The Lighthouse Company live at Advertising Week

Watch the sessions the Lighthouse has curated and participated at during Advertising Week, both in New York and London.

Advertising Week Europe - 2019

Read Between the Lines with WPP’s Mark Read.  A £300 million restructure, a radically evolved brand identity and a change in strategic direction, potentially blurring the traditional lines – where are WPP heading in the next decade? Kathleen Saxton, CEO & Founder of The Lighthouse Company is joined by Mark Read, CEO of WPP discussing his personal journey, vision for the future and how he will ensure success for the business, their enviable list of clients and the 130,000 people he leads.

Back to the Future with Sir Martin Sorrell. When Sir Martin Sorrell resigned from the world’s largest advertising and marketing company he was asked where he was heading next, he didn’t miss a beat when replying – “Back to the Future”. Kathleen Saxton, CEO & Founder of the Lighthouse Company, is joined by Sir Martin Sorrell to deliberate his next chapter, discuss the digital revolution, differentiating directions and no doubt, DeLoreans.

Advertising Week Europe – 2018

Leading Under Fire with Ant Middleton: Caught on the frontline of transformation, the survival skills of today’s leaders have never been so critical to business success. Lighthouse founder Kathleen Saxton exclusively talks to Ant Middleton, Chief Instructor of Channel 4’s hit show ‘SAS: Who Dares Wins’. Together they discuss the mental psychology of what it takes to thrive under extreme pressure and the brutal truth about the skills, character and duty of care essential for brave leadership of teams in highly challenging situations.

Morning Mindfulness at Advertising Week Europe: Kathleen Saxton starts the morning at Advertising Week Europe with meditation, reflection and focus on your breathing.

A Trip Too Far? Mastering the brain with psychedelic drugs at Advertising Week Europe: With microdosing – small daily hits of LSD to boost mental performance – trending highly in Silicon Valley, there is growing curiosity of their impact. Psyched co-founder Ben McKie joins Dr Robin Carhart-Harris, Research Fellow from Imperial College London, with his ground-breaking insights into the therapeutic use of LSD, MDMA and Psilocybin to boost mental wellbeing. By highlighting pioneering alternatives to the over-prescription of antidepressants for dealing with mental health.

The Consultants Cometh at Advertising Week Europe: With the unrelenting and rapid structural change impacting the marcoms sector, a once distant threat has become a new world reality. Join Lighthouse CEO Daren Rubins hosting a panel of industry leaders from the management consultancy firms who are now infiltrating the space once the preserve of major agency groups. Hear why clients are choosing to enlist their services, what entices leadership talent into the consultancy world and what life is like in an organisation acquired by this new breed of marcoms specialists.

In conversation with Terence Kwok at Advertising Week Europe: Kathleen Saxton talks to Terence Kwok, the CEO and founder of Tink Labs. A quest to find free Wi-Fi during a holiday led to the eureka moment that created handy, the mobile travel solution that is now found in over 100,000 hotel rooms globally across 20 countries. Hear how this young entrepreneur is rattling the marketplace and may give Hong Kong its first $1 billion startup.


Advertising Week Europe – 2017

The Lighthouse Company presents ‘Risky Business? The Art of Reinvention’ featuring Anna Jones, Kate Thornton and Rev. Richard Coles.

‘The Commercial Conscience’ featuring Lucy Clayton (Community Clothing), Thomas Knights (Red Hot) and Joshua Coombes (#DoSomethingForNothing)

Sister company Psyched’s first outing at Advertising Week Europe featuring ‘Mental Manifestos’ from Oliver James, Hussain Manawer and Kathleen Saxton.

Advertising Week 2016 in NYC

‘Thoughts from the Other Side of a Shattered Glass Ceiling’: Kathleen Saxton joins Lisa Utzschneider (CRO at Yahoo), Geri Wang (President ABC Sales, ABC), Fiona Carter (Chief Brand Officer at AT&T) and Lynda Clarizio (President, US Media at Nielsen) in this session from the ‘Empowering Women’ track. Moderated by Rebecca Jarvis (Chief Business, Technology & Economics Correspondent at ABC News)


Kathleen Saxton, joins Meabh Quoirin (CEO & Co-Owner of the Foresight Factory), Jen Berrent (Chief Culture Officer & General Counsel of WeWork) and Valerie Graves (advertising veteran & author of ‘Pressure Makes Diamonds’) in ‘We Need To Talk’ part of the ‘Empowering Women’ track.

Advertising Week Europe – 2016

The Lighthouse Company presents ‘The Comeback with David Haye’

The Lighthouse Company presents ‘Jeff Brazier, the Comeback Coach’

Advertising Week XII – 2015

‘Mastering the Modern Mind’ – with Kathleen Saxton and neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux (you can download Joseph’s presentation from the side of this page)

‘Bloomberg is Disruption’ – Kathleen Saxton joins a top panel to discuss all sorts of disruption from technology to talent

Advertising Week Europe – 2015

The Interview with Yannick Bolloré

The Interview with Tom Kerridge

Time Inc.’s Brand You with Katie Price, Robin Wight & Kathleen Saxton

Advertising Week XI – 2014

Arianna Huffington, Kathleen Saxton and top CEOs on having it all

The Ingredients of Contemporary Working Cultures

Personal Inspiration & Working Cultures

Advertising Week Europe – 2014

The Unspoken Truth – Kathleen Saxton hosts a panel with Gok Wan, Judi James and Oliver James

TLC Bespoke presents The Power Behind the Throne – with a panel of leading EAs

Advertising Week X – 2013

The British Are Coming – an all-star team of leading UK talent including Kathleen Saxton.

Bloomberg Top Brass – A panel on leadership in the global age featuring Kathleen Saxton.


Advertising Week Europe – 2013

Psychology of a Leader – Kathleen Saxton is joined by psychologist Oliver James and Professor Kevin Dutton

Advertising Week IX – 2012

The Lighthouse Company presents Risky Business at the Fast Company Talent Summit


Advertising Week VIII – 2011

Kathleen Saxton talks leadership and talent at Advertising Week NYC