How to be positively disruptive

Tuesday, 19 December 2023
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (UK time)

How to be positively disruptive

We are trained to pass exams; to fit in; to ‘be good and keep our head down and work’. However, we are living in a changing world. In the last 3 years we have seen the world of work change for ever, and this has involved people challenging how we work; the systems we have in place to work in a hybrid work environment. Having the ability to challenge existing norms; to identify opportunities and bring these to the workplace are invaluable for companies. But is a fine line between being Disruptive and a positive disruptor. In this topic we will discover how to avoid being mediocre: but a positively disruptive, invaluable member of your team.

Outcomes include:

•What is disruption and what is positive disruption

•How to avoid echo chambers

•The power of an open, positive mindset for growth

•Being able to create opportunities

About the speaker

Susan Heaton-Wright is a Global Virtual impact, communications and speaking expert for emerging leaders and the creator of the Superstar Communicator™ methodology. She is an international speaker; the MD of award winning music company, Viva Live Music, podcaster and a former prize winning international opera singer.

She delivers virtual seminars, workshops and individual training for many companies including Astra Zeneca, Deloitte, RBS, Shell, Microsoft, AXA, the NHS and Quintiles. As a CPD accredited speaker, she regularly delivers remote speeches and seminars to lawyers, accountants and finance professionals, as well as leaders and emerging leaders in organisations.

Many of her clients go on to be interviewed on Sky News and BBC as well as speaking at industry conferences. She is regularly interviewed on BBC Radio Five Live; BBC2, local radios and international podcasts.

Susan has contributed to articles in Forbes, The Guardian, Huffington Post, Thrive Global, The Scotsman and trade publications. In 2020, she was named as an #ialso 100 top inspirational female entrepreneurs in UK.

Susan is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, The Royal Society of Arts and the Incorporated Society of Musicians. She leads a project of musicians in Greece annually, to deliver music workshops to refugees in Athens as part of the ‘Love without Borders’ charity.”

Please note: This event is a regional collaboration between the local institutes in the area. Your booking details will be shared with the Insurance Institute of Cambridge, which is acting as the host institute for this event.

CII Accredited

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1 hour's CPD can be claimed for this event if relevant to your learning and development needs.

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