Mike Vacanti

CEO Advisor & Change Expert, Founder of the #HumanFirst Club MJ Vacanti

Mike believes, “It’s more than what we accomplish – it’s who we become along the journey!”

His mission is to help people discover their potential, embrace a growth mindset and achieve at inspired levels. Mike empowers people and companies to reach new levels of possibility through performance, leadership & culture transformation. The heart of any organization is People - People drive results. For decades, he thoughtfully led organizations through mergers and acquisitions, catapulted morale, helped people discover their potential, embrace a growth mindset and deliver results during significant change and growth. Microsoft says: “Mike brought his creativity, strategic innovation and M&A expertise as we re-envisioned the future for AI, IoT, Analytics, Dev during our significant Intelligent Cloud reorganization.”

Workshop Day (23 Sep)

Monday, September 23rd, 2019


“How do we effectively integrate purpose into Employee Experience design?”

“How do we lead in a Human-First fashion?” 

“How do we instill psychological safety in our organisations?”

Main Conference Day One (24 Sep)

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019


There are many factors which can make or break Employee Experience, and one of them is considered more crucial than most – the leadership team. It is not only the mere commitment to the cause that will make any EX design come to life; more importantly, it is the understanding of what the employees need to be able to thrive. Moreover, they need to possess the knowledge and skills on how to make it happen and take daily steps in the right direction, leading by example and setting guidelines and best practices.
From team managers to the executive board, our leadership has a duty to establish modern, employee-friendly workplaces and it is the duty of the HR practice to enable them with the right tools and knowledge to achieve that.
This panel discussion will provide you with information needed to be able to drive your leadership to champion Employee Experience. We will discuss questions around:
·         The main obstacles to delivering EX successfully
·         The role of the leadership team in delivering EX
·         The challenges leaders are facing in driving EX
·         The data needed to engage the leadership team in taking initiative in delivering EX
·         The key skills that the leadership team needs to possess and the best way to get these across
·         Making EX a business priority for everyone

Main Conference Day Two (25 Sep)

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019


Great leaders are unique individuals with a myriad of personalities, skills and characteristics. So are each of your employees. Honouring each person's unique talent is the powerful benefit of inclusion. The greater understanding is to look beyond similarities and explore what happens when you embrace the unique gifts of each individual, unleashing their superpower.

Believership is a higher form of leadership, igniting purpose and the power of many moving in the same direction. While leadership forges a path, believership paves a path. Believership enables understanding to be brought through the company or team, and therefore harnesses and magnifies cooperative effort and sense of belonging. It addresses the doubts and challenges, through alignment of vision and mission. Believership brings a good heart, and caring to leadership - it lifts others at every level through choice rather than command. Accordingly, believership is all about bringing the true self to leadership and all employees in order to create value rather than extract value, therefore drawing out the collective effort of the team. It is about authenticity, trust, empowerment and inspiration, and it has the potential to bring joy to the team. 

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Mike.

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