John is a founding partner and CEO at Essentic, a company committed to helping individuals discover and employ the essence of who they are when they are at the best.
John is a leadership and strategy consultant and educator with 18 years’ experience delivering and designing executive development programmes for senior leaders internationally.
Prior to joining Essentic, John held several leadership positions at leading business schools and universities. John worked at the University of Reading’s Henley Business School as a member of the senior leadership team responsible for all custom executive education. John led the sales teams responsible for business development internationally. John was a senior director in Executive Education at the London Business School where he directed the Accelerated Development Programme, a globally recognised leadership programme.
John is also involved in executive development initiatives at Fortune 100 companies. John designs and implements fully customised learning solutions in the areas of general management, leadership, finance, marketing and strategy development.
John received his MBA from the Cranfield School of Management in the UK, with a focus on International Human Resource Management.
“When I combine my impact strengths of active listening, distilling information from multiple sources, planning and concise communication, I achieve buy in and team commitment for execution. I lead with empathy, compassion and trust.
I believe that empowering others to succeed improves the likelihood of success for all.”
Ingrid is a founding partner and COO for Essentic, a company committed to helping individuals realise their potential by reflecting on who they are at their best and enabling organisations to offer truly personalised fulfilment in the workplace.
Ingrid has been instrumental in the development of Essentic’s Positive Method, as well as development and management of Point Positive and 1Self. Through the use of these tools, Ingrid has helped organisations create a culture of strengths-based leadership — a culture that fosters employee engagement and retention, stimulates collaboration, creative problem solving, improves resilience under pressure and positive emotional connections with customers. Clients include Deloitte Australia, MSAmlin, Standard & Poor’s, PwC, Harvard, London Business School, Sanofi, Ericsson, Vodafone, Jagex, Indivior and YPO.
An internationally experienced operations management and business transformation specialist, prior to joining Essentic Ingrid developed and facilitated cultural orientation programmes for international business professionals and their families and also worked in the international insurance and risk management field.
“I have my greatest impact when I tap into my courage, facing challenges, opportunities, fears and obstacles head on with determination and confidence. By combining my impact strengths of vision and creativity with organisation and detail focus, I am able to help others, which is one of my passions.
My courage enabled me to build an organisation I am incredibly proud of. I get to develop our team and help them reach their potential, and as a team we get to help others on a global scale.”
Supersonic social facilitator
Eagle-eyed and detail focussed
Plan B thinker
In her role as Head of Client Impact (HOCI) for Essentic, Diana is committed to helping individuals to discover and achieve a greater understanding who they are at their best. As HOCI, Diana leads Essentic's team of Client Experience Managers, enabling that they can use their impact strengths and knowledge to deliver the best possible experience for our clients, participants and contributors.
Diana has been instrumental in helping develop Essentic's administrative operating system, specialing in enhancements future development.
Diana joined Essentic as a Client Experience Manager in 2017. Prior to joining Team Essentic, Diana was a programme manager at London Business School's Executive Education department. During her time in Executive Education, Diana worked with thousands of executives from across the globe.
Diana studied Economics in Hotel and Catering Industry management in Hungary before moving to UK in 2007.
"I am a dreamer and some dreams do come true if you believe. I have my greatest impact when I am courageous — opening new doors, opening conversations and opportunities. I look at things through the lens of common sense and compassion. I believe that helping others realise their dreams helps me realise mine."
My job title is jazzy, as am I. The role itself is a combination of digital marketing, social media management, content production and project management. In line with personal and professional interests, I research behavioural science and positive psychology, folding both into everything I do.
"People want to work with me, and that makes me ask why. I believe this to be because my humour, creativity and curiosity makes work feel less like work. A balance struck between detailed methodology, providing structure and process, complemented with an open mind, active listening and imagination.
Where others shy away from public speaking, I can be relied upon to confidently communicate the message of the team or organisation in way that is clear and consumable."
As a client experience manager for Essentic, Stephanie's role is crucial in helping individuals to capture the essence of who they are at their best via their closest connections.
Stephanie is driven by love and curiosity for everyone and everything surrounding her. Stephanie has always been curious to discover the world and to learn new things. Prior to joining Essentic, Stephanie was an executive education account manager at London Business School. Stephanie has been working in executive education for over six years, which has given her insight knowledge into many subject areas such as operational behaviours, entrepreneurship and leadership skills. This also sparked the opportunity to working closely with Dan Cable to deliver powerful learning experiences to leaders across the globe.
