Events / Dare to Succeed

Dare to Succeed

January 13, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

This event is supported by Kent House Knightsbridge

Lessons from elite sport, the military, music and business. Success can be defined as both “the accomplishment of an aim or purpose” and “the attainment of popularity or profit.” Defining what success means to each of us is a critical starting point to realising our goals. At this event, we will be hearing from a diverse panel of successful people. They will be share their thoughts on how to succeed and how achievement in one field can inspire success in others. Prepare to be inspired and challenged about what success means for you and how you can realise your vision.

Paul Heugh is founder and Chief Executive Officer of Skarbek Associates, a professional services firm that assists organisations to grow through fast and rigorous implementation of strategic initiatives. Paul and the Skarbek team are recognised experts in the execution of major programmes, and in building a highly competitive capability to deliver them. They are described by the Economist as an ‘Arsenal of Talent’. Previously he was Vice President, Global Strategic Projects for GlaxoSmithKline and before that served in the British Army.

Gary Leboff is a coach who applies the psychological skills of international sport to the business arena. Building on his record with Premiership footballers and top-level golfers, Gary has adapted sports-related strategies to the demands of corporate team building and motivation. Gary Leboff is a familiar face on TV: his work formed a centrepiece of BBC’s groundbreaking series ‘The Challenge’. He offers expert commentary on sporting issues on BBC1 and BBC2 and has appeared on both ITN and Channel 4 News.

Paul Mattick has been an academic, a world champion and Olympic rower, and now works for the Venture Capital fund manager Oxford Capital Partners. He believes that success is not sector-specific, dedication is transferable, and that job-specific skills can be learned. He has worked with executive management teams of major corporates, helping them to build high-performance environments, but he now primarily enjoys working with (and helping fund) innovative early-stage businesses.

VENUE  Kent House Knightsbridge
Rutland Gardens, London SW7 1BX
Nearest tube: Knightsbridge
TIME 19:00 for 19:30
COST Members £25 / Members’ guests (non INSEAD) £35
REFRESHMENTS Wine and canapé


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