Founder & CEO
Christina is a cross-cultural workplace consultant, psychosynthesis leadership coach & mediator.
Over the past 14 years she has worked across branding, advertising, media planning and buying, start-ups, in-house and across financial and corporate communications firms, leading teams and privileged to deliver transformational cross-border projects and transactions, on behalf of FTSE 100s, IBEX 35s, governments and agencies.
Yet, while her focus was on the external facing audience aspects of reputation management, she often found that internal communications and employee concerns were often poorly understood by decision-makers, at great cost.
She founded Workculturati during the pandemic as a place to have enlightened discussions about work culture and human leadership. Her mission is to bridge the communications gap between the C-Suite, HRs and employees through leadership coaching, internal engagement and mediation techniques. Christina is passionate about championing people who don’t fully see their own potential and empowering companies to foster an authentic and thriving corporate culture from the inside out. A happy employee is the best ambassador for any organisation, from C-Suite to intern.
Christina is a certified civil, commercial and workplace mediator from the London School of Mediation and brings an international perspective to her work, having worked extensively in the UK, Spain, Colombia, Australia and most recently, Luxembourg.
Chloe Wright is a talent and leadership consultant committed to working with individuals and teams in a holistic way to create self-insight and unlock hidden potential for purpose and performance. She is a trusted advisor to numerous FTSE 100 and private companies, building long term relationships and co-creating tailor made solutions for her clients’ needs across their talent agenda.
Before working for herself, Chloe spent 3.5 years with Egon Zehnder, a premier leadership advisory and executive search firm as a principal consultant where she specialised in assessment, development, coaching and leadership training globally. Prior to joining Egon Zehnder she embarked on a “life MBA” year exploring her passions, interests and purpose living and working in startups, charities, social enterprises across Sri Lanka, Laos, Bali, India and London. Whilst back in London, she ran her own consulting firm, which specialised in offering a blend of strategic consulting, coaching and somatics services to start up executive teams in the wellness and food sectors. Chloe started her career with IBM and spent nearly 10 years holding numerous leadership and sales roles in the strategic outsourcing business in both the UK and Singapore.
Chloe holds a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in International Business from Nottingham University and is a Psychosynthesis Leadership Coach. She has a passion for promoting accessibility and equality in career and leadership education and development and has worked with charities such as Right to Play, SmartWorks and Action Tutoring. Previously she has been a STEM ambassador at the UN Women’s council in Singapore and Co-Director of Bristol University’s Insight into Management course for undergraduates. She is a qualified yoga instructor and passionate mental health awareness advocate having chaired the London EZ Mental Health Committee.
Josie is a journalist and commentator with a particular interest in business, economics, behavioural science and workplace culture. She started her career at Reuters in Germany and Switzerland before working as a financial markets correspondent for The Wall Street Journal in London.
She served as business editor of The Independent between 2017 and 2019. More recently her work has appeared in a host of publications including the Guardian, Telegraph, Huffington Post, Quartz, Fortune and New Statesman.
She's a regular guest on the BBC, ITV and Al Jazeera and has also appeared on CNN and Fox News. She is also a regular contributor to Forbes, with a particular interest in business, economics and the future of work. She grew up in Switzerland and lives in New York with her husband and daughter.
She’s a Knight Bagehot Fellow at Columbia University’s Journalism School and Business School.
Lily Lapenna MBE
Gillian Higgins is an international criminal barrister and mindfulness meditation teacher. In her work as a barrister, over the past 22 years, she has represented leading political figures before the International Criminal Court and the UN international tribunals. She has been involved in some of the leading cases in international criminal law.
As a mindfulness teacher, Gillian is passionate about sharing the benefits of the practice in the workplace. Over the years, she has taught mindfulness to thousands of professionals from different backgrounds including the legal, banking and financial sectors.
Her ‘no-nonsense’, practical approach teaches how cultivating mindfulness in the workplace can improve your focus, reduce anxiety, improve sleep and increase your reliance and ability to pay attention.
Gillian is the author of “Mindfulness at Work and Home” in which she shares the simplicity of mindfulness and her own insights and advice taken from her own practice.
Gillian is also an accredited civil and commercial mediator.
Linda Lazzaroni is a Public Relations consultant, counsellor, and creator of stories that celebrate humankind, tap into social and emotional intelligence and create meaningful connections between the public, employees and organisations. She is the Founder and CEO of Human Kind.
Linda comes with an established and diverse reputation in corporate communication, public policy, public affairs, crisis communication, reputation management, policing and counselling.
She has successfully advised some of the UK’s most senior police officers, politicians and leadership teams. Having worked at world-renowned organisations across the policing (Scotland Yard), transport, (Transport for London) political, community and education spectrum (International School of Luxembourg). Her focus is on strengthening your company’s internal relationships and enhancing your external reputation.
She is known for devising meticulous high-profile communication strategies that exceed objectives. Having delivered communication campaigns for multi-million-pound projects while fostering relationships within complex stakeholder matrixes and developing creative communication that tells the human story, invites emotion and creates connection.
Having worked as a police officer for Scotland Yard, Linda exhibits world-class problem-solving and analytical skills, with high levels of tact, diplomacy and resilience. This, coupled with her empathic compassionate counselling ability, brings unique insight and helps to foster or restore a healthy, supportive balance between employees and leaders.
Allan is an academic, psychosynthesis coach, and integrative mindfulness teacher. Following a PhD on influence and language at the University of Leeds, he worked in the brand and marketing sector supporting a range of SME and FTSE 100 clients.
While working in Hong Kong his long-held passion for meditation grew and he began to explore how ancient contemplative practices can be utilised in an evidence-based, non-dogmatic, psychospiritual toolkit for supporting values-led work.
As an academic researcher, his work now focuses on contemplative studies and consciousness, and he has presented research or led training at the universities of Oxford, London, Manchester, Roehampton, Kingston, and Surrey, and held a visiting fellowship at Yale University.
He is the author of three books, including the forthcoming The Sacred Life of Modernist Literature (Bloomsbury), and has appeared on the BBC and in the Guardian, Times Higher Education, and numerous academic journals.
Lily Lapenna MBE is the founder & Chair of MyBnk. From 2007 to 2016, whilst CEO, MyBnk became the leading financial education provider in the UK. Lily and the MyBnk team created high impact financial education programs that reached over 200,000 young people in schools, prisons, youth groups, homeless communities and supported housing environments. They successfully lobbied government to bring financial education into the school curriculum which now allows 6 million young people to learn about money every year. Lily then advised the UK government on a ten-year financial inclusion strategy for the nation covering all age groups.
The MyBnk program has been replicated in countries across the world from Italy to Turkey and Lily is now working to bring this work to the USA. In 2017, Queen Elizabeth II honoured Lily with an MBE in recognition of her work in financial services and entrepreneurship.
The World Economic Forum appointed her as a Young Global Leader recognising her system change leader ship skills. Ashoka and Aspen made her a fellow in acknowledgment of her global social impact. Lily works as an adviser and coach for government, multinationals, and start-ups. She teaches Business and Social Impact at Occidental University in Los Angeles, USA and is an Industry Adviser at SAID Business School, University of Oxford, UK.