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Disrupt HR Cardiff – Meet The Disruptors


Once in a while an event is born that shakes things up, it makes you think differently, and leaves you inspired. That event is DisruptHR!

DisruptHR is an information exchange designed to energize, inform and empower thought leaders in the HR field, and beyond. Over the course of an exciting evening, speakers will get 5 minutes each to teach us something. It’s a face paced event with ideas that make you think or help transform HR and tech, as we know it.

Meet the speakers for Wales’ first EVER Disrupt HR event.


Ginny Baillie, Founder, Drum

Ginny Baillie has worked in leadership development for over 20 years.   She has designed and delivered many leadership training programmes across all sectors, of particular note the financial sectors for the Welsh Government.  She’s taught on the faculty of Coach U, mentored hundreds of new coaches, and was one of the first Master Certified Coached in Europe.  She is currently doing a masters in Psychodynamic and Systemic Approaches to Consulting.  She has innovated a framework, called Drum, for changing how leaders and organisations meet to grow their connection and innovation for better decision making.


Disrupt HR Talk: How you meet is more important than what you talk about

When you tell someone you’re in back-to-backs all day or all week, it’s possible you might be communicating… …. ‘I’m way more important than you, don’t think I’m going to make time for you’ or ‘I have no control over my life, my diary is in charge’ What’s happening? We thought Covid would usher in a new dawn of humanness, but no, commerce is doing its thing and filling the time freed from commuting with ‘tasks’. Many know this, few know how to tackle it. Let’s look at ideas to change this, what needs to be in place for new practice to take root.


Martin Solway, Director, The Audax Generation


Martin is a Strategic Leader, Coach, Mentor and Co-Creator focused on helping individuals, teams and organizations drive purposeful strategies that have a positive impact on society. He is the Co-founder and Director of The Audax Generation.



Disrupt HR Talk: Human Resources or Human Centric Strategy

Organisations are being challenged to have a more meaningful purpose, that drives positive societal change, while tapping into the wealth of human potential to build an agile, resilient organisation that can remain future-fit. As business leaders, Human Resources (HR) is often seen as a support function delivering resources of the human kind to the business. We aim to fundamentally challenge this notion, proposing HR is replaced by Human Centric Strategy. Human Centric Strategists are involved with driving strategy where people are truly at the heart of organisations. Creating an environment that allows people to thrive, be curious, and challenge the status quo; taking everyone on a journey to achieving purpose at the individual, team, and organisational level. We would like to bring Human Centric Strategy to Cardiff and awake the senses to a new possibility and leave you with practical ideas that you can apply.


Gethin Nadin, Director Employee Wellbeing, Benefex

Gethin Nadin is a Psychologist, bestselling HR author, a four-time winner of HR’s Most Influential and two-time winner of Global Employee Experience Influencer, Chair of Wellbeing for the UK Government-backed Engage for Success movement and Fellow at the RSA. Gethin has more than twenty years’ experience in helping some of the world’s most recognisable brands to design their employee experience and employee wellbeing strategies.


Disrupt HR Talk: The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them

Other speakers confirmed….

Yusuf Ibrahim, Associate Dean for Teaching & Learning, Cardiff & Vale College

Disrupt HR Talk: The Bias Within

This talk gives an insight into the ‘biases within’ that influence our decisions.

We all have biases; they are a natural and necessary part of how we have evolved.

Recognising them and learning how to DISRUPT them is a crucial step in unlocking talent.

This talk will give overview of unconscious biases as well as strategies to limit their impact on business development.

Ffion Jones Beautiful Minds

Disrupt HR Talk: The Secret Life of Grown Ups in Groups

Lifting the lid on the ups, downs, tears, tantrums and triumphs of teams.

Alison Payne, ARP Associates

Disrupt HR Talk: Who am I?

A racing dive into self-discovery and three essential tips for reaching your finish line whilst also feeling comfortable and happy about doing it.

Pip Gwynn, Director, Insight HRC

Disrupt HR Talk: In praise of doubt In praise of doubt

Why we should embrace our doubts instead of fighting them

Jemma MacLean, Client Relationship Manager, Insight HRC

Disrupt HR Talk: Human Horticulture: Cultivate your perfect organisational garden

People, like plants, have basic needs in order to flourish.  Learn how to get the best out of people by giving them what they need to grow and watch your teams blossom.

Ian Timbrell, Cwmbach Community Primary School

Disrupt HR Talk: You need 17 muscles to smile

Sometimes we need to think how to approach things differently. Just because something has always been done one way, doesn’t mean that that is the right way. Get ready to try something in a new way and challenge yourself to learn what you might think is impossible, in just 5 minutes.

Melinda Mulcahy, Transformational Speaker

Disrupt HR Talk: Curiosity Saved the Cat!

One thought, unlimited possibilities. A more consciously curious mental framing enables you to flip challenge in opportunity.

There are a few tickets remaining – get yours now before it’s too late!

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