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February 2022 Speaker News

February 2022 Speaker News

This is our February 2022 Speaker News round-up, this month featuring feedback on Alan Chambers, Linda Moir, and Simon Weston; updated speaking topics and biogs from Gemma Sheppard, Anna Hemmings, and Ed Coats; and we welcome Dr. Marie-Helene Pelletier and Garrett Emmerson to the Scamp Speakers website


“Linda was amazing and so engaging! We have had such great feedback on her presentation so I would confirm that it was very successful!” – On Linda Moir Jan 2022

“The session went fantastically – the staff loved it and had lots of questions/ comments so were really engaged” – on Simon Weston Jan 2022 

“His life experiences and achievements are phenomenal and I personally was totally blown away. It was a real privilege to meet him and I could of listened to him for hours.” – On Alan Chambers – Jan 2022

“Anthony’s talk was fantastic, so much positive feedback from staff, they found him inspirational and that the strategies he talked about were practical and achievable, it was exactly what our staff needed.” On Anthony Bennett – Jan 2022

“Matt’s delivery was amazing – the emotion and passion he instilled into the content was inspirational, and I would definitely recommend him to everyone.” On Matt Ellison – Feb 2022 


We are delighted to welcome two new speakers to our website – Garrett Emmerson and Marie-Helene Pelletier. 

Garrett Emmerson is the former Chief Executive Officer of the London Ambulance Service (LAS) who led the Service through the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as responding to multiple major incidents including the two London Bridge terrorist attacks and the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy. Appointed to modernise the Service after it was put into ‘special measures’ by NHS regulators, following a damming report by Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspectors rating it ‘inadequate’ overall, Garrett oversaw a transformation that, within two years, saw it exit special measures and be re-rated as ‘Good’ overall by the CQC.

Marie-Hélène Pelletier is a Resilience & Mental Health Expert and SpeakerThroughout her career in business management and psychology, Dr. Marie-Hélène Pelletier has spearheaded a national dialogue on the crucial issues of leadership resilience and workplace health.

Drawing on her extensive background in corporate, insurance, governance, and public sectors, she brings national and international perspectives and expertise on mental health and resilience as a key pillar of overall health. She is a bilingual practicing psychologist with over 20 years of experience in clinical psychology and advisory workplace psychology and holds a Ph.D. and an MBA from the University of British Columbia. Marie-Helene is a Member of the Global Clinical Practice Network of the World Health Organization, and past Director on the boards of the Canadian Psychological Association and the International Association of Applied Psychology.


Fashion Designer Gemma Sheppard has recent become the world’s first fashion stylist in metaverse as part of a pioneering collaboration with metaverse investors Metaventures and gaming giants Roblox. For more information see her webpage 

Inspirational speaker Gary Hutton recently updated us with some of his speeches – please see his page for more details 

Dr. Ed Coats, who worked on the front line during the pandemic, and who previously took part in the South Pole Race, has recently updated his biog and speaking topics. 

Yassmin Abdel-Magied has recently sent us an updated showreel on her diversity and inclusion talks. 

Anna Hemmings speaker bookingOlympian Anna Hemmings has recently added a new speech topic to her portfolio around Disruptive thinking.  

In this speech on the topic of Disruptive Thinking for the Competitive Edge, Anna will use anecdotes from her journey in sport and business and share not just what disruptive thinking is but also simple and practical strategies for embracing it and applying it in your life to help gain the competitive edge.

The speech covers-

  • What disruptive thinking is and how to disrupt the status quo
  • How to challenge assumptions and approach situations from different perspectives
  • The power of the creative subconscious and how to harness it for your success
  • The importance of cognitive diversity and embracing a broad spectrum of thinking styles
  • What healthy conflict is and why we need to welcome it to enhance innovation and new ways of thinking
  • The importance of embracing failure and the impact on innovation and future performance 
  • How our attitude and mindset influences our approach and ability to see beyond what others have set as limit

And lastly, International Confex returns this year on 8th and 9th March 2022 at Excel in London. Considered by many to be the place where the event industry meets. 


We have worked with Matthew for many years and will continue to do so. His knowledge of the Speaker Market and ability to interpret our clients requirements is quite exceptional.

He is incredibly thorough in his approach and always goes that extra mile to ensure everything is exactly as required.

I am always happy working with Matthew, he has great credibility, he is very diverse in his ability to make things happen.

Matthew Fisher and I have worked together for many number of years. I have always found Matt to be honest, good natured and willing to work hard always carefully selecting the best appearances to suit my personality and lifestyle. The work Matthew has delivered for me over the years has varied from schools, colleges, attending film premiers, guest speaking  to name a few all of which I have lots of memories and thoroughly enjoyed.