10 Keynote Speakers To Inspire Your Next Team Meeting

19 August 2020

Team meetings have taken on a greater importance than ever before. Whether they are hosted virtually or physically they have become the one time where the business owner, team leader or manager can deliver clarity and purpose to their employees. However, none of us have all the answers.

This is where booking a keynote speaker for your next team meeting is an opportunity not to be missed. They will use their story and experience to guide your team in the direction you want them to travel in. A keynote speaker can not only help build the right mindsets and behaviours, but also deliver unique insights and understanding within the markets you operate in and the challenges your team faces.

We’ve been working extensively with team leaders and heads of departments to bring an inspiring voice into their meetings. Our experts have picked 10 incredible keynote speakers who can inspire your next team meeting to help you decide which speaker is the best fit for your team dynamic.

Sahar Hashemi 

From a top-notch corporate lawyer who knew nothing about retail to an entrepreneur who turned the Brits from tea lovers into coffee drinkers, Sahar Hashemi OBE has a great story to share as a keynote speaker. Sahar Hashemi has used her deep knowledge of both the corporate and startup worlds to become an internationally recognised thought leader on encouraging entrepreneurial behaviour in big companies and dramatically transform behaviour and performance.

Sam Conniff 

Sam Conniff Allende is a multi-award winning serial social entrepreneur, and co-founder and former CEO of Livity, Don’t Panic and Live Magazine. A winner of EY’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year, and Global CSR Leader at the Global CSR Awards, Sam has mentored thousands of talented young entrepreneurs. As an acclaimed public speaker, an advocate of ‘business as 'unusual’ and a purpose-driven strategy consultant, Sam inspires teams to create the Good Trouble the world needs.

Lucy Adams 

Lucy Adams has become a certified favourite amongst audiences of CEOs looking for innovative ways to lead their organisations in current times. Asc CEO ‘Disruptive HR’, Lucy Adams brings a fresh perspective to business-minded audiences looking for innovative practices in leading their people. Being on the Board of the BBC through a turbulent period as its former HR Director, Lucy knows what it takes to lead change in a high-profile environment and discusses how leaders and the HR profession can adapt to uncertain times.

Caleb Storkey

As a serial entrepreneur, international speaker, author and consultant, Caleb Storkey is the CEO of Storkey Media (an integrated marketing agency), Founder of Gettr (an AI software development agency) and host of the Gett To The Future podcast, andhas worked with a wide range of businesses, from multinationals to highly disruptive and rapid growth startups. A passionate and dynamic communicator, Caleb works in the cross section between business growth, humanity emotion and technological advancement.

Jamil Qureshi 

Jamil Qureshi is an inspiring keynote speaker who delivers a genuine masterclass on how to achieve high performance. Jamil has worked from CEO and board level down to middle management in companies spanning 24 countries, delivering the necessary change and performance programmes. Incisive and inspirational, Jamil is a captivating speaker who will deliver any company a genuine masterclass for achieving success.

Kate Richardson Walsh 

The most-capped British hockey player in history, Kate Richardson-Walsh, OBE, was the England and Great Britain Captain who led the women's team to Gold at Rio 2016. An accomplished keynote speaker, she can offer a motivational keynote or a team-building workshop. Alongside her teammate and wife Helen, she continues to create a legacy in sport and to work to ensure diversity is accepted, both on and off the pitch.

Cath Bishop 

From time spent in the world’s most hostile conflict zones, silver-medallist Cath Bishop tells her story of Olympic triumph from a unique vantage point to show how a strong team makes for exceptional results. Athlete, diplomat, and inspiring keynote speaker, Cath smoothly relates her diverse experiences to practical strategies that enable companies, and the individuals within them, to unlock their full potential.

Kenton Cool

One of the world’s leading high-altitude climbers, Kenton Cool has climbed Everest 14 times to date, along with many other epic and challenging mountains around the world. Delivering popular keynote speeches on all aspects of his many accomplishments in the outdoors, Kenton's presentations are energetic, entertaining, inspiring and humorous, focusing on themes of team-building and leadership.

Nigel Risner

Nigel Risner draws on real-life examples to guide professionals through adversity and change. He helps to empower them to play to their strengths and embrace opportunities through lively sessions designed to teach clients how to boost self-esteem and make things happen. Nigel delivers messages about resilience, change, relationships in the workplace and embracing opportunities like working from home and uniting your team remotely as he helps to explain how teams can succeed together and benefit from the interplay between its different members.

Maggie Alphonsi

The face of international women’s rugby, Maggie Alphonsi (MBE) has represented England no less than 74 times, helped her country win a record-breaking seven consecutive Six Nations crowns, and was key to the team’s first World Cup victory in 20 years in 2014. As a keynote speaker, Maggie draws on her prolific sporting career to shares tactics for tackling challenges head-on, performing under pressure and challenging perceptions.

...And that's just the beginning! Check out more of our expert keynote speakers  just waiting to inspire your teams.

For further information or to book a speaker, call us on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email  info@speakerscorner.co.uk

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