Round Table Discussion: How to Say No

with Joanna Feeley

16 January 2024, 13:30 - 15:30

LDC, 50 Grey Street, Newcastle, NE1 6AE

As the leader of your business, you likely jump at every opportunity to take on new projects, lead initiatives and lend a helping hand around the office or to your team to make it hum.

But when all the responsibility mounts up, where do you draw the boundaries? How do you achieve balance? How do you say no?

To fully understand the power of ‘no’, we’ve invited Joanna Feeley of TrendBible to explore the topic in more detail. 

A business leader who frequently features on podcasts, in magazines and on stage, Joanna has firsthand experience of always saying yes, in fact her ‘favourite bad habit’ is ‘saying yes to too many things!’. 

As well as understanding why we feel obligated to say yes, we’ll also focus on developing healthy habits, maintaining a positive outlook, setting boundaries and addressing guilt.

Our round tables are shaped by your views and experience, so while we hope to cover the topics above, we may discuss other related subjects during the session.

About Our Host
Joanna Feeley is founder and CEO of TrendBible, a UK based trend forecasting agency predicting the future of life at home. TrendBible predicts how householders will live and what they’ll do at home in 2 to 5 years’ time.

With 24 years’ experience as a trend forecaster, she has grown the business to become a leading authority in the future of home, working with recognised brands such as Valspar, Starbucks, Samsung and LEGO. Joanna leads a team of 24 staff based in Newcastle and around the UK, and a network of trend scouts based all over the world.

Joanna is quoted as an authority on trends and is regularly cited by The Independent, BBC Radio 4 and the Financial Times.

Joanna is passionate about raising the visibility of the creative sector in the North East of England, evidenced in her commitments outside of running TrendBible.

She has launched Creative Studio Tours, a programme for school students to visit creative companies in Newcastle to build aspirations for a creative career, and has launched The Female Scale Up, a forum for sharing knowledge with the next generation of female founders.

Honoured by the think-tank Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR), Joanna was named as ‘one of the new generation of female entrepreneurs’. She was named Entrepreneur of the Year at the Entrepreneurs' Forum If We Can You Can Awards, won Female Entrepreneur of the Year, the Susan Dobson Award for Entrepreneurship in 2018 and was named Creative Entrepreneur of the Year in the Great British Entrepreneur Awards.

The small print - Due to limited capacity round table discussions are exclusively for entrepreneur members. Guests or substitutions are not allowed.

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