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Empower and Elevate: Expand Your Leadership Toolkit

11 July, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Explore the challenges of being a leader in a scaling business and expanding team; gaining practical tips and the latest insights.

A challenge that almost every small business owner faces: adding leadership skills to their subject expertise as their company grows…

Join Sussex Innovation’s Richard Lassiter for a session exploring the intricacies and challenges of being a leader in a scaling business and expanding team.

Whilst many founders go into business understanding the inevitable responsibility that they will become leaders, some founders not only become accidental entrepreneurs but accidental leaders too. No matter the individual journey to leadership, these leaders are the very same people who will end up determining the company’s success.

This session will help leaders across any stage of their career develop and expand their leadership tool kit. Whether you are a seasoned leader looking to elevate your leadership skills or if you’re looking to empower other members of your team to become a future leader in your company, you will leaved armed with practical tips to help you achieve your goal.


  • How to lead a team and the individuals within it
  • Empowering your team to become future leaders
  • Meeting the expectations of a modern workforce
  • Practical tips based on Richard’s proprietary leadership framework
  • Leadership insights from Breaking Barriers: Transformational Leadership Stories from Pioneering Women and Men Inspiring Change
  • Q&A session

About the Host:

Richard Lassiter works at Sussex Innovation as an Executive Coach and Sales and Marketing Advisor. Richard is the founder of RL Performance, a coaching and leadership consultancy which specialises in the digital, creative and tech sectors. He coaches at a number of places in the education sector including Warwick Business School, Cambridge Judge Business School, IE Business School, Audencia Business School, The Marketing Academy and The Centre for Entrepreneurs.

As well as his work in the education sector, Richard coaches clients at some of the world’s largest companies including Google, Facebook and Macquarie Bank. Richard is a highly experienced senior marketing professional and business leader with an extensive background of gaming, digital and telecoms in local, European and global roles.


11 July, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Sussex Innovation Centre
Science Park Square, University of Sussex
Brighton, England BN1 9SB United Kingdom