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Meet The Masterclass Speakers

BWHR is organising its first ever 2-day Networking Conference designed and packaged with life-transforming content for attendees from all works of life.

Day 1 (November 9) will be virtual and day 2 (November 10) will be hybrid – streaming live to the virtual audience from The Hallam Conference Centre, 44 Hallam Street, London W1W 6JJ.

Meet Individual Masterclass Speaker;

Yvonne Akinmodun 

Executive Career Coach

Yvonne Akinmodun is a certified Executive & Career Coach and her passion is working with people to help them realise their full potential. Prior to becoming a career coach in 2017, She was a full time HR consultant for 10 years. Prior to that,She worked as a HR Director for a large housing organisation in London.

A change in her personal circumstance marked a turning point in her life as it provided her with an opportunity to take a step back and reassess her career. She’d known for a while that she didn’t want to continue as an HR consultant but it wasn’t until 2018, that she made the transition into career coaching.

It was as a result of spending several years working in a career that no longer fulfilled her but not knowing how to move myself forward that she was motivated to search for her true vocation. This is how her journey into career coaching began.

As a career coach, she has appeared in career podcasts, been interviewed on radio and written articles about leadership and career coaching. She coaches professionals and executives to take charge and manage their careers which often includes developing their career confidence on a one to one or group basis.

Yvonne lives in London with her teenage son. When she is not spending time coaching, she teaches as a part time tutor on certified CIPD courses. She also loves baking, strength training and travel.

Oby Bamidele

Founder of BARE Life Class

Oby Bamidele is the founder of BARE Life Class, an organisation with a mission to change the narrative around mental health and well-being for Black women so that they can show up confidently in every space of life. BARE Life Class provides classes, courses and resources that specifically caters to the needs of Black women so they can heal, learn and grow.  As a psychotherapist (BACP & NCP) coach and speaker. She is passionate about helping women get unstuck, building great emotional health, so that they can thrive in life.
Oby started out her career in finance and progressed into leading operations for tech startups focused on social impact and tech for good. She has over 10 years leadership experience where she has been instrumental in scaling businesses, building the internal capabilities and overseeing operations across finance, HR, legal, risk, compliance and delivery. She is passionate about building diverse and inclusive organisational culture and giving a voice to underserved and underrepresented communities.  She is currently the Chief Operating Officer at Built-ID, a social impact tech company.
She has authored and published two books with themes around identity, self-awareness and mental health and written for the Huffington post and other well-known publications.

Julie Turney

Founder & CEO of HR@Heart Consulting Inc.

Julie Turney is a heart centric and people-focused HR Professional with over 15 years of experience in the field. She is the brainchild of HR@Heart Consulting Inc. a coaching firm she created after her second bout of HR burnout to help HR professionals to build their resilience agility while providing a safe place to recharge.

Julie is also the Lead Organizer of DisruptHR Caribbean for Barbados, Jamaica & Trinidad, Host
of the HR Sound Off Podcast Show and author of the book “Confessions of an HR Pro: Stories of Defeat and Triumph.”

Julie is on a mission to connect with every member of the #HRCommunity and is determined to
clear up the many misconceptions people have about our profession

Felicia Odumosu

Founder, Talent Bureau Limited.

Felicia Odumosu is a Talent Management Consultant, Talent Search Expert, Executive Head-hunter, Career Catalyst, Interview Skills and Employability Skills Coach. She is the founder of Talent Bureau Limited, a Talent Management company focused on helping progressive and forwardthinking organizations find exceptionally outstanding talent.

As an experienced Recruitment and Talent Management Consultant with 22 years work experience: 4 and half years in Banking, 3 years in the IT Sector and 15 years in HR. Her experience before Talent Bureau includes work with banks like Societe Generale Bank (Nigeria) Limited, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc and leading HR firms like Antal International, IT firms like SystemSpecs Limited and general management of regionally acclaimed Careers Nigeria. Talent Bureau was born out of her passion to upgrade the level of HR Consultancy in Africa by providing services that go beyond the basics.

