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Achieving Worktopia With Workhuman Live Forum in London 

Our humanity – our need to be seen, valued, celebrated, and to form meaningful emotional connections – is the one constant in the workplace. That’s why responding to the ongoing change facing the workforce by leaning on and leading with our collective humanity is key to long-term success.  

When people feel seen, valued and celebrated, they give their all. They care more. They feel more connected. They’re motivated to lift others. They want to stay. And both people and business can reach their full potential. A positive employee experience is the final and only way to future-proof your company in today’s landscape. ​  

These are the exact experiences that our annual, multi-day conference, Workhuman® Live, aims to foster. In 2023, for the first time ever, we brought Workhuman Live to EMEA with a one-day Forum in London – and we can’t wait to do it again in 2024! Hundreds joined us as part of HR’s most exciting movement. Industry leaders and HR champions convened to share their most innovative thoughts and cutting-edge strategies.  

Here is just a taste of what attendees experienced first-hand: 

  • Walking into the conference
  • Gina London
  • Eric speaking
  • Eric on stage
  • Panel talks
  • Photo shoot
  • Recognition wall
  • Panel event
  • Dan Heath
  • Dan Heath on stage
  • Smiling attendees
  • Gratitude bar station
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The New Era of Strategic Recognition With Workhuman CEO Eric Mosley  

Eric opened the day discussing the new era of strategic employee recognition and how lasting success means always putting people first. He reminded attendees that ‘people are not an asset at your company; they are your company.’ He urged HR professionals to focus on building a culture of gratitude and recognition and to make data-driven decisions that prioritise equity and engagement. 

The ROI of Recognition: Fireside Chat With Gallup and Workhuman   

Dr. Meisha-ann Martin, senior director of people analytics and research at Workhuman, and Ed O’Boyle, global practice leader at Gallup, shared new findings and the research-backed guidance on recognition strategies that yield an ROI for both your people and your pocketbook. They discussed how to achieve high levels of employee performance at work and the important results from Gallup-Workhuman research. Read the full report here.

Creating a Human-Centred Workplace Through Recognition: Mission Critical Insights on Strategic Application  

Nathalie Maklin, VP of reward and wellbeing solutions within the people and culture function at bp, and Jenn Veevers, global head of culture at Sanofi, in conversation with Simon Alexander Ong, bestselling author, life coach and business strategist, discussed real-world strategies and recognition’s role in maximising engagement and productivity, improving culture and wellbeing and more. Being intentional, innovative and strategic about employee recognition is the cost-effective answer to today’s challenges. That’s why responding to the constant change facing the workforce by leaning on and leading with the human desire to feel seen, valued, celebrated, and to make meaningful emotional connections, is key to long-term success. 

Creating Moments That Matter With Dan Heath 

Every change – in our lives and in our organisations – unfolds over time, and time is denominated in moments. But not all moments are created equal. To enhance our experience and the experience of others, we must learn to create peak moments and use these as tools to address culture, retention and productivity. Bestselling author and workplace strategist Dan Heath closed the day with the tangible takeaways you need as you focus on implementing recognition as a strategy to create moments that matter in your own life and workplace.  

Between the panel Q&As, book signings, Worktopia experience and discussions amongst attendees, these are just some of the takeaways from an amazing day. Workhuman Live is an experience that needs to be seen to be believed, no matter what format. Don’t miss out on your chance to get early bird pricing to Workhuman Live in 2024, taking place in next April in Austin, Texas, USA. 

Our speakers

These global leaders were handpicked to share their expertise on the future of work.
Keynote
Dan
Heath
Innovative Business Thought Leader & New York Times Bestselling Author
Dan Heath
Innovative Business Thought Leader & New York Times Bestselling Author

Why you can’t miss Dan Heath

Dan has co-written some of the most-loved business books of the past decade, exploring why certain brief experiences can jolt, elevate, and change us—and how we can learn to create these extraordinary moments in our life and work.

At Workhuman Live, he’ll share the three forces that push us downstream, as well as the powerful levers we can use to start preventing problems before they happen. And he’ll do it all with a quick sense of humor and a dynamic energy. Do. Not. Miss. Him.

Dan is a senior fellow at Duke University’s CASE center, which supports entrepreneurs who fight for social good. He is also an entrepreneur himself, having founded Thinkwell, an innovative education company that will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2017. A former case writer for Harvard Business School, Dan was named in 2013 to the Thinkers 50, a ranking of the world’s 50 most influential management thinkers, and also to Fast Company magazine’s list of the Most Creative People in Business.

