Updated: Apr 20
Last month we launched HIGH PROFILE CLUB in Leeds after having such a successful 6 months in London. This week we hosted our second breakfast for Directors Event. After launching the club in September we got a great new member, Andrew Firth, who was able to present at this weeks breakfast.
Keynote Speaker – Head of Journalism at Leeds Trinity University
This month we had David Betts from Trinity University as our main speaker. Dave Betts is a former Managing Editor at Sky News and Editor of BBC Look North (Hull.) He started his career in local radio in Yorkshire and later worked for BBC Radios 1 and 4 and in breakfast TV. During his twenty five year career in broadcast journalism, Dave worked on major news stories including the death of Princess Diana and the Japanese Tsunami. He also edited a daily showbiz programme on Channel 5. Dave is originally from Leeds and now runs the Journalism department at the city’s Trinity University as well as holding responsibility for Operations & Resources in the School of Arts & Communications.
David gave a great speech about how to deal with TV and Radio journalists. He covered media training, interviews, the format for conversations, questions to ask, making a friend out of a journalist and more! It was very interesting to see his viewpoint and his knowledge and experiences in journalism.
We were lucky enough to have three of our members in Leeds do a presentation this month.
Richard started his career in Sales at Kellogg’s before pivoting into a global B2B marketing role at Shell. He discovered that his true passion is to help people become the best they can be. He made the transition into Learning & Development where he became head of L&D at Shell Retail – responsible for the training of 500,000 people dotted across 62 countries. In January 2017, he launched a start-up tech company that helps people embed new skills and behaviours in just 12 weeks. He would love to talk to owners and directors of training companies to explore partnership possibilities
Richard also provides one-to-one executive coaching for a small number of clients. His signature programme lasts 12 weeks and is tailored to support for current or aspiring board level executives. The coaching programme is supported by extensive content and frequent goal setting in GPSgoaltrak. It’s High Challenge, High Support and High Impact !
Richard gave a speech about goal setting. He covered the importance of goals within a company and how he has managed to change the success rates of companies through helping them to plan, run and achieve goals.
Natalie Jameson – Founder of Heroworx – The Foundership Factory and the creator of three transformational group coaching programs.
Her 25 year ‘Foundership (leadership+entrepreneurship) career, spans across 5 countries and 5 industries. Her ‘California Can Do’ attitude led her from teenage mom to the youngest and only female director on an award winning M&A deal team at 28yrs old. She holds a B.A. in Architecture & Post Grad in Business Finance. She’s sold a Plc bank to RBS, lent SMEs millions for acquisitions, Strategized, Digitalized & Designed Businesses, Factories, Architecture & Furniture and Cofounded (whilst pregnant) the UK’s 1st dental group in Sainsburys & Tesco sold to BUPA Healthcare.
Natalie’s mission is to use her contacts ability to uncover anyone’s Entrepreneurial DNA & 1st hand knowledge of what it takes to be successful in the digital age to mentor and empower underrepresented groups so they can secure their financial futures, making an impact doing what they love, thus ensuring no one gets left behind.
Natalie spoke about how to buy a business with little or no investment and amplify your income, assets and impact over night.
Andrew Firth is an E-commerce Animal.
As well as owning Ascensor, a digital agency specialising in online retail, he owns Perfect Personalised Gifts, a manufacturer & retailer of gifts. Andrew has been involved in the development of websites and running of E-commerce businesses for almost 20 years. Andrew understands E-commerce from all sides; from the website build and its marketing, to the running and operating of successful online businesses.
Andrew spoke about helping business to grow through E-commerce design & digital marketing, using the latest technology!
Breakfast for Directors – 20th November
Join us in November for our next Breakfast for Directors event at the Aspire. You will meet HIGH PROFILE CLUB team, like-minded entrepreneurs and keynote speakers all in a great venue with some delicious food.
Get your ticket now: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/high-profile-club-8164141730
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