Speakership is

From an early age, I was notorious as a ‘talker.’ This first emerged at school when, aged around 10 or 11, I was caught talking in class and told to give a two-minute address on a subject I knew nothing about. Two minutes later, I sat down and watched my teacher fume quietly for the rest of the lesson. The rest is history.

35 years of professional experience has seen a lot of conference presentations and keynotes in front of large and small audiences, professional and academic.

Once a semi-professional musician, big audiences don’t phase me. I’ve addressed finance professionals on risk management in Zurich, medics on patient safety and engineers on rail safety in London, world-class academics on a whole range of subjects across the USA and Europe, and Cambridge MBA students on strategy. Nootech (augmenting human intelligence with technology) in tourism in Hong Kong is another.

The common themes? Leadership through learning, creativity, decision-making and communications.

Some of the topics
I often present on are:

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Leadership through learning from moments of truth

Leadership comes from learning. Learning amplifies creativity., unbounds decision-making and enhances communication. If you’re not learning, you’re not leading.

  • The physiology and neuroscience of learning.
  • The psychology of learning.
  • Experiential learning from moments of truth.
  • Leadership – learning, creativity, decision-making.

Nootech – The Impact of AI, Machine Learning & Data Analytics on the Future of Work

Nootech (human intelligence augmented by technology) combines the Greek word nous (spirit) with technology – it’s how human intelligence can be augmented by technology – usually artificial intelligence, machine learning or data analytics.

  • Nootech – The future of many professions; the death of some
  • How do we need to change professional learning and education to cope with the changing world of work, as technology like this invades our social and work lives?
  • How do we work with this technology?
  • What skills do we need?