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FUTURE PROOF YOUR BUSINESS

Tom Cheesewright is an Applied Futurist, helping people and organisations around the world to see the future more clearly, share their vision, and respond with innovation. An accomplished speaker and broadcaster, he specialises in connecting tomorrow’s world to today’s experience, making sense of what’s happening next, and why.

Tom’s clients include global 500 corporations, government departments, industry bodies and charities. Using a unique set of tools that he developed, and now teaches and licenses to others, Tom finds the critical intersections between today’s macro trends and the existing stresses in each client’s organisation and sector. These are the points at which the greatest change will take place.

Tom is a frequent presence in the media, his face, voice, and unusual name recognisable from weekly appearances on TV and radio including BBC Breakfast, Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch, 5live, Radio 4, and TalkRadio, and in The Guardian, The Times, and The Evening Standard.

Tom’s first book, High Frequency Change, was published in 2019 by LID Publishing. Find out more at https://tomcheesewright.com, or find Tom on social media:

Tom’s latest book, Future Proof Your Business, published by Penguin Business for their Expert Series – 30 July 2020

The Book of Tarot: A Contemporary Guide to Finding Your Intuition and Reading the Tarot

Alice has written four books on spiritual subjects, painted and created one pack of tarot cards and her writings have been published / featured internationally. Her books have been reviewed in a vast array of magazines, radio, TV and online, including, Kindred Spirit, Soul and Spirit, Psychic TV, Chat It’s Fate, The Scottish Sun, Prediction Magazine, & Spirit and Destiny amongst others.

Her second book, The High Heeled Guide to Spiritual Living (2011 Hunt Publishing) was recipient of Prediction Magazine Best Book Award. Gabrielle Bernstein said of this book, “This is a fiery book covering many areas of areas of human experience upon which contemporary spirituality can be based. If you’re ready to reignite your inner spark this is the book for you.”

Her third book Dear Poppyseed, A soulful Momma’s Pregnancy Journal lead to her appearance on Sky Living’s ‘She’s Having a Baby’, a real life show documenting the variations in approaches to pregnancy.

Dirty and Divine, her latest book, has seen an increase in her overall exposure, with sales for all books improving as a result. It has lead to requests for interview and features in mainstream spiritual press, Kindred Spirit, Soul & Spirit, Spirit Guides Radio, The Archetypal Feminine Summit.

Her written articles have appeared in Rebelle Society, The Daily Guru, The Daily Love, Soul and Spirit, Spirit and Destiny, Kindred Spirit, Haunted Magazine, Huffington Post, Hello Giggles, The Conversation, Natural Health, The Daily Love, and many more.

Alongside this Alice self published a tarot pack in 2017, which has been featured in Kindred Spirit, Soul and Spirit, Spirit Guides Magazine, and been unboxed on the pages on Major Tarot influencers on You Tube (Ethony, New Age Hipster).

The Book of Tarot: A Contemporary Guide to Finding Your Intuition and Reading the Tarot, published by Piatkus, Little, Brown – 2 July 2020

Website: www.alicegrist.co.uk

Work Remotely

A firm believer that human capital is the driving force behind every business, Anastasia Tohmé has been growing teams and setting up HR departments across markets, borders, and timezones. She started her career as an executive headhunter for multinationals in the MENA region and in recent years has been leading people and culture departments in industries ranging from property management to blockchain and cryptocurrency in Europe. She specializes in talent acquisition in international markets and lectures on managing remote teams. She holds an MBA from IE Business School.

Martin Worner is a seasoned technologist, entrepreneur, and blockchain advocate. He has a career spanning over 30 years in capital markets technology, working with Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, Reuters and a number of hedge funds. He founded, and grew a technology company specialising in financial technology, based in the north of England serving customers around the world. More recently in a product role in blockchain technology. He is passionate about decentralised organisations, remote working, and has a strong interest in governance of blockchains incorporating both tokenomics and the human element.

Work Remotely, is being published by Penguin Business for their Expert Series – April 2021

Website: goingremote.work

START WITH WHAT WORKS – A FASTER ROUTE TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS

Andy Bass PhD helps leaders and their teams to create faster growth using resources they already have to hand. By tapping into existing underappreciated potential, clients are able to grow their businesses more quickly, typically with no or low capital investment.

He is currently writing a new book on the topic for Pearson.

