The Top 20 Trending Growth Mindset Speakers to Hire for Events in 2024
Having the right mindset is often the key to success, with a positive growth mindset putting you on the path to victory. Throughout life, there are many mindsets that people will have to adopt, whether that be one of resilience or the mindset needed to win.
What Is Growth Mindset?
A mindset is defined as an established set of attitudes, that can be regarded as typical of someone’s social or cultural values. A mindset can also arise from a person’s worldview or philosophy on life. A growth mindset is one that believes talents can be developed through hard work, good strategies and input from others. People with a growth mindset tend to achieve more than those who have a fixed mindset, as they are more susceptible to change.
People with a growth mindset believe that intelligence and creativity, including love and friendship, can be grown and cultivated over time and with practice. Having a growth mindset is important, as people who have one are less likely to be discouraged by failure, they reframe challenges as an opportunity to learn rather than it being something entirely negative. People with a growth mindset are more likely to feel happy and content on a regular basis.
Here at Champions Speakers, we are fortunate to work with some of the world’s leading experts on growth mindset, all successful in their own right – from sports to business. Having overcome adversity in various ways, our mindset speakers have all tested their mindsets to the limit, and they now share stories as world-class keynote speakers.
Top 20 Trending Growth Mindset Speakers to Hire for Events in 2024:
Our mindset speakers are all experts in honing their mindset to reach success, take a look at the Top 20 Trending Growth Mindset Speakers to Hire for Events in 2024 below!
Famed as the former Coach of the England Rugby Team, Sir Clive Woodward is an expert on the mindset needed to generate high-performance teams and success. During his tenure as the England Coach, Clive was able to guide the team to victory at the 2003 Rugby World Cup as the number-one ranked team in the world. Having also been the Director of Sports for the British Olympic Association and a Pundit for ITV Sports, it comes as no surprise that Clive was inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame.
Throughout his career, Clive has motivated people to perform at their peak, and show perseverance, drive and determination. Now booked as a speaker for a range of corporate events, Clive expertly informs audiences on the skills they must hone to achieve a winning growth mindset as a preeminent figure in sports.
"Our success has not been a continual series of victories. We have had a number of devastating setbacks; how these are handled is the making of a great team… winning does not happen in straight lines." - Clive Woodward
Carey Lohrenz made headlines when she became the first-ever female F-14 Tomcat pilot. A pioneering female in military aviation, Carey has spent her career working in some of the most high-risk, hostile and demanding situations known to the human race. Entering a male-dominated sector, Carey honed her mindset to overcome gender bias and achieve her dreams of military aviation. Taking to the skies, Carey’s positive growth mindset allowed her to navigate fast-moving and dynamic environments in which mistakes could lead to catastrophic consequences.
Now booked as a speaker for a range of corporate events, Carey shares her top tips for achieving a perseverant, endurant and high-performance mindset. Author of Fearless Leadership: High Performance Lessons from the Flight Deck, don’t miss out on Carey’s expertise in honing mindset.
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure." - Carey Lohrenz
World-famous explorer, Bear Grylls has been in many situations that have tested his mindset and mentality to the limits. A living embodiment of bravery, Bear is an expert in survival tactics, demonstrating what grit and determination are all about. Having climbed Mount Everest and put himself in many situations that have been life-threatening, Bear was rewarded for such a resilient mindset with the appointment of Honorary Lieutenant Commander and Lieutenant Colonel.
Having since been the subject of the Netflix programme You Vs Wild: Out Cold and named the youngest-ever Chief Ambassador of World Scouting, Bear is now highly sought after as a mindset speaker for corporate events. Translating his resilient and perseverant mindset into a business context, Bear advises corporate clients on how to overcome problems with a resilient growth mindset.
"You can’t become a decent horseman until you fall off and get up again, a good number of times. There’s life in a nutshell." - Bear Grylls
Brigadier Nicky Moffat CBE is a renowned figure in the military, having been the highest-ranked woman in the British Army. Having also worked as the Training Company Commander and the Training Regiment Commander, Nicky knows what it takes to get people into the right mindset to work cohesively in a team and deliver operations with success. Now a talented leadership and career coach, Nicky translates her experience in the Army to a business context, making transformative improvements in organisational behaviour and employee mindset.
