Why are we talking about Futureproofing your career?

Our roles are changing and often the changes are so small we don’t always notice them immediately.

Over time the nature of our work will change beyond recognition; in this book we equip with you the big technological shifts, and how you stay relevant in your career and how you lead yourself and your team in the next normal.

My latest book co-authored with Dr Naeema Pasha discusses the key elements you need to build an agile leadership approach to your career and insights from contributors from global companies including Google, UBS Wealth, UNWomen, Automation Everywhere and Mattel Inc.

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About Me

My career is best described as a squiggly line drawing on wide-ranging experiences from academia, business and a host of client based work. My exposure to different sectors and working in over a dozen different countries gives me an outlook that is truly diverse and draws on best practice from across the world.

I build connections with partners and clients that enable creativity and innovation to flourish when seeking new ways of working. My research expertise brings thought leadership and new approaches to thinking.

I am a fellow of the Royal Society for Arts in the UK and an advisor on Diversity and Innovation for Centigy, a UK based ethical AI accreditation company.

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I am a regular contributor for Forbes writing on innovation, diversity and leadership. I have written books on Succession in Asian Family Firms, Championing Women Leaders (co-authored with Kitty Chisholm), book chapters, reports and policy papers.

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As a consultant, I work closely with clients to co-create programs and workshops that bring about sustainable change in leaders and their teams. Using a human-centred design approach I rapidly build an open and honest relationship with partners to ensure we are aligned on the outcomes.

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As an academic, I have held faculty positions at Henley Business School and Brunel Business School in the UK and now at HEC Paris in Qatar, teaching Entrepreneurial Leadership and Entrepreneurship to MBA and PG students. My research examines diversity and innovation and is developed with real-life case studies.

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In April 2020, as we were scrambling to adjust to the tidal wave of uncertainty associated with lockdown, it suddenly felt that this was the right time to start writing this book.