Bringing you the latest news about our speakers, events, workshops and lots more.
This is our last speaker news of the year and this month we feature feedback on Shola Kaye, Sabrina Cohen Hatton, Sally Orange, Darren Edwards and Tilly Lockey; we welcome Marc Convey to the website; and we have news and updates from Chris Roebuck, Anne Wafula Strike, Perry McCarthy and Sina Kahn.
Our book of the month for December is “Young Offender – My Life from Armed Robber to Local Hero” by Michael Maisey, Non Profit Founder, Author and Mentor – From Prison to Purpose.
In Young Offender we see what turned a good kid into a wanted criminal. Abused by his uncle, bullied at school, at the age of twelve he found the safety he craved in the ranks of a local gang in West London. He graduated from shoplifting to armed robbery and for five years Michael was in and out of Feltham, on a downward spiral of crime and drug and alcohol addiction. At rock bottom, he began attending AA meetings. But the road to recovery would mean changing himself in the deepest possible ways. Could Michael finally learn what it meant to be a good man?
Are you ready to make 2024 your most remarkable year yet? Phil Olley has the solution to propel your team beyond the quagmire of overwhelm and “busy-ness” that often impedes success.
THE CHALLENGE OF LEADERSHIP IN THE NEW BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
The past four years have ushered in unprecedented uncertainty, volatility, and turbulence. Traditional working patterns have given way to a new work style, demanding a shift in leadership approaches. As teams strive to reconnect in 2024, the risk of falling back into the familiar quagmire looms.
Whilst many of the speakers we have listed on our website are UK-based, we are also fortunate enough to work with several speakers based outside the country.
From Europe to Australia and the USA, these are just some of the international speakers we work with who cover topics from technology, mental health, the future of work, overcoming adversity, and diversity and inclusion
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 is 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.
In a variation on his talks on just mental health, Stephen has developed a talk about Mental Wealth.
This is our November Speaker News round-up this month featuring feedback on Anj Handa, James Poulter, Inma Martinez, John McCarthy, Winston Ben Clements and John Volanthen; we welcome Inspirational speaker Michael Maisey to the website; and we have updates from Cath Knibbs (including her Tedex talk), Tilly Lockey and Maria Conceicao.
We are very fortunate to work with a number of speakers who have some incredible stories to tell. Whilst it is fantastic to hear their stories firsthand at your events, some of these stories have also either featured in documentaries or become feature-length films.
These are just a few examples of speakers’ stories that have been turned into movies or feature-length documentaries you might like to watch.
The Muscle Help Foundation has just launched a national foodie campaign called Meatballs for Muscle Dreams. Meatballs for Muscle Dreams raises money to deliver transformational experiences for young people with Muscular Dystrophy.
The charity’s CEO, is inspirational speaker, Michael McGrath* who said “With the country’s obsession with food programmes such as Bake Off and MasterChef seemingly never ending, and a growth reported in the popularity of shared food experiences, now is the perfect time to build momentum for November’s Meatball Month.”
To help make Muscle Dreams come true, and all you need to do is host your own meatball dinner party and ask your guests to make a donation. More information can be found on their website – https://meatballmonth.com/
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.