Nigel Risner


Nigel Risner is an award-winning motivational speaker, television presenter, author and business coach, known for his ‘Zoo Theory’ of professional communication. He works with businesses to create more fluid communication processes at every level and creates more dynamic and efficient interactions, for a more productive workforce, who remain on-task and where every individual is on the same page regarding objectives and aims.

He has received many awards for his speeches and business-boosting directives. He is the only European motivational speaker to have received awards from The Executive Committee, Footdown, Vistage and The Academy for Chief Executives. In the UK, only six individuals have been awarded The Professional Speaking Award of Excellence from the Professional Speakers Association, Nigel is among this small group. As a popular choice, he travels to over 18 different countries to deliver speeches a over 150 conferences each year and has worked with high-profile organisations including BT, HSBC Bank, Siemens, Pepsi-Cola and BskyB.

Nigel’s speaking engagements usually focus on the organisation he is attending. Discovering the areas for improvement, challenging managers and those in charge to broaden their horizons and change the way the organisation interacts, faces challenges and embraces opportunities. His workshops also combat issues such as personal growth, self-development and practical techniques for achieving professional success.

To book Nigel Risner as the motivational speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Nigel is known to cover the following topics:

  • Interaction
  • Facing Challenges
  • Embracing Opportunities
  • Business Coaching

“Nigel was a charismatic and thought provoking speaker, engaging our audience from the very start.  Not only did he encourage us to all be ‘in the room’ but he managed to make us leave it transformed…into elephants, monkeys, dolphins and lions no less – not something you can usually say from a day at work!” – Jen Morris – Rant & Rave

“Nigel’s presentation was extremely well received by the entire audience and the team were still talking about it the next day. Nigel pitched his presentation perfectly and he had the whole room fully engaged through. His energy, and enthusiasm were infectious and he delivered a powerful message with humour and passion. Thank you for all your help.”
MikeBritish Land