Kamala Katbamna is the Director of Chirp. She works with senior and emerging leaders across the private, public and third sectors. Kamala specialises in helping clients develop self-awareness, challenge assumptions and lead change in themselves and their organisations. An inspiring speaker and facilitator, Kamala’s energising approach ensures sessions are both effective and fun. Kamala is a member of the British Voice Association, and a trained musician and conductor.
Company Profile: Chirp develops leaders and organisations. Their innovative approach focuses on the voice and body, and has helped their clients – from central government to City banks, tech firms and charities – lead with influence, communicate with clarity and take strategic risks. They work particularly with organisations and individuals seeking change.
Experiential tools like singing and conducting are key to their work. They use them because they help people gain deeper self-awareness by simultaneously engaging their intellect, emotions and physicality.
They work with organisations, leadership institutes and individuals, deliver conference sessions, and collaborate with academics on research into leadership, resilience and social intelligence. In 2016 they were nominated for an AI Business Excellence Award for Excellence in Professional Training & Development.
We work in a climate that’s volatile, uncertain – and full of exciting possibilities if you’re willing to take a risk. By developing courage and exercising our risk-taking ‘muscles’, we can all take a few more risks and create positive change within our organisations.
This fun and fast-paced session will help you experiment, learn fast and move forward with greater courage and resilience. The workshop will use singing and conducting to create a practical experience of risk, and of leading and being led through change. Each person will have the excitement and difficulty of leading an experiment, engaging with constructive critique, and being part of a group trying to interpret and respond to change.
The hands-on, interactive session will help you:
• explore your personal relationship with risk
• gain the courage to experiment with faster and more frequently
• develop your ability to get fast, honest feedback on your ideas
• develop your ability to offer challenge and dissent constructively and in the moment
• learn practical tools to improve your personal resilience
The session will close with practical actions to help you experiment more sustainably and learn faster back at work. No musical experience needed!
Praise for previous sessions:
“One of the most valuable and fun sessions at the conference.”
Participant, Conducting Leadership workshop, Spark the Change 2015
“The session got us ‘doing’ rather than ‘thinking’, so we were able to experience a real leadership scenario. And because it was so different from day-to-day experiences, I was able to see the link between my actions and the group’s responses really clearly. It was fun, refreshing and inspiring.”
Participant, Conducting Leadership workshop