Rich has been a leader of change for over 25 years, working with some of the world’s most innovative companies – such as GlaxoSmithKline and TetraLaval. Career highlights include CEO of a multi-national, NED of a publicly listed company, and now Principal of the High Performance Change practice. On the way, he worked the night-shift on a packing line, led a 3-year supplier restructuring programme, and ran a $1b global supply chain. Having witnessed first-hand that projects only tend to change what people do, rather than how they feel about change itself, Rich developed the High Performance Change programme to focus on helping people become more adaptable.
Rich is a highly experienced keynote speaker, blending his thought-leading ideas on culture and strategy with a challenging and humorous style which audiences find both highly relevant and entertaining. He also provides executive mentoring. Having walked a mile in the shoes of those he works with, he can draw on his own successes and failures to help them become the people they want to be, and the leaders their organisations need them to be.
Above all, Rich is driven to help others become more adaptable so they can enjoy rather than endure a life of change that surely lies ahead for everyone.
About High Performance Change
In an increasingly dynamic world, adaptability is the one core skill to rule them all. Ultimately, it doesn’t matter how good people are as e.g. marketers, or engineers, or lawyers, unless they can also adapt to how the game is being played. Change isn’t just a process to be managed one project at a time, it’s a form of intelligence that can be developed and applied – just like intelligence in maths, or music, or martial arts.
The High Performance Change model identifies 6 levels of change intelligence, from the ‘fear of change’ to the ‘freedom to change’. At each level, practical antidotes are provided to deal with the reasons people resist change, as well as stimulants to help catalyse their journey towards mastering adaptability. It has changed the way people live their lives – both inside and outside work – by giving them the courage to become adaptable.
Inclusion, organizational effectiveness, behavioral science expert consultant.
For over 20 years, Amri Johnson has been instrumental in helping organizations and their people create extraordinary business outcomes. He is a social capitalist, epidemiologist, entrepreneur, executive coach, and inclusion strategist. Amri’s dialogic approach to engaging all people as leaders and change agents (most recently at the research division of Novartis, as Global Head of Cultural Intelligence and Inclusion) has fostered the opening of minds and deepening of skillsets with organizational leaders and citizens enabling them to thrive and optimally contribute to one another and their respective organizations.
Amri is currently writing a manuscript for change makers with the intention of systemically embedding inclusion in a manner that is accessible (for all), actionable (in daily business practice), and sustainable (organizationally normative).
Born in Topeka, Kansas (USA), Amri has worked and lived in the U.S., Brazil, and currently lives in Basel, Switzerland, with his wife Martina and their three children.
N-Site is a portal for Life Sciences companies with a range of technical guidance notes and workshops on tax, legal, patent & trademark, insurance, M&A and executive search matters that impact the industry.
Established by FTI Consulting and developed in association with MedCity and the BioIndustry Association (BIA), the vision is that N-Site will become a primary resource for Expert Guidance for Life Sciences.
The aim of N-Site is simple: to be the primary hub of expert guidance for UK based Life Sciences companies – from embryonic start-ups to established multinationals.
Optimizing commercial readiness of rare disease and gene and cell therapies for early-stage biotech companies (US and global)
Operating as an independent yet integrated extension of your organization, RCP is dedicated to accelerating commercial readiness.
Engaging a team of senior commercial leaders with comprehensive biotech experience and unparalleled proficiency in critical subject matter areas essential to support strategic commercialization, increased valuation and launch success – including market assessments, positioning and messages, brand planning, patient and market access, key investigator planning and patient identification, and change management.
RCP offers a foundational shift in how biotech companies can achieve rapid time to value.
Voltedge Management is a leading Human Resources and Management Development Consultancy providing a broad range of services to Irish and International companies across all sectors. Their team have extensive experience in all areas of HR including:
- HR Compliance and Best Practice
- HR Strategic Management
- Employee Engagement
- Employment Law
- Employee Relations
- Training and Development
- Talent Management
- Change Management and Coaching
Voltedge is passionate about finding solutions for their clients that will add real value to their business. By leveraging their extensive knowledge and industry expertise, they deliver results that make an impact to the business.
McArthur and Associates works in close collaboration with a selected group of experts and represent a point of entry for drug discovery and early development related activities, project management, document preparation, technology transfer and intellectual property matters.
McArthur and Associates focuses on target and drug validation for human and animal diseases and promotes innovation, animal welfare and environment protection in all aspects of its activities.
Princeton Capital Advisors (“PCA”) is a global independent advisory firm that provides innovative, unconflicted and fact-based strategic advice to a diverse client base on many of their most important financial, investment and transactional decisions.
PCA is the transaction advisory affiliate of the Albright Stonebridge Group, the leading international strategic consulting firm at the intersection of the public and private sectors.
PCA assist its clients in achieving their strategic goals by offering comprehensive, globally integrated advisory services that reflects both deep industry knowledge and experience and top-tier financial and transaction expertise.
- as-medconsult LLC supports all aspects of medical affairs activities and has experience in short-time assignments/deputizing of Medical directors as well.
- Medical Due Dilligence, set up of patient-profiles, treatment- & diagnostic-journeys and the implementation of epidemiological outcome-data into the medical strategies and plans cann be provided as well.
- as-medconsult has experience in Haematology/Oncology, Autoimmune-Diseases/Immunology, Neurology, Coagulopathies/rare-Diseases, Cardiology/Pulmonology.
Laure is a seasoned executive search consultant with a solid track record in the search strategy and execution of senior-level assignments in the life sciences. During her 12-year tenure at VirdisGroup, she has led and trained the research team to a high-delivery standards and building long-term, trusted relationships with clients and candidates. She was later responsible for many client relationships developed over the last decade and looked into continuous improvement in all aspects of the business.
In spring 2023, Laure went on to settle as a Consultant, and, as part of this, she continues working with VirdisGroup on various OD and talent-related projects. She is now pursuing an ICF-certified training program in Transformative Coaching to build on her already significant experience in career development coaching within multicultural environments.
Before joining VirdisGroup, Laure worked in human resources and training management at Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline in France. She moved to the UK in 2008 and understands the intercultural complexity from both personal and professional standpoints. At a personal level, she supports the community by volunteering as a Swim coach and Youth coach in schools.