The latest insights on narrative, storytelling and leadership in higher education.

Interview Series

How do leaders from around the world see their professional narratives?

Tapping into diverse insights from across the world, we talk to leaders from a range of professions to understand what makes them tick, how they stay curious and what we can learn from their experiences to challenge the way we see our own professional narratives.

Helena Clayton

Leadership consultant, coach and advocate for leading with love

As an advocate for love in leadership, Helena’s take on professional development is rooted in self-love and how we care for others at work.

Tao Warburton

President of Bucks Students’ Union, 2019-20

Tao Warburton led the Sabbatical team at Bucks Students’ Union as President in 2019-20, representing over 8,500 students across the University and making their voice heard.

Lucy Butters

Cultural Intelligence expert

Lucy Butters is a specialist in developing Cultural Intelligence which supports international ambition and inclusion in our universities. She founded her business, Elembee ltd, in 2010 following a career with the British Council and research and teaching roles at the universities of Aberdeen and Hertfordshire.

Dr Paul Gentle

Academic Director and co-founder of Invisible Grail

A leadership expert, Paul Gentle is the Academic Director of Invisible Grail, an organisation dedicated to creating a more interdependent, sustainable and collaborative higher education sector across the world.

Julian Stodd

Author and founder of Sea Salt Learning

Julian Stodd is an author and founder of Sea Salt Learning, a global learning consultancy helping organisations adapt and thrive in the social age.

Professor Leah Weiss

Lecturer in Management, Stanford Graduate Business School

Leah Weiss, Ph.D. is a researcher, lecturer, consultant, and author. She teaches Compassionate Leadership at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she created the perenially-waitlisted course “Leading with Mindfulness and Compassion”.