Contributors

 

Adele Halsall

Adele Halsall is a writer and researcher for Customer Service Guru. She is interested by retail and consumer trends, and how these are shaped and governed by advertising and social marketing. Besides this, she enjoys cooking, baking up vegetarian/vegan treats for friends and rehearsing with her band. She also has a penchant for new notebooks and 90s pop-punk. To get in touch, tweet Adele @gurucustomers

Andrew Millard

Andrew Millard is Senior International Marketing Director for the SaaS division of Citrix. He is a strong believer in flexible working, and is a champion of new technologies for smarter working. In his spare time Andrew enjoys cycling, fine wines, exploring Wales and taking his son camping. Connect with Andrew on Twitter and LinkedIn

Angelika Osusko

Angelika Osusko is a Marketing Manager for Citrix with 14 years’ experience in strategic and operational marketing positions in different B2B companies. She has been part of the Demand Generation team for the past 4 years, responsible for the company’s webinar program and other global marketing campaigns. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her two little children, hiking and her compulsive coffee break in the afternoon. Connect with her on LinkedIn.

Anna Duggal

Anna Duggal is a content manager at Search Office Space and meetingrooms.com in London. Having always worked from an office, Anna’s working days consist of forcing chocolate biscuits on her colleagues, forgetting to water the plants and nagging her boss for an office cat. Anna is always on social media and likes to read and write blogs about business, workplace matters and different types of working styles. You can connect with Anna on Twitter.

Antoinette Oglethorpe

Antoinette Oglethorpe is a Leadership Development Consultant who specialises in designing and implementing leadership development interventions that develop leadership capability, improve performance and facilitate organisational change. Antoinette is the author of Talent Management – The Missing Link , a free report on how to engage and retain your leaders of the future. Visit Antoinette’s website at www.antoinetteoglethorpe.com to find out how she can help you with your leadership and talent development challenges. Connect with Antoinette on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Ari Kopoulos

Ari Kopoulos is CEO of EmployeeConnect His knowledge spans across brand strategy, sales leadership and digital innovation. Ari provides creative vision and leadership across a rapidly growing team, reinforcing EmployeeConnect as the premier employment thought leader in for employee engagement & workplace transformation.

Ashish Arora

Ashish Arora is the Co-Founder of SketchBubble.com, a leading provider of result-driven, professionally built presentation templates. Ashish has been working in the digital marketing space since 2007. You can also find him on Twitter or LinkedIn

Ben Walker

Ben Walker is editor of Professional Manager and Accounting Technician magazines. He has been a journalist in London for fifteen years, specialising in finance, management and public policy. A father-of-one, Ben spends his spare time cooking, walking, playing poker and mountain biking. He is a lifelong supporter of his hometown club, Nottingham Forest. Connect with Ben on LinkedIn and Twitter .

Cameron Morrissey

Cameron Morrissey is a Recognised Leadership Expert, Author and Coach. His particular area of focus is helping Frontline Leaders reach their full potential. You can see more of his work on Facebook, Twitter or his website: www.cameronmorrissey.com

Catherine Joyce

Catherine Joyce is an international consultant, exec coach and author of Being An Agile Leader-Manager published January 2016 by @Panoma Press. Catherine has dedicated her career to being a business leadership consultant and confidant to Directors, Senior Managers and Emerging Leaders in blue-chip companies across a range of industries. She draws on 20 years’ experience on developing agile leadership and helping individuals achieve business success.  She is Managing Director of BlueQuay Limited. www.blue-quay.co.uk @bluequay

Chad Halvorson

Chad Halvorson is the CEO of When I Work, an employee scheduling app that nearly half a million people in over 50 countries rely on for employee scheduling, time clock, and communication. When I Work uses an innovative blend of collaborative communication technologies, including the web, mobile apps, text messaging, social media, and email, to make teams more efficient, more accountable, and better prepared. Most traditional workforce management software is clunky, cumbersome and difficult to install and maintain. When I Work is a simple, intuitive, mobile-first solution that owners and managers can implement and start using in five minutes, not five months—no IT required.