Appointed CBE during the 2012 New Year’s Honours and named as one of the BBC’s 100 Women, Nicky is booked time and time again to share how she maintained a positive and resilient growth mindset when rising to the top of a male-dominated sector. Book Nicky Moffat today to inspire all with her irrepressible mindset.
"It is not just about being good enough… you have to be better than the competition." - Nicky Moffat
Ollie Ollerton & Jason Fox
Ollie Ollerton and Jason Fox have both been exposed to some of the most hostile environments known to man, and thus have been forced to formulate a mindset of resilience, strength and determination. Both having served in the military, Ollie a Rifleman in the Royal Marine Commandos and both a member of the Special Boat Service, Ollie and Jason have both pushed their mindsets to the extreme. Upon leaving service, both had the readjust their mindsets to civilian life, with Ollie suffering from depression and alcohol addiction and Jason suffering from PTSD. Having experienced such adversity, both now use their platforms to raise awareness of mental health.
Now booked to deliver a range of speeches at corporate events together, having initially joined forces on the hit Channel 4 programme SAS: Who Dares Wins, Jason and Ollie share stories from a life in the military and the mindset one must possess to survive in such an industry. When booked as mindset speakers, Ollie and Jason convert the skills they learned in the military into a business context to help build strong workforces with resilient growth mindsets.
"A break point is a moment you decide nothing will stand between you and your goal; a moment you decide to step out of your comfort zone in order to move forward and grow as a person; a moment you refuse to accept your self-imposed limits and go beyond what you thought you were capable of." - Ollie Ollerton
"If you’re scared of something and go into a flat spin, you become no good to yourself or anyone. Use that fear to focus on what it is you’re doing." - Jason Fox
The second female to fly a fighter jet on the front line and commander of an all-male squadron, Mandy Hickson has spent a career dominating an often ‘male’ environment. The second female to fly a Tornado GR4, Mandy has made leaps and bounds in inclusion for women in the military, never letting her mindset falter when she had set out to achieve a goal. Upon joining the military, Mandy was faced with adversity after she failed her RAF flying aptitude test. Despite such failure, Mandy did not let this knock her resilient mindset, and she ultimately passed the aptitude test to later become a Combat Survival and Rescue Officer.
Proving that achieving ambitions is not always plain sailing, Mandy is now booked as an inspirational keynote speaker for corporate events, sharing how she maintained a positive mindset despite setbacks. When booked to speak, Mandy helps executives to build and empower effective teams, inspire goal-setting and ultimate focus, make decisions under extreme pressure and nurture a culture of self-confidence and aspiration.
"It’s important to be true to yourself. Don’t be hard on yourself when you need to ask for help. Don’t constantly be thinking ‘can we have it all’ because ‘all’ us very different for everyone." - Mandy Hickson
Matthew Syed enjoyed a former career as a professional table tennis player, having competed at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games and been named British table tennis number one in 1995. Now retired from the sport, Matthew has worked in journalism as a Columnist and Feature Writer for The Times, winning the title of Sports Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards on two occasions. Now an award-winning author and acclaimed speaker, Matthew promotes the importance of developing the mind and body in powerful synergy, a true expert on the art of high performance.
With an astute understanding of the correlation between mindset and peak performance, Matthew is booked as a speaker to share how clients can achieve high performance in a fast-changing and complex world. Co-Founder of Matthew Syed Consulting, Matthew is trusted by organisations such as Google, Amazon, Barclays, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley after he helped to revolutionise the growth mindset of their employees.
