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Attracting, Engaging & Retaining Talent, How Great Companies Succeed - The Open
THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-thames-valley-presents-attracting-engaging-retaining-talent-how-great-companies-succeed-the-open-blend-journey-1 Anna Rasmussen is the Founder & CEO of Open Blend an online coaching tool that helps forward-looking companies meet the needs of the modern-day workforce, giving them a competitive edge in attracting, retaining and getting the most out of the best talent. With 15 years of experience as an executive leadership coach to enterprise organisations, Anna is a well-respected specialist in leadership coaching. She has also held L&D roles, winning Best Company for training and development in both the Times and The Guardian. Whilst coaching, Anna was struck by the limitations of work-life balance and how intrinsically negative it felt. She intuitively knew there was a better way to look at how individuals can reach their potential, by taking into account what really matters to them at both work and home. Her Blend approach transformed the conversation for her coaching clients and prompted her to create the Blend tool for managers and their talent in a 1:1 setting. Open Blend has been embraced by leading organisations including Avios, Lacoste, Mediacom, American Express, and 21st Century Fox. Agenda 6:00 pm: Networking, Drinks & Food 7:00 pm: Fireside Chat with Anna Rasmussen 8:00 pm: Networking & More Drinks --- Speaker Anna Rasmussen - Open Blend (Founder & CEO) Anna Rasmussen is the Founder & CEO of Open Blend an online platform that helps forward-looking companies meet the needs of the modern-day workforce, giving them a competitive edge in attracting, retaining and getting the most out of the best talent. Anna has worked with leading companies including American Express, Yahoo and BT to help them improve staff wellbeing. Host Phin Mpofu - Startup Grind (Director, Thames Valley) Phin Mpofu is globally connected entrepreneurship evangelist, inspired by how it can be used as a force for good. Phin is Founder & Chairman of Global Symbiotic Partnerships a venture firm founded to create strategic partnerships with various stakeholders across all sectors. --- Global Partner Google for Entrepreneurs (http://www.google.com/entrepreneurs/) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Partners Airbyte (https://airbyte.uk/) airbyte is a specialist product studio, with a clear aim to produce and deliver useful, high quality web and mobile-centric applications, as well as building the services to power them. We offer services including digital product consultancy, specification, strategy and design alongside mobile and web development. As a small team, we can guarantee you will work directly with the same people which designed, built and marketed our previous products. Fora (https://www.foraspace.com/location/fora-reading/) Fora is reimagining the office experience by employing premium hotel-style service and design, innovative technology and a curated approach to Resident activity. We look beyond only supplying a desk to create a cohesive, productive and useful experience all day. Spaces are designed to enable Residents to choose how, when and where they work and meet. The Centre for Corporate & Startup Partnerships (https://www.corpstart.org) The Centre for Corporate & Startup Partnerships (CASP) is a platform, founded to accelerate innovation by facilitating collaboration and partnerships between corporates and startups. We curate RFP, Pilot, Proof-of-Concept and Competition opportunities from corporate companies around the world that are available to startups. ConnectTVT (http://www.connecttvt.co.uk/) We are a Reading-based platform bringing together the Thames Valley’s fast-growing entrepreneurial ecosystem, tech and digital economy, from our base GROW@GreenPark in Reading. Leading the conversations, sharing the stories, promoting the events, it’s a central place for collaboration and innovation. Developers, start-ups, scale-ups, digital, makers, freelancers or corporates, there is something for everyone. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 450 cities and 120 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com (https://www.startupgrind.com/) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (https://twitter.com/StartupGrind). --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-thames-valley-presents-attracting-engaging-retaining-talent-how-great-companies-succeed-the-open-blend-journey-1

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