Formative Communications have partnered with Hanson Search to provide a three-part webinar series delving into the principles behind Building Powerful Teams.

For each event, we will be joined by a panel of experts to discuss the fundamental building blocks of powerful teams; Trust, To Be Heard and Fairness. Our panellists will give their insights on current and future trends of being a leader, building diverse teams, talent acquisition and retention post-COVID and much more. 

We kicked off the series on September 14th with our panel of experts discussing Fairness. You can watch back the first webinar here:

On 2nd November 10:00am CET, we will be hosting the second part of the series, focusing on Trust. The topics up for discussion in this session will be:

  • How to measure the level of trust
  • How to build trust in this hybrid world
  • What are the warning sights of lack of trust
  • What are the positive indicators of trust within a team

This panel will be chaired by Alice Weightman, founder and CEO of Hanson Search, who will be joined by Helen Dunnett, Coach & Trainer at Maxett, Belgium; Elvira Eilert Pignal, Managing Director at Teneo, France and Dean Aston, Senior Director and Global People Partner at Babylon Health, UK.


This event is free to attend, register now:

Meet the speakers…

  • Helen Dunnett – Coach & Trainer at Maxett, Brussels Belgium

ICF accredited coach, works with organisations to develop their teams. She brings together her experience of teamwork and leadership with her coaching tools to create highly practical training modules that enable participants to walk out of each session armed with insights and skills that should create a step-change in performance.   

She has worked for over 25 years in the UK and Belgium with a diverse range of team structures such as freelance teams, volunteers, start-ups and small organisations, federations, multinationals and consulting agencies.

  • Elvira Eilert Pignal – Managing Director at Teneo, Paris France

Elvira is a Managing Director with Teneo in Paris. She has over 20 years of experience as a strategic advisor in communications and public affairs. She brings a strong international perspective to client mandates, having worked in Paris, Brussels, London and Mumbai. Elvira is a graduate of SOAS (University of London), a Trustee of the Bata Shoe Foundation and an active member of Les Amis des Migrants Suédophones en France.

  • Dean Aston – Senior Director, Global People Partner at Babylon Heath, London UK

Senior Director and Global People Partner at Babylon with over 10 years in Talent roles including working for Google’s large customer sales recruitment team. Babylon is creating a better model of healthcare for everyone. Babylon is a world-leading global, digital-first, value-based care company whose mission is to make high-quality healthcare accessible and affordable for everyone on Earth.

  • Alice Weightman – Founder and CEO at Hanson Search

Alice established Hanson Search in 2002 and has since gained a reputation as one of the leading search professionals in senior appointments across communications, developing an incredible network globally. A fellow of the REC and member of the 30% Club, Alice actively supports gender diversity as a business imperative and she is proactive about encouraging economic and social diversity within the industry. In 2015, Alice launched The Work Crowd, an online talent marketplace, and was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2016 FSB London Business Awards.