Creative and Innovation Speaker
Guy Browning is an engaging business speaker on creativity and innovation and an experience conference host. His speeches are a mix of serious business messages and advice but with a slice of humour.
Guy started his career in a comedy duo but soon went into advertising with Darcy Macius Benton Bowles. He went on to become the Creative Director of the Added Value Company before setting up his own business, Smokehouse, which organises events around the world.
Guy Browning was a regular contributor on BBC Radio 4 on Small Talk (2003) and Weak at the Top, which ran for two series in 2005/6 starring Alexander Armstrong. He is also a successful business writer with books such as Innervation: Rewire Yourself for the New Economy (2003) and Grass Roots Management (2002), with humorous columns, such as “Weak at the Top” in Management Today.
His books collecting his Guardian columns, Never Hit a Jellyfish with a Spade and Never Push When It Says Pull, were bestsellers.
Guy has also directed his first feature film called Tortoise in Love. The film had a UK release in July 2012 and went on to be released in the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Guy is a popular and in-demand speaker on Creativity and Innovation.
His speeches include –
• CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION – Guy, gets groups thinking differently about their job, their company and their whole sector. Introduces creative thinking skills but also making-things-happen skills. He focuses on new products, better service, and stronger teamwork.
• OFFICE POLITICS – Observations of absurdities and surreal happenings in office life – taken from his ‘Office Politics’ book and column in the Guardian
• CONFERENCE HOSTING – Guy has extensive experience designing and running interactive events for large groups and has a thorough knowledge of different business sectors. As a business journalist, he can provide insightful commentary on businesses and awards.
"Awesome throughout the day and into the evening. Our delegates actually appeared to have tears rolling down their cheeks"
— The Entrepreneurs´ Forum
“This was the most wonderful half day of my career at Nationwide. I have taken away so much more clarity of thought and have already put several ideas into place.”
— Senior Manager Nationwide
"I can hand on heart say that over beers at the end you were pointed to as the highlight of the day. Thanks again – it was a great uplift at the beginning of the day, and linked nicely to the innovation in our business."
— David Garfield – MD Cyber Security BAE Systems
Interactive and tailored to individual companies
— HR Friendly
“Your presentation was not only hilarious but was able to deliver a serious business message in a thought-provoking and engaging way.”
— Marketing Director Carlson Wagonlit