September 2023 Speaker News
This is our September Speaker News round-up this month featuring feedback on Darren Edwards, Ashley John Baptiste, Matt Ellison, and John Hoskison; we have updated biogs from Dan Reed, Tiffany St James, and Dave Coplin; we welcome Natalia Talkowska to the website; Enda O’Doherty shares with us his new TedEx talk and we have details on Anne Wafula Strike appearance on Newsnight.
“He was awesome and we could have listened to him all day. Lots of colleagues have said he was our best guest speaker ever and he was bang on in terms of the brief. Not many dry eyes in the house…he also stayed for selfies and chats with colleagues”. – On Ashley John Baptiste – July 2023
“You brought a great deal of colour, warmth as well as some genuinely inspiring and important messages to the occasion. I have received a great deal of very positive feedback from pupils, staff, and parents in Friday’s audience. Thank you also for your generosity in speaking with so many of our guests after the main ceremony – very much appreciated by them and me.” On Sally Orange MBE- July 2023
“Darren was absolutely brilliant! Such a lovely, down-to-earth guy and so inspirational to listen to – I think everyone, from the youngest of our pupils to their grandparents sitting in the audience, was in awe of him.” – On Darren Edwards – July 2023
“Yes, all went brilliant, his speech was amazing and I feel like it really got the point across to everyone who attended, really topped off our presentation” On John Hoskison – July 2023
“It was an excellent session! Feedback as we went through the sessions was glowing. Matt very quickly created a safe environment and our people welcomed the opportunity to share and connect. We were delighted he was able and willing to help us further our conversation on ED&I” – On Matt Ellison – July 2023
Dan Reed is the Head of Digital Servicing for Small Business at Barclaycard Payments and a former Senior Strategist within the Digital Strategy Group at Adobe. He’s also a dad of two beautiful children and Founder of Career Dad, where Dan speaks on equality and gender diversity; flexible working; and, career progression. Dan has recently sent his update biog with recent updates
Dave Coplin is the former Chief Envisioning officer of Microsoft in the UK and is a sought-after technology thought leader and keynote, business speaker. Dave’s work as a published thought leader allows him to begin new conversations with audiences to resonate at all levels about the changing nature of work, which requires greater flexibility, collaboration, creativity, and innovation. His updated biog can be found on his webpage.
Tiffany St James is a speaker on Digital Transformation. Her personal mission is to help organisations transform and compete digitally, globally. She helps people to understand the practical use of emerging technology and embed business change. She inspires and excites people, and organisations, to lift their horizons on the art of the possible. She guides and motivates us to think and act differently …. through a digital lens, supported by psychology. Tiffany has recently updated us on her speaking profile.
We are delighted to welcome Natalia Talkowska to the website
Natalia Talkowska is the award-winning visionary founder of Natalka Design – a global strategic communications specialist and six-time TEDx Speaker redefining the world of how businesses win and compel. Natalia Talkowska has innovated team building & empowered non-artists across 25 countries through Doodleledo movement. Her team is trusted by British Gov, Royal Family, and FTSE100 brands.
Her extraordinary and resilient entrepreneurial journey has seen her become an accomplished Creative and Art Director, Visual Innovator, UAL, Central Saint Martins Guest Lecturer, and Imperial College Expert in Residence. Natalia spent over a decade helping high-profile clients, communicating complex big ideas through visual strategy and event visualisation.
Her speaking topics include
- Motivation and Growth Mindset – Elevate teams, embrace collaboration, overcome adversity, and grow.
- Business – Unleash Resilience, Master Visual Strategies, Scale Your Business, win, and compel.
- Strategic Communications – Ignite motivation, practice critical and lateral thinking, conquer challenges.
And her interactive workshop Doodleledo –
Doodleledo interactive/Workshop – The creative ‘right side’ of our brain doesn’t just work without practice or prompts. You’ve got to actively stimulate it and see what new links and ideas come to the surface. Doodleledo is THE experience for exercising creativity and thinking more in pictures which leads to innovative new ideas and gradual behaviour change.
Enda O’Doherty is an inspirational speaker and endurance athlete who has taken on some of the world’s toughest challenges. His endurance, drive and passion, and ability to convey a message have made him a much sought-after speaker. He has recently shared with us his new TEDEX talk “8 Life Lessons from a Washing Machine.”
And lastly, inspirational speaker, Paralympian, and disability rights campaigner, Anne Wafula Strike recently appeared on Newsnight to discuss why there has been little or no progress toward improving the lives of disabled people in the UK. To view the programme please watch it on the BBC iplayer.
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