Who I work with

Keynote talks and workshops

Recently, I was invited to give a rousing talk. There was quite a lot at stake for the people who invited me…

If you’re looking at this page, there’s a good chance you want help making change happen, engaging with people who matter to your organisation (inside and out), and creating events with real impact.

This page gives a taste of work I do. Some pictures are linked to pages giving more detail.

I also work with schools, prisons and campaign groups.

How To Change The World

I’ve delivered sessions on this topic (the subject of my international bestselling book) to groups on four continents.

Amazing. We thought you would be quite good but had no idea how good. The exercises were a great way for people to engage with each other, and taught us a lot about ourselves
Google Creative Labs

Engage Hard-To-Reach Audiences

Aviva asked me to help devise a film, to encourage young people to plan for their future.

Overcome Your Fear Of Selling

I have worked with many organisations on how to sell, human-style.

Storytelling For Success

One of Unilever’s international food and drink divisions asked me to share storytelling ideas and skills. (Learn more here.)

“The teams absolutely loved it. I’ve never had such a positive reaction to an expert before.”

Lose The Barriers To Collaboration

The telecoms company, O2, asked me to create a series of films about collaboration – why we should all do more of it, and how. Here’s one.

I’ve worked with a very large number of companies. This incomplete alphabetical list gives a sense of the range of my corporate work:

Accenture, Aviva, American Express, BBC, Bupa, Channel 4, Department Store for the Mind, Experian, Financial Times, Google, The Guardian, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Healthwatch, The Idler Academy, London Business School, Monitor, Norton Rose Fulbright, O2, Octavia Housing, Office of the First Minister and the Deputy First Minister (Northern Ireland), Ogilvy and Mather, Mash, Microsoft, Rocco Forte Hotels, Royal College of Art, Saracens Rugby Club, The School of Life, Selfridges, Space NK, Stella McCartney, Unilever, University of the Arts London, University of Edinburgh Business School, Vodafone, and White Stuff.

The art of networking

Organisations waste money on conferences and networking events with no clear purpose. There’s a better way, and it costs very little.

Communicate better at work

Great Ormond Street Hospital and Google, among others, asked me to talk about how to communicate better at work.

You really helped us to think about how we engage with individual donors - thank you
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Safe Space! It was the first time people were able to open up and express their opinion
The backs have been more than usually forthcoming in team meetings. The head coach thinks that's great