He has delivered keynotes or workshops for teachers, police chiefs, U.S. senators, interior designers, Navy admirals, healthcare leaders, marketers, ministers, and countless executive teams, across 26 countries on six continents. (He’s still waiting for that invitation from Antarctica.) Dan has a Master of Business Administration degree from the Harvard Business School, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Plan II Honors Program at the University of Texas at Austin. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.

Don’t miss Dan’s knowledge-dropping, working-upstream, future-planning keynote. It’ll be legendary.

Author of:
Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen
The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact
Decisive: how to Make Better Choices in Life and Work
Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

Ed
O’Boyle
Global Practice Leader, Gallup
Ed O’Boyle
Global Practice Leader, Gallup

Why you can’t miss Ed O’Boyle

Ed oversees Gallup’s research and consulting practices. He ensures Gallup’s leading-edge science and discoveries drive the impact and performance of Gallup’s clients. Ed has been instrumental in developing many of the company’s consulting frameworks, including the culture and B2B frameworks. He also spends time working as an executive adviser to several Gallup clients.

Before joining Gallup, Ed served in strategic leadership roles in brand management and innovation at Diageo, Barclays, Capital One, and PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division. Ed earned his MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.

Eric
Mosley
CEO and Co-founder, Workhuman
Eric Mosley
CEO and Co-founder, Workhuman

Why you can’t miss Eric Mosley

As a pioneer of this movement, Eric has long believed that peer-to-peer recognition and positive reinforcement maximize human potential, inspiring people to do the best work of their lives because they feel seen, valued, and celebrated.

At the next Workhuman® Live, he’ll share how authentic human connections are the most powerful force in modern business when it comes to breakthrough outcomes and long-term gains – but that on a more profound level, they could also be the solution to deepening our societal bonds with each other on local and global levels.

What else? Eric regularly contributes to The Huffington Post and is a frequent contributor to publications including Forbes, Fast Company, and the Harvard Business Review on the topics of recognition and humanity in the workplace. And if you’re looking for a feel-good listen, he’s also been featured on Brené Brown’s Dare to Lead podcast.

He’s authored or co-authored three books, the latest being “Making Work Human.” Upon its release, New York Times bestselling author Adam Grant commented: “People are not the most important resource in your company. People are your company. Eric Mosley and Derek Irvine don’t just believe this – they’ve led a powerful movement to help leaders build organizations that put people first.” (We second and third this emotion.)

Gina
London
CEO, Language of Leadership
Gina London
CEO, Language of Leadership

Why you can’t miss Gina London

With premier clients on five continents, she represents some of the top companies and executives in the world.

An Emmy-winning former CNN correspondent and anchor, Gina brings her passion for people and storytelling as she develops leaders to more positively connect and engage with their employees, their board and themselves. Her Fortune 500 clients include SAP, Salesforce, Facebook, McKesson, Merck, Pernod-Ricard, Deloitte, Daimler, JP Morgan and the United States Department of State.

In addition, Gina provides interactive and motivational keynote speeches on the power of communicating with purpose and impact. She brings her network interview skills when she profiles top leaders like Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford, Jr., EY Global CEO Mark Weinberger, Huffington Post CEO Jared Grusd and Nobel Peace Prize winners Oscar Arias and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. She has also facilitated or compèred hundreds of events – like the prestigious 2018 International Children’s Peace Prize in Cape Town, South Africa.

In humanitarian roles, Gina chaired UNICEF’s International Council for two years, leading global events at the United Nations in New York and Innocenti in Florence, Italy. Gina also worked with the first Iraqi women running for parliament, women’s civil rights leaders in the Persian Gulf and issues activists in Ghana, Egypt, Tunisia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Macedonia and Romania.

A published author and regular news analyst on radio and TV, Gina also currently writes the weekly business leadership column “The Communicator” for Ireland’s largest newspaper, The Sunday Independent, and has featured in a wide range of global media outlets.

Jenn
Veevers
Global Head of Culture, Sanofi
Jenn Veevers
Global Head of Culture, Sanofi

Why you can’t miss Jenn Veevers

Jenn Veevers is the Global Head of Culture at Sanofi. Driven by building people first cultures that enable high performance and a community that thrives, Jenn works to embody empathy and understanding in DEI strategy and to build effortless employee experiences with a focus on an employee journey that emphasize advocacy, trust and engagement. At Sanofi, Jenn and team aim to create a psychologically safe environment where it’s safe to fail, challenge is embraced, and feedback and recognition are celebrated.

