Our masterclass aims to provide candid, thought-provoking, practical advice, from people at the top of their game whilst giving an up close and personal insight into what it takes to navigate life's twists and turns to achieve your goals and aspirations. This event will help you take your personal, career or business devleopment forward with confidence.
Topics discussed will include:
- The foundations of living a successful lifestyle
- Tips on running your own business and how to market your brand
- Preparing for the job market and advancing your career
- Balance and wellbeing in a competitive environment
- Breaking down barriers
- Raising your profile
Our panellists on the day will be:
Dr. Leah Totton - CEO, Dr. Leah's Clinics (BBC The Apprentice Winner 2013)
Leah who hails from Northern Ireland, is a qualified physician, who worked as an A&E medical doctor before she went on to win the BBC's Apprentice in 2013. She launched Dr. Leah Cosmetic Skincare Clinic with Sir Alan Sugar in 2014 which provides state of the art skin care treatments. The success of the clicnic saw Dr. Leah launch a second clinic in Essex earlier this year.
Steve Bartlett - CEO, Social Chain
Steve, 23, is the CEO of Social Chain - The UK's largest influencer marketing agency and it was voted the Social Media Agency of the Year 2015.
After dropping out of university, Steve set up his first company, Wallpark. A web-based platform designed to connect students based on common interests surrounding university life which he eventually sold, earning him the title of Lloys TSB young entrepreneur of the year.
DJ Cuppy - Entrepreneur & Music Producer
Florence Otedola, aka DJ Cuppy is a 23 year old DJ, producer and entrepreneur and former tourism ambassador for Nigeria's 'Fascinating Nigeria' campaign. She recently starred in Channel 4's fly-on-the-wall documentary Lagos to London which explored the new generation of young jetsetting African professionals. Cuppy has deejayed at many showbiz events and also recently appeared a a guest DJ on the MTV show 'Uncommon Sence with Charlemagne'.
Tunji Akintokun - Director, Cisco
Tunji Akintokun who is named as the 4th most powerful black or ethnic minority executive in the UK, USA and Ireland, is the Director for Commercial and Partner Organisations at Cisco, and also oversees their graduate sales academy. He's the founder of Your Future, Your Ambition - an award winning social enterprise which aims to inspire young adults from diverse backgrounds to study STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) related subjects and pursue careers in related industries.
Poorna Bell - Executive Editor, Huffington Post
Poorna is an award-winning journalist who is the executive editor and global lifestyle head for The Huffington Post. She currently manages the lifestyle, blogs and social media teams in the UK and oversees a team of 42. She has over 14 years of experience of working in print and online media. She is responsible to keeping mindfulness, meditation, wellbeing and innter wisdom at the forefront of the HuffPost UK's content.
Dirujan Sabesan - Founder, Creative Nerds
Dirujan is the founder of Creative Nerds, a creative agency focused on web design and social media strategy which he launced with no formal traning. He has worked with artists such as Tinchy Stryder, MisterJam and Trevor Nelson whilst helping establish brands such as LinkUpTV and SB.TV. He was the youngest mentor on the BBC series 'Be Your Own Boss' and he regularly participates in entrepreneurial workshops which help young people develop their skills.
Fernand Frimpong Jr - Host
Fernand is a researcher, creative and television presenter. He started his presenting career on student television whilst at university and go this break hosting the music entertainment show THL on VOX Africa, where he made his debut in 2012. His energy and charisma saw him win Best Male Presenter at the BEFFTA Awards in 2012.
Program for the evening
5.45 pm Doors open
6.00 pm - 6.30 pm Registration & audience seated for discussion
6.30 pm - 8.00 pm Welcome, intro & panel discussion
8.00 pm - 8.30 pm Q & A
8.30 pm - 8.45 pm Close