"Learn from mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself." - Matthew Syed
Another pioneering and powerful female, Susie Wolff has enjoyed her career at the forefront of the British racing industry. Wife of Toto Wolff, Susie has earned her success in her own right, as the former most successful female racing driver in Europe and as Team Principal of the Venturi Formula E team. Having earned accolades such as British Woman Kart Driver of the Year and Young Driver of the Year, Susie has developed a mindset that keeps perseverance, determination and resilience at the top of the agenda. Now the Founder of the Dare To Be Different initiative, Susie is on a mission to empower other women to have a mindset that allows them to succeed in male-dominated environments with pre-eminence.
When booked as a speaker for events, Susie describes what kind of mindset she had to adopt to succeed in the industry and rise to the top as a pioneering female. The first female to have competed in a Formula One event in 22 years, Susie shows that no matter what barriers are thrown her way, she has a strong mindset to rise victorious against such challenges. Book Susie Wolff as an inspirational woman in motorsports today.
"Ultimately, when you’re out on track with your helmet on, nobody can see the driver. Nobody can judge you on what you look like, if your hair is long or short, if you’re black or white, if you’re male or female. All that matters is your performance." - Susie Wolff
Malcolm Gladwell is a renowned author, who has penned five New York Times Bestselling titles. A thought-leader in the sector of social science, Malcolm has a comprehensive understanding of human behaviour, psychology and mindset. Famed for his original book The Tipping Point, Malcolm uses his expertise in psychology to share how ideas spread. With such detailed expertise on the workings of the human mind, Malcolm is booked time and time again as a mindset speaker, to help audiences understand how they can shape their mindset to help them succeed in work and life.
Named by TIME Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People, Malcolm is without a doubt a standout within his field. A seasoned speaker, Malcolm has previously delivered the TED talk Choice, Happiness and Spaghetti Sauce, in which he analysed life. When looking for a speaker who can provide a unique perspective on growth mindset, book Malcolm Gladwell today.
"The key to good decision making is not knowledge. It is understanding. We are swimming in the former. We are desperately lacking in the latter." - Malcolm Gladwell
Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill
Former Olympic Heptathlon champion, Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill knows what it takes to hone a winning mindset. Regarded as the face of the 2012 London Olympic Games, Jessica became a household name when she won Olympic Gold in the Heptathlon in 2012. Having also claimed a plethora of other medals for her talents, including three World Championship titles and a World Indoor Championship title, it is without a doubt why she claimed the British National Record for the Heptathlon. Appointed DBE for her Services to Athletics, Jessica knows what it means to have the mindset of a winner.
Upon retirement from the sport, Jessica began providing commentary at sporting events and also authored her own series of children’s books. In recognition of her achievements, Jessica was bestowed with the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award, the second woman and first British woman to win such an award. If you are looking for a speaker to help build that winning growth mindset, look no further than Dame Jessica Ennis Hill.
"I’m proud of the way I’ve dealt with setbacks. It’s hard when you feel down and you think ‘why is the world doing this to me?’. But you have to pick yourself up again. That’s what makes you a better athlete." - Jessica Ennis-Hill
Former British cricketer, Jeremy Snape forged his fame and fortune playing as a domestic and international cricketer with his infamous break bowling style. Playing for Northampton, Jeremy was able to help the team emerge victorious at the NatWest Trophy in his first season. Having also been the 20/20 Captain for Leicester, Jeremy knows how to make all players work in a team mindset and achieve victory at the finish. Now a renowned sports psychologist, Jeremy helps budding sporting superstars to achieve a winning mindset by focusing on drive, determination and peak performance.
Booked to speak on mindset, Jeremy translates his talents as a cricketer into a business context, helping organisations to build a driven and resilient workforce. Host of the Inside The Minds of Champions podcast, Jeremy provides a unique perspective on the mindset of a champion. Book Jeremy Snape today to benefit from his world-class expertise in psychology.
