Skills Enhancing speakers
Well-developed people mean happier people
Human Resources best practice now cites personnel development as one of the hottest topics in business.
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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Adam Kingl has researched the paradigms of work and leadership for Generation Ys. Leadership and work-life as we know it are changing in fundamental ways.
Adam Kingl is a Managing Director at Duke Corporate Education. Previously, he was the Executive Director of Thought Leadership at London Business School and served on the School’s Management Committee, Executive Education Board, and was responsible for overall quality and design of its programmes. He was also an Associate of the Management Lab and Saatchi & Saatchi.
Fascinating insight into leading from within, round the world yachtsman who has circumnavigated the globe 'the wrong-way' against prevailing winds, tides, disasters and succeeded.
Success, in our professional and personal lives, is dependent on teamwork, leadership, communication and fun. Drawing on a depth of experience, including a psychology degree, circumnavigation in a round the world yacht race and as skipper on ocean racing yachts, Adam shares his learnings from disaster and the impact on survival.
Adrian is a prolific author, researcher, and expert on leadership derailment, psychology of money, 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 has been Professor of Psychology at University College London since 1992. He has lectured widely abroad and held scholarships and visiting professorships at, amongst others, the University of New South Wales, the University of the West Indies, the University of Hong Kong and the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He has also been a Visiting Professor of Management at Henley Management College. He has recently been made Adjunct Professor of Management at the Norwegian School of Management (2009). He has written over 1000 scientific papers and 70 books.
. He is on the editorial board of a number of international journals, as well as the past elected President of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences. He is also a founder director of Applied Behavioural Research Associates (ABRA), a psychological consultancy. Like Noel Coward, he believes work is more fun than fun and considers himself to be a well-adjusted workaholic. He rides a bicycle to work (as he has always done) very early in the morning and does not have a mobile phone. Adrian enjoys writing popular articles, travelling to exotic countries, consulting on real-life problems, arguing at dinner parties and going to the theatre. He hopes never to retire.
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.
Expert in Economics, Marketing, Business Opportunities & Investments analysis & macro analysis on the Middle East & Africa.
Alexandre Katrangi is highly regarded & consulted for his consultancy and advice in the Middle East & Africa. Optimistic, insurance and clarity makes for his socialism and respect with his work. His straight forward approach, expert analysis and macro analysis on Middle East Area, Africa within the fields of Geopolitics, Geostrategic, Governmental Relations, Politics, Economics, Market specialist, cartography of economic actors and competitors, Advisory and Consultancy services, local practices, uses and habits, network and relations.
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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Benjamin is best known for his book and movie "We Bought A Zoo."
Zoo Director, journalist, and author Benjamin Mee is the man behind bestselling book and Hollywood movie "We Bought A Zoo". His inspirational story is of one man's leap of faith, triumphing over personal tragedy, and the battle to succeed, whatever obstacles stand in the way.
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.
Claude Littner is best known for his appearances on The Apprentice, interviewing for his former boss Lord Sugar.
Claude Littner is a British business executive and the current Chairman of Viglen, also known for his appearances on The Apprentice. In early 2015 it was announced that Littner was to become Lord Sugar’s aide for the 2015 series, replacing Nick Hewer.
Clive is best known for his role in making LinkedIn the prolific business site it is today.
Clive spent 25 years in a very successful corporate career, went from the oldest media - outdoor (CEO at CBS Outdoor) to newest media - social (Global MD at LinkedIn). Clive left the bosom of corporate life to start GeniusQ, which is a 21st century business focused method which makes CEO’s and senior executives more successful and fulfilled.
Conrad Humphreys is an experienced leader who has spent over two decades as a professional yachtsman.
Conrad Humphreys is an award-winning, triple round-the-world yachtsman, author and the founder of Sport Environment, a sports marketing consultancy that specialises in sailing and outdoor sports.
Professor David Clutterbuck is one of Europe's most respected writers and thinkers on leadership, coaching and mentoring.