Dr. Meisha-ann
Martin
Sr. Director People Analytics & Research, Workhuman
Dr. Meisha-ann Martin
Sr. Director People Analytics & Research, Workhuman

Why you can’t miss Dr. Meisha-ann Martin

Dr. Meisha-ann Martin is the senior director of people analytics and research at Workhuman, the company revolutionizing the way employees celebrate, connect with, and appreciate each other in the workplace.

Meisha-ann has a personal passion for diversity, equity and inclusion and loves using data and analytics to identify and remedy inclusion gaps in the employee experience. She is considered a people analytics/employee experience expert as she has led these efforts in companies like Flex, JetBlue and Raymond James Financial and is the former head of talent experience at ServiceMaster.

Meisha-ann has a Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology based on her research on diversity attitudes in the workplace and has fifteen years of experience working in people analytics and employee engagement across a variety of different industries.

Meisha-ann regularly speaks at conferences, on webinars and on podcasts; her thought leadership has been featured in Forbes, HR Dive, and Benefits Pro.

Nathalie
Mackin
VP, Reward and Wellbeing Solutions within the People & Culture Function, bp
Nathalie Mackin
VP, Reward and Wellbeing Solutions within the People & Culture Function, bp

Why you can’t miss Nathalie Mackin

Nathalie Mackin (she/her) is a VP, Reward and Wellbeing Solutions for People & Culture at bp. Her team manages global technology solutions for reward, performance, recognition, health & wellbeing and the employee experience platform. She applies her multicultural experience in consulting and business transformation to consider today’s HR tech challenges for large organizations. As employees increasingly demand consumer-grade experiences at work, how do we evolve the legacy tech stack to create meaningful experiences where it matters most – at the right pace and cost? Where do we choose to innovate, to delight, to flex and where don’t we? And how can our digital experiences augment the human experiences we seek and hopefully enjoy at work?

Simon
Alexander Ong
Life Coach & Business Strategist
Simon Alexander Ong
Life Coach & Business Strategist

Why you can’t miss Simon Alexander Ong

Simon Alexander Ong is a personal development entrepreneur, coach, and public speaker. His clients are from all walks of life, but they share one trait: They all believe that the greatest investment you can make is in yourself. His work has seen him invited onto Sky News and BBC to be interviewed, while Barclays featured him in a nationwide campaign asking him questions on how families could embrace better lifestyle habits.

His insights have seen him featured in Huffington Post, Forbes, Virgin, and The Guardian. He also regularly speaks at organizations like Salesforce, Microsoft, EY and Unilever, and keynotes public events and conferences. His debut book, “Energize,” was published by Penguin in April 2022 and received endorsements from the likes of New York Times bestselling authors Simon Sinek, Marie Forleo, and Dr. Marshall Goldsmith.

Don’t just take our word for it…

  • FDIC

    The core values expressed [at Workhuman Live] embody how the workplace should operate.

  • The New York Times

    Great speakers! Relevant, thought-provoking, and inspiring content.

  • IHG Hotels & Resorts

    A strong business conference with humanity at the center.

  • Accenture

    It’s a great opportunity to learn and connect with experts.

  • Volvo

    Attending the Workhuman conference is an amazing professional experience.

  • Listrak

    [Workhuman Live] is the best place to understand innovative ideas and find actionable insights.

  • WNS

    Everyone who works with people at work needs to attend Workhuman Live.

  • BP

    Energizing, engaging, excellent.

FAQs

Who attends Workhuman Live?

HR and business leaders – CXOs, CHROs, people managers, culture curators and other professionals who recognise the value of bringing more humanity to today’s modern workplace.

What is Workhuman Live?

Workhuman Live is the outlier of HR conferences and the kind of positive environment where transformative ideas can have far-reaching influence. It’s a place where like-minded people come to connect, have conversations, contribute ideas and leave inspired to bring more humanity to their workplaces – and the world.

We go beyond HR and delve into the data behind gratitude, implementing human rights in the workplace, and other provocative issues around the future of work. It’s about usable, sharable, actionable content – and a village of experts, thought leaders, researchers, professors, executives, activists, authors, up-and-comers and changemakers who’ll use their knowledge to propel us to where we want to go.

Where did the Workhuman Live Forum London take place?  

The inaugural event was hosted at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London, across the river from Big Ben and Parliament. 

When will the next Forum event take place?  

We’re excited to bring another event to Europe in 2024! Stay up to date with Workhuman events by entering your email address in the Workhuman Insider form at the bottom of this page.     

Can I apply to speak at a Workhuman Live event? 

Yes! You can apply to be a speaker at Workhuman Live 2024, at our leadership forums, and more. Please visit our call for speakers page for more information and to apply. 

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