Chris Kang

Chris Kang serves as the Chief of Staff of Pat Wadors, SVP of the Global Talent Organisation at LinkedIn. She partners with Wadors and her leadership team to drive an operating cadence across the business. She works on strategic initiatives, focuses on milestones, and is a thought partner to the Human Resources and Talent Acquisition leadership team to drive healthy scale. She holds a B.A. in psychology from the University of Michigan as well as an M.B.A. in entrepreneurship and strategic management from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Chris White

Chris White (@leadpositively, leadpositively.com) is managing director of the Center for Positive Organisations (@PositiveOrg) at the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business (@MichiganRoss).

Christian Rennella

This story and its experiences were shared by programmer Cristian Rennella, founder of PréstamosOnline for Argentina. His latest pursuits include the goal of improving the influx of artificial intelligence in Latin American countries.

Christine Brown-Quinn

Following nearly 30+ years in business, Christine Brown-Quinn, embarked on a new career  in 2010 as The Female Capitalist® to share with professional women globally, practical, hands-on business strategies for career progression. Through her webinars and in-person workshops, Christine unveils what really matters in getting ahead in the corporate world. As a former Managing Director in International Finance, Christine is well-versed in what it takes to forge a thriving career in highly pressurised, alpha environments. Follow Christine on Twitter @FemaleCapital

Clare Kemp

Clare Kemp is Senior Campaign Manager for Northern Europe at Citrix. In her spare time she enjoys playing golf, tennis, attending fitness classes and walking her two crazy cocker spaniels. She really enjoys the flexibility of being able to work from home as she hates wasting time sitting in traffic on the M25. Connect with Clare on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Craig Hadden

Craig Hadden works as an instructional designer, creating online training from his home in Sydney. He’s fascinated by presentations, and at his Remote Possibilities blog you’ll find many articles and videos about presenting. When he’s prised away from the keyboard, he enjoys cycling and snorkelling. He’d love to hear from you, via either his blog or @RemotePoss on Twitter.

Daniel Waas

Daniel Waas is Director of Product Marketing for the Communications Cloud here at Citrix. He’s a geek at heart who loves LEGO, sci-fi and the occasional video game if time permits. Despite these severe dating handicaps, he was lucky enough to get married and even luckier to have a son. You can connect with Daniel on Google+, LinkedIn or Twitter.

David Miller

David Miller is a researcher who has several years of experience in the field of teaching, project management and training. He is associated with prestigious brands and many leading organizations for his expertise in project management. Currently, he is pursuing research on the effectiveness of project management software and is also a contributing author with ProProfs.

David Potter

David Potter is the marketing manager for the Citrix SaaS Division in Canada. Workshifting became a regular part of David's 10 year history in technology marketing long before he knew there was a term for it. Whether he was working remotely as part of a large global organisation or managing a small distributed team for a mid-sized Canadian business, David has been using technology to get work done from anywhere while helping others do the same.

David Smith

David Smith is Global Director of Virtual Learning Solutions at TMA World, he is passionate about virtual working whether communicating, meeting, presenting or training virtually. He is also a regular speaker at international training conferences and Citrix webinars. In his spare time he enjoys many sports (unfortunately, most as a spectator), has a family that keeps him young, loves Spanish Tapas and great red wines. Connect with him on LinkedIn and Twitter

David Winter

David Winter is Head of Corporate Consultancy and Research at The Careers Group Consultancy, where they encourage people to ask themselves the awkward questions that will give them the best chance of growing and succeeding within their careers. David regularly trains other practitioners in advanced coaching theory and evidence-based techniques and has developed and delivered interactive workshops, thought-provoking webinars and innovative written materials on topics ranging from interview skills to strategic thinking.

