Top 11 Teamwork & Leadership Speakers to Unite Your Audience
In the corporate world, teamwork and leadership must go hand in hand to make an impact on performance - without great teamwork, a leader cannot unite their staff, but without top leadership, a team can lack the direction it needs to thrive. Considering such importance, teamwork and leadership speakers alike are booked for corporate events, to share their wisdom.
Below is just a selection of the speakers we offer, all guaranteed to give your workplace the boost that it needs. Whether you need a pioneering leader or an expert on teamwork, the speakers below have each proven their worth through staggering achievements.
“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” - Henry Ford
As one of the world’s greatest ever business magnates, Henry Ford knew more than most the importance of teamwork. From positive interpersonal relationships to communication and coordination, his philosophy on teamwork is seen by many as a toolbox for success.
Check out just some of our top teamwork speakers, their experiences, and why you should feature them for your next event, below!
When you are piloting military and aerobatic aircrafts at high speeds, teamwork is essential. Esteemed pilot, Andy Wyatt, has years of experience building high-performance teams, whose communication and coordination made the difference between life and death.
Working with the British Air Force and Red Arrows for all his working life has made Andy an excellent teamwork speaker, as he can teach audiences the secrets of successfully working together.
"Throughout his time on stage, the audience was captivated, and Andy’s presentation was one of the best of the day, not only in my opinion, but also that of several of my colleagues who I spoke to afterwards. It is clear that Andy is a first-class orator and delivers a message that is indeed inspirational. If anyone is looking for someone to provide a motivational message, then I can thoroughly recommend Andy as the man to do it."
- Severn Trent
Sir Ranulph Fiennes
Sir Ranulph Fiennes is one of the most influential adventurers in the world. Named in the Guinness World Book of Records, his expeditions include completing seven marathons in seven days with Land Rover, finishing both The Coldest and The Hottest Journeys, and becoming the oldest British person to summit Mount Everest.
While faced with challenging conditions, Sir Fiennes honed his teamwork skills, making him the go-to speaker for corporate clients. From the mountainside to the boardroom, this exceptional speaker teaches the importance of teamwork.
“Fabulous – a remarkable man who gave a brilliant presentation and was a delight to deal with. Nothing was too much trouble and the talk was as good as it gets – inspirational, witty, humbling, and enthralling. You won’t do any better than have Ranulph Fiennes as your guest speaker.”
- Consort Medical
Sir Mike Jackson CBE
General Sir Mike Jackson CBE held the highest position in the British Army until 2006 when he was appointed Chief of General Staff. The highest-profile General since World War Two, Sir Jackson led teams through some of the world’s most war-torn areas, including Iraq, Bosnia, and Kosovo.
He also served in Northern Ireland during the historic Bloody Sunday conflict, making him one of the most impactful teamwork speakers on the circuit. Sir Jackson knows more than most the importance of cohesion during periods of immense pressure.
"Sir Mike was fantastic. Never have I been in a room with senior industry figures and the room has been silent – they were all hanging on Sir Mike’s every word!"
A former English cricketer turned psychologist, Jeremy Snape has worked in the sports industry for over 25 years, making him an authority on high-performance teamwork.
Starting with Northampton in 1991, Jeremy and his team won the NatWest Trophy in his first season as a professional, before he captained Leicestershire to two T20 Cup victories. Later becoming a popular sports psychologist, his blend of science and first-hand experiences resonate with audiences.
“Jeremy delivered a very thought-provoking keynote speech to our senior team. His thorough understanding of winning psychology worked brilliantly with the inspiring videos, clearly demonstrating the powerful shared mindset between sporting and corporate athletes. A fantastic finale to our global seminar.”
- Société Générale
A dedicated teacher who was part of the popular documentary series Educating Yorkshire in 2014, Matthew Burton warmed the hearts of the nation when he helped year 11 student, Musharaf Asghar, overcome an acute stammer.
Matthew and Musharaf’s achievement would not have been possible if not for the teamwork the duo showed, something Matthew can discuss in his after-dinner speaking engagements. Differing from business and sports speakers, Matthew can inspire teamwork in the education sector, working with both students and senior leadership.
"He went down brilliantly! He was so lovely and his speech was fantastic! Thank you so much for all your help and also for the bottle of bubbly!! It went down very well last night. I shall look forward to working with you again in the future."
