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Top 10 Leadership Speakers
Leadership is the glue that can hold a workplace together. As without strong leadership, employee engagement, innovation and efficiency can suffer.
Our leadership speakers are not just theoretical experts, but experienced business owners, managers and entrepreneurs in their own right. Their results-driven strategies are at the forefront of modern business, encapsulating every aspect of positive leadership.
1. Colonel Stuart Tootal DSO OBE
Stuart Tootal is a former army colonel and celebrated speaker, whose experience of the frontline directly influences his leadership strategies. While in the army, Stuart commanded 1,200 soldiers in Helmand Province, using his authoritative skills to lead the first battle group.
As a leadership speaker, his results-driven experience makes Stuart's content relevant, insightful and thrilling. Audiences benefit from his strong understanding of team leadership, including motivation and focus in pressurised environments.
When speaking at events, Stuart can discuss the following topics:
Motivating a Team
2. Bear Grylls
Famed for his popular television survival shows, Man vs. Wild and Born Survivor, Bear Grylls is a leadership expert. Following a short service with the British Special Forces, he now tours the speaking circuit to share leadership strategies, influenced by his SAS experience.
One of Bear's first experiences of adventuring was when he summited Mount Everest. Bear has since conquered several missions on his television shows, enjoyed by over one billion viewers. This experience, coupled with his military career, makes Bear an expert in resilience, adversity and determination.
When speaking at events, Bear can discuss the following topics:
Against The Elements
3. Kevin Keegan OBE
There are few leadership specialists as widely respected as sports managers. Described as the "first superstar English player", former footballer Kevin Keegan has years of experience on both ends of leadership; as a team member and as a manager.
Now a popular leadership speaker, Kevin shares his methods of inspiring a team, essential in both sport and business. Kevin teaches corporate audiences how to encourage peak performance in their team, one of the many valuable topics he explores as a leadership speaker.
When speaking at events, Kevin can discuss the following topics:
Inspiring Peak Performance
4. Jason Fox
Motivational leadership speaker, Jason Fox, is no stranger to overcoming adversity. When he was diagnosed with PTSD, he commited his speaking and media career to encouraging mental resilience in his audience. Specialising in management, Jason can infuse your workplace with military standard leadership.
When Jason left the Special Forces in 2012, he turned his hand to the television industry. Jason's authenticity and candid storytelling connected with audiences, a trait that also makes him an exceptional leadership speaker.
When speaking at events, Jason can discuss the following topics:
Striving For Success
Mental Strength & Resilience
5. Stephen Attenborough
Stephen Attenborough, Commercial Director of Virgin Galactic, is an authority on business management and leadership. The innovator is credited for the company's sky rocketing value, due to his eye for technology advancements and positive managerial strategies. As a speaker, he shares such strategies.
To accomplish Stephen's incredible achievements, takes expert leadership. Since securing nearly 100,000 new customers for Virgin Galactic, across over 100 countries, Stephen has firmly established himself as an authority on business leadership.
When speaking at events, Stephen can discuss the following topics:
Positive Business Management
The Story Of Virgin Galactic
Leadership & Success
6. Tracy Edwards MBE
Winner of Sportswoman of the Year 1990, Tracy Edwards MBE was the first skipper of an all-female crew to sail around the world, in 1989. To attain such an achievement, she had to employ extensive leadership skills, strategies for which she discusses as a speaker.
Tracy didn't stop in 1989, she went on to win a yachting trophy for the fastest circumnavigation around the globe, without outside assistance. As part of a record breaking team, Tracy thrived. She now advocates for female inclusion, proving that strong leadership is about mindset, not gender.
When speaking at events, Tracy can discuss the following topics:
Mental & Physical Endurance
7. Mandy Hickson
Mandy Hickson is the pinnacle of perseverance and determination. After fighting for her place on the RAF Flying Scholarship aged just 17, she flew as part of an elite military team. This experience taught Mandy the skills needed to empower a team, ensure its success and achieve peak performance.
Having now left the RAF, Mandy continues to support young cadets on the Air Experience Flight, demonstrating her valuable leadership skills. Whether she is in the air of at an event, Mandy's expert decision making and focus empowers those around her.
When speaking at events, Mandy can discuss the following topics:
Empowering Effective Teams
Goal Setting & Decision Making
8. Ian McGeechan
Former Rugby Union player and subsequent coach, Ian McGeechan boasts a career at the forefront of sports leadership. From 1989 to 2009, Ian worked on and off as the British and Irish Lions head coach. This experience shaped him as a leader, and taught him essential methods to motivate a team.
Upon leaving the role, he worked as a Performance Director for Bath Rugby. Ian's keen eye for success meant that he excelled in the position. As a leadership speaker, he uses his career to influence audiences, teaching corporations how to reach their goals.
When speaking at events, Ian can discuss the following topics:
Coaching & Mentoring
The Winning Mindset
Sporting Peak Performance
9. Baroness Joanna Shields OBE
Joanna Shields is a pioneer of the technology industry. Her business-centric impact on technological advancements has produced models for economic growth and improved online safety. As a leader within a male-dominated industry, Joanna's positive work ethic shines through her leadership speeches.
With a sharp business mind, Joanna is credited for setting up several successful businesses, including Bebo, Decru and Veon. Though she has since sold the companies, the experience gained makes Joanna a highly sought after speaker.
When speaking at events, Joanna can discuss the following topics:
Teamwork & Innovation
Leading Start-Up Businesses
10. Dame Inga Beale
As the CEO of Lloyd's of London, Inga Beale is no stranger to business leadership - in fact, she is celebrated for her profit-driving methods. She is famed within the insurance and reinsurance industries, as a true authority on finance.
Inga was the first female CEO of Lloyd's, a testament to her skills in female leadership. Her advocacy for workplace inclusion features heavily in her speeches, as Inga uses her platform to offer an insight to workplace diversity. She encourages leaders to embrace their workplaces' differences.
When speaking at events, Inga can discuss the following topics:
Female Business Leader
CEO & Management
Ensuring Workplace Diversity
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