Professor David Clutterbuck is one of Europe's most respected writers and thinkers on leadership, coaching and mentoring. He has written nearly 50 books and hundreds of articles on cutting edge management themes. David has been responsible for the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of highly successful mentoring and coaching programmes in numerous organisations around the world, including Standard Chartered Bank, Goldman Sachs, Lloyds-TSB, World Bank and Nokia. David has worked with the Audit Commission in the UK, implementing a diversity mentoring programme that is now in its fifth phase.
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.
Award winning business advisor, mentor and speaker.
Diana is an expert in advising companies on driving growth through peak performance productivity, leadership and management, and what A-teams do differently. With an entrepreneurial and marketing background, she is a source of new ideas and techniques motivating teams to achieve more by doing less.
Eamonn Quinn is a “Dragon” on the Irish version of Dragons’ Den.
Eamonn Quinn is currently an Executive Chariman of Kelsius Limited and has a wealth of experience within the food retail sector.
Ed Buckingham is the author of Seven Summits and is known for climbing the highest mountains on each of the 7 continents.
Ed Buckingham is a truly inspirational and a motivational man. Working for the Royal Mail for 28 years, an adventurer and author from his native origin of Cornwall. Coming from a background of hill and coastal walkers Ed has through sheer hard work and determination turned himself into a world class athlete. At the culmination of his quest, he emerges as a capable climber, fit and strong, competing in triathlons running full and ultra marathons, climbing mountains and delivering the post.
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 is Head of Winning Behaviours & Business Operations and one of the founding members of Team Sky
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.
Gavin Duffy is a “Dragon” on the Irish Dragons’ Den.
Gavin Duffy is best known for taking businesses from concept in the Den to success in retail or online in just a matter of months.
Transformational Director of Glenisk, Ireland's largest yogurt maker and one of its most recognised sustainable food brands.
After been reared in a family of 14 who grew up & lived on the farm before expanding into the businesses, Gerard Cleary has 40 years experience of navigating the family business model. Heading a successful ‘€20m family company’ driven by innovation & a will-to-do attitude is rare in the corporate world today ‘the day you become complacent is the day you go backwards’.
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.
Hope Powell is the former Coach for the England women’s national football team.
Hope Powell is an English former international footballer who was the coach of the England women's national football team and the Great Britain women's Olympic football team until August 2013.
We all die twice - once when we go to heaven and the other time when we stand up to make a presentation.
Specific for a financial markets audience, this seminar will comprehensively cover the whole process of presenting financial services in a way that
This Masterclass will cover the tools and techniques of public speaking and will provide delegates with the technical skills to make powerful and effective presentations to audiences at conferences, seminars and internal meetings within the financial industry. Such skills are critical even when presenting to audiences filled with market professionals.
It is designed for anyone in Finance and Investment who is tasked with giving a presentation, or speaking opportunity - and who wants to truly engage their audience and feel good about doing so and can be tailored to specific financial markets.
Ian’s Masterclass Series Two – Professional Public Speaking and Presentation Skills are tailored to non-market specific audiences and tailored to a range of management levels. Please enquire and we will do our best to meet with your requirements.
Jack Black is passionate, charismatic and inspirational. He has an enviable reputation as one of Europe’s leading authorities on personal development and is an internationally renowned keynote speaker.
Over half a million people around the world have heard Jack Black speak or have participated in one of his programs. He is committed to providing unique and bespoke presentations, ensuring his audiences leave with easy to use yet powerful tools and techniques that directly improve their performance.
James Alexander was co-Founder of Zopa and is a disruptive entrepreneur, innovator and futures expert.
James Alexander is an experienced entrepreneur and business advisor who was previously the co-founder and Executive Director of Zopa, Europe’s largest P2P lender. Prior to this James was a Strategy Director at Egg.
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.
Joanna Wilde is best known for being a Chartered Psychologist.
Joanna Wilde is a Chartered Psychologist who specialises in the application of psychology within complex work organisations.
Joe Wicks is a British fitness coach, TV presenter and author.
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.
John Canfield is an experienced business executive and coach who has successfully implemented planning, improvement, and innovation processes in a wide variety of teams, organisations, industries, and cultures.
