Learn from The Unexpected:

A Spotlight on the World of Music

You are invited to participate in an experiential showcase at The Abbey Road Institute's Angel Studios on March 21st. Immersed in London's music scene, you'll connect with peers across multiple industries, hear from special guests, participate in hands on activities and learn more about the impact of using powerful metaphors in leadership development.

What you can expect from the event:

  • Get a taste of the unexpected through an immersive, musical workshop, and experience firsthand how the design and facilitation of our programs can power your leadership development and organisational learning objectives.
  • Our client Kingfisher will talk about their experiences with our learning formats and lead an exchange to discover ideas and experiences from other innovative L&D leaders at the event.
  • Get insight to the value and impact of dynamic, experiential learning through examples of activities and partners we work with across the globe.


  • 15:00-15:30

    Welcome & Introduction

  • 15:30-16:30

    Striking A Different Chord

    Building new perspectives and fostering resilience with Lucy May Walker

  • 16:30-17:00

    Lessons in Creative Leadership

    An insight into the inner workings of the music industry and the pursuit to turn audiences into fans

  • 17:00-18:00

    Hands-on Activity: A New Spin

    The DJ experience is about getting out of your comfort zone, adaptability and agility

  • 18:00-18:30

    De-brief & reflection

  • 18:30-19:00

    refreshments & networking

Speaker Highlights:


Lucy May Walker


Discovered busking by Jeremy Vine and reaching no.1 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart- Lucy brings unique insight to an artist's ongoing journey of creation, evolution and resilience.


Mobashir Dar

TV-Producer and DJ

British comedy award and Rose D'Or winning producer, entrepreneur and DJ, Mobashir underscores the value of connection and the unexpected through music.

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Mervyn Lyn

Music Executive & Trustee

Mervyn has worked in the music industry for over 40 years, starting as a DJ in the 1970s. After a highly successful career as an executive at Motown, Polygram, BMG and Sony Music Entertainment, in 2012 he set up a company that connects brands with talent in music, sport and entertainment. He is a trustee of Arms Around the Child and The AP Foundation, serves on the BPI’s Equality and Justice Advisory Group and the UK Music Diversity Taskforce, and is a board advisor for 56 Black Men.

Event Details




Angel Studios / Abbey Road Institute,
311-312 Upper Street,
London N1 2TU

Thursday, 21 March, 2024

3:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Networking Drinks & Hors d'Oeuvres


This event is supporting Nordoff and Robbins, the UK's largest music therapy charity, with a unique approach shaped by more than 60 years of practice.

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About WDHB

WDHB is a boutique learning and development company dedicated to providing innovative, forward-focused research and immersive, high-impact learning programs. For over 30 years, WDHB has been at the forefront of experiential learning, offering dynamic and unconventional learning journeys and advisory services to current and future leaders as innovators and change agents within their organizations.

In our vision we see the world as our classroom full of infinite and diverse moments to grow through the power of shared stories and experiences. Immersion and collective intelligence are core components of WDHB’s approach to designing and delivering its Strategic Discovery, Leadership Development and L&D Advisory offerings, such as its signature Learning Expeditions and Leadership Experiences. WDHB’s award-winning customized programs, unparalleled access to iconic locations, and exceptional ecosystem of subject matter experts contribute to its 95% customer satisfaction rating. With locations in the Americas, Europe, MEA and APAC, WDHB is positioned to serve clients across the globe.

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