Donald H. Taylor

Donald H. Taylor is a veteran of the learning, skills and human capital industries, with experience at every level from delivery to chairman of the board. He is Chairman of the Learning and Performance Institute, and is a regular speaker at conferences and webinars. Connect with Donald on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Edward Lamont

Edward Lamont is Co-founder and Senior Partner of Next Action Associates. Edward is certified by the David Allen Company as a coach and trainer in Getting Things Done (GTD), the leading approach to productivity enhancement for individuals and teams. His professional background is in executive coaching and training, and he has over 15 years of experience in the areas of leadership, productivity, and motivation. Find out more about Getting Things Done at www.next-action.eu.

Emma Jones

Emma is founder of Enterprise Nation. Emma joined international accounting firm Arthur Andersen, before starting her own business in 2000, which was successfully sold two years later. Emma then launched Enterprise Nation and has since written a number of best-selling business books, including Spare Room Start-Up, Working 5 to 9, Go Global and the StartUp Kit.

Erica Sosna

Erica Sosna is a speaker, author and expert in careers coaching and work design. Her first book, Your Life Plan, was published by Wiley in 2014. Erica works with corporates and their talent to develop career coaching conversations and help new grads find their right fit. Visit www.ericasosna.com to download a free extract from her book.

Erin Vaughan

Erin Vaughan is a blogger, gardener and aspiring homeowner.  She currently resides in Austin, TX where she writes full time for Modernize.com, with the goal of empowering homeowners with the expert guidance and educational tools they need to take on big home projects with confidence.

Gemma Falconer

Gemma Falconer is a Campaign Manager for Citrix. She is part of the EMEA marketing team and looks after the webinar programme, email nurturing and content creation for the UK. In her spare time, you'll find her diving around a volleyball court, trying to learn Portuguese and eating cake – lots of cake! Connect with her on LinkedIn and Twitter

Gerald Byrne

Gerald Byrne is a Senior Sales Manager for Citrix. He has spent the best part of 18 years in sales, leading and managing a huge variety of people and personalities. Gerald is a big believer in coaching and mentoring people to support their goals to deliver their best for themselves, their customers and for their company. In his spare time he enjoys keeping fit, cooking and eating, when he gets a spare moment with two young kids! Connect with Gerald on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Getting Things Done

Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them. That’s why David Allen created Getting Things Done®. GTD is the work-life management system that has helped countless individuals and organizations bring order to chaos with stress-free productivity. GTD enables greater performance, capacity, and innovation. It alleviates the feeling of overwhelm—instilling focus, clarity, and confidence. Connect with GTD on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

Gihan Perera

Gihan Perera is a futurist and an expert in helping leaders understand how the Internet has changed their world. He has been using the Internet since 1987, long before many people knew it existed. For the last 15 years, he has been a speaker, trainer, webinar presenter and mentor, helping thought leaders and business leaders with their e-marketing, e-learning and business strategies. Connect with Gihan on Twitter and Google+.

Gina Barnett

Gina Barnett. As speaker coach for the main stage TED Conference and communications consultant to such organisations as the Guggenheim Foundation, HSBC Bank, Novartis, GLG, Boehringer Ingelheim, TIAA-CREF, Gina has brought her knowledge of the "body as an instrument" to diverse thought leaders in multiple disciplines around the world.  She works with her clients to craft communication styles that are authentic and aligned not only with their professional goals but with their personal values, ethics and objectives. Her recently published "Play the Part," (McGraw Hill) explores the intricate ways the body impacts emotions and how to connect.  For more information:  www.ginabarnettconsulting.com www.playthepartbook.com, Twitter: @playthepartbook

GoToMeeting Team

The team at GoToMeeting loves sharing tips and insights on working in today's modern workforce, from how to run effective online meetings to remote work productivity, and everything in between.

Heather Baker

Heather Baker is the CEO of TopLine Comms, a leading integrated marketing agency that delivers customer acquisition strategies for B2B companies. She is also a blogger and editor of two leading blogs, Small Business Heroes and The B2B PR Blog.

