Since leaving his twenty-year career in education, Richard has worked to explore the links between great leadership, human potential, change and innovation. He argues that great leadership is about serving the needs of the people that work for you and rely upon you. Three core principles underpin his philosophy: communication, empowerment and impact.
‘One of the most inspirational leaders of his generation’, Richard Gerver is a highly respected authority on creativity, leadership and education. Working closely with education guru and TED sensation Sir Ken Robinson, Richard’s consultancy work and keynote speeches are popular, persuasive and unique.
His book Change made it to the top of the WH Smith Business Books chart, and his best-seller, Creating Tomorrow's Schools Today, has become a seminal text in the development of education vision around the world.
Richard always wanted to be able to make a difference to kids' lives, to empower them and to ensure every one of them realised that they had a fulfilled future, so he turned his mind to various ways of achieving this goal.
His reputation was built on his creativity and the practical implementation of his ideas with which he lead a school on the brink of failure to global recognition within five years, winning him international acclaim and the prestigious National Teaching Award in 2005.
His work transcends education, and Richard was hired by Tony Blair's government as a policy consultant. He now impacts international organisations with his innovative approach, including UNESCO, The British Council, Skanska, The Welsh Government and The National Federation of Enterprise Agencies.
As the Director of Ninja Kids and IC-ED, Richard’s dynamic and though-provoking vision of what leadership should be is put into daily practice!
Richard expounds his knowledge and ideas in a variety of publications including The Guardian and The Financial Times, and on TV and Radio programmes across the globe.
With a passion for and a deep understanding of Creativity, Risk, Innovation, Leadership, Technology and Wellbeing, Richard’s keynote speeches are unparalleled in their consistently glowing reviews.
The three core principles that underpin Richard’s philosophy are communication, empowerment and impact.