John has twenty-five years of experience speaking to a wide variety of audiences, from large conventions to executive board rooms. John has spoken to more than one thousand audiences around the world.
Jon is a golf coach and author of 'Golf Psychology - When Positive Thinking Doesn't Work'.
A master golf coach and mentor he'll have your mind and swing in synch in no time.
As the Director of Education, Kate Goodger leads a team of expert practitioners to develop the application of the Chimp Paradox Model in schools and other educational organisations.
Kate Goodger also currently works with corporate clients and the British Equestrian Federation. Previously she has worked with summer and winter sports for Team GB at 5 Olympics and was formerly a Senior and Lead Practitioner with the English Institute of Sport before joining Chimp Management.
With both style and substance, Kelly Lundberg is not only a stylist to royalty and celebrities but also an award-winning business owner, business mentor and international speaker.
From the stage of TED to the catwalks of New York, London and Milan, Kelly Lundberg styles and inspires people and their business to be the best they can be.
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.
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Michael Bergdahl is a professional international business speaker, author and turnaround specialist.
Michael Bergdahl is a professional international business speaker, author and turnaround specialist. Bergdahl worked in Bentonville, Arkansas for Walmart, as the Director of “People” for the headquarters office, where he worked directly with Walmart’s founder Sam Walton.
Michael Finkel is the New York Times bestselling author of "The Stranger in the Woods" as well as the author of "True Story" which was adapted into a 2015 major motion picture.
Michael Finkel is the author of the New York Times bestseller “The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit,” about a highly intelligent man who lived alone in the forest of Maine for 27 years, as well as the book “True Story,” about Finkel’s bizarre and unhealthy friendship with a murderer, which was adapted into a 2015 major motion picture produced by Brad Pitt and starring James Franco and Jonah Hill.
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.
Molly is best known for founding Global Angels in 2004.
Molly is a social entrepreneur, motivational speaker, thought leader in the international charity sector and mother of international pop stars Daniel and Natasha Bedingfield.
Dr Morgaine Gaye is a Food Futurologist, who forecasts trends and enables companies to develop what we will all be eating in the coming years.
Trend forecaster, academic, product developer, writer and broadcaster, Morgaine lives and breathes ideas and future trends. She asks the question 'why' so that she can deliver the 'what'. Identifying why people aspire to new things, she discovers what will be desirable and aspirational in the future. She endeavors to make food fun, informative and a social commentary on culture, class, behaviours and belief. She is the founder and director of Bellwether: Food Trends, a fashion/design/food/social trend (digital and print) compendium for global markets.
Master at engaging wildly divergent stakeholders for the benefit of each and all!
Hack has turned adversaries into allies throughout the world. Her pioneering work on engagement leadership and her unique framework Strategic Relational Engagement (SRE™) is based on decades of real-life success in bringing together diverse stakeholders to find common ground and achieve great goals. Named one of Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior, Hack works with executives of Fortune 500 companies, heads of state, and leaders of global organizations.
Nancy Doyle is a Chartered Psychologist.
Nancy Doyle is passionate about helping people into the ‘right’ roles, with the aim to find their genius within, the thing they can do, that they feel competent at and then facilitate them to do it well.
Nick Butter is best known for his numerous ultra endurance expeditions around the world. Nick will soon take the title as the first and only person to have run a marathon in every country in the world. He will have achieved this in 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.
Nisha Pillai is a journalist based in London. She is one of the main news anchors with BBC World News.
Nisha Pillai is a news presenter for BBC World television. Prior to this she worked for the BBC's Current Affairs programme Panorama from 1990 to 1995.
Patricia "Patti" Russo is an American singer/songwriter/actress. She is perhaps best known as Meat Loaf's former female lead vocalist as she toured the world with his Neverland Express band between 1993 and 2013.
