In this session the basics of Primal Leadership and how emotions drive people, and people drive performance, will be explored

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The session will explore the, often misunderstood, primal function of leadership being emotional. True leadership should serve as a reservoir of positivity that unlocks the best in individuals. 

Your potential is influenced by various factors, such as cognitive ability, emotional intelligence (EQ), skills, knowledge, experience, and social network. However, it is your Positive Intelligence (PQ) that ultimately determines the percentage of your vast potential realised.
At the end of this practical and interactive session you will have engaged with the five superpowers of your Primal Leadership. This will unlock a powerful tool at your disposal to identify your internal voices (saboteurs) that undermine optimal leadership.
This Superpower activates and unlocks personal potential and the performance of your team and firm in areas of effectiveness, relationships, quality of life and wellbeing.

Moderator: Bastiaan Koster - Von Seidels (ZA)

Bastiaan Koster is the partner responsible for the day-to-day management of Von Seidels. In addition, he has a keen interest in the personal development of the Von Seidels Team and plays a crucial role in ensuring optimal staff well-being and performance.

Although most of Bastiaan’s time these days focuses on management issues, he remains involved in high level advice on IP strategy for some of the firm’s clients. He has been in the IP profession for more than 35 years and is an accomplished patent attorney and trade mark practitioner.

Bastiaan’s formal training is in electronic engineering (pre-law). As past president of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL) and past president FICPI (2012-2015), he brings significant experience to the firm over a broad range of issues relevant to an IP firm and ensures that clients receive commercially focused advice.

Sharon Deal - The Who Am I Foundation (ZA)

Sharon Deal is a courageous leader that not only walks the talk but has the ability to bring this skillset to others.  She believes courage is contagious and has a passion to scale courageous leaders.

She does this from a place of Authenticity and knows just how to unlock this skillset in others. She believes the key to Courage is being anchored in Who you are and living, loving and leading from this place. It shifts everything about how we show up. She builds bravery and trust in leaders and teams where they are able to have tough conversations with whole hearts.
Her personal connection, authenticity, and skillset speak for itself when connected with her in this transformational space. She has an empathic and whole person approach to her work and partners with leaders to bring out the best version of themselves.

She is a change agent with a vision to transform lives and to make a serious difference in this world.

After her 25 years as a leader and owner in the corporate environment, she is especially effective in working with entrepreneurs, executives and their teams. Sharon engages individuals and organisations through educating, facilitating, coaching and training.

Her areas of specialty are: 
Emotional Intelligence, Positive Intelligence, Conversational Intelligence, Leadership Development, Personal Transformation, Life and Business Coaching, Relationship Coaching, Transforming Culture and building TRUST teams and offers training, workshops, and retreats. Emotional Intelligence is her forte.

Advocating for your IP

Kangxin is a large firm with over 500 staff and expertise in IP litigation, enforcement, patents, and trade mark prosecution.

Kangxin represents both Chinese and international firms, from start-ups to Fortune 500 multinationals from its offices in Beijing, Tianjin, Qingdao, Xi’an, Wuhan, Hangzhou, Guangzhou and Dongguan. 

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