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Emma Kirkman


Emma is a global organisational development, employee experience and transformation strategist. As a certified coach and skilled facilitator, she supports her fellow people-practitioners by creating insights and building capability so they can challenge their organisations with fresh thinking.

A Stanford Graduate School of Business alumni, Emma has learnt from some of the best HR thought leaders in Silicon Valley from companies such as Uber, Adobe, Atlassian, Google and Zendesk. Emma shares their stories and case studies in the lab sessions as inspiration for ideation and creation of new possibilities.

Emma is a passionate contributor to her professional community and is a trustee on the board of a not-for-profit youth trust.



Pene is a human resources generalist leader. A coach and experienced people and culture mentor, she is passionate about building high growth, scaleable organisations, bringing with her experience working across the world with some of the fastest growing global startups whilst simultaneously running two of her own businesses.

She is passionate about building strong organisational cultures designed for the future of work and leveraging innovations in technology, AI and automation to help organisations, their people practices and ultimately their people thrive.

Pene has a focus on helping people practitioners learn practical skills that can be taken back into their organisations and put into practice straight away.

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