Great Work, Beautiful Thinking, Meaningful Life: Charlotte Lockhart & Michael Bungay Stenier

Hosted by Steven Morris

Author 3-Way conversation to explore the future of work, and what great and meaningful work can become.

With Charlotte Lockhart, Michael Bungay Stanier, and Steven Morris.

“All of the evidence shows that companies can maintain and improve their productivity, and have all their staff working reduced times.”

― Charlotte Lockhart

We’re living in unprecedented times in the world of work and the future of work. Maybe, just maybe, work environments are changing for the better.

As business leaders, we can help people and our companies re-think, re-ignite, and re-design how we approach effective work while getting clear and actionable toward the worthy goals that we aim to achieve.

When we employ our imaginative resources and challenge conventional thinking about how, why, and what we do at work, we can make meaningful changes.

Both Charlotte Lockhart and Michael Bungay Stanier (aka MBS) are breaking bold, positive, and creative ground in the global changes that are revitalizing and bringing more meaning to the world of work.

This conversation will be hosted by brand and culture-building expert, Steven Morris, whose work and writing are committed to helping businesses (and their leaders) realize their greatest potential.

Join us for a live Author 3-Way Conversation (via Zoom) to explore what it means to do great work, live a meaningful life, and explore beautiful thinking.

This live, virtual conversation will be recorded via Zoom — so feel free to register even if you can’t make the live event.

Join us for a global conversation:

October 20

Australia & New Zealand — 6 am Australian Eastern Time / 8 am Auckland Time

October 19

USA — 1 pm PT / 4 pm ET

Registration is free but required.

About the speakers

Charlotte Lockhart

Founder and Managing Director at 4 Day Week Global

Charlotte Lockhart is a business advocate, investor and philanthropist with more than 25 years’ experience in multiple industries locally and overseas.

As founder and managing director for the 4 Day Week Global campaign she works promoting internationally the benefits of a productivity-focused and reduced-hour workplace. Through this, she is on the board of the Wellbeing Research Centre at Oxford University and the advisory boards of the US campaign and the Ireland campaign for the 4 day week. Since a diagnosis with Stage 4 breast cancer, Charlotte has become very focused on changing the way we work today to a better, more inclusive experience for everyone.

In their spare time Charlotte and Andrew enjoy working in their vineyard business on Waiheke and spending time with family.

Michael Bungay Stanier

Author & Speaker at MBS Works

Michael Bungay Stanier is the author of seven books which between them have sold over a million copies. He’s best known for The Coaching Habit, the best-selling coaching book of the century and already recognized as a classic.

His new book, How to Begin, helps people be more ambitious for themselves and for the world. Michael was a Rhodes Scholar and plays the ukulele badly.

He’s Australian, and lives in Toronto, Canada. Learn more at

Steven Morris

Steven Morris is an expert brand and culture builder, advisor, author, and speaker. He has worked with 300+ brands including Samsung, Sony, Habitat for Humanity, Amazon, International Trademark Association, NFL, and MLB. Over his 27 years as an entrepreneur, he’s served more than 3,000 global business leaders.

His new book is entitled The Beautiful Business: An Actionable Manifesto to Create an Unignorable Business with Love at the Core has been dubbed as “The artist’s way for business leaders.”

He reaches 25,000+ readers through his blog and writes about branding, culture, leadership, and the intersection between work and life as a contributing writer for Retail Observer, Wisdom Well, Business Week, Brand Week, Conscious Company Magazine, Communication Arts, HOW Magazine and MarketingProfs.

When he is not supporting leaders in building beautiful brands and businesses, Steven explores his wholehearted participation with life as a husband, father, artist, surfer, motorcyclist, and beekeeper.

We’ll be having a spirited and free-flowing conversation about:

  • What the future of work may look like
  • How to bring more meaning to work
  • How to be more productive and effective in this envisioned future of work
  • And, how we all can enliven and apply our genius humanity (human artistry) for a better world of work.

“The very nature of doing more Great Work means there will be times when you stumble, times you lose the path, times when you’re hacking through the jungle. You’ll ask yourself if this was the right path in the first place. As various military leaders have pointed out over the years, ‘No plan survives contact with the enemy.’”

― Michael Bungay Stenier