"Every morning when I wake up, I see two versions of myself; one the energetic one who is ready to conquer his day and inch closer to his targets and the other a low energy one who just gets through his day. You get to choose which one you want to be." - Jeremy Snape
For many, there is a daily struggle with body image and self-confidence, something that Michelle Elman knows all too well. An accredited life coach, Michelle dedicates her platforms to spreading body positivity and body confidence, to combat negative mindsets that plague people daily. Founder of Mindset for Life, Michelle’s award-winning ethos is backed by her accredited training in Master Neuro-Linguistic Programming and as a Master Hypnotherapist. The author of Am I Ugly?, Michelle has also delivered the TEDx talk Have Your Hated Your Body Enough Today?, further drawing on her passions to promote mental wellbeing and a positive mindset.
Booked frequently as a mental health and wellbeing speaker, Michelle advises corporate clients on what they can do to support the wellbeing and mindset of their employees. Named one of the 50 Most Inspirational Women by The Sun, Michelle is a trusted authority on mindset, trusted by companies including The Body Shop, The Teenage Cancer Trust, Kia, Sony Music and Lush.
"Understand that even if you hate your body, your body loves you. Your body fought for you to keep you alive and breathing every single day, so please stop fighting your body. You are on the same team." - Michelle Elman
The only female Olympian to claim five medals from five consecutive Olympic Games, Dame Katherine Grainger has solidified her reputation in the Great British history books as a talented rower. One of the most decorated female Olympians, Katherine has four Silver and one Gold Olympic medals, and she also set the Olympic record at the London 2012 Olympic Games alongside Anna Watkins. Twice named as a British Olympic Association GB Olympic Athlete of the Year and inducted into the Aberdeen Sports Council Hall of Fame, Katherine is an expert on what it takes to perfect a winning mindset.
After retiring from rowing, Katherine was bestowed with the British Rowing Medal of Honour, and also worked as the Chair of UK Sport and the Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University. Now following opportunities as a motivational speaker, Katherine teaches her audiences how they took can perfect a winning mindset as she did during her time as an athlete.
"Whatever you do, be really open-minded. Take on things that you don’t know you’re going to be good at, take on things that you don’t know if you’ll like, take on things that you’ve never heard of before." - Katherine Grainger
A renowned expert on human behaviour, Jez Rose is a highly passionate speaker dedicated to improving cultures and achieving peak performance. Researching the impact nature has on wellbeing, behaviour, health and mindset, Jez is the Founder of The Good Life Project and the creator of the World’s first carbon-neutral honey farm. Jez is also the award-winning author of six best-selling books, such as his latest title Flip The Switch which earned him the Beverly Hills Book Award and recognition as a WHSmith Top 10 Best Seller.
Trusted by hundreds of brands across the globe, Jez provides audiences with effective strategies for managing change, questions to help embolden identity, purpose, clarity and integrity and his seasonal change model that engages audiences on the four predictable phases of change. When booked as a growth mindset speaker, Jez helps clients to understand the need for change and to get in the correct mindset to manage change.
"My behaviour is my responsibility, not anyone else’s." - Jez Rose
Cathy O’Dowd has a story like no other, having made history as the first woman to climb Mount Everest from both sides. A fearless adventurer, Cathy helps audiences to get in the mindset of an explorer, seeing challenge as an opportunity to improve ability. Back in 1996, Cathy battled life-threatening blizzards to reach the summit, followed by a second summit in 1998. Calculating risk, Cathy navigated her way to the top of the mountain, formulating a mindset packed with resilience, determination and drive to get her to the summit.
Now booked as a speaker for a range of corporate events, Cathy focuses on topics such as high risk and high reward, stepping out of your comfort zone, doing what nobody else has done before and teamwork. Having overcome great challenges, Cathy explores how she maintained a positive mindset and was resilient in her journey to the top of Mount Everest.
Andy Puddicombe is famed as the Founder of Headspace, the world-leading app for meditation. Building his expertise in mindset and meditation as a former Buddhist Monk, Andy is now an award-winning entrepreneur that has made meditation affordable and accessible to all. Having released the Headspace app in 2012, Andy has provided users with a daily routine that has reduced stress and anxiety for thousands of individuals. Downloaded over 62 million times, Andy’s vision has well and truly had an impact globally on people’s wellbeing and mindsets.