After working with high-profile bands and musicians around the world for twenty years, singer / songwriter Patti Russo is launching her solo career with a tour of the UK and an EP of her own music. Patti is best known as a duet partner for Meat Loaf, with whom she has toured the world for two decades. She has also worked with Cher, Queen, Bryan Ferry, Betty Harris and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, to name a few. Patti Russo is also no stranger to the theatre stage, having appeared as Esmeralda in the London production of Notre-Dame de Paris and as Killer Queen in the Las Vegas production of Queen and Ben Elton’s smash hit musical We Will Rock You.
Pen Hadow is a World Class Explorer.
World Class Explorer Pen, is an inspirational speaker, bestselling author of ‘Solo’, and pioneering founder of Geo Mission, the environmental sponsorship organisation, and The Polar Travel Company, the first specialist Polar guide service. Pen is an established and talented speaker, executive coach and business mentor, and has worked with Coutts Bank, Team GB, British Airways and Savills to name a few.
Pete Cohen is a motivational speaker with knowledge in leadership and team work.
Pete Cohen is a talented corporate performance and motivational speaker with expert specialised knowledge on individual development, leadership and team work. He is experienced in coaching Business leaders, executives, corporate teams and sporting stars to achieve their best.
Peter Casey is a “Dragon” on the Irish television programme Dragons Den.
Peter Casey is the Founder and Chairman of Claddagh Resources and is also a writer and business and political commentator.
Peter is the leader of Human Dynamics and the Academy of Rock, author, business academic and life-long musician
Author of eight books, including "Leading Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise", Peter delivers bespoke masterclasses that fuse together his passion for music to facilitate businesses with leadership, strategy, innovation and creativity. Peter uses a rich mix of business intelligence with the power of music to inspire, inform, and engage his audience in ways that stay with them forever.
Pixie Turner is the founder of Plantbased Pixie, a food blog and Instagram sensation with over 120,000 followers.
Pixie Turner is a qualified nutritionist (MSc) and scientist (BSc). She graduated with a First Class degree in Biochemistry in 2014 and went on to complete a Masters in Nutrition with Distinction in 2016. Pixie is dedicated to promoting a no-BS healthy lifestyle supported by evidence-based science. Thanks to her outspoken and (at times) controversial views in the wellness industry she describes herself as a ‘wellness rebel’. As well as organising food events in London, she has also been featured in various publications as both a nutritional expert and recipe developer.
Ramona Nicholas is a “Dragon” on the Irish Dragons Den.
Roman Nicholas is a self-made, award winning entrepreneur with an interest in retail.
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.
Ravi Chaudhry is a Strategy Consultant to corporations, governments and civil society; mentor to CEOs and corporate boards; public intellectual; futurist; author; leadership guru and public speaker.
Ravi Chaudhry is a much sought-after strategy consultant and public speaker on Leadership, Corporate Governance, Innovation, Morality and Values, Sustainable Growth and India business strategies. He is one of the profoundest thinkers on business leadership. He has an eclectic approach that combines sound economics with profound philosophy. He can bring light, perspective and prescription. He has a great message and knows well how to articulate it. He is not just thought provoking, he is also action provoking, and his insights are full of change triggers, for mind-set and heart-set.
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 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, presenter of Pay Off Your Mortgage and a regular voice on Radio 5 Live. He is also a former non-Executive Director of The Inland Revenue.
Dragons Den success Richard Enion is a 'Motivational Lifestyle Expert' in the UK and US, and is currently co-authoring the book 'F**k Dieting' with Ryan Seacrest’s personal trainer (And he beat cancer).
Following their successful pitch in the BBC’s Dragons Den, Richard decided to turn down the deal and move on to bigger missions. 6 years World travel focused on researching and interviewing World experts for Enrichd.org has grown into the book he is co-authoring with fellow celeb trainer in Hollywood. Just before pitching in the BBC’s Dragons' Den, Rich was on the operating table having a tumor removed from his left shoulder - oh and the BBC said ’no’ for a week before they did the shoot - overcoming adversity, motivation and making it happen is this mans' game!
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 a visionary thinker on how organisations can develop at the psychological and cultural level to move from overwhelm to adaptation.