Heather Foley

Heather Foley is a consultant at http://etsplc.com. ETS has been a partner to some of the world’s most respected companies since 1989, delivering specialist consultancy and leading edge technology in the following areas: employee research and engagement, leadership development, 360° feedback, performance management, and talent and succession planning. ETS takes a bespoke approach to every project to ensure that all clients get their ideal survey solution. ETS doesn’t have templates and nothing is off-the-shelf. Every programme created is specific to the client, ensuring real value is delivered.

Jamie Kavanagh

Jamie Kavanagh. Former IT and telecommunications engineer turned content marketer, tech blogger, writer and editor at Coastal Content. Can usually be found reading, writing or riding, usually in that order. Follow Jamie @CoastalContent.

Jason Smith

Jason Smith is a blogger and energy expert who has helped businesses increase their energy efficiency for over 10 years. Jason’s valuable expertise has helped thousands of companies cut their energy costs each year. He manages the website Business Electricity Prices, which advises small- and medium-sized businesses on reducing their utility bills, and continues to share his knowledge with the corporate world.

Jeffrey Fermin

Jeffrey Fermin is one of the founders of Officevibe. With a goal of solving some of the major problems that still exist in the modern day workplace, he uses his knowledge to help organisations increase employee engagement and happiness. Connect with Jeffrey on Google+, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Jim Hetherton

Jim Hetherton is a successful consultant, trainer and coach with a wealth of experience spanning over 25 years. Jim has held leadership & management positions in the prominent UK retailers Tesco and Co-Op and prior to his career change into learning and development, he helped establish Franklin Quest Europe which later became Franklin Covey Europe. Connect with Jim on Twitter and LinkedIn.

John Rockley

John Rockley is Media and Presentation Trainer and Consultant at jdoubler. He spent 16 years with the BBC where he became a Senior Broadcast Journalist. Since starting jdoubler he’s trained senior teams across the UK & Europe in Media Engagement, Presentation Skills and Crisis Media planning. In his spare time he helps raise his 2 children, gets cross about the news, and does needle work. For more information go to jdoubler.co.uk or connect via LinkedIn, Twitter or YouTube

Jonathan Cox

Jonathan Cox is the Global Marketing Manager for learning and development providers TACK International and TMI World – offering open training courses and bespoke solutions around the areas of sales skills, leadership effectiveness, personal skills and organisational cultural change. With offices in 54 countries, TACK and TMI work with organisations of all sizes and across industries to help their people make a greater impact on business performance. When Jonathan is not spreading the word about TACK and TMI, he spends his free time cycling, snowboarding, skiing, playing golf, squash and tennis – and occasionally sleeping! Follow him on Twitter @jcox208

Kiera Abbamonte

Kiera Abbamonte is the Content Marketing Specialist for Grasshopper. She loves a good baseball game and finding new ways to make content awesome. Catch up with her on Twitter @kieraabbamonte.

Laura Brammar

Laura has worked as a careers consultant for more than 10 years. A specialist in medical careers, Laura has worked closely with consultancy clients such as the BMA for whom she provided one-to-one coaching and skills workshops. She is responsible for managing The Careers Group Research Unit, and in that capacity, she has delivered a series of successful professional development webinars. Laura has also produced research into SMEs and graduate recruitment, which she presented at a national conference in 2013. Most recently, she has taken the lead in the project management of the highly successful, world's first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for Career and Employability Skills via the Coursera MOOC platform, which was shortlisted for a Career Development Institute Award in 2014 and won an AGCAS award in 2015.

Lauren Pezzullo

Lauren Pezzullo is a writer, editor, and musicophile who's passionate about vegetarianism and sustainable eating. As an editor for Modernize, she writes about energy-efficient living in the home. She's currently writing her debut novel.

