Skills Enhancing speakers
Well-developed people mean happier people
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If everyone from your highest valued Executives to Administrative Teams feels they are continuously improving themselves and their career prospects in sync with your growth strategy - you will undoubtedly have a successful business!
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Adrian is a prolific author, researcher, and expert on leadership derailment, psychology of money, behavioural psychology and cultural diversity.
Adrian Furnham was educated at the London School of Economics where he obtained a distinction in an MSc Econ., and at Oxford University where he completed a doctorate (D.Phil) in 1981. He has subsequently earned a D.Sc (1991) and D.Litt (1995) degree. Previously a lecturer in Psychology at Pembroke College, Oxford, he was Professor of Psychology at University College London since 1992-2018. He has lectured and given keynote speeches globally in many of the World's largest organisations.
Alan is an expert in sales, retail, change, and customer service.
Alan is an international business consultant and non-exec board director working with blue-chip organisations across the spectrum of industry: in Financial Services, FMCG, Hospitality, Industrial, IT, Motor, Retail, Telcos, Tourism, Travel and others. With 30+ years of front line board level experience – he has lots of no-nonsense expertise with lots to say.
Andrew McMillan specialises in employee engagement, customer experience and the leadership required to create the link between the two.
Andrew McMillan spent 28 years working for the John Lewis Partnership, starting as a management trainee to becoming responsible for customer experience across the department store division. Andrew's aim is to make individuals and organisations happier and more fulfilled through a sense of collective purpose, so they engender trust, loyalty and advocacy from their customers while becoming more productive and, as a consequence, more profitable. He helps organisations join up their own internal dots to create their unique link between employee engagement and consistently great customer experience.
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We work collaboratively with a number of organisations with tried and tested skills enhancing and bespoke projects to enable your people to be well-developed and happier. We aren't going to reveal all within this section. If you are serious about skills enhancing in your organisation or as an individual then contact us. We list two providers as great examples of the carefully selected partners that we use collaboratively in the UK. We have partners also in the US, Canada and the Atlantic Region.
A light hearted but informative view of life as seen through a Mariner’s eye.
Captain Brian Nibbs draws upon his several years’ experience of a sea-going career and his marine-related experiences in positions ashore. His talk is specifically tailored to the audience and is interspersed with maritime anecdotes and memories.
Debra Searle MVO, MBE is a Motivational Keynote Speaker, Gender Diversity Ambassador and Professional Adventurer, best known for being the third and youngest woman to row the Atlantic solo.
Debra Searle MVO, MBE is a professional adventurer and serial entrepreneur. Her expeditions have included rowing solo across the Atlantic and sailing around Antarctica. She has also launched four companies, is a published author, has worked as a presenter for the BBC and is a trusted corporate speaker. Debra’s spirit of adventure gained her an MBE from Her Majesty the Queen and a place on the board of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. She was later awarded an MVO in the 2014 New Year’s Honours. In Spring 2015, Debra and her company combined her two passions for adventure and gender equality by organising and leading an all-female team on an expedition in the Arctic Circle. The movie of Debra’s Atlantic story is currently in development in Hollywood.
Fleur Sexton is the UK Businesswoman of the Year 2017/2018 and has recently become the Deputy Lieutenant of the West Midlands representing Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of West Midlands.
Fleur Sexton is an inspirational Businesswoman who is the founder of PET-Xi Training, a high-energy training specialist whose multi-award-winning training teams have, since 1995, worked to help over 150,000 people identify training goals and unlock their potential. Starting from humble beginnings, Fleur has built up a company from her bedroom into a multi award-winning company and is now dedicated to motivating women to find their voice and fulfill their potential.
Fran Millar is Chief Executive Officer of Belstaff, former CEO of Team INEOS and one of the founding members of Team Sky.
Now CEO of Belstaff, Fran Millar was until recently CEO of Team Ineos and former Head of Winning Behaviours and Director of Business Operations, Fran heads up the business and people functions within the world’s most successful cycling team. Fran is a huge hit with audiences both in the UK and internationally. Her passion for her subject coupled with her natural delivery style is always well received. She is one of the most engaging speakers that we have ever worked with and which an entire audience can relate to.
Hayley Barnard is the Managing Director and Diversity Strategist at MIX Diversity Developers Ltd.
