Professor of Organisational Behaviour – Elena P. Antonacopoulou, University of Liverpool Management School
Elena P. Antonacopoulou is Professor of Organizational Behaviour at the University of Liverpool Management School, where she leads GNOSIS – a research initiative advancing impactful collaborative research in management and organization studies.
Her principal research expertise lies in the areas of Organisational Change, Learning and Knowledge Management with a focus on the Leadership implications. Her research continues to advance cutting edge ideas and thought leadership as well as, new methodologies for studying social complexity and is strengthened by her approach; working with leading international researchers, practitioners and policy-makers collaboratively. Her current study on ‘Realizing Y-Our Impact’ is one example of the approach that governs her commitment to pursue scholarship that makes a difference through actionable knowledge.
As one of only 16 Senior Fellows appointed to lead the prestigious Advanced Institute of Management Research, she has fostered the development of innovative, international, interdisciplinary and interactive modes of research. In addition Elena has held several other leadership roles (at Board, Council and Executive level leading special committees such as Ethics, Management Practice) in the top international professional bodies in her field including: the Academy of Management (USA), the European Group for Organizational Studies, the British Academy of Management and the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies.
Elena is actively engaged in collaborative consulting projects with leading businesses and frequently delivers keynote presentations and master classes in practitioner fora on topical themes such as: Crisis and Strategic Learning, Change and the Dynamics of Management Practice, Impactful Learning and Knowing, Dynamic Capabilities in Leadership, Practising for Innovation and Growth.
Founder – Carly Brown, UNE PIECE
Carly Brown is the Australian founder of UNE PIECE.
UNE PIECE (French for one piece) is the home of the world’s most beautiful one piece swimwear.
After 500 people joined the waitlist to buy before the UNE PIECE website was launched, UNE PIECE has rapidly grown to be a global brand – with sales in 54 countries around the world and recently stepping into a retail partnership with David Jones in Australia.
Its signature UPF50+ long sleeved ‘Original Sexie Rashie’ swimsuit has been called the world’s sexiest rashie and has been featured in Vogue, Elle, Huffington Post, The London Times and many more publications.
Carly has 16 years experience in General Management, Product Development and Marketing Brand Management in Australia and the UK, and has led large teams for some of the world’s most recognisable global brands, including UBER, Revlon and Coca Cola.
Carly has been awarded number 23 in Internet Retailing’s Top 50 People in e-Commerce, and was shortlisted as a semi-finalist in the 2019 SheEO competition in Australia.
Carly is based between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast in sunny Queensland, Australia
Director of Change, Communications and Performance Enablement – Silvia Lulka MIR PCC, Rogers Communications
Silvia is currently the Director of Change, Communications and Performance Enablement at Rogers Communications. She leads a large national team responsible for change management, communications, performance scorecards and analytics, incentive pay and recognition across thousands of front-line employees. In her previous role of Director, Coaching she established a coaching function with the primary focus of helping customer-facing leaders sustainably elevate empowerment and performance with their teams.
Previously, Silvia held senior Human Resources leadership roles in generalist and talent acquisition functions across different industries in the US and Canada.
A catalyst for personal and organizational transformation, she is consistently recognized for her collaborative approach to enable others’ success and ability to build long-lasting high-trust relationships. As a coach, she creates a safe space for her clients to explore and develop by tapping into their strengths and expanding their potential beyond what they thought possible.
Silvia is frequently invited to share her expertise and has spoken at Harvard’s Institute of Coaching Conference, Columbia University’s International Coaching Conference, ContactAtlantic, Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals in Business, Strategic Capability Network, Conference Board of Canada, the Human Resources Professionals Association, and various International Coach Federation panels.
Silvia has a Master of Industrial Relations and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sociology, both from Queen’s University. A life-long learner, she credits her Montessori roots for her curiosity and ongoing pursuit of knowledge. She is a Business Coaching Advantage Certified Coach and has been granted the designation of Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation.
Outside of work, Silvia serves on the Board of Directors at Beth David Synagogue and volunteers with Up with Women, a charity that provides coaching support for women emerging from homelessness. Most importantly, she loves spending time with her husband and three children.
President Asia Pacific – Padraig O’sullivan,
The Leadership Circle
Padraig is President of The Leadership Circle and Asia Pacific. The Leadership Circle is renowned as a leading leadership framework that assists senior leaders during times of complex and organisational important change. It has been rated by a range of top 4 consulting firms and business media such as Forbes, as the leading such framework in the world. Padraig has been in the leadership advisory sector for over 15 years with experience encompassing Australia, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. He is author of the “Foreigner In Charge” book series focused on expat leaders in Australia, HK, Singapore and Dubai.
He has an MBA and a Masters in Psychology of Coaching, is an Honorary Fellow at Sydney Business School and lectures on High Performing Teams in the Masters of Business Coaching program.
The Leadership Circle is a complete system for leadership development, combining best-in-class tools for individuals, teams and organisations. Our Universal Model of Leadership is the backbone of our assessment tools, coaching practices and overall individual and organisational development methodology.
If we want to develop more effective leaders, and do that more rapidly and sustainably, we need a more comprehensive approach. The field of leadership development is a fragmented collection of theories and practices. The Leadership Circle has taken the best of what has been learned over the last half century and woven it into the first unified theory of leadership development to arise in the field. Based on this unique framework, we offer a complete and integrated system of leadership development….there is no substitue for effective leadership.
Professor of Sport and Coaching Psychology – Reinhard Stelter, PhD, University of Copenhagen
Reinhard Stelter holds a PhD in psychology and is Professor of Sport and Coaching Psychology at the University of Copenhagen, Visiting Professor at CBS – Copenhagen Business School (Master of Public Governance) and leadership course director at CBS Executive. Head of the Coaching Psychology Unit at the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen.
Reinhard is an accredited member, Associate Fellow and Honorary Vice-President of the International Society of Coaching Psychology (ISCP) and, between 2009-and 2015, a Scientific Advisory Council member of The Institute of Coaching affiliated with Harvard Medical School.
He is an active researcher and reflective practitioner in the field of coaching psychology. He works as coaching psychologist, leadership consultant and supervisor in his own practice. His recent book publications are A Guide to Third Generation Coaching – Narrative-Collaborative Theory and Practice (Springer) and The Art of Dialogue in Coaching – Towards Transformative Exchange (Routledge).