5th Uspire Paradigm Shifter

The Power of Humility

From Command & Control to Abandonment of Ego

2nd October 2019
Bloomsbury, London

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Does your business still insist on top-down management practices?
We believe the days of autocratic leadership are over. 

Businesses of all sizes are losing market share as more nimble competitors adopt management styles more appropriate for today's workforce.

Join us to explore the paradigm ‘ Command & Control to Abandonment of Ego’ and understand the changing face of inspiring leadership. 

Debate with peers how best to energise tomorrow’s workforce and reflect on how to transform your team and the results you must deliver.  

Meet Our Guest Speakers

We are thrilled to have two world-class speakers share their insight into the changing face of leadership.
Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton
, a Deputy Assistant Commissioner and one of the most senior fire-fighters in the UK, unpacks how her ground-breaking research into the psychology of decision-making in the emergency services has transformed incident command. Lynn Leahy is a leadership expert, mentor and coach, with a track record in shaping leadership cultures all over the world. She brings her insight into the careful balance of support and challenge needed to deliver commercial results through high performance teams.  

Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton


Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton is a Deputy Assistant Commissioner and has been a fire-fighter for 18 years. She decides which of her colleagues rush into a burning building and how they confront the blaze. She has managed emergencies that have shocked and moved us all and made decisions that seem impossible.

Sabrina is a role model of humble and empowering leadership.

She joined the Fire Service at the age of 18 and has learned, through personal experience, how saving lives in the most urgent and uncertain circumstances demands a response that is both analytical and instinctive..

She will be sharing how her ground-breaking research into the psychology of decision–making in the emergency services has influenced policy and saved lives at a global level.

Sabrina was recently conferred as an honorary fellow at Cardiff University.

Having been homeless at the age of 15, she is now an ambassador for The Big Issue.

Her first book ‘The Heat of The Moment' was published in April 2019 and has been optioned for television.

Lynn Leahy


Lynn Leahy is a leadership expert, mentor and coach with a track-record in shaping leadership cultures to manage change in multi-national organisations all over the world.

She brings her insight into the careful leadership balance of support & challenge needed to deliver commercial results through high team performance.

She is an expert in how to harness emotional intelligence alongside your rational self as a leader. Lynn is a trained counsellor and an accredited mediator who draws on a range of psychotherapeutic approaches in her work.

Lynn will open a new way for you to think, feel and communicate as a leader.

She will share her practical steps to avoid leading from ego and role-model humility, both on a personal and organisational level. She will leave you with a personal action plan you can take back to your teams to improve your impact and results.

Lynne is an award-winning speaker for the Vistage CEO Network.

2nd October 2019

 09:30   Registration - coffee & pastries

 10:00   Introducing The Power of Humility with Amanda Downs

 10:15   Keynote Speaker: Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton  - 'The Heat of the Moment' 

 11:15   Networking Break 

 11:30   Q&A with Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton and Amanda Downs

 12:15   The Story of The Mary Ward Settlement with Mark Francis 

 12:30   Lunch 

 13:15   Keynote Speaker: Lynn Leahy - 'Leading a High Performance Culture' 

 14:30   Networking Break 

 14:45   Practical Steps For High Performance with Lynn Leahy 

 15:2  Wrap up with Amanda Downs 

 15:30   Close 

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Why attend a Paradigm Shifter?

Provocative Speakers

Uspire guest speakers are deliberately selected to provoke new thinking, stimulate debate and encourage the paradigm shift.

Great Debate

Spark debate and encourage provocation with whole-room discussion and feedback.

Exciting Networking

The Uspire Paradigm Shifters are exclusively for C-suites and function heads. Network with like-minded peers and build new connections.



We are delighted to be hosting a Paradigm Shifter on humility at Mary Ward House in Bloomsbury. The Mary Ward story is a perfect example of abandonment of ego.

Mary Ward founded The Settlement Movement, which sought to alleviate poverty by getting rich and poor Londoners to live more closely together. Mary Ward House was the first Settlement, breaking down physical and educational barriers between classes.

Join us on 2nd October to hear more.

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Mary Ward House, 
7 Tavistock Place,