Sarah Walker-Smith, Browne Jacobson
Business Leaders Lecture Series - On purpose … Developing leadership skills and achieving more by reconnecting with your purpose
Sarah Walker-Smith, Chief Operating Officer, Browne Jacobson will be delivering her lecture entitled On purpose … Developing leadership skills and achieving more by reconnecting with your purpose
- From: Thursday 26 January 2017, 5.30 pm
- To: Thursday 26 January 2017, 7.30 pm
- Location: Newton building, Main Entrance, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
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On purpose … Developing leadership skills and achieving more by reconnecting with your purpose
In 2013, Harvard Business School presented research which suggested that as a child, aged six to ten, we really know who we are and what our purpose is. Often we disconnect from this innate vision as realities of life, work, and the world's expectations of us take over. Leaders who manage to understand and stay true to that purpose throughout their adult lives tend to be more fulfilled and achieve more highly. Common goals and synergy across all aspects of our lives allows even greater breadth of achievement.
In the lecture, Sarah will use some tools and techniques, as well as provide examples taken from her own experiences and those of others. She will use these examples to demonstrate how purpose achieves more, and how you can find or refine yours. Helping you have your cake and eat it too!
Sarah, a married mother of two, passionately believes that you can 'have your cake and eat it' if you identify your purpose and find ways to centre your life on it, blurring the boundaries between the professional and personal.
Sarah is a chartered accountant, holds an MBA. and is Chief Operating Officer of Browne Jacobson LLP. She is an Alumni fellow of Nottingham Business School. Sarah has driven transformation and seen the firm grow organically from £18 million to around £65 million and counting, and during that time the company has been recognised for its quality and innovation. They appeared in The Sunday Times '100 Best Companies to Work For List' in 2013, being the first UK law firm to be accredited with the Investors in Customers (IIC) in 2014, and were named Best Managed Law Firm at the Managing Partners' Forum (MPF) Awards in 2016. Internally, she has also been a passionate champion for diversity and balance.
Sarah also directs and performs in musicals. Having taught herself to write on an iPad, she is producing the first of her home-written shows at Nottingham Contemporary in October 2016.
Guest Lecture timings:
- 5.30 pm – Guest registration.
- 6 pm – Business Leaders Lecture: Sarah Walker-Smith "On purpose … Developing leadership skills and achieving more by reconnecting with your purpose".
- 6.45 pm – Q & A.
- 7 pm – Drinks reception.
- 7.30 pm – Close.
Our Business Leaders Lectures are free to attend, however places are limited. We recommend booking your place(s) at this lecture as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
To book contact us by email or telephone +44 (0)115 848 4460.
Tickets are not issued for this event, however a confirmation email will be sent approximately one week prior to the lecture date.