The Red Sofa is back for 2019! We're diving deep into the other side of business... The sins of success! In the world we live in today, everyone is a mentor which means that there is a whole lot of information sharing going on.... but to whose detriment?
At this next Red Sofa, we put our panel in the hot seat and get them to help us sift through the clutter of advice to find the gems, and to avoid the sins!
Dr. Robbie Francis - The Lucy Foundation
Dr Robbie Francis is a disability advocate, scholar and leader from Auckland, New Zealand. Born with a physical disability, Robbie has dedicated her personal, professional and academic life to advocating for the rights of marginalised populations. She is the co-founder and Director of The Lucy Foundation, an international social enterprise advocating for disability inclusion within the global coffee industry. Robbie recently completed her doctorate at the University of Otago, where her research investigated inclusive and accessible peace building and the experiences of disabled Colombian and Venezuelan refugees and asylum seekers in Ecuador. Robbie sits on two governance boards, has been an expert advisor to the New Zealand Government on various strategies and policies, and also works as a senior researcher at the Donald Beasley Institute where she is monitoring the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in New Zealand.
Glenn Marvin - Konnector
Glenn is someone who has been close to death on more than one occasion. Formerly a police constable, Glenn turned to the corporate world after two major life events; and knew that he had an unwavering desire to make a positive difference in others lives every single day. He moved up the ladder very quickly, becoming Managing Partner of SureFire Search. Glenn then turned to helping small business owners, and so Konnector was born.
Dr. Isaac Warbrick (Ngaati Te Ata, Te Arawa, Ngaa Puhi) - ARA Augmented Reality Applications
Dr Isaac Warbrick is a husband, father of 5, and co-founder of ARA. ARA specialises in blending AR, geo-location, gamification and digital storytelling to connect people with the environment and the Indigenous stories at endless locations.