- New College Stamford
"The single biggest way to impact an organization is to focus on leadership development. There is almost no limit to the potential of an organization that recruits good people, raises them up as leaders and continually develops them." - John Maxwell
Leaders are what makes the world go round. From Government to business owners and some of sport’s greatest Captains, the strength of a leader can dictate their team’s success. No one knows this more than John Maxwell, the famed public speaker who wrote The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership.
As the highest-ranked woman in the British Army, Nicky Moffat discovered first-hand the good, the bad, and the biased when it comes to leadership. For nearly three decades, she developed skills in communication, empathy and teamwork to lead her team, skills she now shares with corporate audiences at events.
An empowering addition to D&I events, leadership conferences and corporate training workshops, Nicky's speeches leave a resounding impact on audiences of all industries.
"We booked Nicky to talk at our ‘women in road’ network event. Nicky gave a fantastic talk and really connected with her audience who found her both interesting and thought-provoking. She was a great success and feedback after the event was all positive – they loved her!"
- The AA
Clive Woodward is credited for the England rugby union team’s early 2000s success, including their iconic 2003 Australia World Cup victory.
Combined with his experience as the former Director of Sport at the British Olympic Association, Clive’s speeches translate to audiences his winning mindset, leaving them better equipped to guide their team to success. A speaker like Clive will thrill audiences with his star-studded anecdotes while teaching them how to perfect their leadership approach.
"It was a great pleasure to meet Sir Clive, and his presentation was incredibly well-received. His presentation was aligned perfectly with the day, while also being very engaging and entertaining. It was the key highlight of our meeting; excellent feedback was received all round. Please extend our thanks to Sir Clive once again."
- Vivid Medical Communications
As the first-ever female F-15 Tomcat pilot, Carey Lohrenz understands how to lead in a male-dominated environment. She has operated in high-risk situations across the globe, developing her leadership skills in pressurised situations to become a sought-after public speaker – as depicted in her book, Fearless Leadership: High-Performance Lessons from the Flight Deck.
Now, Carey is booked by Fortune 100 businesses, to share her exceptional insight and revolutionise their standard of leadership.
Leading a Team Through High-Risk Scenarios
Performing Under Pressure
Building Your Team
Fearless in Leadership
Colonel Tim Collins
Colonel Tim Collins is credited for one of the most rousing speeches in military history - his talk with British Troops on the eve of the Iraq War in 2003. The speech, which for many embodied the meaning of military leadership, pledged to liberate, not conquer, a sentiment that touched the hearts of many. It is even framed in the White House's Oval Office.
Colonel Collins’ speech set the standard for leadership, and his presentations continue to impact audiences today.
"Tim gave a very entertaining after dinner speech which he pitched perfectly to our young people who were receiving awards for their completed apprenticeships. The adventures he recounted were put in perspective for the audience, providing real-life lessons with great humour. Highly recommended."
- TTE Training Ltd
Baroness Karren Brady
As Managing Director of Birmingham City FC, Baroness Karren Brady proved that she is a leader above the rest. Star of The Apprentice, she has since become a symbol of British business, a title that earned her such accolades as the 2007 Revitalise Businesswoman of the Year.
Baroness Brady has been listed as one of the 100 Most Powerful Women in Britain, a reflection of her hunger for success and exceptional leadership ability. When booked for events, she connects with business managers to leave a resounding impression.
“We recently engaged Karren to deliver a keynote speech at our annual conference in Manchester for circa 2200 delegates. Karren’s speech was totally ‘on-message’ and really resonated with our team members. Karren’s appearance created a real WOW for our team members.”
- Costa Coffee
Charles Van Commenée
When you think of the 2012 London Olympic Games, several iconic images spring to mind – from Mo Farah’s double Olympic Gold to Greg Rutherford leaping to success. What you did not see, however, was the hours that Charles Van Commenée put in to strengthen Team GB’s potential.
Upon being appointed coach, he quickly brought the athletes together as a single driving force of Olympic prestige. Charles shares with audiences his elite leadership strategy when booked for events.
"Charles delivered a one-hour presentation on Leadership and Coaching at our annual conference. His messages and core themes were perfectly aligned to what we expect from our leaders and his coaching philosophy was one that we can all learn from and apply. His no-compromise approach to accountability will ring true to any organisation that is serious about performance."
- Santander Corporate Banking
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