How Great Relationships are the Key to High Performance

Lysa’s talk will help us understand why we see the world so differently from each other in many instances. How our different perceptions of the same data creates different subjective versions of reality and how these differing realities have a profound impact on how we think, feel and behave.

Armed with this new understanding of how we perceive the world, Lysa will show us what can we do differently to ensure we understand each other better and act in ways that creates compassion and community instead of conflict? This talk will take its participants on a whirlwind journey that explores why some people just seem to ‘wind us up’ or ‘push our buttons’ and what we can do about this to create meaningful relationships that can lead ourselves and others to achieve great things!



Currently the joint CEO of a new disruptive strategic HR management company, The Shiny Happy People, Lysa combines her wealth of commercial experience, along with her academic background to help organisations to bring the best out of their people and their businesses.


Lysa has been delivering workshops, executive coaching, group facilitation, consultancy and keynote talks to a diverse range of organisations and industries across the UK and Europe for the last 15 years. Lysa holistically brings together key areas of focus such as business strategy, transformation and change management, culture, emotional intelligence, HR - strategic talent management and employee engagement, design thinking, ’soft skills’, emotional intelligence and personal development to solve complex problems and improve the performance of organisations.


Lysa completed her Executive MBA at Newcastle University Business School where she then became an Associate Senior Lecturer specialising in managing change, leadership, business strategy and professional development. Lysa has recently completed a Harvard Business School  qualification in Entrepreneurship and is an accredited NLP Master Practitioner and Trainer, an ILM accredited Professional Coach, EMCC Master Coach and Mentor, and a proud TedX speaker.

PEOPLE POWER is an event series dedicated to people:  to skills, training, HR, employment and workplace productivity.  


The 2022 conference is designed to help you focus on The People Agenda - to provide you and your team with the knowledge and skills that you need to ensure your workforce thrives, to improve performance, increase productivity and to help you compete effectively in the new world. 

The conference takes place 23 June 2022 at Northumbria University, Newcastle.