Gail on LinkedIn | Podcast 🎙 Gail on Embodiment of Character

Thriving cultures view recruitment as an investment in their future talent brand. — Glenn Martin

Recruitment 3.0: The Human-Tech Partnership — Glenn Martin

Glenn partners with start-up and scale-up companies to create the foundations of their Talent Acquisition and Recruitment function. He helps companies define their employee value proposition, and their values and culture in order to attract, engage and hire the best talent for their business. Glenn is co-host on The Social Recruiting Show.

Glenn on LinkedIn | Podcast 🎙 Glenn on Conversation Stamina and Healthy Challenging

Our environments change how we feel, think and act. — Ben Miller

Diversity Changes Minds
— Ben Miller

Ben is passionate about the transformational role cognitive diversity will play in the future, and works with leaders to unlock the power of originality. He believes different outlooks, experiences, and thinking styles are vital for creating sustainable and productive ways to live, learn, and work in the future.

Ben on LinkedIn

It's time to change the way we think and act about mental health. — Rob Stephenson

Mental Health: The Opportunity
— Rob Stephenson

Rob is an international keynote speaker, campaigner and leadership team advisor who is on a mission to help create happier, healthier and higher performing workplaces. He experiences bipolar disorder personally. Rob is the Founder of social enterprise, InsideOut and CEO of Form, a technology solution and mental health movement.

Rob on LinkedIn | Podcast 🎙 Rob on Smashing the Mental Health Stigma

The reality is, you are responsible for your own happiness. — Andrew Tarvin

Leading Humans with Humour
— Andrew Tarvin

Andrew is the CEO of Humor That Works, a leadership development company that teaches professionals how to use humour to achieve better business results. He has partnered with top organisations — including IBM, the UN, and the FBI — to solve human challenges with humour solutions.

Andrew on LinkedIn

Be the most important person in the room... make others feel they are. — Mark Walmsley

Self-Promotion & Networking — Mark Walmsley

A prolific networker who thrives on talking to people, Mark is a brand, digital, marketing and business development consultant. Through his love of stories, he helps his clients think more creatively about their challenges. He is Founder of Chufd, the social enterprise that operates as a creative, design and marketing agency.

Mark on LinkedIn | Podcast 🎙 Mark on Conversations as the Currency of Commerce

In the context of climate change, the future of business has no precedent. — Tricia Duffy

Sustainability Post COVID-19
— Tricia Duffy

Founder of Lily Grey, Tricia specialises in strategy and complex change. She has deep expertise in business strategy, change management, process improvement and leadership advice and enables organisations to meet challenges, embrace opportunities and innovate for a sustainable future. Her clients are commercial, public and 3rd sector organisations.

Tricia on LinkedIn

Is that my digital twin? What does that mean for me? — James Alevizos

Intelligent Automation: Why Leaders Need to Talk — James Alevizos

A successful entrepreneur and NED to tech scale-ups specialising in commercial and operational scaling, James has been associated with three company exit events in his career to date, the most significant being the acquisition of a software testing and quality assurance company he founded in 2001 which was acquired by Capgemini in 2008.

James on LinkedIn

Good leadership needs us to put on different hats every day. — Amali de Alwis MBE

The Leader’s Dichotomy
— Amali de Alwis

Former CEO of Code First:Girls, Amali is now MD at Microsoft for Startups UK and serves on a number of tech and diversity boards including Founder’s Academy and Institute of Coding. Voted Computer Weekly’s “Most influential Women in UK IT” and BIMA 100, her commitment has earned her an MBE in the New Year’s Honours list 2019 for ‘Services to diversity and training in the Tech Industry’.

Amali on LinkedIn

Ethical Leadership: Through Obstacles & Crisis
— Dr Bettina Palazzo & Dr Devin Singh

Ethical leadership depends much less on ethical character than on ethical competence. — Dr Bettina Palazzo | Making decisions under pressure reveals our ethical priorities. — Dr Devin Singh

Bettina is an award-winning author, consultant, and lecturer in business ethics. Through her engaging speaking style, she shakes up your approach to ethics by focusing on the grey zones of ethical decision-making and the psychological dynamics that lead to unethical behaviour.

Bettina on LinkedIn

Devin is an internationally recognised thought leader, author, speaker and coach. He brings over 15 years of experience training and coaching high performing leaders, and speaks and writes on leadership, philosophy, ethics, and social issues. He is the founder of Leadership Kinetics and Associate Professor of Religion at Dartmouth College (USA).

Devin on LinkedIn | Podcast 🎙 Devin on Ethics of Care in Conversations

Leadership is a
job all on its own.

  • How often do we think about our leadership style?

  • How could we be thinking about leadership differently?

  • What should we feel confident talking about?

  • How could we use our voice for driving positive change?

BC4Leaders — sharing perspectives on leadership.

Leadership is a job all on its own.

  • How often do we think about our leadership style?

  • How could we be thinking about leadership differently?

  • What should we feel confident talking about?

  • How could we use our voice for driving positive change?

BC4Leaders — sharing perspectives on leadership.

Interested in speaking at future summits?

Drop an introductory email with your bio and a brief proposal to summit@betterconversations.co.

Please ensure your proposal aligns with our mission.