Chris Lovett is a TED speaker, simplicity expert, disruptive thought leader, renowned executive coach and author of the bestselling book Discovery of Less.
In a world full of overconsumption, overwork and overwhelm, Chris Lovett’s simple approach to fast paced modern life has injected some much needed hope back into peoples careers. As one of the leading voices in the less is more minimalist movement, Chris has become an in-demand talent, deploying his now beloved authenticity, thought provocation and wit in supporting individuals and teams to increase impact, sustainable performance and fulfillment with his progressive approach to positive culture change and simplicity. As the UK’s only motivational speaker on simplicity, he is quickly becoming the antidote to the to-do list treadmill, toxic hustle, complexity and burnout cultures rapidly sweeping through businesses, keeping leadership and potential talent stuck under the weight of busy-ness.
His progressive thought leadership has been labelled as ‘inspiring yet practical’, ‘remarkably insightful’, ‘life-changing’ and ‘a breath of fresh air’ and has been featured on mainstream platforms such as LifeHack, Marie Claire & HR Magazine. Through his experiments and storytelling, Chris has inspired people around the world to implement transformative habits in their personal and professional worlds through his appearances on global chart topping podcasts such as The Self Care Club, Private Parts, Law of Attraction Changed My Life and Power Hour.
Chris Lovett has also supported large scale leadership, change, career and wellbeing strategies in organisations such as NatWest, PwC, NSPCC, Ulster Bank, Barclays, Sainsburys and LV= Insurance as well as appearing at premier business and wellness events such as The Mindful Living Show with Russell Brand and Ruby Wax. His humour and warmth have helped teams achieve new heights by letting go of imposter syndrome, traditional workplace rules and urgency attachment.
The world has changed. Business as usual is now business as unusual. The ‘always on’ view of success is being challenged by employees, unions and governments. Customers are seeing through the more more more approach to sustainable progress. A new normal is required and the answer to achieving unique modern success in an ever changing landscape starts by fine tuning the ability to simplify, experiment and let go. Work smarter, not harder.
Discovery of Less – The life changing impacts of decluttering and letting go.
We have thousands of pounds worth of unused stuff in our homes. In 2019 it was estimated that Britains physical clutter was worth £81.6 billion. The UK hoards more stuff than the rest of Europe. 60% of a UK employee’s day is wasted on work that doesn’t matter. Most of us have too much clutter in our lives, we may not be fully aware of it yet, but it’s there.
The physical, digital and mental stuff is getting in the way of us achieving what we want, it’s an anchor keeping us tethered to the decisions of the past but we find it incredibly difficult to let go of our ‘stuff’!
Up until 2016 Chris Lovett thought no differently. His home, his life, his work, it was all about how much he could do, buy, work, collect, hoard and consume. He found that all the stuff that he bought into his life to take ownership of, actually took ownership of him. It no longer enhanced his life, it drained it away.
He sold, donated, recycled and discarded virtually everything he ever owned in order to design a new path, a new career, a new sustainable way of being.
This fun, motivational, inspiring and interactive session is perfect for wellbeing as well as understanding our own personal and professional clutter. Let’s start getting rid of some s**t!
- The story of letting go of everything
- Our relationship with stuff
- Real time digital decluttering
- The true story of our clutter
- How to start simplifying
- Declutter and help fight climate change
The art of saying NO – reclaim your time so you can succeed
Nobody likes saying “no” to someone. It makes us feel all weird and uncomfortable. it elicits feelings of rejection and we’ve all had plenty of that growing up. Elton said that “sorry” seems to be the hardest word, but that’s now evolved to “no” – there’s just not a decent enough song about it yet. However, getting comfy with saying no at work to stakeholders, colleagues, your boss and even to yourself can elevate your performance, reputation, integrity and well-being to levels you never felt possible.
As well as the day job, too many people are moonlighting as virtual firefighters, or jugglers, or plate spinners with the volume of work coming in, we just can’t stop it, can we? How can doing less help you do and be more?
In this speech Chris Lovett covers
- The psychology behind our relationship with the word “no”
- A mysterious social experiment
- The urgency & busy-ness myth
- How “no” can be your weapon against the constant fight of an ever growing to-do list
- Increasing the value of your time
- Tips and real time strategies to enhance the way you work by saying “no!”
Less is Progress – Simplify your work
If we were to just stop doing it, what would happen? 60% of a uk employee’s day is wasted on tasks that add little to no value. Two thirds of UK employees are overworking. Employee burnout is a real risk that is just around the corner.
Why is everyone working so damn hard? Why can we never get everything done? It’s time to start focusing on less. it’s time to stop. It’s time to remove all the parts of the process that don’t make a difference.
Customers and stakeholders want things easy and simple, so it’s time to stop feeding the complexity monster. It’s time to simplify your work. Who better to ask than a minimalist to save you time and money and give you a process MOT.
imagine what your teams could all achieve if they weren’t bogged down with endless to-do lists, an attachment to the made up rules and consumed by all those self limitations. We all want to see that version of you. we need that version.
- The psychology behind the badge of honour collection
- The science bit & using the professional minimalist mindset (from TEDx)
- The cultural bit & old rules that need breaking and letting go of, immediately
- The performance bit & the positive business and behavioural impacts of doing less (case studies)
- What more could be achieved by doing less
Job Crafting – Finding the sweet spot in your career
We are now in the midst of the great resignation. Or the great reshuffling. Whatever you want to call it, the pandemic has woken us all up to take stock of what our careers look like now and what we want them to look like in the future.
April 2021 recorded the highest number of resignations with the UK being the second highest in Europe. Employees are taking back control of their careers and searching for more fulfillment.
But what if changing careers or resigning is not an option for you right now? What if security and stability are key to you? How do you still start to take control of your current job and make it more fulfilling?
Job crafting is a term that hasn’t been around for too long but is now starting to become more prevalent in people’s lives. coined by american organisational psychologists Amy Wrzesniewski and Jane Dutton, its “an employee-initiated approach which enables employees to shape their own work environment to fit their individual needs by adjusting job demands and resources”
Basically it’s the middle ground between sticking out a job you hate and taking that big scary leap into the unknown of a new career.
It Covers –
- The expert fallacy – how being so good at our jobs has got us into trouble
- The traditional vs the future of career moves
- The three key job crafting types
- How to job craft today for you and also support your teams
- Job crafting before and after (case studies)
Other areas of expertise that can add value to clients include;
- Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
- The Positive Impact of Coaching
- The Drama Triangle & People Pleasers
- The Modern Leader in an Ever-Changing World
Chris Lovett offers a remarkably insightful look into what one can accomplish by disrupting our view of more, and the discovery of less. Bravo!
— Whitney Johnson, award winning author of Disrupt Yourself and Thinkers50 Leading Management Thinkers
"Inspiring yet practical, it's a compelling argument to assess life in the context of getting more, by adopting a philosophy of 'simple and less'. A great contribution to the area of personal improvement."
— Jamil Qureshi, Performance Coach & Psychologist
"At last a voice of reason! Chris delivers a perfectly balanced view of why we need less in our lives and how to let go of stories and assumptions. Peeling back the layers of why we fill our lives with so much to do and how we can free ourselves from its burden was a revelation, even potentially life saving. Our team culture will forever be changed for the better."
— Dawn W (NatWest)