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Richard Gerver


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 –

Change – Why do we resist change as we grow older. How can we nurture and develop an organisational culture that embraces change and encourages collaboration? Richard examines why change has become increasingly challenging and how risk aversion can stifle individuals and organisations. He explores how to harness the power of creativity, curiosity and confidence in uncertain times and why we must shift the paradigm to understand that change is not a programme or a strategy but an ever-present organic part of the 21st Century.

Mental Toughness – Richard shares the insights and strategies he has learned, developed and applied, working across a wide range of contexts, to help organisations grow a culture of mental toughness in staff and teams so that they can collaborate better to contextualise, plan and overcome challenges both current and future.

Simple Thinking – Renowned for his highly accessible and common sense take on complex issues surrounding change and human leadership, Richard brings his pragmatic, insightful and people-centric approach to success; what it is and how we can achieve it.

Education: A Manifesto for Change – Education is the most important factor determining the future of our children, our economy, our society and ultimately our planet.  Richard uses his experience-driven insights to clarify the vision, thinking and processes we must adopt if we are to develop a system that prepares our young people for the future.

Purpose – What do people and organisations that have enjoyed sustained success have in common? A sense of purpose. One driven by a collective mission, a set of values and passion. In this session, Richard shares his insights and experiences, exploring how communication, skills development, leadership and empowerment must be developed and nurtured to encourage a genuine sense of purpose that can have a dynamic and long-lasting impact on you, your team and your organisation.

Lasting Legacy: Developing Future Leaders –Success cannot be measured in the short-term. Real success requires a long-term strategy and must be resilient enough to survive and thrive in challenging and changing times.  Richard’s mantra is that systems and structures change nothing, people do. In this session, Richard explores how to identify and nurture great leaders for tomorrow. He urges people to remember that leadership is about developing a sense of corporate responsibility and boosting higher levels of confidence, loyalty and a dynamic sense of legacy.

Resilience –Richard has worked with some of the world’s most successful sports and business organisations. Richard uses his unique insights into human development and success to help audiences understand what holds people back and how to unlock their full potential.


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We have worked with Matthew for many years and will continue to do so. His knowledge of the Speaker Market and ability to interpret our clients requirements is quite exceptional.

He is incredibly thorough in his approach and always goes that extra mile to ensure everything is exactly as required.

I am always happy working with Matthew, he has great credibility, he is very diverse in his ability to make things happen.

Matthew Fisher and I have worked together for many number of years. I have always found Matt to be honest, good natured and willing to work hard always carefully selecting the best appearances to suit my personality and lifestyle. The work Matthew has delivered for me over the years has varied from schools, colleges, attending film premiers, guest speaking  to name a few all of which I have lots of memories and thoroughly enjoyed.