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Felicia Rickards disrupts the thought process

Felicia Rickards was inspired to bring the Disrupt Speaker Series to Bermuda after seeing it for the first time in London (Photograph supplied)

Corporate image, leadership and wellbeing are just a few of the topics to be covered at at the Disrupt Bermuda Speaker Series tomorrow.

The second edition of the event will be held at Bermuda College.

The aim is to use established and emerging thought leaders to build a strong community of positive disrupters.

The content should challenge the audience to think differently about how the world of work, talent development and community intersect.

Executive coach Felicia Rickards was inspired to bring the special night here after attending one in London two years ago.

“The positive energy and genuine collaboration between the speakers and the attendees was dynamic,” Ms Rickards said. “I knew the format would be perfect for Bermuda.”

She has since presented in London and Milton Keynes.

“I am fortunate to have three amazing co-organisers here in Bermuda — Michelle White, Steph Brown and Michelle St Jane,” Ms Rickards said. “They share the vision for Bermuda and they have been absolutely fantastic in supporting with the logistics for the event.”

All three will be presenting.

“Over the past six years, I have been a consultant and executive coach across 16 countries and four continents and this is also an excellent opportunity for me to share some key findings from a global talent perspective,” she said.

The format is meant to be energetic and thought-provoking.

Speakers are typically executives, community leaders and entrepreneurs.

Each participant has five minutes to present, with their slides auto-rotating every 15 seconds.

“It’s a challenging format but one that keeps the speaker focused on the key points of their message,” Ms Rickards said.

She was thrilled to have Bacardi join them again as hospitality sponsors.

“They will be expanding their sponsorship to include the welcome drinks, canapés and treats during the networking and intermission segments of the event,” she said.

Most global Disrupts are hosted and sustained through corporate partnerships.

“The more of these sponsorships we can secure, the more we can adjust the ticketing fee,” Ms Rickards said.


Disrupt will be held in Athene Hall at Bermuda College, with networking from 5.30pm to 6.15pm and speaker presentations running from 6.15pm to 8.30pm.

Tickets are $75 each, available on Ptix.

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Published May 07, 2024 at 5:29 pm (Updated May 08, 2024 at 10:46 am)

Felicia Rickards disrupts the thought process

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