Just Ask – Why Seeking Support is Your Biggest Strength

Wednesday 9:30 – 10:30 AM

Session Description

The highest achievers reach the top with the help of their networks. They know their strengths and they know when to ask for help. The most successful businesses will increasingly be those who create a working culture where everyone feels encouraged to share, to admit that they don’t know the answers and to seek solutions from across the organisation.

For his new book Just Ask, Andy Lopata interviewed business owners, senior executives and individuals in a range of fields, including sports, the arts and politics, across the world about how vulnerability and openness has impacted their journey. In his talk, Andy shares some of the powerful stories that came out of this research and explores the impact on individuals and businesses going forward. 


Andy Lopata

A specialist in professional relationships and networking for over 20 years, Andy Lopata was called ‘one of Europe’s leading business networking strategists’ by the Financial Times and ‘a true master of networking’ by the Independent and Forbes.com.

A very experienced international speaker, Andy is the author of five books, has been quoted in a number of other business books and regularly quoted in the international press.

Andy is a Fellow and a Board Member of the Professional Speaking Association UK & Ireland (PSA) and a Fellow of the Learning and Performance Institute as well as a Master of the Institute for Sales Management. He is also one of just 26 recipients of the PSA’s top honour, the ‘Award of Excellence’.