What Blaire Palmer's clients say
"Blaire recently facilitated a fantastic live webinar to our network of Inclusive Companies. Following on from this, we have started to receive feedback and so wanted to share the thoughts of our attendees: ‘Thank you very much for this Webinar. Blaire Palmer was an excellent speaker who gave some really useful ideas, reassurance and helpful pointers – all delivered in a calm manner which didn’t belittle the problems yet made it all seem manageable’ … we are all in agreement that the webinar was brilliant! I personally took a lot away from it!"
"Excellent and educational webinar, `Talking About a Revolution: Lessons in Leadership in a Post-Covid World’ by the charismatic Blaire Palmer … Thank you very much. Lots to learn and take forward"
"Just wanted to say I thoroughly enjoyed the Masterclass, thought it was amazing! Loved the different analogies, in particular the train going through the tunnel and found it really engaging. Tying everything into the Hero’s Journey gave it great structure, the star wars pictures made it light hearted and thought it was nice to reflect not only on the present but on previous times when we have gone through change."
"Blaire Palmer was everything the EAIE wanted in a leadership speaker. In only 45 minutes she was able to turn everyone’s perceptions of leadership and management on its head. Blaire was extremely relevant and was able to clearly and simply get her message across to our international audience. She is a must have for any conference! Highly recommended!"
"Blaire's presentation was inspiring, relevant, fresh and fun. There was a great sense of collaboration at our Top 100 Leaders meeting today and that was, in no small way, down to the thought-provoking messages and enthusiasm that Blaire brought to the event. Just what we needed."
"Blaire offers a wealth of experience in her field, all relevant to today’s business demands, and coupled with an engaging, warm and thought- provoking delivery style, has given me and my colleagues some valuable insights and actions to take and make a positive difference!"
"Anything feels possible when Blaire is in the room"
"A very energising, fresh, relevant even provoking but still enthusiastic and positive presentation. A warm share show based on strong experience in the field. A real inspirational speaker!"
Blaire Palmer's 2023 biography
About Blaire Palmer
“We’re not in the Industrial Age anymore so why do we run our organisations as if we are?” asks Blaire Palmer, author, keynote speaker and confidante to CEOs around the world. Blaire is at the forefront of new thinking about what it means to lead in the 21st century. In her keynote speeches and development sessions, she busts the myths of leadership to present a radical new model for the post-Industrial Age: more human, more authentic, more collaborative and far, far less egotistical.
Formerly, as one of the youngest female producers of the BBC’s flagship Today Programme, Palmer spent a decade breaking stories and shaping the UK news agenda until her fascination with leadership and change led her to train as one of the UK’s first corporate coaches. Since then she’s become a world authority on leadership, writing 3 successful books on the subject in the process, and is regularly quoted in the media. Blaire now shares her thought-provoking ideas with audiences around the world, inspiring them to step up and drive change in partnership with their people. Unlike many speakers on the subject her interest isn’t theoretical. Instead, Blaire draws her insights from 15 years working with boards and senior teams as a coach and “agent provocateur”, challenging, supporting and guiding leaders as they shape their organisations. Her speeches give audiences unparalleled insight in to what’s happening in the most innovative boardrooms in Europe, trends she’s predicting for business and practical examples of leadership that works (and doesn’t).
Lively, thought-provoking, witty and direct, Blaire encourages audiences to challenge everything they thought they knew about leadership. Audiences love her energy, her down to earth approach and her depth of knowledge.
Palmer is a regular guest expert on TV and radio including BBC Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine show, BBC Breakfast News, BBC Working Lunch, Sky News, BBC World and is often quoted in the national press including The Financial Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The Mirror and The Daily Mail amongst others. She also writes a monthly column for the UK’s best selling health glossy, Healthy Magazine. In 2016 Blaire became a regular columnist for HR Zone and Training Zone, writing thought pieces related to the future of business leadership. Blaire is also Chief Executive of That People Thing, a leadership consultancy.
Blaire is an outstanding dynamic speaker both for live events and online meetings.
Blaire Palmer's 2023 talks & topics
Busting the Myths of Leadership
How do you lead a business when your industry is being disrupted, when your people expect to find meaning and purpose in their work and when the customer wants either a one-click relationship with you or wants a bond so close that they will re-tweet your tweets? In this thought-provoking, funny and practical keynote, Blaire exposes 4 of the most out-dated myths of leadership, myths that are inhibiting the success of your organisation in the market and shares her latest predictions about how leadership will look as we progress through the 21st Century.
In an age when Gen Y employees are looking for work that makes the planet a better place, where technology both enables and inhibits our ability to get stuff done and where your customers have a megaphone (and they’re not afraid to use it) it isn’t enough for your staff to simply turn up every day. They need to bring their hearts and minds to the challenge of making your company successful. But there are everyday behaviours in your business that are killing the passion of your people. How do you find your mojo again, so you can help them find theirs?
Known for combining warmth and charm with a no nonsense, straight talking style, she inspires audiences and leadership teams alike with her fresh ideas. Forget everything you thought leadership was about. Put all the books down! Ignore the wise words your first boss told you a million years ago. The world has changed and none of it matters now. Blaire speaks with authority and empathy, based both on her extensive business experience and her training as a coach. Her presentations are full of energy and enthusiasm.
Blaire Palmer's 2023 speaking fees
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