Andy has worked across a wide range of industries and sectors including professional services, technology, media, health, financial services, packaging, automotive and education. Some of the organizations he has worked with prefer to remain confidential. Those who do not have included Aon Risk Solutions, KPMG, DLA Piper, L’Oreal, Trimas Corporation, AAH Pharmaceuticals, the NHS, and International Automotive Components Group. While based in the UK, Andy travels extensively and has worked on projects in the US, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Finland, Mexico, Russia and China.

Andy has taught Masters and Executive programmes at Warwick, Aston and Strathclyde Business Schools, and is a visiting faculty member at the Aston Centre for Executive Development. He has also served on the ‘Big Thinkers’ panel of experts for #oglivychange, the innovative behavioural change practice of Ogilvy & Mather.

In addition to presentations and workshops for a range of business and public sector organizations on strategic decision-making, leading change, creating buy-in and conflict resolution, Andrew has spoken at both the Cheltenham and Edinburgh Festivals of Science on aspects of communication and perception. Andrew has a PhD in Software Engineering from Aston University, and a BSc in Computer Science and Ergonomics (the application of human sciences, especially psychology, to design), also from Aston.

Andy’s work has been published on Forbes.com and in Career Development International, Legal Week, and Managing Partner magazine as well as in leading journals on systems thinking and organizational change. He is author of the book The Performance Papers: Incisive Briefings for Busy Leaders, published by Bookshaker.

Outside of work, Andrew has dabbled in the dangerous world of stand-up comedy (with decidedly mixed results!), and plays lead guitar in a tribute band dedicated to the music of Canadian progressive rock band Rush.

Start With What Works: A Faster Route To Grow Your Business being published by Pearson (provisional) 1 February 2021

Website: www.bassclusker.com

Ann Latham

Ann Latham creates clarity. Some call her the Queen of Clarity. With her help, leaders create an unprecedented level of strategic clarity that transforms the way they think, galvanizes commitment, and dramatically increases productivity. She is founder and president of the Boston area management consulting firm, Uncommon Clarity®, Inc. (www.uncommonclarity.com). Her clients represent over 40 industries and range from for-profits, such as Boeing, Medtronic, and Hitachi, to non-profits as diverse as Public Television and Smith College.

Ann is an expert blogger for Forbes. She’s been interviewed and has been written about in 85 media sources, including The New York Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Inc. Magazine, and MSNBC.com. Her business advice also appears in her own award-winning e-newsletter, Clear Thoughts.

She’s an accomplished keynote speaker, and has spoken to thousands of executives, managers, employees, and MBA students. Of Ann’s speaking, famed Ideas Are Free coauthor and Isenberg School of Management professor, Alan G. Robinson says: “Ann Latham is one of the best business speakers I have heard. She is very experienced, the quality of her thinking is extremely high, and she knows how to deliver her message in an entertaining, concise, and convincing way.”

When not serving her clients, she hikes, skis, canoes, plays pickleball, travels, reads, and rides a unicycle.

After visiting 44 countries, 48 US states, and seven Canadian provinces, Ann is currently living in the wonderful state of New Hampshire.

She graduated magna cum laude with a degree in mathematics from Tufts University.

Ann’s previous books include The Clarity Papers, Uncommon Meetings, and two additional booklets.

The Power of Clarity being published with Bloomsbury, date TBC

Website: http://uncommonclarity.com

Simon Alexander Ong

Everything that Simon Alexander Ong does is built around inspiring people to see their world differently and igniting their imagination of what is truly possible so that they can lead an extraordinary life doing that which makes them feel most alive. His art is in distilling his insights into powerful lessons that can be easily understood and applied immediately. As an award-winning coach and international keynote speaker, he has appeared on Sky News, BBC and Forbes, and has spoken at some of the world’s most successful organisations like Virgin, Barclays, Salesforce and Microsoft.

Book (to be revealed) being published with Penguin Business, March 2022

Website: www.simonalexanderong.com

ULTIMATE GUIDE TO BUSINESS WRITING

Julian’s spent over thirty years as a business writer and knowledge manager, helping companies to get the right information to the right people at the right times. He’s worked in the UK, France and Germany on projects ranging from rewriting company websites, to finessing highly technical documents for specialist audiences (such as actuaries and financial regulators) to managing the documentation for multi-million-pound change programmes. He also teaches business writing on his popular training courses, moonlights as a music journalist, and has written two crime novels under a pen name.

