Meet the people behind Disruptive Leaders

Disruptive Leaders is led by Lucy Adams and Karen Moran from Disruptive HR.

For the last eight years we have worked with leaders and HR professionals all over the world. We help them lead, engage and develop their people differently – in ways that are more relevant and impactful in a disrupted world.

We give people leaders a mix of inspiration and practical support. 

  • Inspiration from the latest leadership thinking, learning from other organisations and fresh ideas to help change mindsets

  • Practical support in terms of tips, training and toolkits that leaders can actually use every day

Both Lucy and Karen are (recovering!) HR Directors and have worked at the top of a variety of organisations such as the BBC, Serco, Nokia and Eversheds.

Disruptive Leaders is supported by our team of researchers, content producers, technical support, web developers, graphic designers and social media experts.

We are lucky to work with some amazing clients.


Here’s what they have to say about us…

By far the best ‘training’ session I have had in 10 years.


Our COO who has been a leader for 25 years and came up to me to tell me he had written pages of notes and was going to implement changes to his approach and how impressed he was with the practical… real world leadership advice.


Specific, concrete advice you can put to work– hard to find these days!

Munich Re

We all learned a lot and I am already thinking about how we look at our next 90 days with a different lens.


The session was really stimulating and has already enabled the team to think differently in terms of tools, approach and deployment.


Great advice, challenged our thinking and provided practical support.

Conde Nast

You were our number one speaker. People have been talking about it for weeks after the event.

Johnson & Johnson

The levels of enthusiasm, engagement and participation from the audience were unprecedented with this group. Insightful, educational, inspirational.


You managed to do that difficult thing of getting people to think more broadly about their profession, sharing fresh thinking from other companies and weaving this into a stimulating and entertaining narrative – great result!