Leslie Belknap

Leslie Belknap is the Marketing Director for Ethos3 as well as a board member for TEDxNashville. When Leslie is not spreading the word about Ethos3 or TEDxNashville, you will find her in her garden or on her yoga mat. Leslie lives in Nashville, TN and has a B.A. in Media Arts from Prescott College. @LeslieBelknap

Lilli Hender

Office Genie is a leading desk and office space marketplace in the UK; staff writer Lilli Hender focusses on workplace wellbeing, office design and productivity.

Lindsay Brown

Lindsay Brown is the Regional Director for Citrix SaaS Division in the Asia Pacific region. Brown joined Citrix after 10 years with Adobe Systems and brings more than 16 years of sales and executive management experience. He graduated with honours from the University of Technology, Sydney in 1998 with a Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering and earned his Masters of Business Administration with High Distinction from the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba in 2005.

Lucy Seifert

Lucy Seifert is a life coach and author with over 25 years’ experience coaching and training individuals and within organisations. She brings a unique blend of coaching and training to her work, specialising in confident communication, public speaking and time/stress management. Her training manuals for professionals include Training for Assertiveness (Gower/Ashgate). Learn more here.

Manj W

Manj W is one of the UK’s premier coaches, an international keynote speaker and a best-selling author. He holds several non-executive directorships, is a visiting speaker at the London Business School, has co-produced a series of audio books published by the BBC and is the creator of the success system, The Merlin Approach™. Manj heads up three coaching brands and has consulted for Peers from the UK House of Lords on the areas of mindfulness and leadership and is regularly interviewed by the media. He is a performance consultant to highly regarded organisations including Vodafone, New Look Retailers, Santander, Logitech, Lloyds Banking Group and British Telecom, as well as being a trusted advisor to high net worth entrepreneurs.

Matt Abrahams

Matt Abrahams is a passionate, collaborative and innovative educator, author, and coach.  Matt is Co-Founder and Principal at Bold Echo Communication Solutions, a presentation and communication skills company based in Silicon Valley that helps business executives and professionals improve their presentation skills. He is also a lecturer at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business where he teaches two very popular classes in Strategic Communication and Effective Virtual Presenting.  Finally, he wrote the acclaimed business communication book entitled Speaking Up Without Freaking Out.

Maura Thomas

Maura Thomas is an award-winning international speaker and trainer on individual and corporate productivity, attention management, and effectiveness for clients such as the American Heart Association, Old Navy, AIG, and Dell. She is a TEDx Speaker, founder of RegainYourTime.com, and author of Personal Productivity Secrets and the upcoming Work Without Walls. Follow her on Twitter at @mnthomas, or sign up here to be notified when a new article is published.

Maurice DeCastro

Maurice De Castro is a former corporate executive of some of the UK’s best loved brands. Maurice believes that the route to success in any organisation lies squarely in its ability to really connect with people. That’s why he left the boardroom to create a business helping leaders to do exactly that. Learn more at www.mindfulpresenter.com

Mel Sherwood

Mel Sherwood empowers ambitious entrepreneurs and business professionals to communicate with more confidence, credibility and conviction. She is a multi-award winning speaker, trainer and coach and the founder of Grow Your Potential, a company passionate about providing the seeds to speaking success.Mel’s background includes over 20 years’ experience in public, private and not-for-profit organisations in Australia and the United Kingdom and she has also worked as an actor, presenter and singer. To find out more about Mel’s inspiring talks, masterclasses and coaching programmes go to www.grow-your-potential.com or follow Mel on Twitter @Grow_Potential

Michael Bungay Stanier

Michael Bungay Stanier is the Senior Partner of Box of Crayons, a company that helps busy managers coach in 10 minutes or less. He is the bestselling author of Do More Great Work and other books. He’s led a number of webinars for Citrix, and keeps getting invited back because they’re fun, interactive and highly practical.

