Events / Careers Group: Over-achievers

Careers Group: Over-achievers

April 2, 2019
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Careers Group
Tuesday 2 April


This event is supported by Brand Exchange


How to survive your drive and avoid burnout in yourself and others.  We all strive for the highest standards and often feel driven to over-achieve. How do we spot the pattern of exhaustion in ourselves and employees? What can we do to prevent/manage it and how can we recover our resilience when we do overdo it? The panel has unique expertise and experience writing and advising at the highest levels on this topical dilemma.


Arvinder Dhesi is a Senior Client Partner for Korn Ferry. He leads Korn Ferry’s advisory practice for Life Sciences across EMEA and is also the EMEA lead for Succession Management and Talent Strategy Consulting. Arvinder focuses on senior executive succession, top team effectiveness, assessment and development. He is also an experienced executive coach to up FTSE 100 Group CEO level. He has a BSc in Pharmacology from the University of Leeds and is an alumnus of IMD (Switzerland) and the Center for Creative Leadership (Colorado).


Dr Anna Katharina Schaffner is a Reader in Comparative Literature and Medical Humanities at the University of Kent. Anna’s book: Exhaustion: a History was featured on Radio 4 and examines the role of exhaustion symptoms in syndromes including melancholia, acedia, nervousness, neurasthenia, depression, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and burnout. It has been reviewed and discussed in the Times Literary Supplement, National Geographic, New Scientist, Psychology Today, BBC Future, Metro, Die Welt am Sonntag (Germany), and Le Matin Dimanche (Switzerland).


Lucy Watson (MBA 05J) is co-founder and CCO at tech startup, Cyoda. She has spent more than two decades in and around financial services, including roles at Barclays, Oliver Wyman and RiskMetrics.


Moderator: Helen Hallpike (MBA 89D), Lecturer, King’s College London and Kingston Business School.


VENUE Brand Exchange
3 Birchin Lane, London EC3V 9BW
Nearest tube: Bank or Monument
TIME 18:30 for 19:00
COST Members £25 Members’ guests (non INSEAD) £35
REFRESHMENTS Wine and canapés