Ronan is the Founder of Alter Ego, a global network of influential business and political leaders who are pioneering transformative change in organisations and society. In his powerfully honest talks, he shares memorable leadership stories of his successes and failures in bringing transformational change to major organisations. This includes becoming a lead futurist to the British Foreign Office at the age of 25 and one of the youngest executives in the City of London at the age of 27. He speaks, world-wide, on Resilience and Change, Health and Well-being, Adapting to Digital Transformation, Change Management, Employee Engagement, Understanding Millennials.
Sarah Willingham is an entrepreneur, investor and consumer expert.
Sarah Willingham is a serial entrepreneur and leading consumer expert who began working in the restaurant industry at the age of 13. She has ultimately managed to combine her passion for business, food and drink into a multi-million pound business empire.
Journalist, author and Blue Badge Guide.
Sophie has enjoyed a long globetrotting career as a travel journalist but moved closer to home when she trained as a London tour guide and wrote a book on the English summer season. She now combines writing and guiding with travelling at home and abroad and spends as much time as she can in her home town of London.
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.
Tim Wade is an international Speaker and Consultant and Founder of CX Lab, a customer experience consultancy.
Described as engaging and thought-provoking Tim is a recognised international speaker on customer experience and marketing. As a passionate, intelligent speaker Tim will inspire audiences to think bigger and bolder about their customer experience and brand strategy.
Toby Maguire is the Managing Director of Working in Balance, providing workshops and training on managing stress, work life balance, mindfulness.
Toby is a Master Practitioner and corporate wellness trainer, educating people on the psychological effects of stress and the ways to reduce it so that you can work more productively and efficiently.
Decoding and modelling the mindset and the skills of the world´s most successful entrepreneurs and visionary corporate leaders to turn any business - from start-up to multinational - into the global player of tomorrow
Today´s corporate world is radically changing to become more and more entrepreneurial. Entrepreneurship and visionary corporate leadership are no longer confined to the realm of start-ups and family-owned businesses.
The new global business leaders must be firmly grounded in a multitude of disciplines so they understand the interconnectedness that is pervading the corporate world today and the global community at large. Only with such an understanding will they be able to come out on top and place their products and services but more importantly their brand in the top tier of the corporate giants of tomorrow.
The world´s leading CEOs, (from Steve Jobs to the Google founders to Richard Branson,) who are both visionaries and game-changers in their industries show that true corporate leadership requires a deep understanding of the skills, qualities and mindsets of successful entrepreneurs.
This is true even more so in tough economic times when corporate leaders have to think outside of the box and adapt rapidly to changing economic environments and markets to give their business (or brand) the competitive edge.
Even the traditional role of the employee is becoming more and more entrepreneurial. Management is expected to know and apply the skill sets and qualities of entrepreneurs. This requires a fundamental understanding of the entrepreneurial mindset and the skills to survive in tough economic times and to equip management and corporate leadership with the vision, the tools, the skills and the mindset to come out on top.
Turning your brand into a good global corporate citizen.
The future of any company lies in its ability to attract the top people as employees.
They are the basis for any business, including the best global brands, to consistently outperform the competition. But now more than ever, the top people are not attracted by the best pay. They want to work with the best global corporate citizens.
To be a good global corporate citizen means to be at peace with your world. This is based on a concept of inner and outer peace that includes the external corporate behavior but also peace within the company.
Consequently, to be a good corporate citizen means to build a better company and thereby ensure its long term success. Otherwise the employees will route you out and then ultimately your customers as well.
Decoding the secrets behind creativity and innovation to turn any business into a top global brand
Creativity and innovation are the two biggest drivers for long term success of any business, corporate brand or multinational.
For the last 5 years corporations have been focusing on cutting costs out of the supply side. Now small businesses and big multinationals alike have to focus on building the demand side, and here innovation is the biggest issue. Now more than ever, the ability of any business to consistently produce innovation at the highest level determines its long term success.
Since the innovation process is not linear, businesses and big corporations can profit immensely from understanding the creative process better and how it can be used to produce optimum results in innovation.
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