June 2022 Speaker News
This is our June 2022 Speaker News roundup, this month featuring feedback on Simon Wheatcroft, Phil Olley, Anthony Bennett, and Donna Fraser; updated biogs from Jasmine Birtles and Alex Staniforth, a new showreel from Jack Nolan and we welcome new speakers Rebecca Brown, Jonathan Acott and Stephen Whitton to the website.
Simon is a true pro and an excellent speaker. His presentation is concise and to the point which holds the attention of the crowd and he’s a very engaging man.
It’s a pleasure to have a speaker who is extremely relatable, humble and so honest. – On Simon Wheatcroft – May 2022
It was totally incredible. We had a total of 176 team members on the call today and Anthony was beyond captivating.- On Anthony Bennett – May 2022
Eric was an absolute pleasure to work with and great company. A real asset to our event. –on Eric Knowles May 2022
Everything went perfect with Phil today. He was nice and early and his sessions were fantastic He was just superb. I had a lot of good feedback from both his sessions today – on Phil Olley May 2022
It went well thank you and Donna, as expected, made a fantastic contribution to the discussion.
If it’s possible for you to pass on my heartfelt thanks to her it would be much appreciated, she has been a joy to work with. – On Donna Fraser – May 2022
Rebecca Brown is a multi-award-winning customer experience professional with over a decade of hands-on experience transforming the customer experience of UK and international businesses and a speaker on customer service, feminism, and anti-bullying.
Rebecca is the co-founder of Think Wow, a sales and CX consultancy dedicated to helping SMEs and entrepreneurs grow their businesses through strategic improvements and values-based training. They help companies, attract, win, and retain more loyal customers with the award-winning customer experience and sales strategy
Customer Service/Customer Experience
- The secret to a long and happy marriage with your customer
- Women in CX (and leadership in general)
- The unsung superheroes of the business world
- Learning to love complaints
- How I survived my bullies and you can too
- Standing against bullying in the workplace
Women and Feminism
- Why more women are needed in leadership but just can’t get there
A seasoned Motivational Speaker, Jonathan Acott is known for his authentic, raw, and genuine approach to presenting. Whilst Cancer was his origin story his talks don’t dwell on it, they are positive, uplifting, and inspirational talks focusing on what can be achieved both physically and mentally.
He tells his story of surviving 6 cancers and living with multiple treatments and surgeries, a breakdown, and other mental health challenges with humour and candour, recounting the highs and lows and all the lessons he’s learned along the way. He transforms the lives of audiences by talking, not just about illness but how you can make the most of yourself to live a life less ordinary.
Jonathan Acott has climbed some of the highest mountains both literally and metaphorically, swum lakes, run marathons and ultra-marathons, and lives his life to be the best version of himself physically and mentally and he shares how you can do the same in your personal or work life.
Stephen Whitton is a Speaker, Social Entrepreneur, Influencer, Mental Health Warrior, and survivor who has been speaking up for mental health in masculine environments.
Stephen Whitton is the Founder of [M]enable – the global movement for mental health support in the Automotive Sector. After a successful career spanning 35 years in the industry, with numerous roles from Salesman to Executive Director, he is a renowned authority on employee well-being to achieve results.
[M]enable was created on the back of Stephen’s own struggles, with a clear purpose and mission – to change cultures in male-dominated and performance-driven businesses, enabling the Mental Health stigma to be removed. Wanting leaders to embrace the ethos that when people feel good about themselves, they perform better, Stephen’s mantra is “positive employee outcomes = positive customer outcomes = positive business outcomes”.
Alex Staniforth is a record-breaking adventurer, ultra-endurance athlete, published author, speaker, brand ambassador, and charity founder from Cheshire who has never taken the conventional path to the top.
He has recently updated us on his speaking topics and keynote talks –
- One Small Step: how to beat burnout and go the distance
- The Invisible Mountain: opening the conversation for mental health
- Re-defining Success: why staying at Base Camp kills our potential
- Building an Adventure Mindset to Embrace the Unexpected
More details on key takeaways from each can be found on his webpage
Jack Nolan is one of the UK’s youngest Mental Health and Empowerment Speakers, Dyslexic Author, and winners of the world! Surviving two mental health breakdowns and being diagnosed with Bi-Polar, Jack bounced back, turning his negative circumstances into an opportunity to bring value to people’s lives. He has recently sent us his new updated show which can be found here.
Jasmine Birtles is a TV and radio presenter, director of three companies, author of 38 books, money expert, techlash exponent, and stand-up comedian (yes really). She has kindly sent us some of her updated talks details and more can be found on her webpage
And lastly, the Meetings Show is taking place on the 29th and 30th June at Excel London. More info can be found at https://www.themeetingsshow.com. We hope to be attending on either day so if you are going to be there let us know if you would like to meet up