It is hard to launch yourself into a room of people who you don't know.  It doesn't matter how self assured you are, or how often you do it, it is still hard work.  That's where The Mikado comes in.


It is named after the room in the Savoy Hotel where it took place for decades.  It is best described as guided networking:  using a skilled facilitator, we get you talking to each other and mixing.  All the while, you're learning from masters of their subjects, and have a topic to discuss with the others in room.  No more agonising small talk...



Angela Dellar




Angela is an author, professional speaker, 20-year veteran at board level in blue chip organisations, qualified accountant and qualified leadership coach who loves creative communication in a visual and engaging way.


As head of the human side of change at Marsh Inc, Angela understands that today’s world of rapid change and uncertainty triggers defensive behaviour at precisely the time when innovation and collaboration is key to business success.


Angela has therefore developed tRU leadership®, a unique way to upgrade your business behaviours from 2D to 3D so you can have open, accountable dialogue and high trust culture and relationships that untap creativity, human potential and your unique business advantage.







Team Engagement & Collaboration Specialist, Personal Impact Thought Leader, Professional Speaker & Presentation Skills Expert, Business/Personal Coach/Mentor, ‘Time to Think’ Facilitator, Author and Best-selling International Co-Author, Sylvia enables Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs to recognise the unique value they bring to the workplace and to lead with confidence and purpose. Using powerful profiling, to clarify your natural strengths and challenges, she works with you to ensure you are playing to those strengths 70-80% of your working time.


Sylvia has extensive experience working with Business leaders, CEO groups, Senior Managers, Senior Women, Entrepreneurs, Charities and Social Enterprises, SMEs, CIMA and NHS supply teams.


Sylvia regularly MCs events as well as speaking and running workshops on the following – 

  • Becoming Significant  - Harness your unique value and operate with confidence and purpose
  • Creating Collaborative Teams - Maximise the Natural Talents of Your Team
  • Power Up Your Personal Impact 
  • Present with Power, Passion and Presence
  • Building a Powerful Network 


Rachel Maunder




Rachel's burning mission is to inspire and help people to represent themselves and their business with clarity, composure and confidence so they can gain more clients and impact more people.  One method of doing this is training, speaking and coaching on presentation sills and networking and on the mindset that underpins those activities.


She helps people to look and feel the part so that they no longer worry about putting themselves forward and getting among prospective clients, alleviating the self-doubt that prevents people from shining their light as brightly as they can in daunting situations.






Susan is a marketing and relationship development consultant and LinkedIn trainer, specialising in the professional services sector.


She has a background in the legal profession and a number of years providing outsourced marketing solutions to business owners in the legal, accountancy and property sectors.


Utilising a combination of hands-on support and targeted training, Susan helps professional service organisations to build productive relationships with their existing and prospective clients via Linkedin.







Renée had run a training consultancy in Plain English writing techniques for two decades when social media erupted. Diversifying her workshops to satisfy the marketing demands of time-stretched business owners, she used her Masters Degree in applied linguistics to carve a niche in promoting businesses online; blending straightforward, traditional marketing language with cutting edge digital skills.


As well as coaching in social media and, specifically, best practices for the successful use of LinkedIn, Renée handles all aspects of digital marketing for businesses that are too busy to do it themselves.

Renée is a published author and poet with exhibitions across Europe. She was named as London CEO of the Year 2017 by Corporate Vision magazine and awarded UK Independent Business Honours for Excellence in Training, Coaching and Instruction. She’s proud to have won an Inspirational Woman award for her work with the families of young stroke survivors, and has spoken widely on TV, the radio and at parliament.








Joanna Gaudoin is Managing Director of Inside Out Image which helps professional individuals achieve greater career success and their organisations improve business performance, by working with them on their personal impact and relationship building skills.


Joanna spent 10 years in marketing and consultancy. She now works with clients one-to-one, as well as speaking and running workshops across all areas of personal impact and relationship building; including appearance, body language and voice, as well as the skills and confidence for different professional ‘touchpoints’, such as meetings, networking and presentations. Joanna also helps clients navigate office politics, facilitated by a diagnostic profiling tool to help clients understand how they currently 

interact and how this could be improved, to achieve their objectives and those of their organisation.

Clients include HSBC, Metro Bank, Joelson Law and the AAT.





Andrew Priestley is an award winning, qualified business leadership coach and #1 ranking business author who works with managing directors of established small to mid tier companies who want more revenues and profits, more lifestyle benefits and the option to scale or exit with valuation. 










Ros Taylor is a leading UK and international clinical psychologist, corporate and leadership coach, businesswoman, author, TV and radio presenter and commentator.


Featuring regularly in the national press in her capacity as a psychologist and advisor (BBC, BBC Scotland, BBC Radio 5, BBC Radio Scotland, Scottish Television, GMTV, LWT, ITN News, Sky News, Channel 4 and E4), Ros has been named by The Independent on Sunday as one of the top 10 coaches in Britain.


Extensive research which included interviews with 80 of the FTSE 200’s top CEOs and her own business acumen means Ros is uniquely placed to identify areas for improvement and implement practical and transforming solutions that really work for people and organisations.


Ros travels the world developing the leadership potential of employees through her Just Leadership® Programme. A creative academic, Ros is a chartered clinical psychologist, coach, trainer and regular speaker on the conference circuit. She has presented in the USA, Europe and China and completed a lecture tour in Japan.





With a unique background that includes communications science, image consulting and psychometric profiling, Jodi Goldman has become one of the UK’s leading Personal Impact Specialists.  Teaching people how to transform both the outer AND the inner, her holistic approach has helped thousands of people to develop a signature style, an impactful mindset and charismatic communication skills.


With a greatly increased profile - and the power to connect with whomever they want - each of Jodi’s clients gain the personal edge in an evermore crowded marketplace.


Jodi has a way of not just teaching the tools, techniques and systems needed to truly be an inspirational leader at any level; but she is able to really light a fire under people and get them to step up, stand out and shine.






Mindy has authored and co-authored eight books, including 24 Carat BOLD.  A native New Yorker, she currently resides in the UK where she operates two businesses: The Book Midwife®, an elite book coaching company, and Panoma Press, a cooperative publisher business.


Her TEDx talk “Sometimes You Need to Change Yourself to Be Yourself” has nearly half a million views, and it showcases Mindy’s passion for helping people from all under-represented groups to become leaders, and for all people to approach life more thoughtfully.


Mindy will giving us our own private version of her talk with lots of opportunities to discuss the points and practice her tips with others in the room.