Michael Parrish DuDell

Michael Parrish DuDell is an entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and the bestselling author of Shark Tank Jump Start Your Business—the official book from ABC’s hit show Shark Tank. Ranked as one of the top three most popular business authors by Amazon.com, Michael is a recognised industry expert and television pundit who is regularly featured across numerous media outlets, including CNBC, Fox News, CNN, The New York Times, and many more. Named as “one of nation’s leading Millennial voices in the business sector” by IBM, Michael is an award-winning international keynote speaker and travels the globe delivering high-energy presentations and interactive workshops designed to help businesses and leaders build future-focused organisations and connect with a new generation of consumer. His second book will be released in May of 2016. Learn more at www.MPDHQ.com  or on Twitter @notoriousmpd.

Michele Morgan

Michele Morgan is the senior online marketing manager for the Citrix EMEA SaaS Division, where she is responsible for the online customer experience — from acquiring new customers to delivering communications to promoting the business and personal benefits of our products. Michele is American born but English at heart. She is the proud mother of her busy four-year-old daughter, Vivienne. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and is an avid reader, gardener and music lover. Connect with Michele on LinkedIn.

Nick Morgan

Dr. Nick Morgan is one of America’s top communication theorists and coaches. A passionate teacher, he is committed to helping people find clarity in their thinking and ideas – and then delivering them with panache. He comments regularly on body language and communications on CNN. He has been commissioned by Fortune 50 companies to write for many CEOs and presidents. He has coached people to give Congressional testimony, to appear on the Today Show, and to deliver an unforgettable TED talk. He has worked widely with political and educational leaders. And he has himself spoken, led conferences, and moderated panels at venues around the world. Nick’s acclaimed book on public speaking was reprinted by Harvard in paperback in 2005 as Give Your Speech, Change the World. His new book on communications and brain science, Power Cues: The Subtle Science of Leading Groups, Persuading Others, and Maximizing Your Personal Impact, was published by Harvard in May 2014. You can sign up for his blog at publicwords.com or read it on Forbes.

Nicole Lipkin

Nicole Lipkin, Psy.D., MBA is an organisational psychologist and the CEO of Equilibria Leadership Consulting. She is a sought-after speaker, consultant and coach and has shared her expertise on NPR, NBC, Forbes, Entrepreneur, CBS, Fox Business News, and other high-profile media outlets. She is the author of What Keeps Leaders Up At Night and the co-author of Y in the Workplace: Managing the "Me First" Generation. Check out the award-winning book trailer for What Keeps Leaders Up At Night.

Pani Theodorou

Pani Theodorou is a partner at presentation design agency Presented, a London-based company which she co-founded in 2007. Connect with her on LinkedIn or follow her on Twitter .

Pankaj Narang

Pankaj Narang is an avid social media marketer and digital branding expert. He's a co-founder of SociAlert, a hashtag tracking tool designed to optimise Twitter performance around event tracking, social influencers, brand marketing, and media reporters. He can be found on Twitter. Based in India, he's an avid traveller, so watch out for beautiful photos! Connect on LinkedIn.

Patrick J. McGinnis

Patrick J. McGinnis is a venture capitalist and private equity investor who founded Dirigo Advisors, after a decade on Wall Street, to provide strategic advice to investors, entrepreneurs, and fast growing businesses. He is the author of The 10% Entrepreneur, published by Penguin books. He also writes for Business Insider, Huffington Post, Boston Magazine, and Forbes. He is credited by Boston Magazine with coining the term “FOMO” or “fear of missing out,” a term made popular by Millennials and digital junkies, that was added to the Oxford Dictionary in 2013. Patrick is a graduate of Harvard Business School and Georgetown University and lives in New York City. Connect with him on Twitter @pjmcginnis or at patrickmcginnis.com.

Paul Axtell

Paul Axtell is the author of Meetings Matter: 8 Powerful Strategies for Remarkable Conversations and Being Remarkable, a powerhouse of advice for extraordinary performance at work and in life. He provides consulting, coaching, and conversational skills training to a wide variety of clients, from Fortune 500 companies and universities to nonprofit organisations and government agencies. He applies his foundational ideas about conversation and relationship building to parenting in his book Ten Powerful Things to Say to Your Kids: Creating the Relationship You Want with the Most Important People in Your Life.