Felicia is passionate about helping professionals position themselves in today’s competitive digital marketplace; she currently helps professionals, from fresh graduates looking to start off their career through their first placements, to C-suite Executives who want more out of their career. She coaches students and young graduates on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise.

Her women empowerment and skill-building workshops (now webinars) focus on advancing women in business and in their careers with the objective of transforming, motivating and equipping them with the skills, knowledge, ability, credibility, integrity and confidence required to thrive as business leaders.

She was recently recognized by Worden HCD as one of the Top 30 Leading Women in HR for her contribution to Talent Development in Nigeria. She has conducted many International searches, identified and placed leaders in various business sectors and is currently a Member of Faculty/Training Facilitator for the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM).

Mel Agostini

MD and Founder of BigFish3 Ltd

Mel has a Degree in Psychology, pursuing an interest in human behaviour and interaction, and how to win in the building a career. 25+ years in recruitment, working up from consultant to London Director of a global recruitment firm.

Mel is a champion of female growth in the work place,  C suite to interns. Driver of Companies’ realising the strength of accessing a D&I workforce. She is always on a journey to educate myself on the best way this can be done.

Alysha M. Campbell

Founder & CEO CultureShift HR

Alysha M. Campbell is an accomplished and respected Strategic HR Leader with a decade of experience that encompasses all facets of Human Resource Management. From executing successful multi-million dollar workforce recruitment and optimization projects to spearheading diverse, equitable, and inclusive employee initiatives, Alysha has truly seen and done it all in the HR space. Her passion for the industry has led her to start her own HR Consultancy and Strategy agency – CultureShift HR.

As Founder of CultureShift  HR, Alysha uses her business acumen to help companies utilize and engage their best talent while creating purposeful, diverse, and inclusive work environments that help businesses grow and thrive. Within Alysha’s business practices, she encourages companies to embrace the “Employee First” philosophy that focuses on shifting the cultural dynamics and encouraging recognition of positive results and behaviors. Ultimately this leads to greater employee engagement, customer service, and recurring revenue allowing clients to stay competitive in their respective industry and labor market.

Tracy Forde-Catlyn

Human Resources Manager 

Tracy Forde-Catlyn, a Human Resource Practitioner for over 15 years and has stayed current with the industry, reinventing herself in the field of Human Resources as opportunities and global changes occur.

Tracy, a member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), Human Resources Management Association of Barbados (HRMAB) and the Caribbean Society of Human Resources Professional (CSHRP), holds a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Surrey, UK along with professional training in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Change Management, Emotional Intelligence, Employment Law and Strategic HR Metrics. In 2016, her passion for HR strategies led a regional financial company to win the Barbados’ Best Employer’s Award for its outstanding work in the medium sized category.

Tracy’s added experiences steered a company through the difficult waters of restructuring and retrenchment. She has also acted as a Director of a local charity and has consulted on HR related projects and mentors young professionals who chose Human Resources Management as their career focus.

With a myriad of skills in coaching, mentoring and performance management and a passion for developing competent and skilled employees, Tracy has seen mentees reached their goal of being hired in human resources.

Dr. Lisa-Moné Lamontagne 

Organizational Management and Process Consultant

Dr. Lisa-Moné Lamontagne is an experienced HR Business Partner with progressive experience and demonstrated ability to cultivate relationships at all levels of an organization, including leadership, mid-management, and employees. She has worked in the manufacturing, fashion apparel, and tech industries. She is passionate about improving the work experience of employees and the well-being of those around her.

Dr. Lamontagne holds a Doctorate of Psychology in Organizational Management and Consulting and is a Certified Human Resources Professional (SHRM-CP). Dr. Lamontagne is the People Success Manager, North America for Unit4 located in Brooklyn, NY. In addition, Dr. Lamontagne (Lisa from HR) is a highly skilled, emotionally intelligent, research-informed organizational consultant guiding organizations in successfully managing change and assisting others in reaching their professional potential.


Nov 09 - 10 2021


All Day

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Nov 09 - 10 2021
  • Time: All Day


Virtual plus Hybrid at The Hallam Conference Centre
44 Hallam Street, London W1W 6JJ.


Adese Okojie


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