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The Successful Failure

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Time: 2.00pm - 7.00pm
Venue: Business School, Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB
Price: free

The Successful Failure

How do you become a successful failure?
The Kingston University Alumni Association and The Union of Kingston Students have partnered with alumnus Moses Sangobiyi, founder of The Successful Failure, to host an exciting day of workshops and activities around the subject of failure; including how to prepare for it, and how to turn it into a stepping stone to success.

The event will provide the opportunity to hear from an array of successful alumni who have overcome a range of challenges to strive in their fields, including:

  • Dragon's Den rejectee turned successful business woman and founder of Neo-Slip, Neomi Bennett (BSc Nursing, 2012);
  • Motivational speaker and Founding Director of Transformation 21st, Faith Ruto (Business Information Technology, 2002);
  • Doctoral Researcher and Consultant Roxanne Persaud (BA Economics, 1994);
  • And social entrepreneur and founder of The Successful Failure, Moses Sangobiyi (BSc Computer Information Systems Design, 2010)

The programme of events is as follows:

Opening plenary from Moses Sangobiyi and the Kingston University Alumni Association - Business School Atrium

2.30pm - 3.30pm
The Successful Failure breakout workshops delivered by alumni (please choose one):
•    Moses Sangobiyi, founder of the Successful Failure (Sports) - KHBS2025
•    Neomi Bennett, Dragons' Den rejectee and founder of Neo-Slip (Entrepreneurship) - KBS2038

3.30pm - 4pm                    
Refreshment break and networking – Business School Atrium

4pm - 5pm                         
Panel session and closing discussion
Your chance to quiz our panel members with any questions about their path to success

5pm - 5.45pm                   
Closing Keynote speech from Gloria Ruto, Transition Coach and Motivational Speaker - KBS0026

5.45pm - 7pm
Networking reception – Business School Atrium

Moses' story

For Kingston alumnus Moses Sangobiyi, American Football was the first thing he was good at. From a young age he had found his calling, and he spent more than ten years dedicated to the game. He represented Team GB, captained the National Champions and received a scholarship from the USA.

Moses' dream was to play in the NFL, and in 2014, he was delighted to be invited to take part in the NFL trials. However Moses' world came crashing down when he wasn't selected for the next round.

Moses knew he had to learn from this, and when approached by Chelsea Football Club to lead one of their community programmes, he was delighted to find he could apply the skills he'd acquired through American Football to a different field. The programme was a success and led to further mentoring work nationwide with Premier League clubs.

Moses has since set up a mentoring programme with Chelsea FC that works with disadvantaged young people in the UK and Cape Town, South Africa. So far they have mentored over 150 young people, 30 professional athletes and have been asked to share their story with schools, corporates, sports and community organisations.

Moses founded The Successful Failure, a platform that curates the journeys of those who have turned their failures into a catalyst of success.

Join us for an afternoon of workshops, panel discussions and motivational talks as we divulge the secrets of being a 'Successful Failure'.

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Kingston University Alumni Association
Tel: 020 8417 3178


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