The Official Top 15 Change Management Speakers to Hire For 2024
As the world continually evolves, it is highly important to stay ahead of the curve and to do so businesses must be armed with the most effective tools to manage change. Defined as the systematic approach to dealing with the transition or transformation of an organisation's goals, processes or technologies, experts in change management will be able to navigate their organisations through times of great change and ensure they emerge successful.
Implementing strategies for controlling and adapting to change, our change management speakers have expertly navigated the complexities and challenges of change with perseverance and courage. In a world where 70% of all change initiatives fail, it is important to know what to do to recover from failure and succeed next time.
A change management speaker will expertly advise businesses on how they can create plans for change management, and navigate huge changes such as financial crises or digital disruption.
What Factors Should Be Considered When Managing Change?
When dealing with change, it is crucial to take into consideration four key steps. These are planning and testing change, communicating change, scheduling change and evaluating and documenting change.
Our change management speakers are all experts in these stages, navigating their organisations through the motions of change with ease and professionalism.
The Official Top 15 Change Management Speakers to Hire in 2024
If you are looking to become an expert on change management, take a look at our pick of the official top change management speakers to hire in 2024 below and book an expert today!
Dame Inga Beale has enjoyed a successful career, famed for her role as the first female CEO of Lloyd’s of London in their 328 years of operation. A pivotal figure in the insurance industry, Inga is renowned for revolutionising Lloyd’s, navigating the company through digital disruption.
Having also pioneered change in diversity and inclusion at Lloyd’s, launching the Pride@Lloyd’s network and named at the top of the OUTstanding & FT Leading LGBT Executive Power List, Inga is an expert on navigating important change.
When booked as a speaker, Inga will educate audiences on how to manage change, in everything from technology to diversity and inclusion. Whether you are looking to make your workplace more inclusive, or to modernise tradition within an organisation, book Inga Beale to learn how to navigate change with success.
"On behalf of FactSet Pride and Women’s BRG, we would like to thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to share your story with our employees. We have received nothing but positive feedback globally" - DE&I Team, FactSet
Yuval Dvir has forged his success as the Head of Scaled Partnerships for Google Cloud. An internationally renowned business transformation leader, Yuval is an expert in transformation leadership and leading businesses through change.
Having formerly worked as the Global Director of Business Transformation for Microsoft, Yuval has helped to steer major corporations through change and disruption, ensuring that they come out on top no matter what change is thrown at them. Driving cultural and behavioural changes, Yuval has successfully created nimble, adaptive and data-driven companies throughout his career.
When booked as a change management speaker, Yuval helps clients to manage change, such as digital disruption and transformation. If you are looking to equip your business with the tools needed to manage industry-wide change and achieve success, don’t hesitate in booking Yuval Dvir today.
"I want to thank both Yuval and yourself and your team for supporting us so professionally with this event. It was very much appreciated and contributed to this event being one of our best internal events for several years (according to feedback from attendees!)" - Tetrapak
The former CEO of BMW GB and Managing Director of Porsche, Kevin Gaskell is a renowned business leader who has mastered the art of change management throughout his career.
As the Managing Director of Porsche, Kevin joined when the company was in decline, and under his watch, he led the company out of decline into record growth in the automotive industry. Negotiating great change, Kevin steered Porsche to become the UK’s most profitable car business and demonstrated his prowess in business and turnaround management.
Later developing the original online car retailer, CarsDirect.com, Kevin is now a powerful speaker on business and change management. Having navigated Porsche out of decline, Kevin engages audiences with the tools they need to emerge successfully from major disruption. Trusted by major companies such as Virgin, Google, Accenture, BNP Paribas and PWC, don’t miss out on Kevin Gaskell’s top tips on change management.
"On behalf of BSI if you would pass on my thank to Kevin I would be very grateful. His presentation at our event yesterday was extremely well received, and a wonderful way to bring some aspiration and inspiration to our guests, everyone enjoyed the session – BSI staff and guests included." - Charlotte, BSI Group
Retail expert and Founder of Yellowdoor, Mary Portas is famed for her reputation as ‘The Queen of The High Street’. Formerly working as the Creative Director of Harvey Nichols, Mary has also enjoyed a career as a TV presenter, having presented a variety of her own TV programmes such as Mary Queen of the High Street and Mary Portas: Secret Shopper.
Awarded the D&AD Gold Award for her expertise in retail, Mary is considered one of the foremost authorities on retail. Commissioned by then Prime Minister David Cameron, Mary was asked to conduct a review of the future of the high street and the change that the retail industry is expected to see.
Additionally, Mary also became part of the first lesbian couple to be married under the new UK law, passionately supporting change in rights for the LGBT+ community. When booked as a speaker, Mary helps clients to navigate change in terms of evolving consumer trends and the ever-changing retail landscape. When looking for a leading expert on industry change, and how to manage such change, don’t hesitate in booking Mary Portas today.
