Helping others to appreciate the map of their minds - the paths that track to the peaks and those that drop to valleys, and the tactics that can help them to take control of the terrain - is the work of many different disciplines. This morning is intended to connect them.
What work practices and cultures are spurring the top people to their desks in the morning? Where's the innovation in designing the best office environments and jobs? What should we be wary of shedding from the 9-to-5 culture, how much can be poached from the gig mentality, and which avant-garde companies are going to be game-changers? In short, how can we make work really work - for everyone?
A Hot Breakfast designed to build the momentum of those who are converting a side interest into their main, day-to-day focus. What are the best strategies to adopt? Which risks are worth running and which are the traps to avoid? Are there particularly helpful resources, advisors or networks? Or the opportunity for collaboration or skill swaps?
Discussing spirituality in business can feel awkward and alienating. Yet arguably, in the face of increasing automation and dehumanising work practices, it has never been more important. Often presented under the more worldly guise of "purpose", many enterprises are powered by a meaning that is beyond profit or salary, something bigger than self and shareholders.
A Hot Breakfast gathering together those who see - or seek - in blockchain a whole new solution to entrenched environmental challenges. This is a call to all interested in the latest new technology: the champions, the challengers, and the plain curious. The morning is a chance to help bridge siloes between the sectors and engage in a conversation about - quite literally - changing the world.
Some businesses offer more than a commodity or service: they represent an identity, are the lodestar of a community. How are those communities best enriched and sustained? What are the best tips and techniques for staying relevant? How are customers best encouraged to contribute to product development? Is the network effect as hallowed as the tech giants would have us believe?
If you take your citizenship seriously then what can you do to embrace your responsibilities and protect your rights? How can you have most impact, both in your personal and professional lives? Are there small changes that can truly ripple out to make a significant difference? And with so many competing needs, where should you focus your energy and attention?
Is "masculinity" in crisis? Has "femininity" lost its way? If the patriarchy is dead, or dying, or at least despised, then what is to take its place? This is a morning connecting members who think it's about time that some traditional identities, labels and boxes were unpicked and unpacked.
There's quite a frontier between being an early-stage, seed-funded start-up and operating as an established player. How is that best bridged? How do you remain innovative and agile when scaling from small to significant? How should the many spinning plates be triaged? And how do you transition from being founder to CEO, and your team grow from being jacks to masters?
What can different generations, different sectors, different organisations learn from each other about rallying great teams? What can we each individually do to most effectively support those around us? Which practical structures, techniques, and philosophies have garnered the most success, be they in business, politics, the arts or sport? Which avant-garde practices are revolutionising the ways in which we might support the motivation and development of others?
From boardrooms to broadcasts, stages to stories, and politics to panels, how do we get new, unusual, perhaps unorthodox voices heard? How do we do so without adding yet more noise to a cacophonous world? How should they be supported? Who's not listening and what might persuade them to pay attention?
Whether micro or macro, the small group invited to this Hot Breakfast were all working on pioneering environmental and social programmes. Operating in sectors that range from energy through to finance, they have different skill-sets, complementary mindsets and similar visions. We brought them together to share their insights and experiences, test ideas and projects, pool their networks, and stimulate fresh thinking.
A morning that united a small group of London's most forward-thinking practitioners in health and well-being: holistically-minded, collaboratively-wired specialists, all passionate about helping others find and maintain a healthy balance in every aspect of their lives.