Hayley Barnard is a prominent keynote speaker, consultant and trainer to top-level executives throughout the UK and Europe. She is a subject matter expert on Diversity and Inclusion, Inclusive Leadership and Unconscious Bias. She advises boards of corporations on how they can become more profitable and innovative through inclusion of diversity.
His role on the BBC programme, Dragon's Den, James Caan is one of the UK's most successful entrepreneurs.
James Caan has been developing and selling businesses for over 20 years, and has become one of the UK's most successful entrepreneurs. His success sparked from the international blooming of recruitment companies including the Alexander Mann Group and Humana International. Recently he has been seen to invest over £1million in his role on Dragon's Den over 4 series.
Joe Wicks MBE is a British fitness coach, TV presenter, author and Covid-19 inspiration.
Joe Wicks specialises in cooking and fitness books. His first published cookbook Lean in 15: 15-minute meals was a best-selling book in 2015, having sold over 900,000 copies.
An extraordinary leader who led iconic brands Porsche, BMW and Lamborghini to unprecedented levels of success before creating global businesses from scratch.
As a CEO, chairman, founder and investor Kevin has enjoyed success in sectors including automotive, data, technology, manufacturing, brand marketing and professional services. He has repeatedly led teams to achieve extraordinary performance in companies ranging from 7 to 7,000 employees. One recognised as the best private equity investment of the year, another nominated as the World’s 7th most innovative company. Passionate about the development of leadership skills he is frequently sought to reinvigorate teams and companies.
Linda Papadopoulos is a one of the most well-known and respected psychologists working in the UK today.
Linda Papadopoulos is a Canadian psychologist of Greek Cypriot descent, based in England. She is the author of books such as Psychodermatology, Becoming a Therapist, Psychological Approaches to Dermatology, the popular psychology books The Man Manual and What Men Say what Women Hear, which make the claim that there are inherent gender differences in relationships, and Mirror Mirror: Dr. Linda's Body Image Revolution, a book on using CBT to promote a healthy body image.
"Pan Am takes good care of you. Marks & Spencer loves you. Securicor cares. I.B.M. says the customer is king. At Amstrad, we want your money!"
Highly successful entrepreneur and self-made millionaire and heads up the UK's famous Apprentice on BBC
When thinking of Lord Alan Sugar it is difficult not to imagine the dreaded words ‘you’re fired’. However, it’s good to learn that although he doesn’t mince his words and definitely doesn’t suffer fools gladly, Lord Sugar is actually a considerate man and a philanthropist. He says what he means and can come across as abrupt at times, but his sense of humour is evident, as is his genuine desire to improve both the business and life experience of others.
Manfred Kets de Vries is best known for being an author, leadership and the psychodynamics of individual and organizational change.
Manfred Kets de Vries bears knowledge and experience of economics, management and psychoanalysis in which he explores the interface between management theory, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, executive coaching and evolutionary psychology.
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We work with strategically with Atlantic Speaker Bureau on Bespoke Projects and Skills Enhancing through innovation and excellence in customer engagement. We focus on Management, Engagement, Development, Insight and Awards creation and production and National conference creation and delivery.
Baroness Mone is a former model, now successful entrepreneur and parliamentarian.
Michelle Mone is the creator of Ultimo, the UK's leading designer lingerie brand. Listed as one of the top 3 female entrepreneurs in the UK, Michelle has built a hugely successful career on an incredibly simple concept: giving today's women what they want. 2009 was a giant milestone for Michelle professionally; not only was Ultimo the first UK lingerie brand to debut on the catwalk at New York Fashion Week, but she opened 20 'shop in shops' within Debenhams in key cities throughout the UK and landed a mammoth deal with Tesco clothing to develop, design and manufacture 'Diamond Boutique' lingerie.
Nick Butter is best known for his numerous ultra endurance expeditions around the world. Nick is the first and only person to have run a marathon in every country in the world achieving this epic feat on 10th November 2019 after just 23 months.
Nick's passion for running is clear, but his meaningful topics are the basis of some truly inspirational messages too. He covers areas such as understanding potential; embracing failure; perseverance and determination, and how to value the time we have on our planet. His personal stories bring these issues to life with enthusiasm and character. Nick may be a runner first and foremost, but his messages reach further. He’s not on a crusade to get everyone into lycra, but simply to spread the message that everyone, regardless of age, background, and commitments can excel at anything they put their minds to.
