Speaking

William is retained by some of the world’s most respected organisations in the areas of business, media and sport, where he uses his 10 Actions of Effective Leaders to turn ordinary managers into extraordinary leaders. He has chaired and addressed conferences across the UK in the private and public sectors. William’s messages are practical, and presented with electrifying effect. He shakes up and inspires his audiences, showing them what lies within their grasp.

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Audiences can benefit from William’s valuable insight and practical advice on issues such as motivating staff, growing businesses and surviving the tough economic climate. Most importantly, he is able to draw on his own life experiences to leave audiences completely energised and motivated. He is in regular demand to speak for blue chip clients including:

  • CIPD
  • Deloitte
  • Forum Events
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • London Business School
  • Richmond Events
  • St John Ambulance
  • TM Lewin
  • Warwick Business School

“It was wonderful to meet you and I found your talk truly inspiring.”

Linda Visconti, Group HR Director, Kerry London Group

“The most original introduction I have had from a presenter in 10 years of public speaking.”

Simon Woodroffe, Founder of YO! Sushi and YO! Everything Else

William can deliver informative and engaging talks and keynote speaches on any aspect of leadership development, strategic change and organisational wellbeing. Here’s some examples to whet your appetite:

How to lead your virtual team

The need to manage people at a distance is has become a reality for many organisations. Globalisation, de-layering and downsizing has lead to situations were more and more managers and their teams are no longer co-located. It’s easy with know how.

The advantage of customer first

There are lots of companies that have poor customer service – a few with good customer service – but rarely any with excellent customer service. Why is it that so many companies neglect their one and only source of income – their customers? And what can be done to put it right? This talk provides the answers.

How to be happy at work

Based on extensive research and decades of experience with leaders, this talk reveals three essential elements in order to be happy at work: A sense of purpose and the chance to contribute to something bigger than themselves; a vision that is powerful and personal; and resonant, friendly relationships.

How to think and act strategically

Having a strategy enables you to ensure that day-to-day decisions fit in with the long-term interests of the organisation. Without a strategy, decisions made today could have a negative impact on future results. Learn the critical steps for strategic success.

Getting things done through people

So much to do, so little time in which to do it. The higher up you go in the organisation, the more you have to do and the less time you have to do it. Nobody can do it all. Learn how to set priorities and manage your time to survive and prosper.

The anatomy of persuasion

Ever wished you could persuade people to do exactly what you want? Here’s a talk that teaches the art of persuasion – fast. Not just another talk on selling – it’s full of practical how to steps that can be put into practice straightaway, there’s something here for everyone, whatever the situation.

How leaders change teams and organisations

This talk will deepen your understanding of how leaders produce change in teams and organisations and will look specifically at how leaders establish a compelling direction, align people and groups, and inspire them to achieve a common goal.

Why leaders need to master storytelling

This talk will show how narrative can spark the imagination and galvanise people into action better than dry data alone. That makes storytelling a tool leaders can use to transform numbers, research and analysis into compelling, motivating images.

How to lead with emotional intelligence

Intelligence alone is not enough to get someone to the top of their career or to a leadership position – emotional intelligence is. Find out how to understand and control those emotions that affect outward behaviour and how to give the best possible impression to everyone, all the time.