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Stephanie Haughton-Campbell

QuestionWhat inspires you?

AnswerThe possibility that each day will bring a new discovery and the opportunity to do something different!

QuestionWhich leadership development programme did you attend?

AnswerI participant on the Music Leaders Network – a peer-to-peer leadership development network for leaders across the music industry

QuestionWhy did you choose the programme?

AnswerThe programme chose me. I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do next so when I had the opportunity to develop my professional skills beyond my work context I jumped at it. The eight month programme delivered more than I ever expected.

QuestionHow do you relax?

AnswerShopping for a bargain, any bargain. Baking cakes with varying degrees of success. Hanging out at the Southbank in the sunshine with friends or visiting the National Gallery staring at Miss La La

QuestionWhat single thing would improve the quality of your work-life?

AnswerA home office rather than my living room table!

QuestionWhat is your greatest fear?

AnswerAnything bad happening to my godsons or nephew.

QuestionWhat pearl of leadership wisdom would you offer an emerging leader?

AnswerLeadership is huge responsibility and a personal choice. Once you have made that decision seek out ways to improve your capacity to lead, take the time to reflect and stay curious!

QuestionWhat is your guiltiest pleasure?

AnswerM&S’s Percy Pigs – the whole bag while watching CSI night on channel Five

QuestionWhat words or phases do you most overuse?

AnswerGoing for gold! Get in! Smiles! What else?

QuestionWhat has been your most challenging situation as a leader?

AnswerI haven’t had one yet – thankfully!

QuestionWhat is your idea of perfect happiness?

AnswerSpending time with loved ones sharing great food, good talk and lots of laughing and dancing!

QuestionWhich book(s) are you reading at the moment?

Answer Coaching for Performance by John Whitmore and The Final Passage by Caryl Phillips

QuestionWhich 'leader' from the past or present day do you most admire and why?

AnswerNelson Mandela – for his faith in the human spirit, his ability to learning from his mistakes and galvanising both humility and strength in leadership.

QuestionWhere would you like to live?

AnswerAnywhere with a view – a penthouse in Manhattan, a house in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica, on the roof top of Casa Mila in Barcelona – you get the picture!

Question Did you experience any eureka! moments during your leadership development programme? If yes, what?

AnswerYes. It was the realisation that everyone is in the same boat when grappling with leadership issues. There is much to learn from leaders within your areas of expertise and those outside of your normal circle.

QuestionWhat is your favourite smell?

AnswerMy mum’s cooking at Christmas

QuestionIf you were a super hero, what would your power be?

AnswerThe ability to make anything grow

QuestionHave you found your leadership development beneficial?


Question Why?

AnswerDuring the 8 months my confidence increased as the coaching, networking and peer-to-peer forum provided clarity on what areas I excelled in and the areas that needed work.

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QuestionWhat do you consider to be your greatest (professional or personal) achievement?

AnswerI’m not sure I done it yet. However, at the moment, I would say it was jumping out of a plane while tied to a very cute Kiwi at 12,000ft over Queenstown in New Zealand.

QuestionWhat has been your most embarrassing moment?

AnswerToo many to mention. Well the most recent was attributing the classic Groucho Marx quote, ‘I don't care to belong to a club that accepts people like me as members’ to Oscar Wilde while talking the Clive Anderson and he pick up on it! Painful!

QuestionWhat would your 'leadership' motto be?

AnswerBe authentic! People can always tell if you are lying to them or yourself!

QuestionIf you were stranded on a desert island what 5 things would you want with you?

AnswerSomeone to laugh with A source of fresh water Skype connection to friends & family Spotify A box of extra long matches

QuestionWhat is your favourite song?

AnswerI can’t choose just one! The first song I brought was a 7inch of Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay by Otis Redding

QuestionWhat keeps you awake at night?

AnswerHeartburn on a bad night and my squeeze on a lucky night

QuestionWhat is the most important lesson life has taught you so far?

AnswerLife is an amazing gift – treasure it and live it well

QuestionDo you plan to do more leadership development? If yes, what area do you plan to focus on?

AnswerYes, currently completing the Coaching Skills for Leadership Foundation Course


Stephanie Haughton-Campbell

Name: Stephanie Haughton-Campbell
Title: Freelance Consultant
Location: South London

Working as a freelance on project management, facilitation and coaching in the creative industries