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WACL NED Talk - 9 November 2016

Nov 9, 2016 – 7:00 pm

If the thought of voluntarily attending events where you know no-one, are not quite sure what you want to get out of the event and crucially aren't even sure what you might be able to offer to others whom you meet then presumably networking strikes fear in your heart.  Take heart - you are not alone - most people would liken it alongside as much fun as an afternoon at the dentist! However networking with purpose truly works and for those of us who aspire to succeeding as Non-Executive Directors, let alone in our regular executive and personal lives,  it is an essential skill that once learnt and practiced can be immeasurably valuable.

At our forthcoming WACL NED lunch which will be held on Wednesday the 9th of November from 12:15 to 14:00 we have two of the best networkers in the business to share with us their hints and tips, and what they have found works well as well as they have both built their careers and businesses over the last few years.

Our two guest speakers are both WACL members - Kathleen Saxton, Founder and CEO of The Lighthouse Company and Sharon Baylay, Portfolio Non-Executive Director - their Biog are below.  The Event is hosted by the lovely Alison Lomax and will be held at Google St Giles offices 1-13 St Giles High St, London WC2H 8AG ( closest Tube station Tottenham Court Road)

Kathleen Saxton

Kathleen is the founder and  CEO of executive search firm The Lighthouse Company and co-producer of Advertising Week Europe. As a practising psychotherapist in central London, Kathleen has always had a deep fascination with the ‘whole self’ – leading to her launching Psyched in early 2016 to deliver transformational leadership programmes for senior executives. Kathleen is also an active board member of ChildLine (NSPCC) and regularly contributes to the government’s Speakers4Schools programme.  Kathleen’s full personal biog can be found here: http://thelighthousecompany.com/ourteam/kathleen-saxton

Sharon Baylay

Sharon is a Portfolio Non-Executive Director and counts three FTSE/AIM Plc Boards in her current portfolio as well as having been Chairman of Dot Net Solutions Ltd and Havas EHS (UK) Ltd.  She is also an executive coach and mentor and has run senior female talent programmes for the House of Commons and Microsoft, as well as worked individually with some of UK plc's most senior leaders.  She has lost count of how many Non-Executive dinners and events she has attended over the last 4 years but continues to champion diversity and Women on Boards, being a regular speaker for the LSE Non-Exec programme, the FT Non-Executive Director Diploma programme and the Institute of Directors Non-Executive programme too.

Following our normal format I know that Kathleen and Sharon will both bring their lively and enthusiastic personalities to share with you all that they have learned about how to connect with people for success, no doubt with some hilarious moments along the way!  We will be encouraging a lot of high-quality discussion, no doubt some laughter, and debate which should result in all of us leaving feeling raring to go and excited for our next opportunity to network!

This is a members-only event, open to all WACLers and free of charge, capacity for the room is 20 people so please let Francesca know soonest on Francesca@Ecsery.com  if you would like us to reserve you a seat

We look forward to seeing you all there