Antoinette Oglethorpe

Antoinette Oglethorpe is a Multi-Award-Winning Specialist in Leadership, Career Management and Mentoring.
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Antoinette Oglethorpe is a Multi-Award-Winning Specialist in Leadership, Career Management and Mentoring.

Antoinette is the best-selling author of Grow Your Geeks: A Handbook for Developing Leaders in High-Tech Organisations and Confident Career Conversations. Empower your employees for growth and retention.

Antoinette specialises in leadership development, career management and mentoring. She is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership. She is also a Fellow Member of the Association for Coaching.

Realising Employee Potential and Nurturing Leadership Growth

Antoinette believes in a holistic approach to career development that enhances both professional enjoyability and employability. Her mission is driven by a conviction that realising personal potential and fulfilling individual ambitions create a happier, more productive workplace.

Antoinette has created unique models, tools and templates to help leaders and employees have meaningful conversations about progression and development. These approaches are now being used by the World Health Organisation, NHS and government departments among others.

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Knowledge Sharing and Continued Learning

In 2012, Antoinette demonstrated her entrepreneurial flair by founding Antoinette Oglethorpe Ltd., leveraging her rich 25 years’ experience as a Learning and Development Director for leading corporations such as Accenture, Avanade, and FTSE 500 companies.

Known for her generosity in sharing her insights, she frequently provides free resources to HR professionals, fostering a culture of continued learning. With a global footprint, she enlightens audiences at numerous events with thought-provoking discussions on the transformative impact of mentoring, the pivotal role of career conversations, and the nurturing of future leaders, among other key talent development themes.

Featured Topics Include:

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Facilitating Employee Career Development in an Evolving World of Work

As we look into an uncertain future, where work roles and the overall organisational landscape may undergo significant changes, it's crucial to rethink how we approach career growth and development. This keynote, " Leadership in the New Era: Facilitating Employee Career Development in an Evolving World of Work” led by the insightful Antoinette, brings a fresh perspective to this critical topic.

In this compelling session, Antoinette will delve into the importance of future-proofing one's career amid these shifting times. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of how the world of work has evolved, resulting in parallel changes in career development strategies.

Most importantly, Antoinette will provide practical steps for employees to take ownership of their careers in a way that ensures their professional growth while also enhancing personal satisfaction. The focus is on moving beyond traditional models of job changes and career ladders to an approach that values personal experience, skills, and fulfilment.

Explore why career development is the cornerstone of business success in turbulent times, and understand the integral roles various stakeholders in an organisation play in cultivating a culture of lifelong learning and professional development.

This dynamic discussion is aimed at HR professionals seeking to inspire their workforce towards embracing this new paradigm of career growth, making it an unmissable event for those invested in the future of human resources.

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The Strategic Role of Mentoring in Fostering Leadership

In the ever-evolving landscape of human resources, organisations are compelled to leverage every tool in their arsenal to nurture and develop talent. One of the most potent yet often overlooked tools is mentoring. This keynote explores the pivotal role mentoring plays in developing leaders, offering strategic guidance on its implementation.

The session will initially demystify mentoring, illustrating how it differs from coaching and why it is an essential component of HR strategy and leadership development. The focus will then shift to insights into how to establish, structure, and manage an effective mentoring programme. Antoinette will delineate the critical components of successful mentoring relationships, the importance of mentor-mentee matching, and how to overcome common challenges associated with mentoring programmes.

She will then delve into the future of mentoring, exploring its role in a post-pandemic world, where remote work has become increasingly prevalent. Antoinette will provide strategies on maintaining and enhancing the effectiveness of mentoring programmes in hybrid and remote work environments.

This keynote will empower HR professionals to fully embrace mentoring as a strategic tool for talent development. It's not just about filling roles but about building a robust, flexible talent pipeline that can drive growth and innovation.

Attendees will leave this keynote with an in-depth understanding of the strategic role of mentoring in developing leaders, equipped with practical knowledge and strategies to implement or enhance mentoring programmes in their organisations.

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Facilitating Employee Career Development in an Evolving World of Work

As we look into an uncertain future, where work roles and the overall organisational landscape may undergo significant changes, it's crucial to rethink how we approach career growth and development. This keynote, " Leadership in the New Era: Facilitating Employee Career Development in an Evolving World of Work” led by the insightful Antoinette, brings a fresh perspective to this critical topic.

In this compelling session, Antoinette will delve into the importance of future-proofing one's career amid these shifting times. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of how the world of work has evolved, resulting in parallel changes in career development strategies.

Most importantly, Antoinette will provide practical steps for employees to take ownership of their careers in a way that ensures their professional growth while also enhancing personal satisfaction. The focus is on moving beyond traditional models of job changes and career ladders to an approach that values personal experience, skills, and fulfilment.

Explore why career development is the cornerstone of business success in turbulent times, and understand the integral roles various stakeholders in an organisation play in cultivating a culture of lifelong learning and professional development.

This dynamic discussion is aimed at HR professionals seeking to inspire their workforce towards embracing this new paradigm of career growth, making it an unmissable event for those invested in the future of human resources.

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The Strategic Role of Mentoring in Fostering Leadership

In the ever-evolving landscape of human resources, organisations are compelled to leverage every tool in their arsenal to nurture and develop talent. One of the most potent yet often overlooked tools is mentoring. This keynote explores the pivotal role mentoring plays in developing leaders, offering strategic guidance on its implementation.

The session will initially demystify mentoring, illustrating how it differs from coaching and why it is an essential component of HR strategy and leadership development. The focus will then shift to insights into how to establish, structure, and manage an effective mentoring programme. Antoinette will delineate the critical components of successful mentoring relationships, the importance of mentor-mentee matching, and how to overcome common challenges associated with mentoring programmes.

She will then delve into the future of mentoring, exploring its role in a post-pandemic world, where remote work has become increasingly prevalent. Antoinette will provide strategies on maintaining and enhancing the effectiveness of mentoring programmes in hybrid and remote work environments.

This keynote will empower HR professionals to fully embrace mentoring as a strategic tool for talent development. It's not just about filling roles but about building a robust, flexible talent pipeline that can drive growth and innovation.

Attendees will leave this keynote with an in-depth understanding of the strategic role of mentoring in developing leaders, equipped with practical knowledge and strategies to implement or enhance mentoring programmes in their organisations.

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We sincerely appreciate your invaluable contribution as a guest speaker in our Career Week 2023. I really appreciated the brilliant presentation. The feedback received so far on the session are very positive. I’ve heard from several participants that they really appreciated hearing about your journey, your perspective and practical advice on rethinking career development, taking ownership, the importance of career conversation and leveraging all available support mechanisms to enrich one’s portfolio.

Manager, Talent and Career Development, World Bank Group

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We would like to express our appreciation for a very successful and informative presentation by Antoinette Oglethorpe; during our HR conference “Reinventing HR”. We appreciate the time that had been dedicated from your side, which was definitely of an added value and were reflected into constructive and fruitful discussions among all attendees. Special thanks and gratitude to Ms. Antoinette for the professionalism, dedication, that was reflected into the superior quality of work delivered. Your dedicated time, and efforts to support the HR conference are highly valued. Looking forward for more fruitful cooperation in the future.

Training Coordinator, Business Development and International Cooperation Department, The Egyptian Banking Institute

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