Speaking & Workshops

I love sharing what I’ve noticed, what I’ve learned, and what I see coming next.

One of the ways I do this is through workshops and speaking engagements on entrepreneurship, the future of work, and new adventures in learning.

Over the past few years, I’ve led over 200 workshops, keynotes, labs, and masterclasses, as well as moderating panels and hosting hackathons.

I keep up a broad range of work as I strongly believe my work in curriculum design, coaching, and active learning makes my speaking work better, and visa versa.

My speaking and workshop engagements include work with organizations, conferences, and events such as:

  • Betaworks
  • Climate Week NYC
  • Comcast NBCUniversal
  • Creative Mornings
  • Deloitte Global
  • Entrepreneurs’ Organization
  • GE
  • IBM
  • Jam London
  • Mastercard
  • Moet-Hennessy
  • NYC Mayor’s Office
  • Remote Daily
  • Spotify
  • Ubisoft
  • UBS
  • University of Westminster
  • Victoria & Albert Museum
  • 300 Entertainment

On this page, you’ll find information about my workshops and speaking work, some of the topics I speak about, and why I love hosting and moderating too.

Below are some of the topics I cover most regularly, including available formats. I’m also very open to creating a custom talk or workshop based on your needs. To inquire about any of my speaking work you can contact me here.


Topics

Hidden Networks

How do we go beyond regular networking? What do people remember us by? And how do we make change happen? In this workshop, you’ll use new tools to think about networks, and see how you may be able to start a movement.

Suggested Audiences: Marketers, PR & Communications professionals, Entrepreneurs, Creatives

Formats: Keynote talk, 2 hour workshop, ½ day workshop

Create workshops that… work

Utilizing the four mindsets of the workshop creator to inspire and engage any audience.

Suggested Audiences: Human Resources, Entrepreneurs, Creatives, Innovation Teams, Learning Professionals, PR & Communications professionals

Formats: 90 min workshop, 1-2 day workshop

Sustainable Foundations

Demystifying sustainability and seeing how to effectively sustainable principles into established businesses and new ventures alike.

Suggested Audiences: Executive Leadership, Innovation Teams, Social Impact Teams, Founders, Marketers, Venture Capitalists

Formats: ½ day workshop, 1 day workshop

Mind The Gap

Understanding the cognitive biases we all possess, and how we can manage our blindspots more effectively

Suggested Audiences: Executive Leadership, Management and Team Leads

Formats: Keynote talk, 2 hour workshop


Other Topics

Other topics I’ve either designed or facilitated in the past 12 months include:

Business & Entrepreneurship

  • Innovation
  • Design Thinking
  • Digital Transformation
  • Building Social Impact Ventures
  • Trend Spotting

Education

  • Experiential Education
  • Hybrid Learning

Career Skills

  • Career Transitions & Pivots
  • Mind The Gap: Biases and Mental Models

Technology

  • Blockchain
  • AI/Machine Learning
  • Cybersecurity
  • APIs

FAQ

Do you do other kinds of speaking work?

Whatever I’m doing, I refuse to pitch services or pummel an audience with rehashed, repetitive content. Speaking is no different. I focus on delivering something that creates a shift in people to feel inspired, energized, and eager to start conversations and take action (I’m someone who hated lectures at school and university, after all). Every talk or workshop I create is customized for the audience, and there will probably be some alternative pop culture references in there too.

As well as speaking, I love being the spotlight operator (hosting and moderating) just as much as being in the spotlight as a speaker. I’ve been a host and moderator for sessions featuring people from companies such as Apple, Adobe, The New York Times, Glastonbury Festival, SXSW, Duolingo, Airbnb, Sonar Festival, and many more.

Do you ever speak for free?

Creating engaging and well-designed presentations takes a lot of time, energy, and effort so I don’t tend to speak for free, with two exceptions: charities and nonprofits with a mission close to my heart; and opportunities to visit places I haven’t yet been to and really want to check out.

Are you in one of those locations, or run a charity or nonprofit? Drop me a note and let’s chat…