who we are At Neo Vitae, we understand the business world and the opportunities for cultural and commercial alignment of leaders with their teams and their brands, especially in times of change. Lucy Czakan Founder and Lead Partner Linkedin For the last 15 years, Lucy has run several businesses and worked with clients internationally in a variety of sectors including pharmaceutical, finance, manufacturing, industrial and FMCG to help them develop their leadership potential. She is particularly interested in the role of brand as an anchor for aligning people to a vision, culture and strategy. Lucy is passionate about helping organisations achieve success by encouraging their people to use open and honest communication at all levels to build deeper relationships and recognise and develop their personal strengths, to be resilient to change and to challenge the status quo, in order to grow themselves and their organisation. She believes more agile outward facing businesses are needed to operate well above the norm and thus meet the needs of our ever-changing environment. Lucy cares deeply and prides herself on exceptional quality in what she does. Her warmth and presence help her to swiftly gain trust and strong empathy with people and work at a deeper level to challenge assumptions. She is a great collaborator and is able to work particularly well with people who are very creative or technically minded as well as those who don’t typically fit the mould. Her patience, persistence and reflective approach always helps ensure she gets the best results for her clients. Lucy is an accredited coach and a graduate of the Shirlaws Business Coaching academy and prides herself on being results focused. Prior to this she had a number of leadership roles in blue-chip FMCG corporations including Director of Brand Strategy for Unilever (leading a growth in Unilever’s market share by over 10%), Director of Marketing (Unilever) and Head of Development for Marlow foods. Hazel Buckthorpe Communication expert Linkedin Hazel has helped a variety of businesses with their communications throughout her 20 year career. From a magic circle law firm to a small military charity, she has an instinctive ability to identify the key issues. She empathises with colleagues at all levels and has a true belief that everyone has a critical role to play. She prides herself on her ability to cut through the corporate-speak to deliver ‘real’ and timely communications. Technology is always a good thing but Hazel is also a true advocate for creating opportunities for us to engage in meaningful conversation with our colleagues. Lamia Walker Marketing expert Linkedin Lamia is an experienced marketer, with deep knowledge of strategic marketing and digital and social media marketing across sectors. She is an award winning entrepreneur her start-up HouseSitMatch.com (link to – https://www.housesitmatch.com) launched in 2013 was awarded the Guardian Small Business Network Award in 2016. Lamia also works to help a range of clients with marketing challenges from building awareness, building communities and followership online, to optimising conversions and ROI in all direct marketing activities.