Ultimate Guide to Business Writing to be published by Routledge (publication date to be confirmed)

Website: www.betterbusinesswriting.info

I Am My Brand

London born Kubi Springer is a Brand Specialist with 20 years’ experience in consumer brand marketing. Starting her career at MTV Europe, Kubi has since delivered campaigns for some of the biggest brands in the world. Her resume includes: Rolls Royce Motor Cars, Nike, Blackberry, L’Oreal Professional, Wella Professional, Justin Timberlake, Manchester United Footballer Rio Ferdinand, MercedesBenz Fashion Week, Sex & the City, MOBO Awards, and Blue Flame (Diddy’s Marketing and Advertising Agency) in New York, to name but a few!

A strategic marketer with a flair for commercial solutions, today Kubi is the CEO of SheBuildsBrands Ltd, a boutique brand management agency with its headquarters in London, England and international reps in the Middle East, USA, South East Asia and West Africa. Known for working on extremely high profile campaigns, whilst also supporting emerging businesses, Kubi directs the team at SheBuildsBrands with a focus on the Fashion & Beauty, Luxury & Lifestyle and Entertainment Industries.

Notable Projects: Roll Royce LFW 2016 Campaign! L’Oreal Professional ‘Colour Bar’ Campaign! Justin Timberlake ‘Justified’ European Tour! 11 Seasons with London Fashion Week! Sex & the City Movie, London Premier! Nike ‘Midnight Madness Campaign’!

Published by Bloomsbury Publishing – October 2019
Rights available:  Foreign Language / Translation Rights

Website: www.shebuildsbrands.com

The Unfair ADvantage

Ash Ali is an award-winning serial tech entrepreneur and investor. As the first marketing director of Just Eat UK, a FTSE 100 startup that IPO’d for £1.5 billion, and with over 20 years of hands-on experience in launching, growing and advising startups, he is an outspoken patron of social mobility and continuous education.

Hasan Kubba is an entrepreneur, startup strategist and mentor. With his digital marketing agency background and startup investment experience, Hasan is a passionate advocate of launching businesses, identifying macro trends, and the broader impact of technological disruption on society.

Published by Profile Books Limited – January 2020
Rights available: US Rights
https://theunfairadvantage.co.uk/

Talking with Angels of Light

Amanda Hart is a mum of 3 who discovered she was very different to other children during her childhood. This in itself helped her to survive a dire upbringing when taken from her mother by her father. She was invisible behind the veil of a middle class family hiding a very dark secret. Through challenging life conditions she discovered her path in life.

Amanda has been an Intuitive Consultant for over 20 years, helping people to access their power and voice. Clients have often reached Amanda as a last port of call where they’ve discovered their purpose and potential. She was diagnosed with meningococcal septicaemia and near death was told by doctors she would not survive. ‘The Guys Upstairs,’ not only showed her how to heal herself but how to access the blueprint of our best self to live our destiny.

Amanda was nominated to go on ‘Britain’s Psychic Challenge’ hosted by Trisha Goddard to find the top psychics in the country, which was on Channel 5 in 2005/2006. She was then asked to present her own radio show, The Soul Searching Show on My Spirit Radio, writing all her own material and interviewing experts in the Mind, Body and Spirit Field. Her passion for writing led her to then become a columnist for Soul & Spirit Magazine.

It was whilst at My Spirit Radio she was asked to write her memoirs because of her extraordinary life experiences. 5 years later, Amanda finally succumbed when a secondary condition from the Meningitis stopped her in her tracks from working and she finally resigned herself to sitting down and writing her book.

Her memoirs, The Guys Upstairs, are a remarkable account of how against all odds she found the key to unlock us all from our negative programs and how we all have the power within us to do that. Today this book and the campaign behind it to raise awareness, speaks volumes about the kind of determined commitment she has to make this a better world to live in.

Amanda lives with her children in Suffolk, and is now writing two further books and finally honouring her dream to leave a legacy in this world.

3-book Angel series deal with Orion Publishing Ltd
Angels book one published June 2019
Angels book two published January 2020

Website: www.amanda-hart.co.uk

Self Made

Bianca Miller-Cole is the hugely successful entrepreneur and finalist from The Apprentice 2014 who went on to major business success, founding the BE group and hosiery brand, Bianca Miller London. She is an indemand public speaker and was awarded a Power Profile by Linked in 2016.

Byron Cole is an award-winning serial entrepreneur, public speaker, investor, philanthropist and mentor to entrepreneurs and students. He runs the BLC Group, an umbrella company that look after his many business interest.