"She was excellent and was fab, she did not speak about being a woman, but showed what a strong businessperson is about!" - Accenture
Barry Gibbons is a leading businessman, who enjoyed a career as the former CEO of Burger King. During his tenure as the CEO, Barry was renowned for his phenomenal success in boosting the fortune of Burger King, named the ‘Turnaround Champ’.
Under his watch, Burger King was transformed into a $250 million profit business, operating in 55 countries and opening up to two new restaurants a day across the globe. Accredited with transforming the operations of Burger King, Barry was also responsible for bringing Burger King to the UK after acquiring the brand, Wimpey.
Now the author of six business books and a highly sought-after speaker, Barry shares his expertise on transformation leadership and how other businesses can manage change to achieve success. Also helping clients to negotiate fast-changing and unpredictable markets, book Barry Gibbons today for an engaging speech on change management.
"Barry was excellent. He delivered the key messages in a remarkable and entertaining way. He was wonderful." - Project Planning International
Renowned for revitalising the sleeping giant that was Selfridges, Alan O’Neill is an internationally renowned business leader and consultant. With broad expertise branching across many different sectors, Alan is best known for his transformation leadership that revitalised the fortune of the Selfridges department store.
As the retail industry faced significant disruption and change, Alan aided Selfridges in coping with the advancements of the retail industry and in becoming ‘the best department store in the world’.
Prioritising customer-centric transformation, Alan transformed the culture of the organisation, building a new reputation as a modern brand with exceptional customer service.
Proving his worth as an expert in business transformation, Alan later worked with brands such as Intel, Harrods, AIB Bank and Vodafone as a ‘change agent’, helping them to better manage change and challenges they faced in business. Book Alan O’Neil to discover more on how his changes revitalised Selfridges into the world-class business we know today.
"I am proud to say that I have witnessed Alan delivering outstanding seminars, presentations and small group development sessions and rarely have I experienced such a captivating leader and presenter. He has the unique talent of holding his audience in the palm of his hand and his extensive retail knowledge and experience is second to none." - Alshaya Group
Calling herself an ‘accidental entrepreneur’, Penny Power is famed for creating the predecessor of LinkedIn, Ecademy. Creator of the first social media intended entirely for business use, Penny has witnessed first-hand how the world of business and social media has evolved.
Making her fortune as a businesswoman, Penny later became the founding Director of the Digital Youth Academy, the founding CEO of The Business Café and the co-owning Director of Business is Personal.
Throughout her career, Penny has been a pioneer of change, and now educates businesses on how they can manage change within their industry. When booked as a speaker, Penny specialises on topics such as taking responsibility, dealing with change and overcoming adversity in business. When looking for an expert on navigating change, don’t hesitate in booking experienced businesswoman, Penny Power.
"I wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU to Penny for her wonderful keynote speech and great facilitating as our Digital Marketing Conference 2022 at the Leicester Marriot Hotel. The event ran smoothly and professionally with her help and support and the conference was success. The feedback was excellent" - Kam, Events and Engagement Officer, East Midlands Chamber
Professor of Organisational Behaviour at the London Business School, Dan Cable is an expert on the way that people act in the workplace. As an expert on organisational behaviour, Dan is knowledgeable about emotion in the workplace, including how to deal with major change.
Having published over 50 scholarly articles and authored the books Exceptional, Alive at Work and Change to Strange, Dan has been recognised on the Thinkers50 Radar List and as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Management Scholars.
Teaching the next generation about transformation leadership and change management, Dan is now also booked as a keynote speaker for a range of corporate events. Sharing his in-depth knowledge of the psychology of sustainable change, Dan educates corporate audiences on how they can navigate change in the best way, by understanding the behaviour and emotions of their employees. A two times TEDx speaker, having delivered the talks Make a Life Not Just a Living and Best Self-Activation, don’t miss out on a speech from Dan Cable.
"What separates Dan from the rest is his non-conventional delivery. By intelligently using a powerful arsenal of concepts, relevant real-life examples and analogies he was able to engage a team of very senior leaders from start to finish." - Group HR Director, Coca-Cola Asia Pacific
Prominent executive coach and Fellow of the CASE Center at Duke University, Dan Heath is best known as the best-selling author of business books alongside his brother Chip Heath – having earned the title of Best Business Book of the Year.
Recognised on the Thinkers50 List and as one of the World’s 50 Most Influential Management Thinkers, Dan is an expert on change management, communicating with impact, problem-solving and decision making. Also named as one of the Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company, Dan empowers businesses with actionable takeaways to accelerate change.
