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Blaire Palmer

Blaire Palmer is a former BBC producer turned corporate coach, challenges leaders to rethink work and leadership. With clients like Mattel and Airbus, she navigates the complexities of AI, hybrid work, mental health, and global unrest. Author of four books, including "Punks in Suits," she's a beacon in shaping the future of leadership.


About Blaire Palmer

Blaire Palmer is the authority on disrupting the future of leadership, and wants to help you lead the workplace reformation. She brings more than two decades of experience in coaching boards and senior leaders to provoke everyone to think more critically about the idea
of work and leadership itself.

As an expert keynote speaker, Blaire uses her bold and provocative perspective to bust myths about what it means to lead and to educate today’s leaders on how they can truly inspire their teams to step up and take on the challenges of operating in constantly changing times.

Blaire leaves her audiences feeling stimulated by fresh ideas and empowered to rethink their approach to work. Blaire spent a decade as one of the youngest female producers in the fast-paced environment of BBC’s Today programme, over which time she became increasingly fascinated by the idea of leadership. This led her to take the leap from this safe and respected job to train as one of Europe’s first corporate coaches and start her own company to spread her refreshing ideas about leadership and how businesses need to evolve for the new century. Over the last 25 years she has worked with a wide variety of multinational corporations and organisations such as Mattel, Airbus, Roche Pharmaceuticals, GSK, the FA, Havas Lynx, DX, Travis Perkins, the BBC and Rexel.

Blaire is able to use her expertise working in such a diverse range of businesses to make sense of the way generative AI, hybrid working and the long tail of the pandemic, growing understanding of mental health, the rising cost of living and cost of supply, and global unrest have all come together to create a uniquely contemporary crisis in the workforce. More than that, she proposes uniquely contemporary solutions for businesses whose workforce is not just geographically dispersed across the world, but whose needs and wants have changed substantially in the past few years alone.

To book Blaire Palmer, contact The Speakers Agency on +44(0)1332 810481 or email

Speech Topics

Blaire’s speech’s include, but are not limited to:

Punks in Suits: How to lead the workplace reformation by harnessing personal leadership

  • Leadership
  • Motivation
  • Engagement
  • Hierarchy
  • Change Management
  • Organisational culture

A Brilliant Gamble: Busting the myths of change

  • Leadership
  • Future of work
  • Disruption
  • Technology
  • Future-proofing work culture
  • Change Management

Seeking Expansiveness: Embracing individuality

  • Diversity
  • Inclusion
  • Equality
  • Hybrid working
  • Wellness Culture
  • Employee Retention

Here you can find links to books by Blaire Palmer. For bulk book orders for your event please speak with a member of the team.

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Booking Information


"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!"

Santander UK

"A very energizing, fresh, relevant, (even provoking), but still enthusiastic & positive presentation. A warm, shared show based on strong experience in the field. A real inspirational speaker!"


"Blaire Palmer gave insight to the core of what it takes to be a leader today. Blaire brought a sense of realism, humour and practicality to an energising session, leaving a deep impression on the audience."

Foreign Commonwealth Office

"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!"

European Association for International Education (EAIE)

"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.”"

DX Group

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