Paul Gilbert

Paul Gilbert is a professional blogger, an enthusiast who loves to write on several niches including Insurance, Personal Injury, workers compensation attorney & Social Security Disability. He is also a part-time consultant at Zea Proukou, providing best solutions & support to injured workers for claiming workplace injury benefits under Workers' Compensation.

Phoebe Vertigan

Phoebe is a digital marketer, blogger and social media lover based in Australia. In typical Gen Y style, three years into life as a corporate lawyer she decided that this wasn’t the career for her and set out on a career change journey, learning from thought leaders and connecting with other young professionals. She shares her stories on her blog, Making It Up. Connect with Phoebe on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Rasheryl McCreary

Rasheryl McCreary is an Executive Coach and the CEO of TAO Leadership Development.  As an expert on Personal Branding for Leaders, Executive Presence and Virtual Team Communications, she has coached/trained over 1,000 leaders at Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and leading business schools, such as Amex, P&G, PayPal, and Harvard Business School. She hosts the podcast: Communicate with Impact for Virtual Teams™. Connect with Rasheryl on LinkedIn and/or follow her on Twitter.

Raymond Coppinger

Ray Coppinger is Online Marketing Manager for Marketo in the European region. Working with the marketing team at HQ in Dublin, he works across all Marketo’s digital marketing activity. From PPC to SEO to Content Marketing, there is rarely a dull moment! When not being geekish about marketing, Ray’s time is spent being a geeky Dad to his two young kids.

Renee Cullinan

Renee Cullinan is the Co-Founder and CEO of Stop Meeting Like This. She has worked with Fortune 500 companies for the last 20+ years as an advisor, writer, speaker and consultant. She looks forward to Mondays and wants that for you too. She believes that a typical work day should be one in which meaningful work gets done, decisions get made, innovations flourish, and people thrive. To make that a reality, she helps organisations re-think their work practices, especially meetings and email. Of course, she also looks forward to Fridays. Renee lives in Marin County, California, USA with her husband and daughter. They love to travel, entertain, read, and camp. Connect with Renee on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Roger Courville

Roger Courville, CSP, speaks, writes, and leads people from goodness to greatness in the areas of connectorship and virtual communication. Reach out and say hi to him at rogercourville.com

Samantha Coles

Samantha Coles is a highly skilled and qualified coach, furnished with a wide range of experience in training, team development and mentoring. Combining her passion for understanding and developing people and an advanced understanding of how to succeed in business, Samantha started the coaching business Back in Front. Connect with her on LinkedIn or check out back-in-front.com for more information about business, executive and sports performance coaching.

Sarah Cooper

Sarah Cooper is a writer and comedian who spent 15 years in the corporate world and now spends her time writing about it. She started The Cooper Review which features articles such as 10 Tricks to Appear Smart During Meetings and 10 Most Effective Ways to Pretend to Listen to Your Coworkers. Connect with her on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

Sean McPheat

Sean McPheat is the managing director of MTD Sales Training. Sean is a best-selling author, multi-award winning entrepreneur and has been featured in the media over 300 times as a sales improvement thought leader. Visit the MTD Sales Training site or Sean's blog to learn more.

Shani Harmon

Shani Harmon is the co-founder and chief delivery officer of Stop Meeting Like This. For the last 15 years she has focused on driving transformative change and eradicating wasteful and mindless activity within Fortune 500 companies around the world. Shani fundamentally believes that work shouldn’t suck. Her goal is to make it possible for people to be more connected and inspired by their own organisations and in turn, make greater contributions than they previously thought possible. She is a passionate Chicagoan who loves to take walks with her husband and their boisterous Cocker Spaniel, Ginger. Connect with Shani on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Sharif Khalladi

Sharif Khalladi is a digital marketing strategist, entrepreneur, and keynote speaker. He is currently the Head of Marketing for Citrix Podio. When not in the office, Sharif can be found at the gym or grabbing an espresso.

