René is one of the world’s leading business gurus specialising in leadership, culture and transformation. He shows precisely how contemporary leaders can inspire their people through a powerful and authentic emotional connection, to do the things that others said could not be done.
Rene is one of the world's leading business gurus specialising in leadership, culture and transformation. He shows precisely how contemporary leaders can inspire their people through a powerful and authentic emotional connection, to do the things that others said could not be done.
Whilst being a much-acclaimed Visiting Professor at the distinguished Cass Business School in London, and lecturing on their MSc in Management, René is no academic. He draws much from his own unique experiences on the boards of some of the biggest international organisations; from Marks and Spencer and Pepsi, to IPC Media and the Inland Revenue.
As well as one of the world’s leading executive coaches, working with some of the Fortune 500’s top CEO’s and their executive teams, he has also actually been Chairman, CEO and MD of blue chip businesses. He speaks with the authority and confidence of the expert practitioner who has seen and experienced it all before.
He is the best-selling author of the leadership and culture bible, 'Corporate Voodoo', and has had the privilege of working closely with some of the world’s best leaders, from former US President Bill Clinton to CEOs of blue chip businesses, including Jim Yong Kim at The World Bank, Ralph Hamers at ING Bank, Mario Greco at Generali and Maria Ramos at Barclays Africa. He has interviewed the good and the great including Jack Welch, Allan Leighton, Lou Gerstner, and Sir Richard Branson.
His latest book, 'SPIKE' is the product of some 30 years of supporting the growth and development of individuals and businesses of all shapes and sizes in the UK and overseas. The book brings together a proven formula for personal and business development. “My experience of working with some of the world’s best leaders of this generation; from Prime Minister David Cameron, Bill Clinton, Nelson Mandela, and many others, informs me that none of them are flawless or ‘all-rounders’, but they all tend to know their 2/3 SPIKES, and have taken the time and focus to fine tune them to near Olympian standards”. René will share the magic and simplicity of the compelling SPIKE philosophy. In his world of SPIKE, there are no losers anymore – everyone has something they are great at.
René's executive workshops provide invaluable expert insights into the core attributes of an inspiring and high-impact leader and leadership team. Attendees are to learn a lot about each individual and collective leadership styles, how others see each other, the attributes of a high performing leader and how to delegate more effectively in order to create a culture of empowerment and personal accountability.
Rene's new workshops come alive with a recent case studies of TomTom, Hapag Lloyd, HSBC, World Bank and Convatec, and sit very well with his latest keynotes - “Collaboration is the New Leadership” and “Extraordinary Times demand Extraordinary Leadership”.
René provides a compelling approach to the future that is built on ‘managing a little less and leading a little more’. His messages are practical, real life experiences delivered with electrifying effect. He both shakes up and inspires his audiences by showing them not only what lies within their grasp, but how true collaboration makes everyone stronger.