Cally Beaton

Media Business Leader, Coach & Comedian

After joining the board of ITV as the youngest and only woman member, setting up her own company and serving as SVP in charge of International Sales at media giant Viacom, Cally started a parallel career in comedy. She brings humour and energy to workplace insights ranging from how to foster a creative, positive environment to how to inspire and lead through change.

At Viacom, Cally oversaw a £500million budget for channels including Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central and Paramount and programmes from South Park to Friends.  Responsible for selling programmes and formats around the world she combined working with on-screen and production talent with business planning and strategy, bridging the divide between creative and financial priorities.

It was working on Comedy Central that saw Cally develop her other life as a standup comedian. Despite joining the circuit after already establishing an impressive corporate career, the move has seen her perform at clubs around the country, front her own show at the Edinburgh Fringe, and appear as a guest on QI and on Radio 4’s The Museum of Curiosity.

Bringing humour and energy to her business insight, Cally considers the nature of the workplace and leadership culture. She looks at how to engender change, inspire teams and develop a positive, agile and inclusive environment. She also tackles the working priorities and expectations of the so-called millennial generation, and reveals how to be creative whilst keeping on eye on the bottom line. Her personality, love of performance and business knowledge has also seen her coach and train senior figures from a range of industries.

To book Cally Beaton as the entertainment for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

“Cally was by far the most thorough host I’ve ever worked with in terms of her preparation and research, and this is without a doubt what made the awards very individual, personalised and honest. She struck the perfect balance between professionalism and comedy, kept the audience entertained and engaged throughout and was incredibly warm and positive about the individual businesses and the awards themselves. But above all, Cally was down to earth, accommodating and just a downright lovely person – we couldn’t have asked for a better host!”– Cumbrian Tourism Awards

“Cally always delivers. She understands her audience (and the television business, which is a task in itself) and can be relied on to deliver smart, funny curation of even the most challenging events.” David, C21Media