Leadership & Education Speaker
Richard Gerver is considered to be one of the most inspirational leaders of his generation having turned around a failing school into one of the most acclaimed learning establishments.
He is best selling author, respected thinker and award-winning speaker, and is always in demand to speak at events across the world.
Richard background is in education, most notably as headmaster of the failing Grange Primary School. In just two years, he famously transformed it into one of the most acclaimed learning environments in the world. He was celebrated by UNESCO and the UK Government for its incredible turnaround.
His first book, Creating Tomorrow’s Schools Today, has become a must-read text around the world for those engaged in the transformation of education. His other books are explorations of human potential, leadership, and success. In Change and Simple Thinking, Richard explores the world beyond school, through the eyes of an educator. Both have received critical and public success; both achieving global bestseller status.
Richard Gerver is a natural speaker and draws upon his first-hand experiences, and unique insights gathered from frontline education to explore the links between great leadership, human potential, change, and innovation. His ability to connect experiences across many seemingly different environments helps people to expand their thinking and perception of potential. It is this authenticity and uniqueness which has helped Richard win him global acclaim and invitations to speak on the most recognised stages, including TED, the RSA and BBC radio.
Some of Richards keynote speeches include –
Why does change feel so exhausting and why do we resist it? How can we nurture and develop an organisational culture which embraces change and encourages collaboration? In this session, Richard examines the challenges associated with change and how risk aversion can stifle individuals and organisations.
Richard brings his pragmatic, insightful and people-centric approach to success; what it is and how we can achieve it. He offers strategies, and tools, individuals need to succeed both individually and as part of an organisation. Based on the research in his book, Simple Thinking, Richard will share with participants the mindsets, behaviours and attributes needed to aim higher and achieve more.
What do people and organisations that have enjoyed sustained success have in common? A sense of purpose. In this session, Richard explores how communication, skills development, leadership, and empowerment must be developed and nurtured to encourage a genuine sense of purpose.
Using his unique insights into human development, Richard has translated his work and experience from schools to high performing corporate environments where the ability to risk, learn and develop are vital. Richard argues that it is often the most naturally gifted individuals who struggle with resilience, and that having the confidence to fail and overcome adversity is critical if we are to get the best out of ourselves and our people.
In 2019 Richard was asked by LinkedIn, to create bespoke courses for their online learning portal LinkedIn Learning. Drawing on content from Richard’s keynote speeches and his best-selling books, the courses focus on Smart Thinking Under Pressure and Developing Mental Toughness. The courses have been taken by hundreds of thousands worldwide, and translated into several languages including Spanish, French and Japanese.
A leading global figure in the field of education, human leadership and organisational transformation, Richard’s books draw on his lived experiences as an educator and consultant to business and organisations worldwide. His four non-fiction titles, help individuals, companies and organisations think in new ways about the people they know and the places they work in.
Richard we absolutely wonderful and positive comments have not stopped flooding in. He was a real crowd pleaser.
— New Zealand Principals Federation Conference Committee
Everything was wonderful. Richard is one of the most inspiring, fantastic people I have ever met. Richard was able to motivate, inspire and to engage the students positively.
— University of Teacher Education, Syria
Enthusiastic and passionate, Richard also has the knowledge and experience to back his thoughts up.
— Wokingham District Council