Experienced event planners will know that hiring the right keynote speaker can make the difference between a lacklustre event, and an unforgettable one. I have spoken on topics including, but not limited to:
- Confidence: Reframing Fear of Failure and 'Micro-Bravery'
- Public Speaking: Present like a Pro
- Charisma & The Art of Communication
- Talent = Practice in Disguise
- Business Leadership: Lessons from Professional Sport
- Living with Autism: Parenting Kids with Special Needs
A charismatic host or MC can also help brands deliver a more polished and enjoyable event, making sure that events move at the right pace and strike the right tone. The right personality can assist charities with their fundraising efforts, inspiring donors to give more generously. I have shared the stage with numerous celebrities and sporting legends including:
- Sir Chris Hoy MBE (6x Olympic Gold Medallist)
- Andy Barrow (3x European Champion, 3x Paralympian)
- Craig Challen OAM (Thai Cave Rescue Diver 2018)
- Daley Thompson (Olympic Gold Medallist, Decathlon World Record)
- Claudio Ranieri (Premier League Winning Manager, Leicester City)
- Peter Schmeichel (Manchester United)
- Joe Jordan (AC Milan, Manchester United, Scotland)
- Terry Butcher (England Football Captain)
- Doddie Weir (Scotland Rugby Captain)
- John Barclay (Scotland Rugby Captain)
- Jason Leonard OBE (England Rugby Captain)
- Steven Bradbury (Olympic Gold Medallist, Speed Skating)
- Jean Claude Biver (President, Tag Heuer, LVMH watches)
Do you have a big presentation coming up? Or an interview? Maybe it's a crucial pitch to investors that needs to go well?
Whether you are a large corporation, an ambitious startup, or an individual, we all have a message that we want to share, and we need to persuade others that it's worth listening to.
Even incredible ideas can fail to gain traction if they are not showcased in the right way. Drawing on years of in-depth research as well as my extensive experience of copywriting and presenting to large audiences on stage, on TV, and in the boardroom, I've learned that the very best speeches adhere to certain structures and patterns - patterns that can be taught.
The extra care and attention to detail that I will bring to crafting your narrative, combined with tools to enhance your confidence and storytelling, will give you the greatest possible chance of a successful outcome.
You might view hiring an outside expert as an unnecessary added expense. The cost of missed opportunities will be far more expensive to you in the long run.
Helping people become more authentic and powerful communicators so that they can maximise their potential is what gets me excited. If you think you would benefit from my expertise, please click below.
"There is nothing more common than unsuccessful people with talent."
So many talented and knowledgeable people miss out on opportunities in life, either through a lack of self-confidence or an inability to sell themselves. Fear of public speaking is commonly cited as the #1 fear that holds people back.
I will be your confidant and secret weapon, providing you with that objective feedback that your family, friends, and colleagues can't give you. I will teach you the mental models and principles that I have found helpful from both obsessively studying world-class performers and communicators, and my years spent in the trenches as an investment banker, elite footballer, speaker, and entrepreneur.
Together, we will work on refining your mental operating system. Our coaching sessions will train you to clarify your thinking, improve your decision-making, enhance your soft skills, boost your levels of confidence and charisma, and transform your public speaking abilities.
Younger and less experienced clients will likely benefit from someone to act as a mentor and lead them by the hand. More experienced entrepreneurs and executives will benefit from something more analogous to a quality sparring partner. Someone to bounce ideas off, who can keep you mentally sharp, hold you accountable, and force you to think more rigorously and creatively. Solopreneurs often get a great deal of value from having a 'co-founder for an hour' brainstorming session. There is no 'one-size-fits-all' program.
Given my current bandwidth and commitments, this premium service is only open to a very select number of clients. If I sense from your initial email that there is a good fit, then a short, free 'discovery call' is the next step. This gives me, and most importantly you, a chance to decide if we really 'click'. If you're ever not happy with a session, then I guarantee you a 100% refund.
I live for deep work, with a small handful of people that I really connect with. If that resonates and you are serious about making some big changes, then I'm excited to hear from you.