Nigel Gifford OBE is a serial risk taker and the Chairman of Windhorse Aerospace.
Besides putting his life at extreme risk on a host of elite big wall and Himalayan climbs, hair raising skydives and river rafting adventures, Nigel is a disruptor, innovator and entrepreneur. Teamed with Iron Maiden's entrepreneur Bruce Dickinson, Nigel's latest tech project Pouncer™ is an inspiring use of technology and drones to provide aid to refugees and displaced people around the world.
Rasmus Ankersen is a “high performance anthropologist” who lives and trains with some of the world’s best sportspeople.
Rasmus Ankersen is a writer, acclaimed leadership and performance expert and ‘high performance anthropologist’. He has worked and trained with some of the world’s best athletes to understand and contribute to how they work.
Ray Mears is an English woodsman, instructor, businessman, author and TV Presenter.
His TV appearances cover bushcraft and survival techniques. He is best known for the TV series Ray Mears’ Bushcraft, Survival with Ray Mears and Wild Britain with Ray Mears.
René is the author of the hugely popular "Corporate Voodoo" and "Spikes", and recently presented the BBC series, "Did They Pay Off Their Mortgage in Two Years?"
René has the experience of serving as a main board director for blue-chip companies, managing massive investments. René is also one of the UK's leading business gurus specialising in leadership and culture, drawing from his own unique experiences at Marks & Spencer, Pepsi, IPC Media and the Inland Revenue. He is author of Corporate Voodoo and Spike with a unique style that is dynamic, assertive, authoritative and interactive, René brings together the gravitas of blue chip business with the theatre of television and radio.
Roger Black MBE was part of the famous team that clinched gold from the Americans in the World Championship 4 x 400m relay in Tokyo.
Roger Black is one of the country's most successful sportsmen having represented Great Britain for fourteen years at the highest level in the world of athletics. Roger won fifteen major Championship Medals including European, Commonwealth and World Championship Gold Medals. His greatest achievements were winning the Olympic 400 metres Silver Medal in 1996 and being part of the Gold Medal winning 4 x 400 metres relay team at the 1991 World Championships. Still one of the UK's most popular speakers, Roger inspires and motivates audiences throughout the UK and Europe – he understands the dynamics of becoming a champion, how to live a dream, set goals and fulfil ones potential. Roger's presentations are designed to motivate people to become more successful both as individuals and as members of a team. All world-class teams are comprised of world-class individuals. Roger shares strategies to develop the mindset of a champion by applying his "Five Fundamentals" for success.
Ronan is an expert on how organisations can move from burnout to resilience in the coming decade of disruption.
Founder of Alter Ego, a global network of experts on disruption and resilience. A former futurist to the British Foreign Office and strategic lead at RethinkX, the Think Tank analysing technological disruption and its implications for society. Ronan is also a Client Director at Tough Cookie, training major organisations in mental resilience. Ronan's talks are rare in that they combine big picture trends with the science of resilience, and are packed with lots of psychological tools to manage stress, anxiety and burnout. Audiences leave with clarity about the future and confidence in their ability to cope with change.
Stéphane Garelli - a world authority on competitiveness - has pioneered research in this field for 25 years.
Stéphane Garelli is widely considered to be one of the top lecturers on economic and business matters. He has a unique ability to analyze and describe the world economic environment as it evolves, and to draw conclusions about what changes in the world economy actually mean for companies and individuals alike.
Company founder and CEO of ‘Laughology’, a unique, ethical, development tool built around the psychology of humour, laughter and happiness.
Company founder and CEO, Stephanie Davies has developed Laughology into the nation’s most talked about training and development provider and has gained an unsurpassed reputation for designing and delivering interventions for businesses, practitioners, clients, young people and adults.
Dr Tara Swart is at the forefront of the application of neuroscience to business, is an award winning author, and speaks globally on the brain in business.
The author of Neuroscience for Leadership: Harnessing the Brain Gain Advantage and The Source. Tara examines the science behind leadership as well as offering fascinating insights in to resilience, performance, bias, stress and change. She considers what individuals and teams can achieve once they understand why they think, feel and act the way they do.
Bringing Worldly Leadership Wisdoms to the Board Room. CEO Paul K Winter is also featured as a keynote speaker.
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