‘Successful entrepreneurs learn fast. Self Made is a fantastic way to learn an incredible amount of hugely
practical information very, very quickly.’
Dhiraj Mukherjee – co-founder of Shazam, investor and business consultant

‘This book offers practical advice for anyone thinking of starting, growing or scaling their own business.’
Gordon Merrylees – Head of Entrepreneurship, Royal Bank of Scotalnd, Natwest and Ulster Bank

‘They share their in advice in an easy to read, easy to apply format, that will have you up and running your
business in no time.’
Melanie Eusebe, Entrepreneur & Co-Founder of the Black British Business Awards

Published by Hodder & Stoughton – October 2017

Website: www.selfmadebook.uk

Tony Klinger

Tony Klinger has written three published books, including two novels, “Under God’s Table”, “The Butterfly Boy” and “The Who and I”. In the last two years he was commissioned to write five film screenplays, a play, “A Tired Heart and the Big C” plus his musical play, “The Show Must Go On” for which he wrote the book.

Tony is a Writer and Film Maker with internationally acclaimed award-winning work that has been widely recognised and honoured, most recently winning The Lifetime Achievement Award at the Romford Film Festival, where his documentary, Full Circle received it’s festival premiere.

Tony is the founder of Give-Get-Go and provides, full and half-day film making experiences for businesses and individuals, delivered by industry professionals at their Northamptonshire studios.

As well as writing scripts, Tony is currently writing his ‘Alsatia’ series, a crime thriller set against the incredible backdrop of a London in its most tempestuous period in history.

Julian Bly

Just before Julian left home in England for university in America, his maternal Greek grandmother quizzically wrote in a goodbye card “one day you will understand… “

Many years later, having gone through a series of life affirming experiences, he embarked on a journey… to “one day understand”!

Julian’s writing peels back the meaning of life, distilling the very essence of our existence. Inspiring, instructive, empowering and often eye-opening; it reckons with the past, embraces the present and sets its sights on a more conscious and coherent future.

“Beautiful, raw, compassionate… and so honest that it will inspire many who are needing to be helped out of their own abyss.” Clare Mackie, artist.

Combining a creative mind with all he has learnt from Western modern science, ancient Eastern medicine and spiritual practices, together with his physical and mental endurance skills, it is his intuitive empathy and sharing of his experiences that engages others.

Recognising that ‘his journey’ is a metaphor of hope for us all, especially in such uncharted challenging times, Julian is delighted that his message is reaching people in need of guidance and support, and businesses looking after the well-being of their employees.

An important part of his mission is to help lift the barriers that can prevent us from opening the door to allow others in to help.

Prior to this, Julian had forged a career in the evocative world of art and design; since 1994 running a successful international antiques and interiors company.

Antoinette Holden

Antoinette Holden was born in May 1972, in London. She is married and a mother of two children and lives in Watford, Hertfordshire.
Raised in two locations, Watford and then in Wales, life was not easy. Leaving home at sixteen should have been the end of her nightmare, but life didn’t get easier until Antoinette was well into her late thirties.

Working in an office from the age of sixteen and for most of her adult life, Antoinette was always told she should write a book about her life; and that this could give hope, support and comfort to others.

Now at age 45, she has collated her memories and experiences to write her first biography, No More.

Thinking nothing would come of it, Antoinette showed some of her work to trusted friends, who in turn gave her the confidence and inspiration she needed to carry on writing; finally working on her book and life story.

Antoinette has her own business, Tinkerbell Tarot, giving Tarot Card readings to the public. Although she’s been doing readings for many years for friends and family, she finally took a leap of faith and now does readings to help others in times of stress or despair.

Sharon Clarke

With a background in archaeology, anthropology and mental health nursing – and a years training in video production with the BBC – Sharon Clarke used her extensive knowledge to investigate the paranormal arena in Northern Ireland. Many of the cases Sharon worked on were featured frequently in the press resulting in Sharon being interviewed by newspapers, magazines and radio stations from all over the world.

Following being diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease and during her recovery from subsequent surgery, Sharon wrote her first non-fiction novel, Voice in the Dark. Voice in the Dark features her case studies and investigations of the paranormal throughout Northern Ireland and also interviews prominent global figures in the paranormal arena.

In addition to writing, Sharon also works as a producer and photographer and has produced several short films in Ireland. Sharon’s photography, particularly of Donegal, Ireland is featured on many tourism websites.

Sharon has also written several screenplays, mainly psychological horrors which will go into development in the near future.

In the past, Sharon has worked with celebrities such as: singer and Westlife band member, Garth Brooks; Bear Grylls; and stage crew for Irish band, U2.

Sharon is a devoted mother to 8 children and a keen horse-rider; she owns her own thoroughbred mare called Molly, who she adores.

Sharon is currently working on an anthology of fictional horror short stories.

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