Best-selling author, host of the Choiceology podcast and renowned business expert, Dan helps businesses to navigate times of challenge and emerge successful in the face of change. Commended for being ‘engaging’, ‘persuasive’ and ‘memorable’, don’t miss out on a speech from Dan Heath learning all there is to know on change management.
"Dan was incredible!!! He really moved us and now we are calling ourselves moment makers. Dan is funny, motivational and one of the best presenters I have seen. He was a blessing and exactly what we needed." - VANS
Matthew Syed is a multi-award-winning journalist, who is now the co-founder of Matthew Syed Consulting, with whom he works to promote the field of high performance.
Named as one of the Top 30 Most Influential Thinkers by HR Magazine, Matthew helps clients to make changes that will see them perform at their peak. Providing a cutting-edge approach to high performance in a complex and ever-changing world, Matthew Syed is guaranteed to help businesses thrive from industries of all kinds.
Also a former Olympian, Matthew knows first-hand what it takes to perform at his peak, translating his skills as a sportsman into business transformation. When looking for an expert on change management, peak performance, aligning mindset and unlocking potential, book Matthew Syed today.
A visionary behind the concept of ‘why’, Simon Sinek is a leading authority on optimism and cohesive motivation for a better future. A seasoned speaker and author, Simon has been ranked on the Thinkers50 list and named the Best Motivational Speaker in the World by Global Gurus.
Having delivered the second most-watched TED talk of all time, Simon is on a mission to inspire actionable change and rapidly change the way people function in both business and life as a whole.
An expert on transformation leadership, Simon helps individuals change to become the best version of themselves, through his revolutionary speeches on leadership, motivation, business operations and fulfilled living. If you are looking for a speaker who will help you to manage change and better both yourself and your business, book Simon Sinek today as a change management speaker.
Former Head of Global Brands for LEGO, Christian Majgaard is famed for continually leading LEGO to success and solidifying its reputation as an innovative worldwide brand. Now Chairman of the Board for Nord Modules and Rosa Danica, Christian is using his reputation as a businessman to help other companies achieve success.
An expert on change management and transformation leadership, Christian helps companies to change their practices for the better to ensure they stay ahead of the curve and succeed in the 21st century.
Having also worked as a Senior Consultant for PA Consulting, Christian is trusted internationally by brands including Disney, Deloitte, Motorola, Siemens and Heinekens. Also the author of 13 Hints For Tomorrow’s Brand Builders, Christian provides clients with the top tips and changes they need to make to their business practices that will make them as successful as can be. If you are looking for a speaker with credible business history, book Christian Majgaard today.
"I would like to thank you very much for your excellent presentation. It was stimulating and totally supported our management direction." - Miller Insurance
Former member of the British Cycling Team, Bryan Steel represented Team GB at four consecutive summer Olympic Games. Claiming a Bronze and a Silver Olympic medal, Bryan has since retired from sports and uses the skills he honed as an athlete to deliver a range of keynote and after-dinner speeches on ‘winning mindset’.
Having also represented Team GB at the Commonwealth Games and the UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Bryan knows what it takes to manage change to become the best in the game.
Having now developed a variety of programmes to motivate and inspire clients, Bryan uses his positive and inspiring attitude to motivate people to make revolutionary changes in their personal and working lives. From motivational talks to one-to-one mentoring, Bryan is an expert in change management and how making changes can lead to positivity and success.
Dave Brailsford is famed for his former role as the Performance Director of British Cycling, credited for Team GB’s domination on the cycling track with his authority on marginal gains.
Coining marginal gains during his time coaching British Cycling, Dave emphasises the importance of change management, making small incremental changes that in total will make a significant difference in performance. Using his marginal gains theory, the Team GB cycling squad achieved great success at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, achieving their best performance since 1908.
Appointed MBE, CBE and a Knighthood, it is with no surprise that Dave was also awarded the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Coach Award. A leading authority on change management, Dave is also now booked as a speaker for a range of corporate events, translating his marginal gains theory into business to generate high-performance teams.
"David was excellent." - Association of Convenience Stores
Dave Coplin is famed for his former role as the original Chief Envisioning Officer for Microsoft. Best-selling author and catalyst for change, Dave emphasises the importance of using technology to its full potential to generate change in business. Now the Founder of The Envisioners, Dave is on a mission to change businesses with emerging technology and the possibilities that such technology can create.
Having worked with leading businesses, including Google, Facebook and Vodaphone, Dave is on a mission to help businesses with change management and the tools they need to make effective change.
Delivering his technical know-how and leading expertise on emerging technology, Dave arms businesses with takeaways for actionable change and how to work in smarter ways. When looking for a speaker with credible expertise, book Dave Coplin today to learn how you can stay ahead of the curve and manage the changes that will make or break your organisation.
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