René Carayol

One Of The World's Leading Executive Coaches & Former Managing Director Of Time Inc UK

Spike: What Are You Great At?

Spike: What Are You Great At?

Corporate Voodoo: Business Principles For Mavericks And Magicians

Corporate Voodoo: Business Principles For Mavericks And Magicians

My Voodoo: A Practical Guide To Unleashing The Magic In You And Your Work

My Voodoo: A Practical Guide To Unleashing The Magic In You And Your Work

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René's official keynote titles are listed below.

Inclusive Leadership

It is no longer feasible for any one leader to do it all on their own anymore. They need support and challenge for decisions, solutions and the way forward. The days of being surrounded by more people that looked like them, sounded like them, thought like them and behaved like them are thankfully long gone in most progressive organisations, BUT sadly not yet in all organisations.

To get the very best decisions, strategy and solutions, teams need to cover all bases, and that means they must be diverse and then inclusive. Sports teams have figured this out long ago. They have specialists with differing strengths from diverse backgrounds who come together in dynamic fashion to deliver success.

Manage A Little Less & Lead A Little More

In recent times, a good enough management team, a good enough strategy, and a good enough brand, was good enough. This is no longer the case. The blunt instrument of Management alone just doesn’t cut it anymore. It is the time for Leadership, and Inspired Leadership at that.

Culture Is More Powerful Than Strategy

René will share his extensive experience and exposure to some of the worlds’ leading corporate cultures, telling his inspiring stories with his deft sense of humour whilst challenging everyone in the auditorium to think again about culture.

Collaboration Is The New Leadership

“Nothing is best done alone anymore” – no one leader can make all the tough calls on their own anymore. In today’s unforgiving markets, every leader requires the support of a diverse and high performing team. Building a collaborative and collegiate culture demands a new approach to leadership and a change in mindset.

Strength Based Leadership - Spike

Spike will assist you in making the most honest assessment of your true (few) outstanding inherent strengths (Spikes). Spike is the most straightforward and perhaps radical approach to:

  • Building self-esteem and confidence
  • Identifying roles, job and careers that are right for you
  • Building truly inclusive high-performing teams
  • Ensuring no-one is left behind

"René Carayol really wowed the audience." - KPMG

"That was such a fantastic talk – one of the best I have ever attended. I can’t wait to continue talking and to be able to do that face to face. You’ve lifted our spirits with an impact that will last way beyond today." - Polly, WarnerMedia UK & Ireland

"A short note to say THANK YOU for a great session this morning. Your passion and energy for the topic really shone through and your authenticity through the story telling really added to the whole experience." - E:ON

"A very insightful delivery that is life transform- ing. You cannot remain the same after being exposed to these concepts that René talks about. A true leader himself, René shares time tested values and principles that delivers results. I have been impacted for life!" - Bethel, Coca-Cola

  • 1992-1995 – Systems Director at PepsiCo
  • 1995-2000 – MD/ Board Director of Time Inc UK (previously IPC Magazines)
  • 2004 – Awarded an MBE for Services to the Business Community
  • 2017 – Authored the Best Selling Book ‘SPIKE’
  • 2012 – Current Visiting Professor at Cass Business School