Shawn Murphy

Shawn Murphy - Change Leader | Speaker | Writer, co-founder and CEO of Switch and Shift. Passionately explores the space where business and humanity intersect. Promoter of workplace optimism. Believes work can be a source of joy. Top ranked leadership blogger by Huffington Post. Author of The Optimistic Workplace, published in 2015

Simon Morton

Simon Morton founded Europe’s leading presentation design company Eyeful Presentations in 2004.  His goal was big but simple – support businesses to create more powerful, engaging and effective presentations that make the most of opportunities and deliver results. 12 years, thousands of presentations and millions of engaged audience members later, Eyeful’s mission continues.

Simon’s book, ‘The Presentation Lab’ continues to make waves and has been released around the world in 6 languages. He is globally recognised as a thought leader in the field of presentations and now dedicates much of his time to speaking, writing or coaching businesses on how to make the most of every presentation opportunity. Connect with him on LinkedIn or follow him on Twitter.

Simon Phillips

Simon Phillips founded The Change Man to make it easier for people to find, and utilise, the amazing people he has pulled together to help individuals, and the organisations they work in, to thrive on change. Follow Simon on Twitter.

Sophorn Chhay

Sophorn Chhay is the marketing guy at Trumpia, the most complete SMS software with mass sms messaging, smart targeting and automation. Jumpstart your business by grabbing your free copy of his powerful Mobile Marketing Success Kit. Watch Trumpia’s 5-Minute Demo on how to execute an effective mobile marketing strategy.

Steven Ford

Steven brings over a decade of high level HR problem solving and cutting edge forward thinking to the team. Naturally curious with a unique blend of empathy and commerciality, Steven’s passion toward people and performance is unrivalled. Thirsty for knowledge and a natural teacher, is the perfect recipe for commercial client outcomes. Stevens’s corporate and not-for-profit experience coupled with his grasp of social media platforms and the emerging communication economy propels wattsnext’s capability. Connect with Steven on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Susan Fowler

Susan Fowler implores leaders to stop trying to motivate people. In her latest bestselling book, she explains WHY MOTIVATING PEOPLE DOESN’T WORK… AND WHAT DOES: The New Science of Leading, Engaging, and Energizing. She is the author of by-lined articles, peer-reviewed research, and six books, including the bestselling Self Leadership and the One Minute Manager with Ken Blanchard. Tens of thousands of people worldwide have learned from her ideas through training programs such as the Situational Self Leadership and Optimal Motivation product lines.

Vlatka Hlupic

Vlatka Hlupic is Professor of Business and Management at the University of Westminster, a former Adjunct Faculty at London Business School and founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Drucker Society, London. She is a renowned keynote and TEDx speaker, presenting regularly at major conferences worldwide and has published more than 160 academic articles, including the award winning 'To be a Better Leader, Give up Authority', Harvard Business Review. Connect with Vlatka on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Wendy McAuliffe

Wendy McAuliffe is director of social media and content creation consultancy Populate Digital, and co-founder of Bloggers Required. She is also part of the respected Econsultancy training team. Wendy’s a former technology journalist and in her spare time writes a parenting blog, MummyMcAuliffe. She lives by the sea, and that’s where she can usually be found on her days off. Connect with her on LinkedIn or follow her on Twitter.

Will Lownsbrough

Will Lownsbrough is the founder and chief executive of Shoptility, a new shopping platform that aims to transform the way we shop online. Shoptility connects shoppers with retailers and enables a one-to-one dialogue, bringing together the best of the Internet and the high street for a quicker and more personal shopping experience. Will has a proven track record in managing businesses, developing innovative products and services and driving rapid growth, which he achieved latterly for market intelligence business Vizzihome, now part of Zoopla plc.