Richard Gerver – Human leadership & transformation

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Richard Gerver, is one of the world’s leading thinkers on human leadership and organisational transformation.

A former globally renowned and life changing school principal, Richard offers a ground-breaking look into how society deals with the challenge of unleashing human potential and embracing and leading change in uncertain times.

Richard’s unique insight into our development from infants to adults helps us to understand the nature of our personal and professional responses to risk, change, creativity, and development.

His ability to connect experiences across many, often seemingly different, environments helps companies, organisations and individuals expand their thinking and their own perception of their potential.

Named UK Business Speaker of the Year three times, Richard is the author of several books on change, leadership and innovation, including bestsellers Change and Simple Thinking.

He is also one of LinkedIn Learnings’ most popular contributors, with two best-selling courses, Smart Thinking and Mental Toughness.
Richard’s keynote topics include:


Why does change feel so exhausting and why do we resist it? How can we nurture and develop an organisational culture which embraces change and encourages collaboration?

In this session, Richard examines why change has become increasingly challenging and how risk aversion can stifle individuals and organisations.

He explores how to harness the power of creativity, curiosity and confidence in uncertain times and why we must shift the paradigm to understand that change is not a program or a strategy but an ever-present organic part of the 21st Century.

Simple Thinking

Richard brings his pragmatic, insightful and people-centric approach to success; what it is and how we can achieve it.

He offers strategies that will lead to success and the tools individuals need to succeed both individually and as part of an organisation. Based on the research in his book, Simple Thinking, Richard will share with participants the mindsets, behaviours and attributes needed to aim higher and achieve more.


What do people and organisations that have enjoyed sustained success have in common? A sense of purpose.

One driven by a collective mission, a set of values and passion. In this session, Richard shares his insights and experiences, exploring how communication, skills development, leadership and empowerment must be developed and nurtured to encourage a genuine sense of purpose that can have a dynamic and long-lasting impact on you, your team and your organisation.

Mental Toughness

Richard has worked with some of the world’s most successful sports and business organisations.

Using his unique insights into human development Richard has translated his work and experience from schools to high performing corporate environments where the ability to risk, learn and develop are vital.

Richard argues that it is often the most naturally gifted individuals who struggle with resilience and that having the confidence to fail and overcome adversity is critical if we are to get the best out of ourselves and our people.