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Theme: 'From the Inside Out'

This event occurred on
March 16, 2013
1:00pm - 5:30pm GMT
(UTC +0hrs)
Aberdeen, ABE
United Kingdom

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The Little Belmont
Belmont Street
Aberdeen, ABE
United Kingdom
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Thor Holt

After graduating from Stirling University in 1996, Thor set up and successfully ran one of Scotland’s earliest Personal Training businesses. In his late 20s Thor trained as an Actor in London and then Acted professionally for a number of years. As Thor Holt presented and spoke in public for his business and for the charity Cornerstone.org.uk who he was an ambassador for, the confidence and effectiveness of his delivery led people to ask him if he would share his skill. These requests, along with a lifelong passion for coaching the best out of people, led to Thor setting up Present & Personal Ltd in the summer of 2011.

Nikki Lebedis

Nikki has over 15 years experience in the Technology and Energy Industries, spending her early career delivering Information Management on large engineering projects. She grew into strategic roles managing change, specifically overhead reduction and business efficiency. Always passionate about developing herself and the people around her, Nikki set up her own consultancy in 2007 and has been delivering development programmes ever since. She successfully bridges the gap between real business credibility and people development, working across all levels of an organisation.

Ben Hunter

Ben attempted to bag all 283 Munros in four months from 1st December 2011, where the average person will take eight years to do so.  If you're one for figures, if he succeeds Ben will have covered 283 mountains over 3,000 feet, about 420,000 feet of ascent and 1,700 miles over sea, track and road. Between 2010-2012 I planned and attempted twice to climb all the Munros in Scotland in one four month self powered trip. Unfortunately due to funding issues the first time round and getting knocked from my bike by a 4X4 the second time round I have not been able to complete this goal yet.

Edward Pollock

I am an 18 year old student studying Event Management at Robert Gordon University. Aside from being a student, I am also the founder and CEO of a charity organization known as the 'Aqua Initiative'. At the age of fourteen, while living in Dubai, I made the decision to embark on a project that would eventually change my life forever. I started learning about and advocating for the provision of clean water and sanitation to individuals around the world without this precious resource.

Lesley Hetherington

Director of Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Skills at University of Aberdeen. Previously with the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship as Teaching Fellow for 10 years with two specialist areas. Personal Effectiveness and entrepreneurship for engineers and scientists Also a water treatment engineer (main territory Egypt), with MBA, 8 years running own consultancy for SMEs in corporate identity and human resources.

Aakanksha Sadekar

I am a Mechanical Engineer with a Masters in Oil and Gas Engineering from Robert Gordon University. After my graduation, I have worked with some big oil companies in Aberdeen before joining Halliburton recently. My formative years saw a good mix of cities within India and Abroad. The experience included being part of the Jagriti Yatra an annual train journey across India.

Enda Logan

Committed to systematically improving IT exploitation through better engagement techniques, he set up The Fifth Business in 1994, developing it into a leading training, communications, multimedia and virtual working consultancy. The company now has offices in London, Houston, Aberdeen and The Hague and its work has taken its professional staff to every continent – the company has 75 consulting, media and training staff. Enda himself has led many projects throughout the world - helping establish virtual team working, corporate universities and the optimum use of expertise throughout global organisations. He became a Harvard Business School graduate through the prestigious three-year part-time Owner/Presidents’ Management Programme (OPM39), conducted on-site at the Boston campus ending in 2010.

Jade Flannery

Student at University of Aberdeen

Seamus Salt

Student at University of Aberdeen

Organizing team


Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom

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