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Reg Athwal is the Chairman of RAW Group and the TAO-Inc Family Office, and the Founding Partner & MD of RTS Global Partners, the leading family business advisory firm in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia with a vision to grow to 1,000 team members in 22 countries, with offices across the region.
Kate Atkin has been speaking to audiences on the topics of management development, leadership, personal impact, business and confidence for nearly two decades.
Ambrose and Jo Blowfield
Rob Brown is founder and CEO of the Networking Coaching Academy and the most recommended networking expert in the world according to LinkedIn. He has trained and coached thousands of professionals to build their reputation and become confident, successful business networkers.
Tony Burgess and Julie French
Julie and Tony run their own coaching and training business, the Academy of High Achievers Ltd (http://www.aha-success.com) based in the UK.
Steve Bustin is a business communication expert, working with business leaders and their teams to ensure they engage – with their customers, staff and the wider world.
Matthew Chuck and Doug D'Aubrey
Matthew and Doug are co-directors of Executive Training and Consultancy Ltd.
Chantal Cooke is an award winning journalist and broadcaster with over 20 years’ experience working for the BBC and independent radio stations in the UK and abroad.
My work introduces something that goes against much of the conventional wisdom around human performance and potential.
Stephen Davis is unusual as an author with SRA books because he’s the only one who writes fiction. An energetic entrepreneur, Stephen runs a successful business consultancy and is regularly invited to speak at business conferences and meetings.
Melanie de Miguel
Melanie de Miguel is a renowned UK beadwork artist and tutor. Her passion for the technical side of beading, the thread paths and how they influence bead positions in relation to each other stems from her scientific background. These combined fascinations have led her to create Hubble stitch and present it in this, her first ever beadwork book.
Jack Delmonte was born and raised in London and lived there most of his life, but now resides in South Essex. His first job at the age of 15 was as an assistant photographer, moving into the new world of computing when he was 18. He continued a successful career in this field until he returned to his first passion, photography.
Tom is an engineer at heart who loves taking things apart, working out how they work and then re-assembling them into improved versions. His career started at the BBC where he was fascinated by the magic of television. These days he is fascinated by the magic of the mind.
A popular presenter and guest speaker, Arti delivers motivational talks on personal effectiveness and creating a positive mindset that empowers and leads others to achieve results.
Paul is the founder and chief executive of Cotswold Fayre Ltd, a speciality and fine food wholesaler supplying nearly 2,000 retail outlets throughout the UK.
Gerry Harrington has previously worked as a registered nurse and certified midwife both in hospitals and in the community. She now supports people to find careers and occupations for themselves in the horse or animal industries and helps provide the opportunity for them to achieve their potential and more self fulfilment in their lives.
Based in Oxford in the UK, he’s an international business growth speaker who inspires and entertains audiences with his acclaimed Staying in the Helicopter® programmes. Over 20,000 CEOs, business leaders and others in 38 countries have achieved transformational change through his thought-provoking, entertaining talks laced with real-life stories and humour.
Robin’s focus is on supporting personality and behaviour in business based on the everyday application emotional intelligence.
Della’s main work is coaching accountants and other business owners, but she also writes content for those serving the accountancy sector and speaks at related events.
Andrew Jenkins is a dynamic and skilled facilitator, coach, mentor, presenter and teacher of new thinking.
Trained in the scientist-practitioner model, Gene acts as a trusted advisor to employers about how to facilitate and enhance business and individual performance. This means that he applies ‘science’ (theory and research) to practical, day-to-day challenges in the workplace.
Tim helps business and charity leaders to develop their teams and organisations with the principles of meaningful success. He is also an acclaimed public speaker and inspires audiences to see that they can do far more than they currently believe.
Today Joolz coaches and mentors visionary and courageous leaders to connect to their purpose, and to realise their own and others’ potential. She also consults with organisations that want to grow in the right way, with universal human values at the heart of their business.
My inspiration comes from my Australian lifestyle, open spaces, ‘the bush’ and beaches.
On stepping down from his full-time role with MSI, James established Firm Management Associates, focusing on providing management advice to mid-sized services firms.
Through her consultancy business, Leaders Lab, Kate Mercer works with clients to create healthy organisations in which people develop the skills and resources they need to do a great job.
Palma Michel is a mindful leadership advisor, executive coach, mindfulness & meditation teacher, author and public speaker. She is the Co-Founder of Profuse29, which introduces mindfulness and mindful leadership to organisations and individuals.
Michelle passionately believes that when we let go of our visual sense, we can learn to enhance our other senses: to listen acutely to what is being said in between the words, to understand the behaviour profile of the person we are conversing with, to match their language and build rapport, to the extent that we appear massively intuitive.
Dr Sue Mitchell is Director of Aeona, an Approved Development Provider for the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) for Leadership and Coaching programmes. Sue works with organisations, leaders, managers, business owners and private clients to inspire them to achieve results, make a difference and change their world for the better.
Neil Munz-Jones published The Reluctant Networker in 2010. It has been featured in a number of leading publications such as The Sunday Times, The Financial Times, People Management and Good Practice.
Shaz is focused on helping his customers, clients and readers do better and more successful business. He has led thousands of businesses to greater growth and profit as well as running four successful businesses of his own and writing a number of books.
Jim O’Connor has worked in marketing and sales for about 40 years, developing a profound interest in the art of creating successful brand stories. After gaining a degree in English Literature, he sold advertising space for the Newcastle Evening Chronicle before joining a Tyneside ad agency, only to be headhunted by Saatchi & Saatchi to work in their Charlotte Street offices as an Account Manager.
Nikki Owen is an award winning and international speaker on charismatic leadership. When she was eighteen she experienced the charisma of a leader who transformed her own life against all the odds. This event compelled her to dedicate over twenty years to researching and studying charisma. Thousands of business leaders have experienced her ability to change their lives using her unique approach.
Brad Parkes has lectured at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, examined for the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers and facilitated workshops for Specsavers. Outside of his professional commitments, Brad has also become recognised as a prolific professional speaker and a communications coach, as well as a qualified Toastmaster.
Liz Peters is an award-nominated performer who has spent the last decade helping people feel relaxed and playful in the spotlight.
Jonathan Rees works with with people in the emergency services, enabling them to build more resilient lives for themselves and those they work with – in the hope that this will enable them to have more resilient families, neighbourhoods and communities.
Lynda is an experienced entrepreneur having owned three businesses including a health club with 2,000 members and 20 staff. She is also a business psychologist and holds a doctorate in neuroscience, specialising in unconscious processing of emotion and communication.
Mel Sherwood is on a mission to help ambitious entrepreneurs and business professionals take centre stage, embrace the spotlight and present clearly, confidently and credibly. After seeing so many business people doing themselves a disservice through ineffective pitches and presentations (or avoiding public speaking completely!) Mel felt compelled to share the tips she has learned over a lifetime of being on stage.
Elaine is a member of the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE) and the Oxfordshire Ramblers.
Chloë Thomas has been working in direct marketing for over ten years, and has been directly involved with the structures and marketing of eCommerce businesses since 2004.