New Speakers July 2020
We are delighted to have added speakers Paul Hargeaves, Anne Wafula Strike, and Liza Pavlakos to our website. They are all available for online presentations and, when allowed, live events in the future. Some more information is below and if they are of any interest to you for any of your events please do drop us a line.
Paul Hargreaves is the Founder and Chief Executive of Cotswold Fayre Ltd and a keynote speaker on leadership and compassion in business.
Cotswold Fayre is a specialty & fine food wholesaler supplying nearly 2,000 retail outlets throughout the UK.
The business grew from the cellar of Paul’s house to become the leading wholesaler to UK farm shops and delicatessens. The company’s ethos of working in partnership with its suppliers makes it the most sought-after wholesaler for the many new brands launching in the sector.
Since 2015 Cotswold Fayre has been certified as a B Corporation. B Corps are companies that meet the highest standards of overall social and environmental performance. Paul is also an ambassador for the movement within the UK.
Well-known within the specialty food world, Paul is recognised for his insightful views on the sector and general business “know-how”.
SPEAKING TOPICS INCLUDE
Creating a Lasting Leadership Legacy – How do you want to be remembered in business by others?Someone who has done well for themselves or someone who has done well for others? It is the latter that tends to leave a lasting legacy and in addition create more personal fulfillment and happiness too!
Being a Compassionate Leader – Love, kindness, and compassion were not words that used to be used in a business context. In the 21st century, it’s the leaders showing and feeling love for people and planet that are growing the most successful businesses and organisations.
Creating Businesses that are Forces for Good – Businesses that are simply in existence to make money for their shareholders and owners are failing. Even the Financial Times in Sept 2019 declared on its front page, “Capitalism: Time for a Reset”.
Anne Wafula Strike, MBE, is an inspirational and motivational speaker who draws on her own life experiences and achievements to inspire her audiences.
Born in Mihu, Kenya, to Nekesa Ruth and Athumani Wafula, Anne was a fit and healthy child before polio struck when she was two years old. She was given the middle name of Olympia at birth, a title of prophetic significance for the future and prescient of hurdles she would face in forthcoming years.
Superstitious villages believed the family were cursed following Anne’s partial recovery from illness, which forced her family into decisions and acts that would change her life forever
2004 marked the beginning of an Olympic career when Anne became the first wheelchair racer from Sub-Sahara Africa to compete at the Paralympics in Athens. In 2006 Anne became a British citizen and joined Team GB and in 2007 she was officially recognised by the Queen at a Buckingham Palace reception for her work as a disabled athlete and for involvement in charity work for people with disabilities.
Anne Wafula Strike has never forgotten all the people who helped her achieve her success and is determined to get as many people as she can to achieve their own potential and personal goals.
Her speaking topics include –
- Overcoming Adversity & Barriers
- Diversity & Inclusion
Liza Pavlakos is a motivational and keynote speaker, mentor, philanthropist, and human rights supporter. Her life story is a narrative of grit and gravitas, a testimony of a journey from abuse, homelessness, domestic violence, and abduction to a self-made entrepreneur.
Liza has a unique story of turning a paralyzing setback into a powerful comeback. Her life journey is a relic of how all our stories are interrelated because we have the power to take the smallest actions and make decisions that impact our world around us.
Her presentations are soulful storytelling. Your attendees will experience a roller coaster ride of laughter, tears, chills, and encouragement. Your audience will walk away with a fresh viewpoint on everything they have to be thankful for, with resolve to overcome personal and professional challenges long after the conclusion of your event.
Liza is an engaging and inspiring speaker and helping to guide corporate teams to tap their leadership potential and achieve business goals.
Liza believes that our life is defined by the space between what happens to us and our reaction to it. She empowers her audience to become fearless and reach their highest goals by cultivating a resilient mindset.
Her topics include –
- Pain to Purpose – Living with Courage and Hope in uncertain times
- Mind over Mood – How to cultivate courage and release your fears
- The Power Within – Create Accountability and inspire action
Liz is based in Australia but is available for online webinars.
If you working on any enquiries and any appeal for your events please do drop us a line on firstname.lastname@example.org.