Nigel Risner: Biography highlights

Nigel Risner’s high-energy messages show companies and individuals exactly how to achieve long-term success.

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Full biography of Nigel Risner

Nigel’s goal is to empower, encourage, inform and inspire. He never tells an audience what to do without telling them how to do it. But he also takes it one step further, motivating people to want to do it and take action.

The only motivational speaker in Europe to have been awarded Speaker of the Year from The Academy For Chief Executives, Vistage, Footdown and The Executive Committee, Nigel is a respected author, television presenter and a prolific speaker. Nigel’s workshops and keynote speeches are results –oriented, challenging his listeners to expand their horizons, embrace the opportunities that await them and dare to dream of achievements which seemed impossible before.

Nigel speaks at over 150 conferences a year, in over 18 different countries, his recent clients include: BT, BSKYB, PFIZER, Pepsi-cola, GSK, Siemens, HSBC Bank, The Academy For Chief Executives and many more. He is one of only six speakers in the UK to have been awarded the highly prestigious PSAE (professional speaking award of excellence) from the Professional Speakers Association.

Nigel Risner’s presentations, seminars and workshops always deliver value

  • Value – ongoing, long-term bottom line results long after the applause has ended
  • Added Opportunity – to gain perspective on what can be done to improve or change
  • Lasting Impact – clients always say the same thing at the end of his presentations “Should have been longer!” or “More than worth the investment.”
  • Unlimited Power – empowering companies and individuals to take incredible action and enjoy phenomenal success
  • End Results – the real difference is always on the bottom line!!!


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Nigel Risner 01   How do I remain focused in a meeting
Nigel Risner 01 How do I remain focused in a meeting
Perfect day | Nigel Risner & Geoff Ramm
Perfect day | Nigel Risner & Geoff Ramm
Nigel Risner 2020 Showreel | International Inspirational Speaker
Nigel Risner 2020 Showreel | International Inspirational Speaker
Marks & Spencer

Nigel has remained my all-time favourite speaker. His positivity, passion and nuggets of wisdom truly inspired me. A fantastic presenter and a wonderful person who I hope I get the pleasure of working with again one day.'

Deborah Macfarlane
Marketing Capability Manager
Schering Healthcare

'We genuinely felt that your presentation was miles ahead of anything we have seen from other speakers we have used.'

'Nigel is an inspirational speaker and writer... what you need to find out is what he has to offer - then take advantage of it.'

Findlay Caldwell
Bayer Pharmaceuticals

'I have never seen a group so moved and motivated to change, you literally blew them away with your style and delivery. Your aim was to make just 1% DIFFERENCE in people's lives, I think some had a 100 % shift!'

'The future of Britain's self-esteem is safe in Nigel's hands. He has an awesome presence which touches and transforms people's lives!'

Jack Canfield
Co-Author New York Time #1 Best Selling Chicken Soup for the Soul series

'Your lively and professional style made the event a great success and you are the first speaker we have had to score a perfect ten score from all who have attended.'

Body Shop MD of Retail

'The feedback that I have had has been awesome, your combination of humour passion and energy was an inspiration for the whole team and was the perfect climax to our managers' conference.'

The National Sales Awards

'Many thanks for your outstanding presentations at the National Sales Awards Conference 2001. Once again delegates scored you 10 out of 10...your contribution was an important factor in the overall success of the conference.'

Sight Care Group

“I’ve been organising large scale conferences and events for more years than I care to remember. I can honestly say Nigel Risner is unequivocally the very best speaker I have ever engaged. When I say best I mean BEST; in every respect. He has a powerful personality that commands attention. He has a style of delivery that captures and holds people’s imagination… and spellbound! He has an enormous capacity for wit and the wisdom of Solomon.

Nigel Risner doesn’t just deliver an engaging presentation. He does his homework to understand and identify the challenges his audiences face; offering creative and novel solutions to resolve them.

I have never engaged the same speaker twice. I’ve engaged Nigel 3 times! Thank you Nigel and long may you continue to wow audiences around the world!”

Paul Surridge
Chief Executive 

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