Bespoke speeches and presentations
Through my speeches and presentations, I educate as well as entertain, while inspiring and supporting professionals to achieve their objectives.
I don’t give standard, off-the-peg keynote speeches. Instead I find out what is behind a client’s invitation. What are they hoping to achieve from my speech? How will my expertise resonate particularly with the audience?
If relevant and practical, I interview key people in the firm to find out more about their preoccupations and concerns.
This careful preparation enables me to highlight the data and insights from my almost 30 years of research which will resonate most powerfully with my audience.
Selected speaking engagements
Allen & Overy
Leading autonomous followers: Decoding leadership dynamics
British Academy of Management
Collegiality in the time of Corona: What business schools can learn from professional service firms
Power of partnership: Forging a collegial identity
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Strategy for growth: Making change happen
Harvard Law School
Unleashing the power of partnership: Optimising governance in professional organizations
Houses of Parliament (UK)
Merging professional organizations: Cultural integration and culture change
IFIAR (International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators)
Governance in the accounting sector: Challenges and change
Taking responsibility: Becoming a leader in an accounting firm
London Business School
Insecurity and professionals: Vulnerabilities, opportunities, and the gig economy
Power, politics, and prima donnas: Leadership in professional service firms.