Sahar Hashemi co-founded Coffee Republic, the UK’s first US style coffee bar chain, and built it into one of the UK’s most recognised high street brands with a turnover of £30m.
She is the author of two books including the bestselling Anyone Can Do It. She was awarded an OBE in 2012 for services to business and charity. She co-chairs the government's Scale-Up Taskforce and is involved in a new coffee concept, Change Please, a social enterprise that trains and hires homeless people to become baristas.
Entrepreneurship is not about personality, nor is it restricted to start- ups. It’s a set of habits that anyone can learn – habits that are becoming increasingly important in large organisations. To keep up with the pace of innovation, big companies need to act small. They need to behave much more like entrepreneurs – more agile, curious, creative, resourceful and connected to customers; less rigid and complacent.
That is what Sahar’s unique, energising masterclass is about. It gives participants the inspiration, tools and confidence to think and behave more like entrepreneurs.
This masterclass focuses on six easy-to-adopt, practical habits that participants can use in their work every day:
This masterclass is based on real, personal experience and not abstract theory. Sahar Hashemi has a story to tell which she harnesses to drive deep behavioural change.