Stephanie discovered and embarked upon a spiritual journey of yoga eight years ago, where she received a teaching certificate a few years later and reconnected her inner sense of freedom. Stephanie’s passion and expertise in yoga continues to add value to the Point Positive experience where she has implemented exercises that support the transformation of the Point Positive Method.
“I have my greatest impact living my life with enthusiasm, honesty and resilience; inspiring others.
With authenticity, passion and perseverance, I share positivity and create space for others to discover their strengths. I lead with compassion, empathy and lightness. I facilitate realisation and commitment in others to play to their strengths and shine.
I know that with an open heart and mind, love is the answer to a life full of joy and I am committed to share this happiness!”
Resilient problem solver
Positive forward thinker
Experienced Programme and Account Manager for corporate clients across multiple sectors. My recent focus has been in Education and training, but before exploring the opportunities in Executive Education at London Business School, I spent 5 years working in the event industry across large scale trade and consumer exhibitions and international conferences. I gained excellent experience working in operations and logistics with an award winning event and publishers in the UK before moving into international projects.
Specialising in client relations and customer experience, with a focus on budget management, project planning and analysis, I am working toward being my best self with positive rewarding projects. I am resourceful with a collaborative approach to execution which I have gained from the varied roles I have held. I know what works for me and will collaborate with you from a unique and positive perspective.
"I have my greatest impact when I am facilitating or creating positive change and impact for or with others. I believe that collaboration and empathy creates powerful and loyal relationships, that together accomplishes goals and delivers on shared values. When I am contributing to a larger goal, I am actively observing and listening and will be identifying solutions and that I will then persist to deliver until completion. This drives me to engage with energy, positivity and calmness, which gives me the confidence to be creative and experiment to execute decisions and achieve results. I believe a smile can change the world."
Shereen enjoys working closely with clients as a CEM with Essentic, and has many years’ experience in Executive Education.
"I have my greatest impact when motivating, guiding and supporting others. I use my impact strengths of resilience, problem solving, collaboration and clear communication to connect people and build solutions. I explore new ways of doing things in an organised yet adaptable way with determination and empathy. When I am able to play a part in the development of others it brings me great joy and satisfaction.”
Thomas is a client experience manager for Essentic, one of the crucial roles in helping individuals to capture the essence of who they are at their best via their closest connections.
Before joining Essentic Thomas worked for 10 years in golf course management and more recently for a state administration (the French Foreign Office). Within those positions he developed his skills in customer services. Thomas will always be there to help others and find the best way to get things done.
Driven by new challenges and thirsty to learn, Thomas recently took on the challenge of renovating his house by himself.
Passionate about sports, Thomas studied sport management at Dijon University in France. Thomas enjoys golf and surfing.
"I have my greatest impact striving for efficiency by engaging in projects and working within a team to implement solutions, my end goal is helping people. With commitment, willingness and enthusiasm I enjoy delivering the best outcome where learning and growth take place. I am passionate about inspiring others by taking on and completing challenges."
Carman is a client experience manager for Essentic, a fluent English, Chinese Mandarin and Chinese Cantonese speaker who is passionate about supporting professional leaders and teams to set and achieve meaningful objectives beyond expectation. Carman has strong customer service focus, solid organisational skills, fluency in business administration and wide range of transferable skills.
Prior to joining Essentic, Carman was an executive education programme manager at London Business School. Carman has been working in higher education for over eight years, working closely with multinational C-suite executives ranging from MiMs, MBAs to EMBAs and Sloans. This has given Carman knowledge in a wealth of global experiences. During programme delivery, Carman was able to deep dive into subject areas such as strategic agility, big data and organisational behaviours.
Carman is Master Graduate in Chemical Engineering, she is creative and enjoys paper arts and crafts, and has recently opened a small business selling bespoke paper quilling artworks that are made to order.
"I have my greatest impact in building relationships and enabling others by connecting and inspiring with care. My passion shines through in my joyful and playful approaches, along with attention to detail. I am results focused and through my interactions with others, using active listening with empathy and structured thinking, I can support them in accomplishing their goals.
I feel incredibly rewarded and most valued when I help individuals find delight in achieving their goals and sharing their dreams with courage and mutual trust.”