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Niamh McElwain

Reset Your Leadership

TBD

About Niamh

Niamh is at her best in a room full of people, facilitating or coaching.

Expertise: Facilitator, Executive coach, Leadership development

Experience: More than 20 years of international experience in the world of Learning & Development. Designer of acclaimed global development programs at Google spanning presentation & facilitation skills, career development, women’s leadership, and diversity & inclusion initiatives.

Outside of work: Niamh was an orchestral director and theatre teacher in the Middle East and the Caribbean before completing her MBA. She infuses improv and playfulness into the workshops she designs. Niamh loves hiking, listening to podcasts, and being outdoors with her family.

Christopher T.S. Harvey

Head of Change

Building Change Agility at Scale

TBD 

About Christopher

Bio

Jenny Davis

Entrepreneur & Founder of Strive Change Consulting

Eye of the Tiger Focus Applied to Business

Learn about the three key areas of Focus: Priority, Distraction Control & Optimum Working Conditions and how sports athletes and business leaders have applied strategies and techniques across all three areas to world class success and excellence.

About Jenny

Jenny started her sporting career at aged 6, after been encouraged to join a local judo class to learn how to defend herself whilst also having somewhere positive to focus her high energy. She fought for Team GB and Team Scotland as a youth, junior and senior judo player all over the world from the sporting halls of Meadowbank Stadium and Crystal Palace Sporting Stadium to Las Vegas Casino’s and Japan’s famous dojo’s and trying schools.

Jenny took a year off from competing in her final year of her Health Psychology honours degree to concentrate on her studies. During that period, a conversation with her ‘Strength & Conditioning Coach and ‘handshake bet’ lead to her the speedy world of track cycling. After fast tracking through a sporting talent transfer programme, Jenny raced all over the UK and Europe winning Scottish, British and International medals – becoming the fastest Scottish female sprinter and eventually going on to represent Team Scotland at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games where she won a silver medal and 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

In between sporting peaks, Jenny started to use the lessons taken from sport and started applying them in business At Standard Life Plc. Using timeless principles such as 80/20 Principle, Marginal Gains and The Compound Effect she has successfully created and lead continuous improvement programmes from a team of 10 people up to business unit of 1500 across two FTSE 100 companies in 2 different industries. Those programmes focussed on improving customer and colleague experience whilst getting rid or simplifying frustrating and wasteful processes. As well as reducing and improving controls, reducing cost and improving profit margin.

“The quickest way to innovate is to take lessons from one world and apply them in another.”

Now Jenny uses the lessons she learned in both her sporting and business careers to help entrepreneurs and business leaders turn fire fighting, high stress and out of control costs in they business (and personal lives) into calm, control, profit and growth all whilst working less.

Steve Hope

General Manager, Environmental Affairs and Corporate Citizenship

Always Lean, Always Green

About Steve

Steve is a Chartered Electrical Engineer who first joined Toyota in the UK during the construction phase of our first purpose-built manufacturing facilities in Europe in 1991 as the Manager of Facilities and Environment

After establishing this Department with his team, Steve went on to manage other areas of the business including the construction of a second assembly shop, a casting facility and supporting the construction of a new facility in France

In 2006, Steve was assigned to Toyota Motor Europe to Plant Engineering supporting an ultimate total of 9 manufacturing facilities. 

After a Toyota career continually considering Environmental performance and improvement, in 2013 Steve was assigned to his current role taking responsibility for the complete Environmental scope of the vehicle’s lifecycle for the European Region

Steve is married and is now located at the European Regional HQ in Brussels

Sesselía Birgisdóttir

Framkvæmdastjóri þjónustu og markaðssviðs hjá Íslandspósti

Um Sesselíu

Sesselía hefur víðtæka reynslu af stjórnendastörfum í síbreytilegu viðskiptaumhverfi bæði hér á landi og erlendis. Nýlega tók hún við sem framkvæmdastjóri Þjónustu og markaðssviðs hjá Íslandspósti og hefur verið í leiðandi hlutverki í þeim miklu umbreytingum sem fyrirtækið hefur staðið í að undanförnu.  Sesselía hefur lengi starfað við stafræn umbreytingar verkefni og var áður forstöðumaður stafrænna miðla og markaðsmála hjá Advania. Einnig starfaði hún í 10 ár í Svíþjóð sem stjórnandi og stofnandi alþjóðlegu leigumiðlunarinnar Red Apple Apartments sem leigir út íbúðir í yfir 100 borgum í Evrópu.

