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Philippa Forrester

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Philippa Forrester is a trained coach, presenter and accomplished public speaker, author, and television presenter with many years experience of broadcasting live to millions and presenting to large audiences.

Philippa is best known for her work as a science broadcaster on BBC 1 especially for Tomorrows World and on Radio 4 for World on the Move. Her many TV presenter credits also include Robot Wars, The Queen’s Jubilee, Crufts, and of course CBBC.

She has also produced award-winning natural history programmes for the BBC including Halcyon River Diaries, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, and many more.

Philippa also has a first-class degree in Ecology and Conservation and has campaigned on issues of sustainability and conservation. She has now created, co-produced, and presents a podcast Conscious about people who are making waves in the worlds of sustainability and conservation.

As an author, while living in the US near Yellowstone National Park, Philippa wrote On the Trail of Wolves which tells the story of the wolf reintroduction and the human reaction to it from first-hand interviews and her own experiences.

Following its hugely successful publication in February 2024, Wild Woman is already on its second reprint and has benefited this year from a great round of publicity including the Easter front cover of The Times magazine.

Philippa Forrester has also been working all over the world with the National Geographic Society coaching, presenting, and workshopping on the Power of Storytelling and teaching storytelling to National Geographic Explorers and other clients including NASA scientists, the African Wildlife Foundation, and even DeBeers.


Back in the UK, Philippa Forrester is available for keynote speeches and motivational talks for businesses and schools. Centred around the themes of nature and motivation, lessons from the natural world (especially wolves), well-being and sustainability, and women’s empowerment. Philippa is also designing workshops around this theme. Some of her speeches have included –

The Power of our Stories – Philippa speaks about the way we tell our stories, the mechanisms of it, and what makes a good story. The speech looks at our power to reframe stories to motivate us better. 

Women and Nature – This speech looks at the Empowerment from the natural world and the scientific links between nature and wellbeing. Philippa can also cover the empowerment of women when they work within the natural world using examples of science and research

The Power of Animals – A personal look at all the animals through Philippa’s life including wolves, otters and rescue animals and the lessons she learned from them.

What can Wolves tell us about ourselves? (based on the book) – This is a talk about the Wolves of Wyoming and Philippa’s own experiences and the science and research about wolves since the reintroduction, and the importance of predators on the landscape. The speech broadens out to the stories we tell about wolves and the stories we tell ourselves.

Philippa Forrester can also do a presentation on public speaking and is available to host awards events and conferences too.


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