Having forged such a successful company, Andy is now highly sought after as a speaker for a range of corporate events. Sharing his story of going from Buddhist Monk to entrepreneur, Andy has worked with Netflix to produce a series of guides, such as the Headspace Guide to Meditation. Book Andy Puddicombe as a speaker today if you are looking to incorporate a positive growth mindset into your everyday life.
"Meditation isn’t about becoming a different person, a new person, or even a better person. It’s about training in awareness and understanding how and why you think and feel the way you do, and getting a healthy sense of perspective in the process." - Andy Puddicombe
Talented Olympian turned motivational speaker, Cath Bishop rose to fame as part of the infamous rowing pairing with Dame Katherine Grainger. Together, Cath and Katherine claimed the title of World Championship in the Coxless pair, and later claimed Silver at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. Alongside her career as an athlete, Cath also forged success working for the Foreign Office. Throughout her career, Cath has had to shape her mindset to focus on teamwork, leadership and peak performance, all topics that she now speaks on as a motivational speaker.
Now focusing her interests on leadership theory, organisational psychology, concise leadership and mindset, Cath shares with audiences how she perfected her winning mindset along with Dame Katherine Grainger. Working with clients to improve interpersonal relations and communication, book Cath Bishop to learn the secret to a winning mindset.
"Other people may have done brilliant things and maybe one aspect didn’t work out for them. Yet we dismiss their brilliance because they didn’t get the result in the end." - Cath Bishop
Tracey Neville enjoyed a former career as the Head Coach of the English Netball team. Appointed to the role in 2015, Tracey led the team to victory at the 2015 Sydney Netball World Cup, and again at the 2015 European Netball Championships. With an infectious drive to reach the top, Tracey was a highly motivational coach and an expert in achieving the mindset needed to win a competition. Having also marked her prominence as a player before coaching, having helped to win Bronze at the 1998 Commonwealth Games, Tracey has a unique perspective from both sides of the court.
Appointed MBE in celebration of her commitments to sport, Tracey is without a doubt an unrivalled expert on Netball and the mindset needed to emerge victorious. Reigniting teams with her infectious personality, book Tracey today to learn more about winning mindsets.
"We had a brilliant day – Tracey was tremendous – a couple of tech hitches at the start and then we were off and running." - Vince, Greencore Inc
Founder of LiquidThinker, change management catalyst and renowned organisational psychologist, Damian Hughes is a leading expert on mindset, guaranteed to leave a lasting impression on audiences of all kinds. Former Director of HR for Unilever and eight times best-selling author, Damian has been commended by Sir Richard Branson – who cited “I would recommend that you adopt Damian Hughes’ lessons and go ahead, take the plunge and become a fellow Liquid Thinker”.
When booked as a speaker for corporate events, Damian provides unique insights into the workings of the human mind, exploring the way that humans behave and the various mindsets in society. A charismatic speaker, don’t miss out on the growth mindset and psychology expert that is Damian Hughes.
"An evening with Damian was enlightening and energising. I came away with buzzing ideas and plans to improve my service to be the absolute best in our field. Reading the book was good but hearing him live was amazing." - NHS
Helga Hengge is a leading mountaineer, who rose to fame as the first German woman to scale Mount Everest. Having also climbed the Seven Summits, Helga shares with audiences the mindset she had to adopt to reach the top of the mountains. Now the author of the best-selling title Mount Everest – Only The Sky Above, Helga is also booked as a motivational speaker who inspires audiences on the topics of the power of a team, trusting your inner strength, dealing with setbacks, peak performance and reaching the top.
When booked as a speaker for corporate events, Helga compares her ascent up the mountain to a manager’s ascent to corporate success. Offering strategies for improving personal, academic and professional development, Helga is an expert in getting people in the right mindset to make achievements and succeed in both personal and professional life.
"Your speech received extremely high ratings in our event assessment, which shows that all the participants really enjoyed it and found it very inspirational. You were the highlight of the entire day! We look forward to welcoming you at our future events." - McKinsey & Company
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