- Creativity and innovation
- Company Culture
- Customer Service
- Entrepreneurial Mindset
DESCRIBED AS “A CHANGE AGENT” AND “A POWERFUL CATALYST TO DRIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP WITHIN BIG CORPORATIONS” SAHAR HASHEMI OFFERS A SIMPLE, POWERFUL TOOLKIT TO UNLOCK START UP CULTURE AT BIG COMPANIES.
A former lawyer, Sahar started two ground-breaking businesses: the UK’s first coffee bar chain, Coffee Republic, which she grew to 110 stores and a £50 million market cap, and Skinny Candy, a market segment-defining brand of sugar-free sweets.
Her latest book, START UP FOREVER, stems from her experience working with large corporations over the last decade and addresses one of the most pressing questions now facing large organisations: how to be more entrepreneurial.
Her mission is to connect the heart as well as the head in big business and distil the unnecessarily complex subject of innovation and entrepreneurial behaviour down into simple, actionable and human terms.
Start-Up Forever, How To Build A Start-Up Culture In A Big Company, released in March 2019, was named The Financial Times Best Business Book of the Month.
Start Up Forever has been much acclaimed in the corporate world by throwing away the excuses which normally stifle entrepreneurial culture and providing a practical easy to implement toolkit to unleash the agility and innovation of entrepreneurial thinking which all large companies need.
RECOGNITION FOR HER WORK
Sahar Hashemi was nominated by Director magazine as one of its Top 10 Original Thinkers, alongside Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Sir Jonathan Ive.
She has been named “Pioneer to the life of the Nation” by Her Majesty The Queen and Young Global leader by the World Economic Forum. She was listed in the Maseratti 100, a definitive list of Britain’s most successful philanthropists, investors, mentors and advisors.
In June 2012 Sahar was awarded an OBE for services to the UK economy and to charity.
SAHAR’S TOPICS & MESSAGE IN HER TALKS
HOW DO YOU ENCOURAGE ENTREPRENEURIAL BEHAVIOUR IN LARGE ORGANISATIONS?
THIS IS A QUESTION TO WHICH SAHAR HASHEMI PROVIDES A STRAIGHTFORWARD SOLUTION.
HER 10 “SHIFTS” ARE SIMPLE, DAY-TO-DAY APPROACHES TO EVERYDAY WORK WITH AN ENTREPRENEURIAL MINDSET. T
HER LESSONS ARE EASY TO UNDERSTAND (THERE’S NO HAVING TO MEMORISE COMPLEX MANAGEMENT CONCEPTS)
Sahar is a powerful catalyst to drive entrepreneurship within big corporations. Her personal story is genuine, down to earth, super inspiring and extremely interesting to follow.PROCTER & GAMBLE
She talks to people’s heart in a way that awakens the entrepreneur inside. She sells a mindset and she equips you to go make it happen. Her deep experience with corporations makes her suggestions and her collection for do’s and don’ts very actionable. She does not provide theory and that’s it.
She is a change agent, a catalyst of change to drive entrepreneurship with a tangible and ready to use approach.
By far the most engaging and credible keynote speaker we have had over the years.CAMPARI