Leading Through Endings and Beginnings – A Flux Trends Salon

Looking at Trends as Business Strategy

Change: abrupt and gradual endings, and new beginnings, are a guaranteed even if not comfortable part of life, and of businesses. Change happens by chance, by choice or by crisis.

At this Flux Trends Salon, you are invited to join Dion Chang, death doula, and Nikki Bush, disruption queen, in conversation about living and leading through (inevitable) disruption with grace.Through the course of the morning’s conversation, hosted by Bronwyn Williams, over coffee and cookies, you will be invited to join in a deep and wide conversation about how to grow, rather than despair through irrevocable change of any kind.

If you are interested in the future of work, teams, and leadership, we invite you to join in this critical conversation.

About Dion Chang

Dion is a strategic thinker, keynote speaker, a walking ideas bank, and professional cage rattler. He is one of South Africa’s most respected trend analysts and founder of Flux Trends, which takes the unique view of “trends as business strategy”.

Dion is passionate about assisting companies embrace change and embedding a culture of innovation into corporate operating systems. As a result, he is used as a management consultant for businesses facing change and struggling to adapt to a new world order.

He lectures Foresight and Innovation Implementation modules for executives and senior management at various business schools, including GIBS, UCT’s Graduate School of Business and Duke CE.

He has devised and hosted three trend conferences, published three trend books and sits on the advisory board of the Centre on African Philanthropy and Social Investment at WITS.

Most recently, Dion qualified as a Death Doula, to lead individuals and organisations through the disruption of irrevocable change.

About Nikki Bush

Nikki Bush, Human Potential Expert, is a multi-award-winning speaker and five times best-selling author. In a world full of confusing opinions and choices she has the knack of making sense of challenging topics, cutting through the overwhelm to get to the point. 

Nikki helps her clients to ditch complex management theory and speak human enabling them to shift the bottom line, retain key staff and build strong teams and relationships. Her corporate clients often refer to her as the ‘Talent Whisperer’ and they talk about the lasting ‘Nikki Effect’. Nikki helps people understand what ‘keeping the human in the middle’ really looks like.

Nikki is the only woman to have been inducted into both the Speaker Hall of Fame AND the Educator Hall of Fame by the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa. She has also been recognised by the Ford Motor Company as a Woman with Drive. She is one of only 700 speakers in the world to have received the Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speakers Association in the USA.

Nikki has written five best-selling books including her latest Future-proof Yourself (2021) and Future-proof Your Child for the 2020s and beyond (2019), both published by Penguin Random House.

Nikki is a respected thought leader having fielded over 4 500 media interviews and counting. You may have seen or heard her on her weekly slots on radio and television. For more information visit www.nikkibush.com

    • Understanding what you cannot change (have to adapt to) and what you can shape (how to find and harness your agency)

    • How cycles of grief and loss apply to business as well as to life stages because they are disruptive to the same human beings who have to survive them

    • Unpacking the seven stages of adjustment to change of any kind

    • Why your business may need a Death Doula!

    • How to find collateral beauty within collateral damage

    • How to spot signs of “terminal agitation” in business (signs of decline/loss) and how to distinguish between what requires palliative care, and what can (and should) be salvaged

    • The leadership vacuum – and how to fill it with love, boundaries and opportunities

    • How to let go to let grow, in order to raise up independent, resourceful, resilient children and employees who can succeed on their own terms.

    • How to rewrite new social contracts, within your teams, your nations – and your homes

Who Should Attend

  • Business leaders, CEOs, board members and entrepreneurs who are leading teams through disruptive change

  • HR departments wanting to build resilient teams and attract and retain talent

  • Managers and team leaders who find themselves stranded in “the messy middle” between decision makers and front line employees

  • Individuals preparing to build lives and careers in a world of perpetual change and limited leadership

  • Parents concerned about the future of work and society for their families


Dion Chang

Death Doula

Nikki Bush

Disruption Queen

Bronwyn Williams


Event Plan

8:30AM arrival. This session will be 2 hours long

Event Details

Presented by: Dion Chang & Nikki Bush, Hosted by Bronwyn Williams


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