March 2021 Speaker News
Thank you to everyone who has worked with us in March this year. It has been a relief to see our children return to school and wonderful to see so many people marking International Women’s Day this year. Our March Speaker News features feedbacks from some recent events including Anj Handa, Matt Ellison, and Clarke Carlisle, and we have some new showreels including Phil Olley‘s and Katherine Baker, as well as welcoming David Schneider & Leila McKenzie to the website.
These are some recent feedback from events in March
“It was so amazing. I really believe his words were heard. The questions could have gone on for hours”. On Clarke Carlisle.
“We had the pleasure of hearing all about Matt’s transgender journey, in his inspiring and enlightening talk as part of a wider Diversity & Inclusion event at Adaptive. Matt’s story was deeply personal, touching, and a real eye opener for everyone who attended. Matt is a fantastically engaging speaker, and managed to combine real learning about transgender issues, with a delve into his own personal experience, which really brought to life the everyday struggles that the transgender community face. Thank you, Matt!” – On Matt Ellison
“My CEO was grinning from ear to ear and I could tell how much he enjoyed the presentation. Tricia spoke freely, naturally, and added humour to a touching story of how dedication and teamwork can be a success in helping others. Her enthusiasm was infectious and we were honoured to have her present to our members today, International Women’s Day” – On Tricia Stewart “
Anj was an absolute superstar, with a VERY short turnaround time, Anj delivered a fantastic and tailored keynote at our International Women’s Day event. I’d highly recommend Anj and her approach to the glass ceiling. It was thought-provoking and really fit the #choosetochallenge theme this year. Thanks for all your hard work and collaboration” Innovate UK on Anj Handa
If you would like to listen to Anj Handa speaking at an event, as a Fellow of the RSA she is speaking at their Making Change Equitable Event on the 23rd March 2021.
We are delighted to have added a number of new speakers to the website including –
David Schneider is a comedy writer, director, and performer, and Executive Creative Director of “That Lot” (a leading social media content and strategy company) and a keynote speaker on social media and entertaining after-dinner speaker and awards host.He became known to many for his roles on TV, David wrote and appeared in Alan Partridge; Knowing Me, Knowing You, The Day Today and Friday Night Armistice and has featured in films as varied as Mission Impossible and Horrid Henry. His sitcom Births, Deaths and Marriages, in which he also starred, aired on Radio 4.
Leila McKenzie Delis is the CEO and Founder of Dial Global and the McKenzie-Delis Foundation and a speaker on diversity, inclusion, and aspirations in business.
Founded by Leila, DIAL Global is a global community for ‘Diverse Inclusive Aspirational Leaders’. DIAL Global’s purpose is to foster a more open, diverse, and inclusive society by helping organisations to think differently about their working culture, recruitment, attitudes, and understanding of diversity in all its forms.
Dr. Anne-Marie Imafidon is a keynote speaker on the Future of Work & STEM and presenter and co-founder of the award-winning social enterprise, Stemettes.
A recognised and respected thought-leader in the tech space and trustee at the Institute for the Future of Work, Anne-Marie has spoken across the globe for some of the world’s biggest digital companies and conferences, including Facebook, ASOS, Google, SXSW, and Founders Forum.
Phil Olley is a sought-after inspirational speaker and author of The Nexus Code, who works with companies and individuals throughout the world to help them dramatically enhance performance, improve results, and achieve their goals. Phil has sent us an updated virtual showreel
As a key-note speaker, facilitator, coach, and writer, Katherine Baker inspires people to maximise their personal and professional potential through developing deeper self-understanding and stronger communication techniques. She has sent us an updated showreel of a few in-person talks she has delivered before.
PODCASTS AND INTERVIEWS
Winston Ben Clements and his wife Mayfair were interviewed on BBC Radio Wiltshire addressing the topic of Are Interabled relationships still a taboo subject in 2021.
Justin Hughes is a former RAF fighter pilot and Red Arrows Pilot, and an authoritative speaker on teamwork achieving high performance and teamwork. He has updated us on two of his most popular talks online –
- Building high-performance virtual teams – processes to improve alignment and coordination, personal resilience for home workers, and the key cultural traits of high-performance organisations.
- Decision-making under ambiguity – approaches to mitigate the cognitive and motivational biases which might affect our judgement and decision-making in uncertain times.
And lastly, we would like to express our sadness at the death of Ian St John. He was someone I had the opportunity to work with in the early part of my career at a number for sporting dinners and was always very kind to me. Our thoughts are with his family
That is it for now. If we can help with any enquiries please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org