2021 Kick Off Events: Top 10 Keynote Speakers To Inspire Your Workforce
It is no secret that 2020 was a challenging year. From business owners to families, everyone felt the financial, emotional and physical pressure of multiple national lockdowns. Though the “new normal” is firmly in sight, the repercussions of COVID-19’s impact are still evident in the workplace.
Burnout, demotivation and anxiety are commonplace in the British office right now. With 63% of British adults reportedly worried about their future, it is clear that more needs to be done to improve wellbeing. Keynote motivational speakers are resident experts on resilience and determination, valuable traits in the face of adversity.
Since surviving an acid attack, Katie Piper has become the living embodiment of endurance. The author and television presenter has hosted such inspiring documentaries as Katie: My Beautiful Face and the podcast Katie Piper’s Extraordinary People, a testament to her confidence. She is now a leading speaker and uses her platform to promote self-empowerment.
Katie’s Top Speaking Topics for 2021 Include:
Endurance & Survival – Katie has experienced first-hand the power of endurance in the face of disaster. At events, she teaches audiences the mindset needed to survive some of life’s biggest challenges, by harnessing mental resilience and perseverance.
Jason Fox found fame on SAS: Who Dares Wins, following his extensive military career. The former Special Forces Officer suffered PTSD from the frontline, an experience that he now discusses with audiences at events, to teach guests the importance of mental health support. Jason is a bestselling author, and one of the circuits most popular speakers.
Jason’s Top Speaking Topics for 2021 Include:
Mental Health in the Workplace – A key topic of 2021, support for employees’ mental health is vital in the workplace. Jason is the perfect speaker to discuss this topic, as he has vast experience managing pressure and building psychological resilience.
Credited as the first British astronaut to travel to space, Helen Sharman understands the impact of isolation more than most. Loneliness can chip away at a person’s wellbeing, as such Helen’s experience orbiting the earth makes her a leading expert on self-motivation. She is a truly inspiring speaker and is guaranteed to resonate with audiences of all backgrounds.
Helen’s Top Speaking Topics for 2021 Include:
Isolation & Loneliness – Having spent multiple months on the Mir Space Station, Helen suffered homesickness and loneliness. The perfect speaker for staff working from home, she can teach employees techniques to motivate themselves through isolation.
With two Olympic Gold and Commonwealth Gold medals to her name, Kelly Holmes is a powerhouse of athleticism. The former British Army serviceperson competed at the most prestigious events in sport, but with great success came great pressure, and Kelly admitted in 2004 that she suffered from depression. Now, she shares her story at events to inspire audiences, and improve their emotional wellbeing.
Kelly’s Top Speaking Topics for 2021 Include:
Motivation & Fitness – Kelly inspires audiences of all industries at events, with her incredible story of determination in the face of poor mental health. She regularly promotes the power of fitness and mindfulness in our quest for emotional wellbeing.
Former British Army Officer turned international renowned astronaut; Tim Peake has inspired interest in space across the UK with his #CosmicClassroom series. As the second British astronaut in space, he quickly adapted to the physically and mentally challenging conditions aboard the station, to complete his mission. Tim now captivates audiences with his career at events.
Tim’s Top Speaking Topics for 2021 Include:
Adapting to your Environment – From the military frontline to the dizzying heights of outer space, Tim has adapted to several dangerous environments. He teaches audiences the skills needed to adapt, to help them manage change in their lives.
As the former Head of Innovation & Creativity at Disney, Duncan Wardle is credited for some of the most adventurous marketing campaigns in history. He is an immensely popular webinar speaker, as Duncan’s Q&As and flip charts captivate audiences from start to finish. He reveals the secrets behind some of Disney’s most innovative experiments.
Duncan’s Top Speaking Topics for 2021 Include:
Innovation & Creativity – Duncan opens his audience’s eyes to the potential for innovation in their industry. With his inspiring mindset, he connects with professionals to inspire teamwork and creativity, essential for staying ahead of the curve.
Presenter and comedian, Lenny Henry, strikes the balance between entertaining and educating his audience, to leave a resounding impact at events. As the co-founder of Comic Relief, he has raised millions of pounds for charities across the globe. Lenny was later listed in the 2016 Powerlist of the 100 Most Influential Black Britons in recognition of his positive impact.
Lenny’s Top Speaking Topics for 2021 Include:
Diversity - Following one of the biggest civil rights movements in history, diversity is an essential topic at 2021 events. Lenny promotes the importance of inclusion in the workplace, and how diversity can lead to better decision making and team cohesion.
Eddie the Eagle
Star of the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympic Games, Eddie ‘the Eagle’ Edwards is a British record-setting ski-jumper and motivational speaker. His story captured the heart of the nation in the 80s and was later immortalised in the 2016 film, Eddie the Eagle. Eddie now supplies inspiring speeches and interviews at events of all shapes and sizes, both online and in person.
Eddie’s Top Speaking Topics for 2021 Include:
Self-Belief – If Eddie’s story embodies anything, it is self-belief. Despite not being the best in his sport, Eddie’s determination to simply take part made him one of the most recognisable athletes in history. Now, he instils this mindset in audiences at events.
Bestselling author and world-renowned adventurer, Bear Grylls is one of the most recognisable survivalists on television. His hit television programme, Man vs Wild, showcased Bears’ expertise when faced with treacherous terrains and dangerous animals. As a speaker, he teaches audiences how to overcome their fears, and unleash their true potential.
Bear’s Top Speaking Topics for 2021 Include:
Overcoming Fear – Whether you are faced with a business presentation or a dangerous animal, fear comes in all shapes and sizes. Bear teaches audiences how to harness their fears, and use them as motivation to succeed.
Internationally celebrated keynote speaker and expert on leadership, Simon Sinek is the missing link your business needs. He is the ideal speaker for audiences of all ages, as he can both inspire university graduates and empower business leaders with his unique perspective. Including communication and teamwork, Simon’s leadership workshops are world-renowned.
Simon’s Top Speaking Topics for 2021 Include:
Leading Through a Crisis – In a crisis, leadership is essential. Simon will arm your workplace with the skills needed to manage change, and adapt to whatever life may throw at them. In the wake of COVID-19, this ability is essential.
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