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Bhanita Mistry-Russell

CEO, Master Facilitator, Creative Leadership specialist

 

Bhanita has over 20 years of creative leadership and facilitation experience working across industries, sectors and hierarchies, from board level and C-Suite in Fortune 500 companies to start up entrepreneurs – partnering with clients to achieve outstanding, solid, sustainable and responsible growth in changing times. She has designed and run countless projects bringing together world class brains to co-create; from top scientists from blue chip R&D teams & biotech companies to practice leading organizational development units in some of the worlds most admired companies including facilitating collaboration between Salesforce.com, Unilever, Google, UCL and Xerox to envision and share practice in people led technology with the HR LAB.

She has also designed and delivered leadership development programs, study tours, master classes, disruption conferences worldwide and helped top teams learn from innovative cultures that embrace disruption from Unilever to Apple. Bhanita has helped companies create internal and open innovation engines to stimulate growth, including more recently helping the city of Lisbon strategically establish itself as a start up capital together with incubator Beta-I. 

Since 2016 she has been a facilitator with the Forward Institute - which brings together diverse cohorts of 70 institutional leaders from public, private and charity sectors for an 18 month leadership enquiry around responsible leadership. The cohorts include leaders from the MET Police, British Military, Civil Service, Save the Children, Cancer Research, Barclays and Aviva among others. She also runs modules for the Army's Advanced Development Program - alongside professors from the UK's top business schools.

 

 

 

In her spare time she can be found in a good book shop or an art gallery. She has a secret passion for screenwriting, visual storytelling and graphic novels. In fact in 2017 she completed a 6 month practical film making course at the MET Film School in London, winning recognition internationally for her debut short film - 'Connected' - a drama which explores loneliness, technology and mental health. The film won 'best drama short' at the London Independent Film Festival and recognition at the LA Film Awards & Toronto Lift Off among others.   

Bhanita studied psychology and philosophy at New College, Oxford University - and is still obsessed with ethics, critical thinking, and the behavioural & neuroscience of human interaction and potential.

 

 

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