Sesselía er með tvær mastersgráður frá Lundarháskóla í Svíþjóð, í stjórnun mannauðs með áherslu á breytingarstjórnun sem og alþjóða markaðssetningu og vörumerkjastjórnum.

Viðtöl:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V21CjtcoFVA

https://www.stjornvisi.is/is/frettir/thu-sem-vorumerki

https://jons.is/sesselia-birgisdottir-advania-thattur-58/?fbclid=IwAR3PQRs_zCoynfr4jCfy74ONN7pkktm5M7hqOqVd5ZvjZ2cvFE9cPfcBYIo

https://www.frettabladid.is/kynningar/spennandi-timamot-hja-postinum/

https://www.ungarathafnakonur.is/namskeid-vorumerkid-thu/

Guðbjörg Heiða Guðmundsdóttir

Framkvæmdastjóri fiskiðnaðar hjá Marel

Um Guðbjörgu Heiðu

Guðbjörg Heiða is Managing Director (EVP), Fish in Marel. Marel is a global company selling equipment and software solutions to the fish, meat and poultry industries. She has been working for Marel for the last 9 years, having various roles, first years focusing on strategic execution of corporate projects and later in Innovation, in most recent as the manager of Innovation for Marel Iceland and UK. Guðbjörg holds a Master degree in industrial engineering. Guðbjörg has high interest for company culture, how to build diversity and inclusion. That is how success is generated in increasingly complex environment.

Gestur Pétursson

Framkvæmdastjóri Veitna

Um Gest

Gestur Pétursson er framkvæmdastjóri Veitna. Hann lauk meistaragráðu í iðnaðar- og rekstrarverkfræði með áherslu á orkumál og áhættustýringu frá Oklahoma State University í Bandaríkjunum árið 1998.

Gestur var framkvæmdastjóri öryggis-, heilbrigðis- og umhverfismála hjá Elkem Ísland frá því í árslok 2010 og forstjóri fyrirtækisins 2014-2019. Í störfum sínum fyrir Elkem Ísland vann hann að innleiðingu og samþættingu nýsköpunar í fyrirtækjamenningu félagsins til að takast á við þau tækifæri sem orkuskiptin í heiminum fela í sér, vöruþróun gagnvart viðskiptavinum og umbótum á kostnaðargrunni verksmiðjunnar á Grundartanga. Í dag starfar hann hjá Veitum með starfsfólki félagsins á þeirri vegferð að breyta fyrirtækinu úr hefðbundnu veitufyrirtæki í framsækið þjónustu- og þekkingarfyrirtæki sem leggur grunn að lífsgæðum og virkni samfélagsins. Gestur hefur setið í stjórnum fyrirtækja og félaga á Íslandi, Kanada og Noregi, meðal annars í stjórn samstarfsvettvangs stjórnvalda og atvinnulífs um loftslagsmál og grænar lausnir og í stjórn Festu – miðstöðvar um samfélagsábyrgð. Í dag situr hann í stjórnum Samorku, Samtaka Atvinnulífsins og Carbfix.

Halldór Benjamín Þorbergsson

Framkvæmdastjóri SA

Um Halldór

Halldór Benjamín er fæddur 1979. Hann er kvæntur Guðrúnu Ásu Björnsdóttur lækni og eiga þau þrjá drengi á leikskólaaldri. Hann er stúdent af eðlisfræðibraut Menntaskólans í Reykjavík, lauk hagfræðiprófi frá Háskóla Íslands og er með MBA-gráðu frá Oxford háskóla.