Richard Jacobs is the CEO of the award-winning YES Change Consultancy (www.yesindeed.com) and the founder of the extreme sports media company Black Diamond Films (www.blackdiamond.co.uk).
As a professional actor, he performed in Hollywood films, in London’s West End theatres, on national and international television and as part of the BBC’s improvisation team performing to live audiences of 15 million people. He also won an Olivier award for his work with the Royal Opera House.
He launched his first business, Black Diamond Films, at the age of 21, marketing and distributing extreme sports films. Black Diamond became the leading distributor of specialist lm in Europe within four years. He sold out of Black Diamond and began YES, an award-winning consultancy designing seminars and change programmes for the public- and private-sector clients.
He has designed and delivered seminars and change programmes for the public- and private-sector clients for over 20 years. He has personally trained over 300,000 people in the areas of communication, creativity, collaboration and Purposeful leadership. His style is interactive and engaging, leaning on storytelling, comedy and improvisation to develop accelerated learning and build new habits of activeness. Recently he has specialized in pioneering new forms of learning using a wide variety of media, interactive theatre, online learning and “serious play”. He is currently advising the European Union (EU) on change strategies.
The 7 Questions to find your Purpose is Richard’s second book. He is currently completing Rides of Passage life-lessons from the road and It’s about Time – how to win back 20% of your time with better results.